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- Robbed of culture and heritage: Canada’s Indigenous peoples | DW Documentary November 27, 2021
- Portugal – Modern slavery for an EU passport | DW Documentary November 27, 2021
- Toxic chemicals – A menace to bees and farmland | DW Documentary November 27, 2021
- Prison November 27, 2021
- Patrick C. Penfield talks about food supply chain problems November 27, 2021
- What is a Wellbeing Economy November 27, 2021
- Herman Daly’s Economics for a Full World | Book launch event, Nov 2021 November 26, 2021
- Science Update: U.S. Military Unprepared for Climate Change November 26, 2021
- John Lithgow: A Confederacy of Dumptys November 26, 2021
- Four Horsemen – Feature Documentary – Official Version November 26, 2021
- Indian farmers continue protests until agricultural laws officially repealed November 25, 2021
- Will Trump Run Again? – Dr. Mary L. Trump – Conversations w/ Great Minds Part One November 25, 2021
- New Ken Burns Documentary Looks At History Of Sand Creek Massacre November 25, 2021
- What Do We Do About Autocrats? – Dr. Mary L. Trump – Conversations w/ Great Minds Part Two November 25, 2021
- In Conversation: Ambassador Bob Rae (1969) and Professor Harold Hongju Koh November 25, 2021
- Derivatives still a ticking time bomb! Sept 2011 November 25, 2021
- Who is Brooksley Born November 25, 2021
- Frontline: The Warning – Documentary November 25, 2021
- Money, Power and Wall Street: Part One (full documentary) | FRONTLINE November 25, 2021
- Is China Really a Threat? Noam Chomsky Slams Biden For Increasingly Provocative Actions in Region November 24, 2021
- Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The 1619 Project,” Teaching Critical Race Theory & White Suprem acy on Trial November 24, 2021
- “The War Party”: Jeremy Scahill on How U.S. Militarism Unifies Democrats & Republicans November 24, 2021
- Can You Bankrupt White Supremacy? Jury Holds Charlottesville Organizers Liable for $26M in Damages November 24, 2021
- Dramatic Video Shows Militarized Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders & Journali sts November 24, 2021
- The Law & The Profits vs. Natural Law & The Prophet: Herman Daly & the Future of the Human Prospect November 24, 2021
- “Miseducation”: How Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Push Climate Denialism to Kids in U.S. Schools November 22, 2021
- Angela Davis: “Forces of White Supremacy” Are Behind Attacks on Teaching Critical Race Theory – November 22, 2021
- “Red Flags Everywhere:” Why Did the FBI Dismiss Jan. 6 Warnings? | Amanpour and Company November 21, 2021
- Man At Center Of GOP Vote Fraud Hype Lied, Pleads Guilty November 21, 2021
- Primary School Teachers vs Parents | Live at the Apollo – BBC November 21, 2021
- The Norwegian Paradox – oil in Angola November 21, 2021
- The Kongo Empire & The Thirty Years War November 21, 2021
- ‘Loot:Britain and the Benin Bronzes’ by Barnaby Phillips November 20, 2021
- UK university’s return of looted Benin Bronze puts pressure on other institutions November 20, 2021
- The Benin Bronzes: Towards the Resolution of a Long-Standing Dispute? November 20, 2021
- THE GREAT LUNDA EMPIRE! CONGOLESE PRE-COLONIAL KINGDOMS SERIES EP4 | AFRICAN HISTORY November 20, 2021
- Kongo “Power and Majesty” exhibition at Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY November 20, 2021
- THE STORY OF THE KINGDOM OF KONGO! KONGO DIA NTOTILA! CONGOLESE PRE-COLONIAL KINGDOMS SERIES EP3 November 20, 2021
- The City of Mbanza Kongo Africas Great Civilizations November 20, 2021
- John Thornton, ‘Religion, the Kingdom of Kongo and The Slave Trade’ November 20, 2021
- Creating a masterpiece for climate action: more than words event at COP26 November 20, 2021
- I’ve studied nuclear war for 35 years — you should be worried. | Brian Toon | TEDxMileHigh November 20, 2021
- The insanity of nuclear deterrence | Robert Green | TEDxChristchurch November 20, 2021
- Democracy’s Only Hope Is To Jail Big Oil CEOs November 20, 2021
- Visualizing Empire: Africa, Europe, and the Politics of Representation (Issues & Debates)| Rebecca Peabody, Steven Nelson, Dominic Thomas November 20, 2021
- The Rise and Expansion of the Lunda Empire | John Thornton November 20, 2021
- MFA Boston union employees strike over wages and stalled negotiations | WBUR News November 18, 2021
- Liberal Hypocrisy is Fueling American Inequality. Here’s How. | NYT Opinion November 17, 2021
- A ticket to the moon | DW Documentary November 17, 2021
- Ari Berman: With Extreme Gerrymandering, the Republicans Are Rigging the Next Decade of Elections November 17, 2021
Daily Archives: November 21, 2014
4-8 January 2015
Oxford Winter School in Ecological Economics: Concept Note
Oxford Winter School in Ecological Economics 2014 will be held at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.
