Daily Archives: May 7, 2014

With Midterm Elections 6 Months Away, Primaries Begin : NPR

by Mara Liasson

May 07, 2014 5:06 AM ET

4 min 0 secIn North Carolina’s GOP Senate primary, Tom Tillis, the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. Republicans are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past 2 election cycles.

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Jeffrey Smith Protect Yourself from GMOs Hawaii


The Institute for Responsible Technology

Published on May 7, 2014

Jeffrey Smith – Maui County GMO Concerns

A talk, lecture and Power Point presentation by Jeffrey Smith, world renowned GMO expert and head of the Institute for Responsible Technology, with short Q&A after. This event is presented by Shaka Movement in support of the Maui County GMO Crop Moratorium Citizens Initiative. FREE! All are welcome.

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U.S. Scientists: We are not Fearmongering

thomhartmann

Published on May 7, 2014

Thom Hartmann talks with Dr. Michael Mann, Climate Scientist, Professor, and Director of Penn State Earth System Science Center Website: michaelmann.net

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Crossfire: Are the solutions for climate change just as dangerous? (part 1/3)


rebuildthedream

Published on May 7, 2014

5/6/14 — Crossfire: Van Jones and S.E. Cupp debate new climate change warnings with Bill Nye, the Science Guy and Nicolas Loris from the Heritage Foundation.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiDfy…
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_KK5…
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IeiF…

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ALEC Trying to Take Down the EPA

freespeechtv

Published on May 7, 2014

Brendan Fischer, PR Watch / ALEC Exposed joins Thom Hartmann. For years – ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council – has made most of its noise and achieved most of its successes at the state level. So why is the group now trying to influence environmental policy at the federal level.

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New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact | WGBH News

http://wgbhnews.org/post/new-report-finds-climate-change-already-having-broad-impact

8:34 am
Tue May 6, 2014 By Eyder Peralta

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 11:22 am

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A new U.S. government report released Tuesday finds that climate change is already having a broad impact on both weather and the economy.

NPR’s Elizabeth Shogren tells our Newscast unit the third National Climate Assessment is the most comprehensive look at climate change that the government has ever produced. It was put together by more than 300 experts “guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee.”

She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

“The report finds climate change is causing more frequent or intense heat waves and downpours. In some regions it’s causing more floods or droughts. Climate change already disrupts key parts of our economy — energy, transportation, agriculture and water supply. One of the authors, University of Arizona professor James Buizer, says the biggest change from the government’s last assessment is efforts underway to reduce greenhouse gases and adapt.

” ‘People are already starting to act, preparing for the climate that will be, not the climate that was,’ he says.

“But the report says these efforts so far are insufficient to avoid increasingly negative impacts.”

Update at 8:41 a.m. ET. Humans Causing Global Warming:

One of the differences between this report and its predecessors is that scientists have become more confident that human activity — specifically the burning of fossil fuels — has driven most of the warming in the past 50 years.

Here’s a stunning graphic that shows where temperatures would be based on natural warming versus where they are when you compound natural plus human factors:

Another graphic accompanying the report shows an impact most of the U.S. has experienced: The report finds a “clear national trend toward a greater amount of precipitation being concentrated in very heavy events, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest.”

…(read more).

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Nonprofit (Boston): Institute for Policy Studies, New England office

The Institute for Policy Studies a nonprofit based in Washington, DC that provides research and support for major social movements and policy reform that promote peace, justice and the environment. This cutting edge progressive think tank is celebrating 50 years of turning ideas into action (1963-2013), and the Boston office is leading some of its most ground breaking local projects.

Our office is based at the Jamaica Plain “Brewery” complex (near Stonybrook T Station on the MBTA Orange Line). Our Program on Inequality and the Common Good works on a variety of projects. See www.ips-dc.org/inequality for a summary of our activities.

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