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Geo-Engineering: Who Decides, Who Benefits? (Highlights)


Techonomy Media

Published on Jan 30, 2013

Without tech and science, we cannot create a thermostat for the planet. What are the risks, the opportunities, and the socioeconomic and political implications of the rapidly- evolving science of geo-engineering? Who will decide whether and how we alter our atmosphere? Harvard University’s David Keith, Andrew Parker of the Harvard Kennedy School, and Jeff Goodell of Rolling Stone explore some these questions in a session at Techonomy 2012. Here are some highlights.

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David Keith – Chemtrail / Geo-engineering Discussion with “Truthers”


Don Haze

Uploaded on May 26, 2011

http://www.truthtalktunes.com/
On May 24th, 2011 We Are Change Calgary met with David Keith professor of Earth Sciences at University of Calgary, who was featured in the film “What in the World are They Spraying” outlining proposals for aerosol spraying programs that may use alumina particles to reflect the sun to help combat “Global Warming.” David Keith has stated he has not seen the film and that he would not want to see it because the producer is biased in his opinion and built the evidence around the conclusion and not the other way around.

The meeting was attended by about 10 We Are Change Calgary members, and David Keith and his Assistants Hollie Roberts and Ashley Mercer (who works on public perception of geo-engineering) . David Keith has always denied that Chemtrail spraying operations are ongoing, while promoting Geo-engineering “proposals”. We must remember that in a CFR meeting it was stated that there were Tens of Millions spent on confusing the public about Geo-engineering.

One of Davids main arguments in the meeting is, if there was a large scale chemtrail program that we would have to know about it. He states the paper trail would simply be too large, and there would be too many employees that would blow the whistle. We know this is simply not true because there have been countless large scale military operations that have been completely secret and confidential.

David Keith claims there is no evidence to even suggest that Chemtrail operations are ongoing, and that “Chemtrails” have been observed since the 1950’s. He also claims the aerosol spraying campaigns he is researching would not look like the “Chemtrail” phenomenon. There is tons of evidence to support the Chemtrail “Theory” but he claims everything he gets sent as evidence is laughable and cannot be taken seriously.

The group is going to be meeting with David again, this time with some solid evidence. He stated in the meeting that if these chemtrail programs were ongoing and we could prove it to him, he would dedicate his life to exposing it. Hopefully at the next meeting David takes the proof presented and actually researches it instead of calling it a crazy conspiracy theory. To have David Keith working against Chemtrails would be a huge breakthrough in this issue.

I would like to thank David Keith, Ashley Mercer and Hollie Robers for taking the time to meet with We Are Change Calgary. I would also like to thank Michelle and Denise for setting up the meeting, and every member of We Are Change that showed up to the meeting. Special thanks goes to Michelle Robinson for recording the meeting on camera.

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Climate IV: What to Do? Geoengineering!


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Uploaded on Mar 18, 2010

Is geoengineering the answer to the world’s climate change woes?

Guests:

John Stone is adjunct research professor at Carleton University.

Alan Robock is distinguished professor of Climatology, director of the Meteorology Undergraduate Program, and associate director of the Center for Environmental Prediction Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University.

David Keith is director of ISEEE Energy and Environmental Systems Group, the Canada research chair in Energy and the Environment at the University of Calgary.

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Cabot Institute talk: Michael Mann – The Hockey Stick and the climate wars


Cabot Institute

Published on Oct 15, 2014

In this special Cabot Institute lecture, in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Michael E Mann discusses the science, politics, and ethical dimensions of global warming in the context of his own ongoing experiences as a figure in the centre of the debate over human-caused climate change.

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CLIMATE WARS: WHAT PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED FOR IN THE 21ST CENTURY – A LECTURE BY HARALD WELZER


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Published on Apr 4, 2014

The Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University Presents:
Climate Wars: What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century. A lecture by Harald Welzer

Harald Welzer is a sociologist and social psychologist and Professor for Transformation-design at the University of Flensburg, as well as Executive Director of the foundation FuturZwei. His main foci of research and teaching are memory, group violence and socio-cultural climate impact research. His books have been translated into 15 languages. Welzer is the author of the best-selling Climate Wars: What People Will be Killed for in the 21st Century, and, more recently, Klima, Zukunft und die Chancen der Demokratie [The end of the world as we know it.
Climate, the future and chances for democracy]. This event was moderated by Henrik Selin, associate Professor of International Relations and an expert on environmental politics, sustainable development, global governance and international institutions.

March 17, 2014

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University.
Co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut Boston and BU Europe. Funded in part by a grant from the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC.

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Red Sky at Morning: Crisis of the Global Environment – Gus Speth – Cambridge Forum


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Published on Mar 31, 2014

James Gustave Speth, armed with the latest data about the global environmental crisis, explains why current methods of tackling the problem (international negotiations and treaties) have failed, and exposes the disaster waiting to happen if we stay the current course. Lecturing on the topics of his book Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, Speth explains how governments have created the illusion of progress, and illustrates his own ambitious plans for effecting true and meaningful change.

Speth founded and was president of the World Resources Institute, and served as adviser on environmental issues for presidents Carter and Clinton. He is currently dean and professor in the practice of environmental policy and sustainable development at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University.

Red Sky at Morning: Crisis of the Global Environment

WED, APR 14, 2004 (1:15:02)

James G. Speth

http://forum-network.org/lectures/red-sky-at-morning-crisis-global-environment/

James Gustave Speth, armed with the latest data about the global environmental crisis, explains why current methods of tackling the problem (international negotiations and treaties) have failed, and exposes the disaster waiting to happen if we stay the current course. Lecturing on the topics of his book Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, Speth explains how governments have created the illusion of progress, and illustrates his own ambitious plans for effecting true and meaningful change.

Speth founded and was president of the World Resources Institute, and served as adviser on environmental issues for presidents Carter and Clinton. He is currently dean and professor in the practice of environmental policy and sustainable development at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University.

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Forum Network | Daniel Schrag: Geoengineering | 30 October 2008

THU, OCT 30, 2008

Daniel Schrag

Geochemist Daniel Schrag argues that climate change is actually far worse than people are led to believe. Locally, he suggests a feasible project to raise the height of the Charles River Dam, providing Boston with additional protection in the event of future storm flooding and sea-level rise. On the global level, he has cautiously endorsed the study of “geoengineering”: schemes to mitigate or reverse global warming.

This lecture is part of the 2008 IDEAS Boston conference.

BIO: Daniel Schrag

Daniel Schrag is the Director of Harvard’s Center for the Environment and is a professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. Schrag, who studies climate and climate change over the broadest range of Earth’s history, has examined changes in ocean circulation over the last several decades, with particular attention to El Nino and the tropical Pacific.

He also has worked on theories for Pleistocene ice-age cycles including a better determination of ocean temperatures during the Last Glacial Maximum, 20,000 years ago. Currently he is working with economists and engineers on technological approaches to mitigating future climate change. Schrag received a PhD in geology from the University of California at Berkeley.

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