This course explores the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field emerged in response to global sustainability crisis. With a clear sustainable development focus, it draws on the expertise of a range of disciplines: economics, ecology, physics, environmental sciences, sociology, psychology, complex systems theory, etc. to address the current challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, water shortages, social cohesion and achieving sustainability. Ecological economics has been critical of the dominant approaches to decision making, namely cost-benefit analysis, the use of GDP as a key economic progress measure and the limits of the economic models not taking into account resource and environmental constraints. ‘Green Economy’ and ‘Beyond GDP’ movements are inspired by the ideas proposed by ecological economists.
Published on Oct 9, 2014
Robert Kenner’s documentary Merchants of Doubt looks at professionals working for the fossil fuel industry to sow doubt in the US climate change debate. Photograph: Sony Pictures Classics
Thursday 20 November 2014 06.42 EST
Who remembers that climate change was a top priority early in George W Bush’s first term as US president? Merchants of Doubt, a new documentary film released in US cinemas this week, reminds us that in June 2001 Bush and the Republican party were 100% committed to curbing carbon emissions causing global warming.
Six months later everything changed. The film shows Republican party leader John Boehner calling the idea of global warming “laughable”, said Merchants of Doubt director Robert Kenner.
With the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center occupying attention, Americans For Prosperity, a powerful, fossil-fuel lobby group founded by the billionaire Koch Brothers, launched a decade-long, multi-pronged campaign to sow doubt about the reality of climate change.
By equating the findings of climate scientists as an attack on personal freedoms, they cleverly shifted the focus away from science to political opinion. “Creating a focus point away from what is actually going on is how magicians pull off their tricks,” said Kenner who directed the Oscar-nominated documentary Food Inc.
The deception has worked well. Few Americans know 97% of scientists agree climate change is caused by human activity and is happening now.
This landmark text helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. With a dramatic transformation, Ecology: The Economy of Nature, Seventh Edition becomes the first textbook to fully embrace the challenges and opportunities of teaching ecology today. The text maintains its signature evolutionary perspective and emphasis on the quantitative aspects of the field, but it has been completely rewritten for today’s undergraduates—with extensive new pedagogy, fresh examples (including more aquatic coverage), and fully integrated media resources.
Bumblebee Economics: with a new preface, Revised edition
Bernd Heinrich ranges from Maine to Alaska and north to the Arctic as he summarizes findings from continuing investigations over the past twenty-five years–by him and others–into the wondrous “energy economy” of bumblebees
Oxford students and activists toured a series of historic Oxford colleges and landmarks to protest against the University’s continuing reliance on fossil fuels, while over 100 Oxford academics and 2000 students have signed an open letter requesting the University to take urgent steps to divest from fossil fuels. This comes as the University has recently closed a consultation to consider the resolutions of OUSU’s Environment and Ethics Fossil Free campaign. The University’s Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee (SRIRC) will meet to consider these submissions on 27 November and the University Council should make its decision in Hilary (spring) Term 2015.
Ruth Meredith, OUSU Vice-President for Charities & Community commented: “The size and speed of growth in OUSU’s Fossil Fuel campaign over the last year indicates how passionate the University Community is about ensuring that Oxford University takes a responsible approach toward its investment. We’re calling on the University to take a proactive approach towards climate change, and divest from coal and tar sands oil as soon as possible.”
A spokesperson for the University of Oxford said in a statement to the OxStu: “While the views expressed were diverse, there was agreement that the issue of climate change is one of great importance. It was also widely agreed that the University has a responsibility to consider its position carefully, given the significance of the climate change issue… but concern was raised with respect to a resulting loss in the funding and support received by the University from fossil fuel companies (and related individuals and companies), including funding of academic posts, academic programmes and buildings and student support, such as career opportunities, development and internships.”
Professor J. Doyne Farmer, Co-Director of Complexity Economics Thinking at the Oxford Martin School commented that “Science makes it clear that use of fossil fuels needs to stop as soon as possible. It is technologically feasible to replace fossil fuels in a short time if we only resolve to do so. Oxford University should show leadership by divesting from fossil fuel companies and supporting alternatives, and encouraging others to follow.”
Glasgow University and Oxford City Council became recently became the first University and city council respectively to pledge divestment from fossil fuels, joining institutions such as the British Medical Association and Stanford University.
Newly appointed Chief of Staff Katie McGinty; Governor-elect Tom Wolf.
November 14, 2014
Former Pennsylvania DEP secretary Katie McGinty failed to win the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Governor last spring, but she has nabbed one of the top spots in Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s administration. That could have implications for how the state moves forward on energy and environmental issues.
In an interview with The Allegheny Front in May, McGinty said, “If environment is your issue, I’m your candidate.”
Now that she’s been tapped as chief of staff to Tom Wolf, she says one of the new governor’s first priorities will be to get the state’s fiscal house in order. McGinty told 90.5 WESA that one way to do that is to tax natural gas drillers.
“That Marcellus shale severance tax (will) enable us to put money back in our schools, rehire the tens of thousands of people that have been fired, and start doing right by our kids again.”
Stories of Climate Change from Pennsylvania