Daily Archives: September 9, 2015

First Vermonumental Soil Climate Summit


Seth Itzkan Introduction and Soil-Carbon-Climate overview, starts at 0:0

Didi Pershouse “Soil Carbon Coalition” starts at 26:40
Joanna Brown “Homeostasis on the Range” starts at 44:46
Keynote: Professor William Moomaw: “Soil-Carbon-Climate and Restorative Development of the Biosphere” starts at 56:20

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What Would Happen if a Super Volcanic Eruption Happens Again ?


The Destruction Zone

Published on Jan 12, 2014

The largest volcanic eruption of the past two million years occurred on the Indonesian island of Sumatra some 75,000 years ago. The impact from the supervolcano Lake Toba decimated the local habitat, but gas, ash and debris from Toba made their way around the planet and formed a shield in the atmosphere that deflected the sun’s warming rays. Temperatures plummeted and the planet was thrown into a volcanic winter and may have even pushed the planet into an ice age. 3-D computer animation will recreate the storm and unveil how this one volcano could have brought humanity to the edge of extinction.

A supervolcano is any volcano capable of producing a volcanic eruption with an ejecta volume greater than 1,000 km3 (240 cu mi). This is thousands of times larger than normal volcanic eruptions. Supervolcanoes can occur either when magma in the mantle rises into the crust from a hotspot but is unable to break through the crust, thus pressure builds in a large and growing magma pool until the crust is unable to contain the pressure (This is the case for the Yellowstone Caldera), but they can also form at convergent plate boundaries (for example, Toba).

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Suspicious0bservers – Welcome Video


Suspicious0bservers

Published on Feb 15, 2014

www.Suspicious0bservers.org
www.SpaceWeatherNews.com
www.QuakeWatch.net
www.MagneticReversal.org
www.ObservatoryProject.com

Solar Alerts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealS0s

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Plate Tectonics – A Documentary


Isaac Frame

Uploaded on Oct 14, 2011

Plate Tectonics – A Documentary:

An informative documentary from Isaac Frame. Ever thought of how the continents were formed? How they oddly just, “fit together.” Well there is a simple answer, and it is revealed through a process called plate tectonics. It answers the whole issue of continental drift, and is more concrete than an “expanding earth” theory. This subject covers a variety of processes including subduction, transduction, etc

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“Casino Capitalism”: Economist Michael Hudson on What’s Behind the Stock M arket’s Rollercoaster Ride


Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 25, 2015

DemocracyNow.org – Black Monday is how economists are describing Monday’s market turmoil, which saw stock prices tumble across the globe, from China to Europe to the United States. China’s stock indices fell over 8 percent on Monday and another 7 percent today. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average initially fell a record 1,100 points before closing down nearly 600 points. The decline also caused oil prices to plunge to their lowest levels in almost six years. To make sense of what’s really behind the fluctuations in the market, we are joined by economist Michael Hudson, president of the Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, a Wall Street financial analyst and author of the book, “Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy.”

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French Agent Breaks Silence on Bombing Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior in 1985


Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 8, 2015

Thirty years ago, French secret service blew up Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior ship in Auckland, New Zealand, killing a Portuguese photographer, as the ship was preparing to head to sea to protest against French nuclear bomb tests in the South Pacific. Now the French intelligence agent who led the deadly attack has come forward for the first time to apologize for his actions, breaking his silence after 30 years. On July 10, 1985, Jean-Luc Kister led the dive team that planted the bombs on the Rainbow Warrior that sunk the ship and killed Greenpeace photographer Fernando Pereira.
TV New Zealand’s program “Sunday” recently tracked down Jean-Luc Kister in northern France and spoke to him about what happened that day. We air the TVNZ report.

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Preparing Boston for flooding – Yale Climate Connections

BLACKMON: “In the past two-and-a-half years, we’ve had five storms that have hit Boston that, had they hit at high tide, they would have caused 100 year flooding event.”

That’s Austin Blackmon, Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space. He’s seen firsthand how rising seas are putting coastal cities at greater risk of flooding.

Blackmon says Boston is redesigning and fortifying city structures where possible. Officials are also fine-tuning evacuation plans and determining how to get food into the city if major roadways are flooded. But Blackmon stresses it is also critical that city residents learn how to prepare for and recover from severe weather events.

Alert Boston logoBLACKMON: “We’ve got great resources on our websites that help people understand what they need to do to create an emergency plan, and also have 72 hours’ worth of food and water . . .”

. . . and other, often forgotten items, like water for pets and diapers.

Residents can also stay informed by signing up for “Alert Boston,” an e-mail and texting system that provides guidance on how to evacuate and return to the city safely.

The City of Boston is seasoned when it comes to preparing for snow storms. Now it’s time to become equally flood-ready.

Reporting credit: ChavoBart Digital Media/Jill Gorey.

More Resources
The inevitability of sea level rise
Which coastal cities are at highest risk of damaging floods? New study crunches the numbers
Boston’s Climate Plan
Boston under water
How coastal cities are preparing for and adapting to rising sea levels
Walsh announces regional effort to tackle climate change

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