Daily Archives: October 26, 2015

Russia on Arctic Oil


Climate One

Published on Oct 26, 2015

Sergei Petrov, Consul General for Russia, discusses drilling for oil in the Arctic. “If we speak about the Arctic specifically, I think we as a civilization do not have the choice right now to just stop drilling,” said Petrov. “We would be short of energy, […}] and so we should do it with extra caution.”

Speakers:
Bill Collins, Director, Climate and Ecosystem Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Alex Levinson, Executive Director, Pacific Environment
Sergei Petrov, Consul General, Russia
Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General, Norway

This program was recorded before a live audience on September 22, 2015.

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Garbage Dumping in the Arctic


Climate One

Published on Oct 26, 2015

Alex Levinson, Executive Director of Pacific Environment, discusses policy and garbage dumping in the Arctic and working with the Coast Guard. “There are policy initiatives in the Arctic that are bright spots,” said Levinson.

Speakers:
Bill Collins, Director, Climate and Ecosystem Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Alex Levinson, Executive Director, Pacific Environment
Sergei Petrov, Consul General, Russia
Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General, Norway

This program was recorded before a live audience on September 22, 2015.

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Sarah Palin Destroyed The Last Of GOP’s Intelligence


The Ring of Fire

Published on Oct 26, 2015

In a new op-ed in The Washington Post, former Chief of Staff to President Obama William Daley says that the moment John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate is the moment that the GOP descended into complete obscurity. Palin helped usher in the worst of the worst of the Party, and it sent a message to the Party’s leadership that they had completely lost control.

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White House Champions of Change – Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture


The White House

Streamed live on Oct 26, 2015

The White House Champions of Change event will honor eleven Champions of Change who are innovating in transportation and growing the American economy.

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Thom Hartmann on TPP


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Published on Oct 26, 2015

Thom Hartmann talks the Trans-Pacific Partnership, pointing that the United States has lost 3.2 million jobs just to China since helping them enter the World Trade Organization in 2011.

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What is a Carbon Footprint


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Published on Nov 6, 2014

Learn what a carbon footprint is and how that relates to climate change. Be Conscious. Make an Impact. Be Rewarded.

Greenhouse gases absorb heat when they interact with sunlight, they are the reason earth has a climate.

Your carbon footprint is the total of all of the greenhouse gas produced by what you do and by the energy spent making the things you buy.

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Reducing Carbon Footprint for Climate Scientists


Climate One

Published on Oct 26, 2015

Bill Collins of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory discusses how climate scientists are working to reduce their carbon footprint while still collaborating with intellectuals from around the world. “There has been increasing emphasis, especially in Europe, on having meetings that don’t involve air travel,” said Collins.

Speakers:
Bill Collins, Director, Climate and Ecosystem Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Alex Levinson, Executive Director, Pacific Environment
Sergei Petrov, Consul General, Russia
Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General, Norway

This program was recorded before a live audience on September 22, 2015.

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Cheap Chinese Goods Have a High Carbon Cost

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/cheap-chinese-goods-have-a-high-carbon-cost1/?WT.mc_id=SA_SP_20151026

October 26, 2015
About a quarter of China’s carbon emissions are due to the manufacture and transport of goods destined for elsewhere.

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Hurricane Patricia + Climate Negotiations + Europeans Breaking Environmental Pledge

Hurricane Patricia Downgraded in Mexico, Dumps Rain on Texas

The remnants of Hurricane Patricia have moved east after drenching parts of Texas with more than a foot of rain. The strongest hurricane ever recorded, Patricia made landfall Friday evening on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, uprooting trees and power lines and setting off mudslides with winds of 165 miles per hour. But the damage was blunted by mountainous terrain, and Patricia was quickly downgraded. Despite fears of mass casualties, there have been no confirmed fatalities from the storm in Mexico. Scientists have warned stronger hurricanes like Patricia will result from climate change.

Climate Negotiators Fail to Reach Agreement on Key Issues in Bonn

The storm came as climate negotiators in Bonn, Germany, wrapped up preliminary climate talks ahead of an upcoming summit in Paris November 30. Despite an emotional appeal from Mexico’s envoy, negotiators failed to reach agreement on key issues. Friends of the Earth called their inaction “a calamity for people across the world.”

Leaked Draft of Trade Deal Shows EU Breaking Environmental Pledge

A leaked draft of a massive trade deal being negotiated between the United States and European Union appears to violate an EU pledge to uphold environmental protections. The Guardian reports the leaked text “contains only vaguely phrased and non-binding commitments to environmental safeguards,” despite EU promises to the contrary.

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Complicity in Neoslavery: Chris Hedges Calls Out Corporate America for Exploiting Prison Labor


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 26, 2015

Democracynow.org – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, activist and Presbyterian minister Chris Hedges, whose latest book is “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle,” spoke Saturday at New York’s “Rise Up October” rally and march to end police violence. In his address, Hedges spoke about the effects that police violence and mass incarceration has on families. “There are husbands and wives severed, sometimes forever, from their spouses,” said Hedges. “There are sisters and brothers that have been torn apart, but this morning we remember most the children, those whose mothers and fathers are locked behind bars or whose parents will never come home again, whose tiny lives have been shattered, whose childhoods have been stolen, who endure the painful stigma of loss or of having a mother or father in prison and cannot comprehend the cruelty of this world.”

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