Daily Archives: October 23, 2015

Neil and Bill Talk Climate Change


National Geographic

Published on Oct 23, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Clinton discuss the current perception of climate change versus the way the vast majority of scientists view it.

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E&P Hearing on EPA’s CO2 Regulations for New and Existing Power Plants (10/22/2015


EnergyCommerce

Published on Oct 23, 2015

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “EPA’s CO2 Regulations for New and Existing Power Plants: Legal Perspectives.”

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The Story of Bottled Water (2010)


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Uploaded on Mar 17, 2010

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The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.

And, for all you fact checkers out there, http://storyofstuff.org/pdfs/StoryOfB…

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Global Goal Of Zero Hunger Reaches New Heights As UN Turns 70


World Food Programme

Published on Oct 23, 2015

In the year that marks the United Nations 70th anniversary, a WFP team has trekked into the Himalayas to unfurl a flag representing the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, as part of an international effort to bring the global goals to the world’s attention. Adopted by world leaders in September, the goals represent a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.
WFP’s flag-bearer Nimdoma Sherpa climbed 2,000 metres and overcame rain, fog, rough trails and steep ascents to reach the village of Kerauja, in Gorkha district. As a child, Nimdoma received WFP school meals and at the age of 17, in 2008, she became the then-youngest woman to summit Mount Everest. Now, Nimdoma is using her climbing expertise to help WFP reach villages affected by the April earthquake.

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Sustainable fisheries for sustainable development


European Commission

Published on Oct 23, 2015

Short animated video about the importance of fisheries for food security, health and growth in developing countries, highlighting the commitment of the EU with 3rd countries to help promote sustainable management of seafood resources and inclusive opportunities for trade and growth.

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New York City Rat Complaints On The Rise


Associated Press

Published on Oct 23, 2015

New York City is facing a problem practically as old as the city itself – RATS. The city is on target for a record year of rat complaints, exceeding the more than 24,000 last year. (Oct. 23, 2015)

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Papantonio: What A Tragedy — Obama Is Owned By Pharmaceutical Industry


The Ring of Fire

Published on Oct 23, 2015

Another Obama appointee, another complete travesty. The President’s pick to be the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration is quite possibly the most destructive pick he has ever made.

His pick, Dr. Robert Califf, is the former professor of cardiology at Duke University, where he led a research department that was funded by Big Pharma. On top of conducting medical research on Big Pharma’s dime, Dr. Califf was also a paid consultant for drug companies including Eli Lily, Merck, and Novartis. Reports indicate that he donated that money to non-profit organizations since the mid-2000’s, but that’s still a very cozy relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, considering they have funded his entire career.

America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, appears on the Big Picture with Thom Hartmann to discuss this.

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The Story of Change


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Published on Jul 16, 2012

http://storyofchange.org — Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.
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Climate Change: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going? (Lecture by Prof James White)


ClimateState

Published on Sep 2, 2015

Professor James White reviews the basic science behind the Earth’s climate system and discusses how humans are impacting it and put the current climate situation into the context of natural variability. White is director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.

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New climate adaptation professionals

As a relatively new profession, adaptation professionals play a vital role as cities prepare for climate change.

Adaptation planners help communities prepare for climate change impacts. For instance, in some areas, they write new zoning and building codes to protect communities against sea level rise. In other areas, they help prepare for drought, wildfire, and extreme weather disasters, such as hurricanes or blizzards. But despite these important activities, as a profession, adaptation planning is still in its infancy.

COFFEE: “Most of the real scions in the climate adaptation space started their careers doing something very, very different and now have evolved into focusing on how we can save lives and improve livelihoods in the face of this incredible global shift.”

That’s Joyce Coffee, board member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals – ASAP for short.
Adaptation professionals working to ‘prevent the avoidable and manage the unpreventable.’ Click To Tweet
COFFEE: “The society was really formed to pull together all of the incredible professionals that are working to prevent the avoidable and manage the unpreventable in the new era of climate change.”

She says ASAP provides both information and support.

COFFEE: “And now we even have the really remarkable opportunity – as the next generation of leaders come forward – to help mentor them in climate adaptation and also learn from them about new ways to approach this seemingly intractable problem.”

Reporting credit: ChavoBart Digital Media.

More Resources
American Society of Adaptation Professionals
ASAP Prize for Progress Snapshots
Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (Disproportionate Risk Infographic)

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