1. The Corporation is today’s dominant institution, creating great wealth but also great harm. This 26 award-winning documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts and future of the modern business corporation and the increasing role it plays in society and our everyday lives.
Thom Hartmann debates Baylen Linnekin, Contributor to Reason Magazine, lawyer & executive director-Keep Food Legal, Website: www.keepfoodlegal.org/, over the right for local communities to control their own food supplies.
In the two years since Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast, communities worldwide have continued to suffer the effects of climate change – droughts, storms, wildfires, and biblical flooding – driven by the unlimited burning of fossil fuels.
In honor of the anniversaries of Sandy in the US and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, The Climate Reality Project hosted a webinar highlighting the connection between carbon pollution from fossil fuels and the extreme weather devastating our cities – and what people can do about it today.
Join The Climate Reality Project’s Ryan Towell, meteorologist and Director of Science and Solutions and Stephen Mills, Director of Strategic Partnerships, to learn more about:
How carbon pollution contributes to climate change
– How climate change impacts storms like Sandy and Haiyan
– Why the “speed limit” on hurricanes has increased
– What you can do to support limits on carbon pollution
If you haven’t done so already, please remember to send a comment to the EPA in support of limits on carbon pollution here: http://bit.ly/CPPwebinar
Thousands of South Sudanese refugees remain stuck in flooded camps in Ethiopia. Marthe van der Wolf reports for VOA from a camp in Gambella on the situation.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/media/video/th…
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.
Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.
“I heartily recommend this documentary. It should be watched by every citizen of the U.S.” – Dale Allen Pfeiffer. Author “Eating Fossil Fuels”. Please visit: http://oilsmokeandmirrors.com/ and purchase a copy of the DVD or send the producers of this film a donation, to help support future productions of this caliber in the future.
“Oil Smoke & Mirrors” offers a sobering critique of our perceived recent history, of our present global circumstances, and of our shared future in light of imminent, under-reported and mis-represented energy production constraints.
Through a series of impressively candid, informed and articulate interviews, this film argues that the bizzare events surrounding the 9/11 attacks, and the equally bizzare prosecution of the so-called “war on terror”, can be more credibly understood in the wider context of an imminent and critical divergence between available global oil aupply and and global oil demand.
The picture “Oil, Smoke & Mirrors” paints is one of a tragically hyper-mediated global-political culture, which, for whatever reason, demonstrably disassociates itself from the values it claims to represent.
While the ideas presented in this film can at first seem daunting, it’s ultimate assertion is that these challenges can indeed be met and surpassed, if, but only if, we can find the courage to perceive them.
“Oil, Smoke & Mirrors” is an independent production. The producer has neither association with, nor membership of, any political organisation.
Absolutely you must read a book called “The Prize” – By Daniel Yergin
I am going to try to upload the PBS documentary here to YouTube for education purposes, but otherwise you can find it posted on Disclose.tv Just search for “The History of Oil Money Power and Corruption”
Filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack team up to deliver a grave warning in this documentary on the oil industry. Gelpke and McCormack are firm believers that the worlds oil resources are in dangerously short supply, and that the price of oil is about to rise to previously unthinkable levels. The film also offers some possible solutions to the oil crisis by looking at alternative energy sources.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
The links are listed here to be used in whatever manner they may be helpful in public information campaigns, course preparation, teaching, letter-writing, lectures, class presentations, policy discussions, article writing, civic or Congressional hearings and citizen action campaigns, etc. For further information on this blog see: About this weblog. and How to use this weblog.
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