Daily Archives: December 6, 2014

UN Climate Talks Live


Welcome to Climate Talks Live, where you can get real-time data about the global Twitter conversation around the United Nations climate talks. The site gathers and visualizes millions of tweets on climate change-related topics, showing you the hot topics and trends as they’re happening.

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Video Diary of Day 4 at Lima COP20


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Published on Dec 5, 2014

Scenes from COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru, on 4 December 2014. Listen to the Voices of the United Nations system and friends about their passion for climate action.

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Video Diary of Day 3 at Lima COP20


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Published on Dec 4, 2014

Scenes from COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru, on 3 December 2014. From the World Meteorological Organization estimations for 2014, to the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance last report.

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Video Diary of Day 5 at Lima COP20


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Published on Dec 6, 2014

Scenes from COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru, on 5 December 2014. #ClimateTalks is an interactive site for following and participating in the global climate conversation. The conversation is also happening outside the venue and we go to Futuro Caliente, a public art festival in the streets of Lima.

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Climate: Will We Lose the Endgame? by Bill McKibben

penguinJohn Weller/Rizzoli 2013 An Adélie penguin on an iceberg in the Ross Sea; photograph by John Weller from his book The Last Ocean: Antarctica’s Ross Sea Project, Saving the Most Pristine Ecosystem on Earth. It includes a foreword by Carl Safina and is published by Rizzoli.

Bill McKibben
July 10, 2014 Issue

Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent

by Gabrielle Walker
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 388 pp., $27.00

What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change

a report by the Climate Science Panel of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
28 pp., March 2014

Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment

a report by the US Global Change Research Program
829 pp., May 2014

We may be entering the high-stakes endgame on climate change. The pieces—technological and perhaps political—are finally in place for rapid, powerful action to shift us off of fossil fuel. Unfortunately, the players may well decide instead to simply move pawns back and forth for another couple of decades, which would be fatal. Even more unfortunately, the natural world is daily making it more clear that the clock ticks down faster than we feared. The whole game is very nearly in check.

Let us begin in Antarctica, the least-populated continent, and the one most nearly unchanged by humans. In her book about the region, Gabrielle Walker describes very well current activities on the vast ice sheet, from the constant discovery of new undersea life to the ongoing hunt for meteorites, which are relatively easy to track down on the white ice. For anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to winter at 70 degrees below zero, her account will be telling. She quotes Sarah Krall, who worked in the air control center for the continent, coordinating flights and serving as “the voice of Antarctica.” From her first view of the landscape, Krall says, she was captivated:

I felt like I had no place to put it…. It was so big, so beautiful. I thought it might seem bare, but that b word didn’t occur to me. Antarctica was just too full of itself.

Describing her walk around the rim of Mount Erebus, the most southerly active volcano on the planet, Krall adds: “It’s visceral. This land makes me feel small. Not diminished, but small. I like that.”

…(read more).

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Empire – Obama and Media – Web Extra: What has happened to press freedom?


Al Jazeera English

Published on Dec 6, 2014

New York Times reporter James Risen claims the Obama administration is the worst on press freedom in recent history. – Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check out our website:http://www.aljazeera.com/

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‘Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism?’: An Exchange by Naomi Klein | The New York Review of Books

Kolbert-Klein Naomi Klein, reply by Elizabeth Kolbert
January 8, 2015 Issue

In response to:

Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism? from the December 4, 2014 issue

Naomi Klein has posted on her website a reply to Elizabeth Kolbert’s review of her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, which was scheduled to appear, along with a reply by Kolbert, in the next issue of The New York Review. Under the circumstances, the NYR is posting both letters here in advance of publication.
—The Editors

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President of Iceland Ólafur Grímsson: The Will of the People Must Rule the Day


Big Think

Published on Dec 6, 2014
When the financial crisis hit Iceland, President Ólafur Grímsson felt a great deal of pressure from other European nations to bail out the banks. But as he discusses here, he felt that democracy must not be trumped by the financial forces at hand. He put the issue to a vote, and credits the resulting public opinion with Iceland’s exemplary economic recovery.

Read more at BigThink.com: http://goo.gl/O8uR

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End of the Road How Money Became Worthless – Official Trailer

V.I.G.

Published on Mar 15, 2013

The ‘End of the Road’ has begun……the Federal Reserves Quantative Easing is eroding the value of the world reserve currency…..
http://www.mysilversaverpma.com

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Money, Power and Wall Street – PBS Frontline (2012)

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Published on Nov 6, 2014

In a special 4-hour investigation FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy exploring key decisions missed opportunities and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world.

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