Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Naomi Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, We Need Radical Change to Prevent Catastrophic Warming

House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline to bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. The Senate is expected to vote this week on a similar pro-Keystone bill backed by Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Landrieu is facing a tough battle to keep her seat in a runoff next month against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, who also happens to be the sponsor of the pro-Keystone bill in the House. Landrieu spoke last week about her support for Keystone. We speak to Naomi Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.”

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JUAN GONZÁLEZ: House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. It has been in the works for more than six years amidst mass protests over its potential to accelerate climate change. The Senate is expected to vote this week on a similar pro-Keystone bill backed by Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu is facing a tough battle to keep her seat in a runoff next month against Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, who also happens to be the sponsor of the pro-Keystone bill in the House. Landrieu spoke last week about her support for Keystone. This is a part of what she said.

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Terror at the Top of the World: Is Climate Change Leading to More Attacks by Polar Bears in Arctic?


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Published on Nov 17, 2014
http://democracynow.org – We look at a new investigation by the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, InsideClimate News, titled “Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World.” It tells the story of seven American hikers who went on a wilderness adventure into polar bear country in Canada’s Arctic tundra — and faced a harrowing attack. But despite taking proper steps to protect themselves, a polar bear came to their camp in the middle of the night and pulled one of the hikers out of his tent. Scientists say that climate change is greatly impacting polar bear habitat, which may be the cause of increased polar bear attacks on humans. We speak to Rich Gross, a Sierra Club guide on the trip, and Sabrina Shankman, a reporter with InsideClimate News and author of the new ebook.

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Frustrated By Inaction, Youth Delegates Occupy COP 17 Plenary in Durban


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Uploaded on Dec 9, 2011
www.democracynow.org -. As the afternoon round of talks were scheduled to begin at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, delegates from some of the world’s most vulnerable countries joined Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International, and more than 150 youth climate activists in occupying the main plenary. They continued to march throughout the conference center during our live broadcast. As security officers closed in on the protest, the president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, addressed the crowd. Democracy Now! was on the scene and brings you this report.

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for more reports from the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Durban, visit http://www.democracynow.org/tags/durb…

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Is Climate Change Leading to More Polar Bear Attacks?


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Published on Nov 17, 2014

InsideClimate News published a story titled, “Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World.” It tells the story of seven American hikers who went on a wilderness adventure into polar bear country in Canada’s Arctic tundra — and faced a harrowing attack. But despite taking proper steps to protect themselves, a polar bear came to their camp in the middle of the night and pulled one of the hikers out of his tent. Scientists say that climate change is greatly impacting polar bear habitat, which may be the cause of increased polar bear attacks on humans.

Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: https://www.freespeech.org/collection…

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Michael Hansen of the Consumers Union: Label GMOs in Oregon, Vote Yes on 92!

Oregon Right To Know

Published on Sep 23, 2014

Yes on 92 Advertisement! www.oregonrighttoknow.org Michael Hansen, senior scientist at the Consumers Union and a leading authority on GMOs says, “vote yes on 92!” Help us keep this ad on the air! Donate here: https://oregonrighttoknow.ngpvanhost….

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Oregon Farmers say: Vote Yes on 92! (TV Ad

Oregon Right To Know

Published on Sep 23, 2014

Yes on 92 Advertisement! www.oregonrighttoknow.org Oregon farmers say: “vote yes on 92!” Help us keep this ad on the air! Donate here: https://oregonrighttoknow.ngpvanhost….

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Naomi Klein on Keystone XL Impacts and President’s Stance on Pipeline


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Published on Nov 17, 2014

House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline to bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. The Senate is expected to vote this week on a similar pro-Keystone bill backed by Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Landrieu is facing a tough battle to keep her seat in a runoff next month against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, who also happens to be the sponsor of the pro-Keystone bill in the House.

Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: https://www.freespeech.org/collection…

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Polar plunge: Arctic air could impact 250 million Americans

CBS This Morning

Published on Nov 7, 2014

The remnants of a super-typhoon are approaching Alaska, and the storm will disrupt the jet stream, driving a cold blast of air across the U.S. Temperatures will dip below freezing in much of the country, which will likely set off another Polar Vortex like last year’s. Dean Reynolds reports from Chicago.

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How the impending Arctic blast will unfold

CBS This Morning

Published on Nov 7, 2014

How does a typhoon in the Pacific impact the weather of the continental U.S.? CBS News science contributor and City University of New York physics professor Michio Kaku joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the science behind the coming Arctic blast.

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Why HDS: Terry Bowman, MDiv ’95


Harvard Divinity School

Published on Nov 17, 2014

Terry Bowman, MDiv ’95, talks about the value of an education from the Harvard Divinity School, where morals and ethics intersect with practical and meaningful problem-solving.

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