Daily Archives: January 8, 2015

Joe Romm – 7 billion can alter the planet

Beyond the Line

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

PETER PARKS
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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