Daily Archives: September 21, 2014

“Sean Sweeney”: A Global Climate Treaty Why the US Must Lead


LeighaCohen

Published on Sep 21, 2014

©2014 Leigha Cohen Video Production http://www.leighacohenvideo.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/LeighaCohen

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Global rallies urge action on climate change


Al Jazeera English

Published on Sep 21, 2014

Thousands of people have ralled in New York City in an international day of action on climate change, in what what organisers call the largest protest of its kind. Over 300,000 people marched through Manhattan, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, former US Vice President Al Gore, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

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G20 positive on global growth, but concerned about Europe


euronews (in English)

Published on Sep 21, 2014

The top financial policymakers of the Group of 20 leading nations believe the global economy could expand by 1.8 percent by 2018.

The G20 finance ministers and bank governors, convening for a summit in Cairns, Australia, have drawn up almost 1,000 measures to help stimulate that growth.

“We’re determined to lift growth and countries are willing to use all or macroeconomic levers – monetary, fiscal and structural policies – to meet this challenge,” said Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey.

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Man on Mars?NASA’s Maven spacecraft explores the possibility


PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 21, 2014

The Nasa Maven spacecraft is expected to complete a 10-month voyage to Mars on Sunday. Once in orbit, NASA scientists will gather information about the Red Planet’s atmosphere. Information that will hopefully offer clues about Earth’s climate and the future possibility of man landing on Mars. The NewsHour’s Miles O’Brien talks about the mission’s significance with Hari Sreenivasan.

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How Shall I Walk On This Wounded Earth?


peakmoment

Published on Sep 21, 2014

Pauline Le Bel is bringing a lifetime of performance as a singer-songwriter, poet and actor to the telling of new stories. “The old stories aren’t serving us anymore,” she says. “They tell us we’re separate from nature.” She wrote Becoming Intimate with the Earth to heal the relationship humans have with Mother Earth. Interweaving story, science, local heroes and more, she offers five paths. They encompass wonder and joy, emptiness and grief, imagination and transformation. Pauline sings for us “How Shall I Walk?” an original composition from her “Rescue Joy” CD. Infected by Pauline’s vibrant passion, Janaia adds her voice for an improvisational sound-fest at the close. Episode 275. [paulinelebel.com].

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“Lester Brown”: A Global Climate Treaty Why the US Must Lead

Published on Sep 21, 2014

©2014 Leigha Cohen Video Production http://www.leighacohenvideo.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/LeighaCohen

On September 20th.2014, the NYC350 sponsored A Global Climate Treaty Why the US Must Lead was held in NYC at New York Society for Ethical Culture

This video features Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the Worldwatch Institute, and the author of over 50 books, including Plan B 4.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization. The Washington Post calls Lester Brown “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.”

The program focused on why we need an international treaty and why it is critical for us to mobilize support to demand that the U.S. assume a leading role in the treaty negotiations. Other speakers at the event included; Mary Robinson, Bill McKibben , Ambassador Marlene Moses, Cecil Corbin-Mark, Sean Sweeney, Donald Brown, Annie Willis with opening remarks from NYC Council Members Helen Rosenthal (District 6) and Donovan Richards (District 31)

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“Bill McKibben”: A Global Climate Treaty Why the US Must Lead


LeighaCohen

Published on Sep 21, 2014

©2014 Leigha Cohen Video Production http://www.leighacohenvideo.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/LeighaCohen

On September 20th.2014, the NYC350 sponsored A Global Climate Treaty Why the US Must Lead was held in NYC at New York Society for Ethical Culture

This video features Bill McKibben who is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He is founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement.

The program focused on why we need an international treaty and why it is critical for us to mobilize support to demand that the U.S. assume a leading role in the treaty negotiations.Other speakers at the event included; Mary Robinson, Lester Brown, Ambassador Marlene Moses, Cecil Corbin-Mark, Sean Sweeney, Donald Brown, Annie Willis with opening remarks from NYC Council Members Helen Rosenthal (District 6) and Donovan Richards (District 31)

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