Daily Archives: August 14, 2014

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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Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

Santarchy

Uploaded on Jan 23, 2011

Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today. One place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa industry. This documentary takes a deeper look at that industry with disturbing and challenging eyes.

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Salad slaves: Who really provides our vegetables


The Guardian

Published on Aug 20, 2012

The Costa del Sol is famous for its tourists and beaches but just behind them is a hidden world of industrial greenhouses where African migrants work in extreme conditions.

The exploitation of tens of thousands of migrants used to grow salad vegetables for British supermarkets has been uncovered by a Guardian investigation into the €2bn-a-year (£1.6bn) hothouse industry in southern Spain.

Charities working with illegal workers during this year’s harvest claim the abuses meet the UN’s official definition of modern-day slavery, with some workers having their pay withheld for complaining. Conditions appear to have deteriorated further as the collapse of the Spanish property boom has driven thousands of migrants from construction to horticulture to look for work.

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Slave ships & supermarkets: Modern day slavery in Thailand


The Guardian

Published on Jun 11, 2014

Slavery is back. Modern day slave ships have been used to provide feed for prawns supplied to some of the world’s biggest supermarkets, including: Tesco, Aldi, Walmart and Morrisons. A six-month Guardian multimedia investigation has, for the first time, tracked how these supermarkets use suppliers relying on slave labour to put cheap prawns on their shelves.

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Fracture Drilling – Environmental Disaster


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Uploaded on Dec 29, 2011

What really goes on with fracture drilling. What you don’t know WILL kill you. Courtesy of LinkTV.

Hydraulic fracturing is the propagation of fractures in a rock layer caused by the presence of a pressurized fluid. Hydraulic fractures may form naturally, as in the case of veins or dikes, or may be man-made in order to release petroleum, natural gas, coal seam gas, or other substances for extraction, where the technique is often called fracking or hydrofracking. This type of fracturing, known colloquially as a frack job (or frac job) is done from a wellbore drilled into reservoir rock formations. The energy from the injection of a highly-pressurized fracking fluid creates new channels in the rock which can increase the extraction rates and ultimate recovery of fossil fuels. The fracture width is typically maintained after the injection by introducing a proppant into the injected fluid. Proppant is a material, such as grains of sand, ceramic, or other particulates, that prevent the fractures from closing when the injection is stopped.
The practice of hydraulic fracturing has come under scrutiny internationally due to concerns about the environmental impact, health and safety, and has been suspended or banned in some countries

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The Gathering Storm


EnvironmentalJusticeFoundation

Published on Aug 14, 2014

With millions of people forced to move each year by rapid-onset climate-related hazards and slow onset environmental degradation, social wellbeing, human rights, economies and even state stability are at risk. Watch the film to find out more.

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How Guinea’s Fish Are Stolen (13.04.06)


EnvironmentalJusticeFoundation

Uploaded on Apr 12, 2007

The West African nation of Guinea is amongst the poorest in the world. Yet everyday foreign fishing vessels are plundering the country’s rich marine resources, stealing fish from local people who depend on the sea for food and income. See how pirate fishing is impacting not only the 70,000 people who work in the Guinean fisheries sector, but also the millions more who depend on fish as an affordable source of protein.

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