Daily Archives: August 9, 2014

Dr. McDonald – Climate Change & Economic Meltdown – How to Plan


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Published on Jun 24, 2013

Dr. Michael McDonald, Global Resilience Initiatives joins Thom Hartmann. The planet is warming at an unprecedented rate and financial markets are becoming more and more unstable. Is our society prepared to cope with an uncertain – and possibly chaotic future?

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Conversations with Great Minds – Dr. Joe Romm – How about a carbon tax?


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Published on Oct 21, 2013

Dr. Joe Romm, Climate Progress joins Thom Hartmann. Right now – we still have have a chance to save our planet from the greatest threat it’s ever faced: climate change. But at what point will our efforts be in vain? At what point will climate change become permanent?

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Conversations with Great Minds – Dr. Joe Romm – Reporting on the IPCC Report


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Published on Oct 21, 2013

Dr. Joe Romm, Climate Progress joins Thom Hartmann. Right now – we still have have a chance to save our planet from the greatest threat it’s ever faced: climate change. But at what point will our efforts be in vain? At what point will climate change become permanent?

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Conversations w/Great Minds – Prof. Steve Keen – What Capitalism Must Have to Survive


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Published on Mar 18, 2013

Professor Steve Keen, Debunking Economics, joins Thom Hartmann. If you believe Republican politicans like Paul Ryan and John Boehner – the United States has a crushing sovereign debt problem. But is private debt – the mortgage and credit card debt held by everyday Americans – the real drag on the economy? Steve is the Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Western Sydney in Sydney – Australia – and a world reknowned authority on a wide range of macroeconomic issues – including debt – financial instability – and monetary theory. A frequent critic of mainstream economists – he predicted the financial collapse of 2008 and received the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Reviews for his cutting analysis of contemporary economic trends. Professor Keen’s book “Debunking Economics – Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?” is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about how we got into our current financial mess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtSs9RIoLHQ

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Conversation with Great Minds – Joseph Cirincione – Nuclear Nightmares


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Published on Mar 18, 2014

For tonight’s Conversation With Great Minds – I’m joined by one of the country’s foremost experts on nuclear security and nuclear nonproliferation. As the president of the global security organization the Ploughshares Fund – Jospeh Cirincione is on the frontline of the fight to prevent the spread of dangerous nuclear weapons. He is also a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s International Security Advisory Board and the Council on Foreign Relations. Before taking his position at the Ploughshares Fund in 2008 – Joseph worked on nonproliferation issues for the U.S. House of Representatives – Center for American Progress – and the Carnegie Center for International Peace. He is the author of a number of books on nuclear weapons policy – including his latest -“Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late” – a fascinating – and often sobering – look at the reality of modern day nuclear destruction.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice
Nuclear

Conversations With Great Minds – Tom Newmark – Why Organic Can Help Save Earth


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Published on Apr 23, 2014

Eating organic is all the rage these days – but could it actually help save the planet from climate devastation? As the reality of global climate change continues to sink in – scientists – activists – and lawmakers all across the world are working to find new ways to fight back against greenhouse gas emissions before it’s too late. Thom’s guest for tonight’s Conversations With Great Minds – Tom Newmark – is one such person. A former corporate attorney turned organic farmer – Tom is now at the forefront of the movement to use agriculture to fight global warming. He is the co-founder of the new non-profit the Carbon Underground as well as the co-owner of Finca Luena Nueva – an organic farm in Costa Rica. Tom is also the co-founder of Sacred Seeds – a trustee of the American Botanical Council.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ZsVOsWzOA

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Conversations with Great Minds P1: The major dangers from GMO crops


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Published on May 28, 2014

Marianne Engelman Lado, Earthjustice & Alexis Baden Mayer, Organic Consumers Association & David Murphy, Food Democracy Now
This past week – two counties in Oregon passed laws banning GMO’s – much to the dismay of genetically modified food companies like Monsanto. Where does the fight to ban GMOs stand today – and how can Americans fight back against mountains of corporate cash from the GM industry?

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice