Daily Archives: April 15, 2014

IPCC – AR5 – WGIII – Mitigation of Climate Change 2014

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

IPCC Working Group III Contribution to AR5

Concluding four years of intense scientific collaboration by hundreds of authors from around the world, this report responds to the request of the world’s governments for a comprehensive, objective and policy neutral assessment of the current scientific knowledge on mitigating climate change. The report has been extensively reviewed by experts and governments to ensure quality and comprehensiveness. The quintessence of this work, the Summary for Policymakers, has been approved line by line by member governments at the 12th Session of IPCC WG III in Berlin, Germany (7-11 April 2014).

See: Summary for Policy Makers
http://mitigation2014.org/report/spm/

and Final Draft
http://mitigation2014.org/report/final-draft/

and:

Upcoming events,  Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM

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Russell Means, American Indian Activist, Dies at 72

By ROBERT D. McFADDEN

Published: October 22, 2012

Russell C. Means, the charismatic Oglala Sioux who helped revive the warrior image of the American Indian in the 1970s with guerrilla-tactic protests that called attention to the nation’s history of injustices against its indigenous peoples, died on Monday at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He was 72.

Ed Andrieski/Associated Press

Protesting at a Columbus Day Parade in Denver in 2000.

The cause was esophageal cancer, which had spread recently to his tongue, lymph nodes and lungs, said Glenn Morris, Mr. Means’s legal representative. Told in the summer of 2011 that the cancer was inoperable, Mr. Means had already resolved to shun mainstream medical treatments in favor of herbal and other native remedies.

Strapping, and ruggedly handsome in buckskins, with a scarred face, piercing dark eyes and raven braids that dangled to the waist, Mr. Means was, by his own account, a magnet for trouble — addicted to drugs and alcohol in his early years and later arrested repeatedly in violent clashes with rivals and the law. He was tried for abetting a murder, shot several times, stabbed once and imprisoned for a year for rioting.

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IMF Sees a Stronger but Uneven Global Recovery

ForaTv

Published on Apr 15, 2014

More videos from the IMF available at: http://fora.tv/partner/International_…

In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF says that although the global recovery is gaining strength, there are risks to the outlook in both advanced and emerging markets countries.

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Enviro Close-Up: Fukushima (Part 3 of 5)


freespeechtv

Published on Apr 15, 2014

Enviro Close-Up: Fukushima (Part 3 of 5)

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Nuclear

Meet The Farmer: Best Of (Part 7

freespeechtv

Published on Apr 15, 2014

Meet The Farmer: Best Of (Part 7)

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Food-Matters

Michelle Alexander & Randall Robinson on the Mass Incarceration of Black America – 2 parts


democracynow

Uploaded on Jan 13, 2012

www.democracynow.org – On this eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday we host a wide-ranging discussion with TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson and author Michelle Alexander about the mass incarceration of African-Americans that has rolled back many achievements of the civil rights movement. Today there are more African-Americans under correctional control — whether in prison or jail, on probation or on parole — than there were enslaved in 1850. And more African-American men are disenfranchised now because of felon disenfranchisement laws than in 1870. Alexander, whose book “New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” is newly released in paperback, argues that, “[n]othing less than a major social movement has any hope of ending mass incarceration in America or inspiring a re-commitment to [Martin Luther] King’s dream. … My view is that this has got to be a human rights movement: it’s got to be a movement for education, not incarceration; for jobs, not jails. A movement that acknowledges the basic humanity and dignity of all people—no matter who you are or what you have done.”

Watch Part 2 of 2:

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for additional coverage of racial bias in the judicial system, visit the Democracy Now! news archives at http://www.democracynow.org/

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Michelle Alexander: Locked Out of the American Dream


Moyers & Company

Published on Dec 20, 2013

After civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010 on our dehumanizing system of incarceration, she ignited a national conversation about justice in America and sparked a movement. In her book, Alexander explores how the war on drugs, “get-tough” sentencing policies and racism has created a caste system similar to that of our segregationist past.

Since then, Alexander has traveled the country to meet advocates and everyday Americans working to end mass incarceration in America — home to 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, despite representing only five percent of the world’s population.

She tells Bill that she has seen a grassroots movement brewing in communities across the country, “There are enormous victories that are being achieved precisely because the people whom we have written off and viewed as disposable are reclaiming their voice, standing up, speaking out, organizing even as they struggle to survive.”

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