Daily Archives: January 8, 2015

Joe Romm – 7 billion can alter the planet

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Uploaded on Feb 10, 2011

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Interview with Dr. Joe Romm at Climate Progress. We have taken millions of years of geological history and condensed it into two hundred years of emissions. See more at http://www.BeyondTheLine.org, the video site for sustainable business intelligence.

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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.

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Science and Ideology as told by Eugenie Scott


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Published on Jan 8, 2015
“There are religious ideologies, there are political ideologies, there are economic ideologies,” says Eugenie Scott, chair at the National Center for Science Education. “The major motivators for people objecting to their kids being taught climate change in school are political ideologies and economic ideologies.”

Speakers:
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard; Co-Author, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming
Joe Romm, Founding Editor, Climate Progress; Author, Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga
Eugenie Scott, Chair, National Center for Science Education

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Naomi Oreskes on Doubt Mongering


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Published on Jan 8, 2015
Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt, discusses the commonly used phrase, “I am not a scientist.” According to Oreskes, “it’s just another way of perpetuating the doubt mongering strategy that’s been going on for a long time.”

Speakers:
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard; Co-Author, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming
Joe Romm, Founding Editor, Climate Progress; Author, Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga
Eugenie Scott, Chair, National Center for Science Education

This program was recorded before a live audience on December 16, 2014.

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Joe Romm on the History of Communication


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Published on Jan 8, 2015
“If you’re not telling stories, you’re not communicating,” says Joe Romm, founding editor of Climate Progress. Romm discusses 25 centuries of understanding effective communication, from the Greeks, Romans, and Elizabethans, to the Enlightenment and modern science communication.

Speakers:
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard; Co-Author, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming
Joe Romm, Founding Editor, Climate Progress; Author, Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga
Eugenie Scott, Chair, National Center for Science Education

This program was recorded before a live audience on December 16, 2014.

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GM and Ford See Record Car Sales in China

01/09/12 According to company statements, both General Motors and Ford Motor Co. reported record car sales in China for 2011 while their Japanese counterparts suffered from supply outages and natural disasters.

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General Motors’ biggest market: China – NBC News.com

By Joseph Szczesny

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A mechanic works on a Buick at a General Motors dealership in Shanghai in 2011. China is now General Motors’ biggest market, selling more vehicles than in the U.S.

Despite signs of a slowdown in the Chinese economy, General Motors posted record sales in China — where GM sales now have surpassed the total number of vehicles the company is selling in its home market, the United States.

GM and its Chinese joint venture partners saw sales surge by 10.6 percent during the first half of 2013, to nearly 1.6 million, an all-time record that positions it as the booming Asian nation’s second-largest automotive manufacturer. By comparison, it sold more than 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. during the same time period.

GM isn’t the only American maker outpacing the growth of the overall Chinese market. Rival Ford Motor Co. set its own record for the first half of the year, sales in China surging 47 percent, with demand up 44 percent in June.

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James Lovelock – A Final Warning: by Nature Video

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Uploaded on Apr 22, 2009

James Lovelock is best known as the father of Gaia theory; the idea that all parts of our planet form a complex interacting system, like a single organism. His new book depicts Gaia in trouble. In this interview Lovelock sounds a final warning for planet earth and enthuses about his upcoming space trip.

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US Bird Count Shows Climate Change Affecting Migration Patterns


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Published on Jan 8, 2015

Thousands of birdwatchers in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean were out in force from mid-December to the beginning of January (December 14-January 5) counting birds. They took part in the 115th “Christmas Bird Count,” sponsored by the National Audubon Society, a U.S. bird conservation organization. Data collected from the annual event is helping scientists understand how environmental changes affect birds. VOA’s Deborah Block joined a group of birdwatchers in the wetlands at Mount Vernon, Virginia -the famous home of the first U.S. president, George Washington.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/media/video/25…

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‘Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism?’: An Exchange by Naomi Klein

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

NYRBAndrew Quilty A house swept into a lake by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy, Mantoloking, New Jersey, October 2012; photograph by Andrew Quilty from #Sandy: Seen Through the iPhones of Acclaimed Photographers, just published by Daylight

In response to:  Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism? from the December 4, 2014 issue

To the Editors:

According to Elizabeth Kolbert’s review of my book This Changes Everything [NYR, December 4, 2014] humans are too selfish to respond effectively to the climate crisis. “Here’s my inconvenient truth,” she writes, “when you tell people what it would actually take to radically reduce carbon emissions, they turn away. They don’t want to give up air travel or air conditioning or HDTV or trips to the mall or the family car.”

Kolbert’s only proof for this sweeping judgment is her partial account of a single Swiss research project that began in 1998. The researchers behind the 2,000-Watt Society, as the project is known, determined that if humans are to live within ecological limits, then every person on earth will need to keep their energy consumption below 2,000 watts. They created several fictional characters representing different lifestyles to illustrate what that would entail and, according to Kolbert, “Only ‘Alice,’ a resident of a retirement home who had no TV or personal computer and occasionally took the train to visit her children, met the target.”

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