Daily Archives: December 8, 2014

Seeds Of Death – Obama Signs The Monsanto Protection Act

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Published on May 28, 2013

Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It’s Time to Label GMOs! We regret to inform you that President Barack Obama has signed H.R. 933, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act, into law. President Obama knowingly signed the Monsanto Protection Act over the urgent pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who asked that he use his executive authority to veto it. President Obama failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution.

Today we’re calling on President Obama to issue an executive order to call for the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. Not only is GMO labeling a reasonable and common sense solution to the continued controversy that corporations like Monsanto, DuPont and Dow Chemical have created by subverting our basic democratic rights, but it is a basic right that citizens in 62 other countries around the world already enjoy, including Europe, Russia, China, India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
Join us in demanding mandatory labeling of GMO foods. Now’s the time!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/si…

5 Appalling Facts About The Monsanto Protection Act Obama Signed Into Law
Read more at http://planetsave.com/2013/04/02/five…

Seeds Of Death is a Gary Null Production all rights belong to him. The truth belongs to all of us!

The leaders of Big Agriculture–Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta–are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.

This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

A Question and Answer fact sheet deconstructing Monsanto’s GM claims and Big Agriculture’s propaganda to accompany the film is available online:

http://prn.fm/2013/05/24/gary-null-an

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Climate and National Security


Link TV

Published on Aug 5, 2014

Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus
Is climate change igniting turmoil around the world? Is it contributing to unrest in the Middle East and North Africa? Will it affect our capacity to respond to crises at home? Rear Admiral (Ret.) David W. Titley speaks to Earth Focus about how climate change impacts national security. Dr. Titley served as Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy. He initiated and led the U.S. Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change. He is presently Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University.

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Genetic engineering: The world’s greatest scam?


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Uploaded on Sep 11, 2009

(French version — http://www.greenpeace.org/ogm)
Genetic engineering is a threat to food security, especially in a changing climate. The introduction of genetically manipulated organisms by choice or by accident grossly undermines sustainable agriculture and in so doing, severely limits the choice of food we can eat.

Once GE plants are released into the environment, they are out of control. If anything goes wrong – they are impossible to recall.

GE contamination threatens biodiversity respected as the global heritage of humankind, and one of our world’s fundamental keys to survival.

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Coming Soon – GM Rice


GreenpeaceVideo

Uploaded on May 20, 2009

http://www.greenpeace.org/rice
An important Public Service Announcement from your Government and The Biotech Industry (represented here by chemical giant Bayer) pronouncing the benefits of genetically modified rice strain – LL62. Barely tried and tested this GM Rice is coming to your dinner plate nevertheless – unless you take action now!
Sign the petition: http://www.greenpeace.org/rice

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Monsanto Supersizes Farmers’ Weed Problem–but Science Can Solve It


Union of Concerned Scientists

Published on Apr 30, 2014

When agribusiness giant Monsanto came up with its Roundup Ready system, it seemed like a superhero to farmers looking for an effective, relatively non-toxic way to fight weeds.

Alas, this was a superhero with a fatal weakness. And before farmers knew what hit them, that weakness had transformed their weed problems into a national superweed crisis.

Monsanto and its agribusiness peers say they have a solution—but it looks an awful lot like the one that failed the first time.

There’s a real solution available. We call it healthy farms. It’s grounded in science, it’s sustainable and cost-effective, and more and more farmers are putting it into practice.

But the transition isn’t easy, and farmers need new policies and more research to help them make it happen.

Take action:
http://www.ucsusa.org/beahero
Learn more about the superweed crisis:
http://www.ucsusa.org/superweeds

Video created by Draw4.Us:
http://www.draw4.us/

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Half the Oil: A Realistic Plan to Cut U.S. Oil Use in Half in 20 Years


Union of Concerned Scientists

Published on Dec 5, 2012

The Union of Concerned Scientists has a practical, realistic plan to cut projected U.S. oil use in half in 20 years.(Learn more at http://www.halftheoil.org.) See the solutions in action — and discover which powerful interest group is intent on blocking progress toward a Half the Oil future.

