Daily Archives: November 5, 2015

“Global Water & Food Security: A New Role for the Private Sector” – Peter Brabeck, Nestlé Chairman

October 28, 2010“Global Water & Food Security: A New Role for the Private Sector”
Peter Brabeck, Nestlé Chairman

Mr. Brabeck joined Nestlé in 1968, and has since held leadership positions in a variety of countries across the globe. He was named CEO in 1997 and elected Chairman in 2005. In 2008 he handed over the office as CEO to his successor. Under Mr. Brabeck’s leadership, Nestlé has grown into the world’s leading health, wellness and nutrition company. Mr. Brabeck leads the Water 2030 Group, a consortium of private companies working with governments to develop solutions to the world’s emerging water crisis.

Introductions by:
Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health

Panelists include the following:
Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Business School
Rob Paarlberg, Harvard Kennedy School & Wellesley College
John Briscoe, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences   John Briscoe is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering at Harvard University. He spent over twenty years with the World Bank, where he served as Senior Water Adviser. He is now director of the Harvard Water Program.

Sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment; Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences; Harvard Business School; Harvard School of Public Health; and the Harvard Kennedy School.

http://environment.harvard.edu/huce-special-lecture-peter-brabeck

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Why NASA’s New Exoplanet Discoveries Matter


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Published on Nov 5, 2015

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Dr. Natalie Batalha, an astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Center, discusses her work with NASA’s Kepler telescope and recent discoveries of exoplanets.

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TPP: Designed to Protect Investors!


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Published on Nov 5, 2015

Thom Hartmann says under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, investors will be the only group allowed to sue.

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Release of TPP Full Text Shows Victory for Corporate Rights


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Published on Nov 5, 2015

Margaret Flowers challenges President Obama’s claim that the trade deal will promote a strong middle-class

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Growing Resistance in California’s Climate Crisis


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Published on Nov 5, 2015

As Governor Brown strives to build a legacy around his action on climate change, he continues to ignore the very real impacts of dangerous extraction on communities. Without a plan to stop extraction in the state, he continues to allow fracking in communities of color that are already bearing the biggest impacts of climate, industry and the drought. This film tells the stories of those communities on the front lines of fracking and climate change.

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Caller: Why do Democratic Presidents Push Awful Trade Deals?


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Published on Nov 5, 2015

If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share it with your friends… and hit that “like” button!

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How Do We Talk About Climate Change?


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Published on Nov 5, 2015

Dr. Heidi Cullen, Chief Scientist for Climate Central, discusses strategies to how to talk to people about the impact of climate change.

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Pentagon’s Carter Visits US Warship In South China Seas


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Published on Nov 5, 2015

On Thursday U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flew to a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the disputed South China Sea and blamed China for rising tension in the region on a visit sure to infuriate Beijing. Carter’s visit to the USS Theodore Roosevelt was accompanied by Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. It comes just over a week after the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, challenged territorial limits around one of China’s man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago. The challenge is under a so-called freedom-of-navigation patrol.

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DefSec Carter responds to reports of US warship in South China Sea


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Published on Oct 27, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee on October 27, 2015, on reports that the destroyer USS Lassen “conducted a transit” within 12 nautical miles of five reefs claimed by Beijing, including Subi Reef, in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea

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Exxon Mobil Investigated in New York Over Possible Lies on Climate

An Exxon Mobil refinery in Los Angeles, Calif. The New York attorney general is investigating the oil and gas company. Credit T. Fallon/Bloomberg, via Getty Images

The New York attorney general has begun a sweeping investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how those risks might hurt the oil business.

“We unequivocally reject the allegations that Exxon Mobil has suppressed climate-change research,” Mr. Cohen said, adding that the company had funded mainstream climate science since the 1970s, had published dozens of scientific papers on the topic, and had disclosed climate risks to investors. Photo

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York, shown in May, issued a subpoena Wednesday demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents from the company. Credit Hans Pennink/Associated Press

The people with knowledge of the New York case also said on Thursday that, in a separate inquiry, Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal producer, had been under investigation by the attorney general for two years over whether it properly disclosed financial risks related to climate change. That investigation has not been previously reported, and has not resulted in any charges or other legal action against Peabody.

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