Daily Archives: April 11, 2014

Climate Deniers Using Same Tactics as Tobacco Industry


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Published on Apr 11, 2014

A new report published by the conservative think thank the Heartland Institute says that climate change is nothing to worry about. Who’s behind this report? And why does the climate denial machine seem an awful lot like the cancer denial machine created by the tobacco industry in the 1990’s?

Global Climate Change
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Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action

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Published on Apr 11, 2014

Momentum is growing in the movement to divest from fossil fuel companies. On Thursday, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the industry for its role in driving climate change. Meanwhile, nearly 100 members of the faculty at Harvard University released an open letter calling on the Ivy League school to sell off its interests in oil, gas and coal companies. “If the Corporation regards divestment as ‘political,’ then its continued investment is a similarly political act, one that finances present corporate activities and calculates profit from them,” wrote the professors. “Slavery was once an investment issue, as were apartheid and the harm caused by smoking.” Harvard has the largest university endowment in the country, worth more than $32 billion.

Global Climate Change
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“Years of Living Dangerously”: James Cameron, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford in TV Climate Change Series


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Published on Apr 11, 2014

A new Showtime television show featuring Hollywood actors and award-winning journalists brings the issue of climate change alive with the full drama and suspense of a blockbuster movie. In the series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” Harrison Ford travels to Indonesia to investigate the palm oil industry, and Arnold Schwarzenegger joins an elite team of wildland firefighters. Hollywood luminaries such as Matt Damon, James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub have paired up with top reporters and leading climate scientists such as Drs. Heidi Cullen, Joe Romm and James Hansen to tell the true stories of people affected by climate change

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Years of Living Dangerously Season 1: Why I Care – Thomas Friedman


Years of Living Dangerously

Published on Apr 11, 2014

Thomas Friedman talks about why he cares about climate change and what he’s seen while working on this series.

Subscribe to the Years of Living Dangerously channel for more clips:
http://s.sho.com/YearsYouTube

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Years of Living Dangerously Season 1: A Word From the Executive Producers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJbQBab_EQ

Years of Living Dangerously

Published on Apr 11, 2014

James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger weigh in on why they care about climate change and their motivation for making this series.

Subscribe to the Years of Living Dangerously channel for more clips:
http://s.sho.com/YearsYouTube

Official site: http://www.sho.com/yearsoflivingdange…
The Years Project: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/
Follow: https://twitter.com/YEARSofLIVING
Like: https://www.facebook.com/YearsOfLiving
Watch on Showtime Anytime: http://s.sho.com/1hoirn4
Don’t Have Showtime? Order Now: http://s.sho.com/P0DCVU

Global Climate Change
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Years of Living Dangerously Season 1: Bonus Footage – Harrison Ford Goes Back to School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Fs4MyM0AU

Years of Living Dangerously

Published on Apr 11, 2014

Harrison Ford learns the A B C’s of climate change.

Subscribe to the Years of Living Dangerously channel for more clips:
http://s.sho.com/YearsYouTube

Official site: http://www.sho.com/yearsoflivingdange…
The Years Project: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/
Follow: https://twitter.com/YEARSofLIVING
Like: https://www.facebook.com/YearsOfLiving
Watch on Showtime Anytime: http://s.sho.com/1hoirn4
Don’t Have Showtime? Order Now: http://s.sho.com/P0DCVU

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Is Roundup Killing Ag Workers in Central America?


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Published on Apr 11, 2014

Thom Hartmann discusses an article in Science Magazine that looks at a mysterious ailment that is causing kidney failure in Central American farm workers.

COVER A sugar cane cutter near the town of El Paisnal, El Salvador, at dawn. Agricultural workers in El Salvador and many neighboring countries have been suffering from a chronic kidney disease that has no obvious cause, but many researchers believe it is linked to heat and dehydration.

Science 11 April 2014:
Vol. 344 no. 6180 pp. 143-147
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6180.143

Mesoamerica’s Mystery Killer

  1. Jon Cohen

Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central America and southern Mexico have suffered a rising burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that has no obvious cause. Myriad theories have attempted to explain the factors behind what’s called CKDu (the “u” is for “unknown” cause), with many researchers now convinced that heat stress and dehydration play a central role. But questions still outnumber answers, and intensive new research efforts promise to get to the bottom of this mystery.

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