Daily Archives: January 11, 2015

EV & N – 173 – CCTV | Failing the Future: Inter-Generational Betrayal and the Human Prospect

https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/277695

Cambridge Community Television CCRA Series

To survive for very long in the anthropocene the global human community will need to undertake several major transitions very shortly.

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Stanford professors urge withdrawal from fossil fuel investments

Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is one of the signatories of the Stanford faculty letter. Photograph: Reuters
Faculty members call on university to recognise urgency of climate change and divest from all oil, coal and gas companies

• Read the Stanford professors’ letter

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent

Sunday 11 January 2015 07.57 EST

Three hundred professors at Stanford, including Nobel laureates and this year’s Fields medal winner, are calling on the university to rid itself of all fossil fuel investments, in a sign that the campus divestment movement is gathering force.

In a letter to Stanford’s president, John Hennessy, and the board of trustees, made available exclusively to the Guardian, the faculty members call on the university to recognise the urgency of climate change and divest from all oil, coal and gas companies.

Stanford, which controls a $21.4bn (£14.2bn) endowment, eliminated direct investments in coalmining companies last May, making it the most prominent university to cut its ties to the industries that cause climate change. Months later, however, the university invested in three oil and gas companies.

Campus divestment campaigns have spread to about 300 universities and colleges over the last few years, but are largely dominated by students. The Stanford letter was initiated by faculty, and signed by the first female winner of the prestigious Fields prize in mathematics, Maryam Mizarkhani, as well as the Nobel laureates Douglas Osheroff and Roger Kornberg, Paul Ehrlich, a population analyst, Terry Root, a biologist and UN climate report author, and others – 300 faculty members in total.

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Severn Cullis-Suzuki speaking at Rio in 1992

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Published on Jun 12, 2012

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David Suzuki’s & Tara Cullis’ daughter, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, speaking at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

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Severn Suzuki: The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes (1992)

Kim Seong Lee

Uploaded on Apr 18, 2008

Severn Suzuki.   She addressed a UN Meeting on issue of environment

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5 Extra Years

Designed To Move

Published on Aug 22, 2013

Today’s kids are the first generation with a shorter life expectancy than their parents. What would you do with five more years?

www.designedtomove.org

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We Are a Chickenhawk Nation, Blindly Worshiping the Military; Wasting Enormous Amounts on Useless Military Hardware | Alternet

A new fleet of F-35 fighter jets will cost the equivalent of the entire Iraq war.

By Allegra Kirkland / AlterNet
January 9, 2015

It’s common knowledge that the U.S. devotes more money to our defense budget than any other industrialized nation. But just how much we spend is remarkable. This year, the nation is on track to spend over $1 trillion on national security, after factoring in nuclear weapons funding, military pensions and “overseas contingency funds,” in addition to the Pentagon’s $580 billion operating budget. In total, this figure accounts for about 4 percent of the United States’ income—double what most other countries spend. Yet all of this budgetary bloat has done nothing to advance our strategic interests in countries like Syria and Iraq. In an investigative piece in the most recent Atlantic, James Fallows explains why.

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