Daily Archives: January 9, 2015

CrossTalk: Oil – How low?

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Extreme Realities: Premieres December 15, 2014

Journey to Planet Earth

Published on Oct 21, 2014

NOTICE SOMETHING STRANGE?
What’s Happening to Our Weather?
WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Free trade – clip from life and debt


tclim988

Published on May 2, 2012

A compilation of short clips from the documentary film Life and Debt. The clips focus on the effects of free trade policies in Jamaica. These clips are meant to illustrate basic points from a structural perspective.

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The Next Big Gold Rush

Journey to Planet Earth

Published on May 2, 2014

The Arctic is home to one of the most hostile environments on Earth. Yet it is here in this seemingly barren and remote wilderness, that we are seeing the earliest and most extreme effects of global warming.

Countries are looking at all of the natural resources that sit under the Arctic Ocean — oil reserves — and it has become sort of the next big gold rush.

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Extreme Realities: The Arctic Sunrise

Journey to Planet Earth

Published on Mar 26, 2014
Aboard the Arctic Sunrise, a team of Greenpeace activists are getting ready for a non-violent act of civil disobedience. Everyone knows the mission will be risky and dangerous. Their target is the Prirazlomnaya. It is now the first drilling rig ever located above the Arctic Circle. When the crew maneuvers the ship to within a mile of the drilling platform — their action begins.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Journey to Planet Earth

Journey to Planet Earth

Published on Nov 15, 2012
NOTICE SOMETHING STRANGE?
What’s Happening to Our Weather?
WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL
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EXTREME WEATHER + CLIMATE CHANGE = NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS
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There exists today a new and alarming environmental challenge — the link between extreme weather events, climate change, and national security threats — and it’s featured in our upcoming Journey to Planet Earth episode “Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security.”
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THERE ARE SOLUTIONS, BUT WE NEED TO ACT TODAY
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Featuring Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Friedman, environmental visionary Lester Brown, former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, and our host/narrator Matt Damon.

Extreme Realities: Program Preview
Investigates extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security.

Hosted and narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to our national security. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Friedman, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and environmental visionary Lester Brown, the documentary focuses on recent political conflicts and severe weather events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, India, the Middle East, the United States, and the Arctic.

In the wake of these disasters, Extreme Realities addresses three fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of an altered reality – a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats?

Hosted by Matt Damon, “Journey to Planet Earth” is a current PBS series that explores the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit. The series is designed to help viewers cope with the complexities of developing an agenda to deal with the most important environmental issues of the 21st century.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, sociology, and history.

The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Marilyn & Hal Weiner of Screenscope Films in association with South Carolina ETV.

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Designing a New Planet Right Here on Earth: Jerry Schubel


TEDx Talks

Published on Jul 21, 2012

Dr Jerry Schubel presents the emergence of a new commons that can be leveraged to solve the world’s wicked problems. He highlights the importance of a collaboration between science, art and design.

Global Climate Change
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