Daily Archives: March 16, 2015

Secretary Castro on Vulnerable Communities


Climate One

Published on Mar 16, 2015

“As we look at [climate change] in terms of a global scale that it takes some understanding where different nations are and the quality of life that exists in different nations,” said U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.

Speaker:
Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

This program was recorded before a live audience on January 29, 2015.

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Secretary Castro on Rebuilding Resilient Communities


Climate One

Published on Mar 16, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro talks about how HUD helps rebuild communities after natural disasters. After Hurricane Sandy, HUD shifted from just helping communities rebuild the way they were before, to showing communities how to rebuild to be resilient for the future. “Our hope is that through the investments that we’re making now and the example that these communities that are participating in Rebuild By Design in the National Disaster Resilience Competition the example that they’re setting will set best practices that are then adopted by states throughout our country,” said Secretary Castro.

Speaker:
Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

This program was recorded before a live audience on January 29, 2015.

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The Mission of Detroit Dirt | Pashon Murray


TEDx Talks

Published on Mar 16, 2015

What if we started a compost company that worked to turn forgotten parcels of land in Detroit into urban farms that not only fed, but revitalized our community?

In 2010 Pashon co-founded Detroit Dirt, a local composting and biomass collection company. Detroit Dirt specializes in providing compost/biomass solutions for the Metro Detroit community. Pashon is featured in the now famous You Tube Ford commercial, Upside: Anything is Possible. She is a sought after public speaker and a Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.

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Tensions, Prices Rise as International Aid for Refugees Falls


VOAvideo

Published on Mar 16, 2015

As the war in Syria enters its fifth year, half the population has been displaced and four million people have left the country. With no end to the conflict in sight, however, it’s not just Syria that is reeling. Resources in neighboring countries are stretched to the limit and in the Jordanian capital, workers say prices and tensions are rising quickly as international aid becomes harder to come by. VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from Amman.

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Disaster Conference Meets Against Backdrop of Vanuatu Cyclone Destruction

VOAvideo

Published on Mar 16, 2015

How should the world protect itself from natural disasters and climate change – and who should pay for it? Those questions are being debated at the U.N.’s World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan — which was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. As delegates try to agree on a new framework, the aftermath of Cyclone Pam in the South Pacific is reminding participants of the urgency of a deal. Henry Ridgwell reports from Sendai for VOA.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/media/video/di…

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Trickle down science denial, from evolution to climate change


National Center for Science Education

Published on Apr 30, 2013

Science education is under assault again. Not just evolution education, but climate change education. NCSE policy director Dr. Minda Berbeco traces the history of science denial, the links between evolution- and climate change deniers, recent legislation targeting both, the role of the Next Generation Science Standards, and more. Where: East Bay Atheists, Berkeley, CA. When: 4/21/2013

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Jim Laurie – Nature Does 90% of the Work


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Dec 3, 2014

Bringing degraded lands back to life may be easier and faster than we generally think. Mostly it has to do with us humans helping by restoring keystone species that we previously destroyed. We already know how to do this: using low- or no-tech approaches, restoration ecologist Jim Laurie has seen rapid and dramatic restoration unfold more times than he can count – and he’s amazed every single time. He’s happy to share his insights and inspirations with us.

From Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference: “Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming”
Saturday November 22nd, 2014

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William Moomaw – Climate Advocacy: From Grassroots Activism to International Policy


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Dec 3, 2014

A physical chemist with a PhD from MIT, William Moomaw works to translate science and technology into policy terms. He was a lead author of four IPCC reports, and an author for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He will give us his vision of how we can translate the pressing needs of the new climate paradigm we are proposing – the essential role of the biosphere – into implementation at the policy level, from local to global.

From Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference: “Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming”
Sunday November 23rd, 2014

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Peter Gleick – Peak Water and Peak Ecological Limits


Environmental Change & Security Program (ECSP)

Uploaded on Oct 18, 2011

“The advantage of the idea of peak water is that it lets us think differently about the limits that face us,” said MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick in this short interview with ECSP. Gleick, who launched the latest edition of The World’s Water at the Wilson Center last week, has been talking about peak water since 2009 when he and Pacific Institute colleague Meena Palaniappan first wrote about the concept in that year’s water report.

Read the full post on New Security Beat: http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2011/1…

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Peter Gleick on the History of Water Conflicts


Climate One

Published on Mar 9, 2015

Author Peter Gleick discusses how water has been causing conflicts between people for thousands of years. Gleick mentions that many of the areas with conflict today are the same areas that have been having conflicts for generations. “I think as the world grows, as populations grow, as economy grows, as demand for water grows the scarcity of water is more and more likely to lead to conflicts of one kind or another,” said Gleick.

Speakers:
Brooke Barton, Director, Water Program, Ceres
Brian Richter, Chief Scientist of Water Markets, The Nature Conservancy; Author, Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving From Scarcity to Sustainability
Peter Gleick, President and Co-Founder, The Pacific Institute; Author, The World’s Water

This program was recorded before a live audience on October 28, 2014.

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