Daily Archives: October 6, 2014

People’s Climate March: Just Transition


climatebrad

Published on Oct 6, 2014

@climatebrad interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a teenager with the South Bronx organization The Point, and José Bravo, executive director of the Just Transition Alliance at the start of the People’s Climate March. – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/climate…

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People’s Climate March interviews: Schumer, Whitehouse, more


climatebrad

Published on Oct 6, 2014

Brad Johnson (@climatebrad) interviews Oil Change International’s Steve Kretzmann, a WWF official, Energy Action Coalition’s Maura Cowley, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), activist billionaire Tom Steyer, nurses with SEIU 1199 before the start of the People’s Climate March. – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/climate…

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First the Arctic, now Greenland’s Ice is Melting…


thomhartmann

Published on Oct 6, 2014

Thom Hartmann talks with Dr. Poul Christoffersen, MSc PhD. University Senior Lecturer. Glaciologist-Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Website: http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk, about new concerns for Greenland.

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From the North Pole to the hands of Ban Ki-moon

Greenpeace Nordic

Published on Sep 19, 2014

Last year she trekked to the North Pole to declare the top of our world ‘the common heritage of everyone on earth’. Now she’s taking the very same message to one of the top political figures on behalf of a six million people strong movement. Meet Indigenous rights activist, youth leader and Saami politician Josefina Skerk.

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Black Ice (Trailer) – The Arctic 30 – Greenpeace

The Orchard Movies

Published on Jun 19, 2014

When a Greenpeace ship set sail to protest the first oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, no-one on board could have known what was coming. Seized at gunpoint and detained as pirates, the fate of the ‘Arctic 30’ sparked a bitter international dispute.

For background and additional material see: “The Arctic 30 – Greenpeace”

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ZCommunications » Farm Bill Economics: Think Ecology

http://zcomm.org/zblogs/farm-bill-economics-think-ecology-by-brad-wilson/
By Brad Wilson

January 3, 2013

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An Ecological Analogy for Economics

In the ecology of farming, the idea is to follow the designs of nature as much as possible, to work with, not against nature. To undertake a farming operation that ignores the realities of nature, of ecology, is to court peril. This view of the ecology of farming makes a great analogy for understanding the economics of the Farm Bill, such as the role of farm subsidies.

Consider

the view that is widely held in the Food Movement, that Farm Bill spending is the key to Farm Bill economics. The basic goal is to remove subsidies (spending) from what is not desired, and pour them in to what is desired.1 Thus we see that corn and soybeans, for example, receive a lot of subsidies, but people will be healthier if they eat more fruits and vegetables, so why not transfer this money to fruits and vegetables?

In light of the analogy of ecology, such a strategy is completely arbitrary. It’s like ignoring nature. It fails to take into account the underlying economy of agricultural production and marketing. To follow such a strategy, then, is to court peril.

What is most fundamentally needed in the Farm Bill is economic management, not elaborate schemes for writing out massive checks and spending huge sums of scarce money in arbitrary ways. Save the spending for more minor, more highly valued purposes, as a way to make up for past mistakes.

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Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience – Antioch University New England

 

Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience

Upcoming Webinar Series:
Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities
Resilient Design: Transitioning to the New Built Environment

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