Daily Archives: August 14, 2014

24 Hours of Reality Finale featuring Richie Sambora


Climate Reality

Published on Dec 16, 2013

http://24hoursofreality.org Al Gore wraps up 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon with a recap of what we saw in the past 24 hours, solutions for the future of our climate, and a heartfelt performance of “Lean On Me” from Richie Sambora. (Credits)

http://climaterealityproject.org – In the U.S., 40 percent of carbon pollution that causes climate change comes from one place: power plants. It’s time we changed that.

Learn how with The Climate Reality Project’s President and CEO, Ken Berlin, as he discusses the EPA’s Clean Power Plan with members in this information-packed webinar.

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How to BE THE VOICE OF YOUR GENERATION AT THE U.N. CLIMATE SUMMIT IN NEW YORK


Climate Reality

Published on Aug 14, 2014

http://askwhywhynot.org – You could be flying to New York City and attending the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014, to challenge world leaders like President Obama and President Xi Jinping on their climate policies. Just follow the instructions in this video or visit http://askwhywhynot.org to enter. Be the Voice of Your Generation.

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch explained


National Science Foundation

Published on Jul 28, 2014

In light of the sheer physical enormity of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the complexity of its causes, what can we possibility do about it?

Perhaps help protect some vulnerable populations of wildlife from marine garbage in coastal regions, according to the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) — a citizen science group that monitors marine resources and ecosystem health at more than 350 beaches from northern California to Alaska. Although COASST, which receives funding from the National Science Foundation, has long focused on collecting data on beach-cast seabird carcasses as an indicator of coastal health, the group will soon also focus on collecting data on beached marine debris. Resulting data could be used to help support efforts to reduce the impacts of marine debris on coastal wildlife.

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Geologist Richard Alley – ScienceLives


National Science Foundation

Published on Aug 14, 2014

Richard Alley studies glaciers and ice sheets to learn how the climate works and whether melting ice will flood our coasts. He has shared his expertise with groups ranging from U.S. senators to school classes and Boy Scout troops, and has won awards for teaching, research and public service. Alley has published over 200 refereed papers, and is a “highly cited” scientist as indexed by ISI. He is presenter for the PBS TV special on climate and energy “EARTH: The Operators’ Manual,” and author of the book. His popular account of climate change and ice cores, The Two-Mile Time Machine, was Phi Beta Kappa’s science book of the year in 2001.

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BE THE VOICE OF YOUR GENERATION AT THE U.N. CLIMATE SUMMIT IN NEW YORK


Climate Reality

Published on Aug 14, 2014

http://askwhywhynot.org – You could be flying to New York City and attending the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014, to challenge world leaders like President Obama on their climate policies. Just follow the instructions in this video or visit http://askwhywhynot.org to enter. Be the Voice of Your Generation.

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ALL AT SEA-The Abuse of Human Rights on Illegal Fishing Vessels


EnvironmentalJusticeFoundation

Uploaded on Aug 24, 2011

Screened at UNAFF 2010

Soundtrack by Tom Strang
With thanks to sound studio 4AM Productions

EJF’s Save the Sea campaign is working to end the global environmental, social and economic problems and impacts of illegal pirate fishing and bycatch.
IUU fishing, or pirate fishing, has been recognised as one of the major threats to the world’s fish stocks however the focus so far has mostly been on the impacts on marine life and on local fishing communities.
This film, All At Sea, looks at the conditions in which those on board on these vessels work and live.
Escaping regulatory checks on their catches, IUU vessel operators also frequently get away with seriously abusing the human rights of their crews.

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China’s Incredible Ghost Cities Will Make Your Jaw Drop


Journeyman Pictures

Published on Sep 30, 2013

Empty Cities, 2012 China is the world’s most populated country but it’s full of vast, empty cities, including a replica Paris. Is it forward thinking or a crazy economic risk?

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In the world’s most populated country there are dozens of empty cities and more are being built every year. Is China’s ‘build-mentality’ good urban forward planning or an economic bubble that’s about to burst?

Tianduchenga, a near deserted replica of Paris complete with its own Eiffel Tower, was meant to attract new residents and businesses. But the new businesses are struggling to survive. “There aren’t many people here; our business is volume-based”, says the owner of a takeaway lunch shop. Meanwhile, in the Lanzhou New Area a range of 700 mountains has been leveled and demolition of houses and forced relocation is underway to make space for a new 130,000 hectare metropolis. According to Li Tie, who heads the country’s top economic planning agency, the federal government “must stop any fanatical actions by local authorities who blindly and hastily implement unreasonable urbanisation measures”. But urbanisation expert Tom Miller rejects the claim that China is on the brink of a property crisis. “Imagine China as bubble wrap. Some of those bubbles within it might burst. But in places like Shanghai there is massive demand for housing.”

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