Reducing our oil use benefits us all. By cutting projected oil use in half, we can save money, create jobs, protect our health, lower global warming emissions, and establish the United States as a global leader in transportation technology.

You can help make the Half the Oil Plan a reality! Join the campaign today at http://www.halftheoil.org.

Learn more about how the plan works: http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_vehicles/…

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U.S. Military and Oil Use


Union of Concerned Scientists

Published on Jul 1, 2014

What do fuel-efficient engines, clean fuels, and electric vehicles have in common? They all cut oil use—and they’re being deployed by the U.S. military as a mission-critical, oil-saving solution.

It’s not just the military that benefits from using less oil, though. Drivers everywhere can save money and cut pollution—and the technologies are available today.

Spread the word by sharing this video, and join the movement at http://www.HalfTheOil.org and http://www.OperationFree.net

This video was developed by the Truman National Security Project and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise: The Growing Impacts of Global Warming


Union of Concerned Scientists

Published on Nov 6, 2014
As sea level rises higher over the next 15 to 30 years, tidal flooding is expected to occur more often, cause more disruption, and even render some areas unusable — all within the time frame of a typical home mortgage.

Learn more at http://www.ucsusa.org/encroachingtides

Thank you to Bjorn Grigholm, animation; Kristina Dahl, data analysis; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tides and Currents, tide gauge data; and Climate Central Surging Seas Risk Finder, local sea level projections.

https://i1.wp.com/www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/styles/reports_thumbnail/public/images/2014/10/gw-cover-encroaching-tides.jpgThe eastern coast of the United States– from the Gulf of Mexico to New England — has one of the highest rates of sea level rise in the world. As a result of climate change, 5 to 11 inches of sea level rise is expected by 2045 leaving communities like Norfolk, Virginia, Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Annapolis, Maryland essentially inundated. Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists speaks to Earth Focus about what’s at stake for major U.S. coastal cities and local communities and the choices they need to make to adapt to this imminent threat.

Tidal flooding, driven by sea level rise, will dramatically increase in U.S. East and Gulf Coast communities over the next 30 years.

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Encroaching Tides: What’s at Stake for the US


Link TV

Published on Dec 1, 2014

Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus

The eastern coast of the United States– from the Gulf of Mexico to New England — has one of the highest rates of sea level rise in the world. As a result of climate change, 5 to 11 inches of sea level rise is expected by 2045 leaving communities like Norfolk, Virginia, Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Annapolis, Maryland essentially inundated. Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists speaks to Earth Focus about what’s at stake for major U.S. coastal cities and local communities and the choices they need to make to adapt to this imminent threat.

Tidal flooding, driven by sea level rise, will dramatically increase in U.S. East and Gulf Coast communities over the next 30 years.

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Penn State Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk

Welcome to the Penn State Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk

Rear Adm. David W. Titley

VISION: Create the knowledge, training and solutions to enable the optimal outcome for every decision where weather and climate matter.

MISSION: CSWCR’s Mission is to leverage and integrate the capabilities of the University, in particular those found in Meteorology, Engineering, Statistics, e-Education and Communications, along with external partners, to advance the science of exploiting environmental opportunities and understanding environmental impacts to manage risk. CSWCR will achieve this mission by focusing its efforts in four areas:

• User-inspired research: Identify and conduct research in areas that will advance the decision support process for specific industries and organizations.

• Communications: Train students and professionals how to convey environmental risk, impacts, opportunities, and solutions clearly, succinctly, and in a way understood unambiguously by the end user.

• Education: Leverage and expand existing e-education programs in Weather Risk Management. Educate

and train future providers and users how to think about environmental impacts and how to identify optimal solution sets.

• Services: Prototype and develop new methods and products to quantify and exploit environmental opportunities and reduce risks.

(read more).

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