Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

Is a home on the range the best way to reduce beef’s carbon footprint?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Dec 1, 2015

When it comes to global greenhouse gas emissions, livestock are one of the worst offenders. The cattle industry is trying to get a grip on how to reduce its carbon footprint, and some believe that getting animals away from feedlots and back to pasture is the answer. Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reports.

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France: Protest Remains Banned; Police Conduct More than 2,000 Raids – 1 December 2015 – DN – Day 2

We’re broadcasting live from Paris, France, diplomats, heads of states and climate negotiators are beginning the second day of negotiations for the 21st United Nations Climate Change Summit. Monday, nearly 150 heads of state gathered here in Paris for what organizers called the largest-ever gathering of its kind.

Outside the COP21 facilities, protests continued to be banned across France. French President François Hollande has condemned the protests over the weekend, calling it “scandalous” that they would protest at the Place de la Republique, even though Democracy Now! original video footage shows the police, not the protesters, were the ones to trample on the flowers and candles commemorating the November 13 attacks.

François Hollande: “This is why these protests are not authorized. We knew there would be troublemakers, who by the way have nothing to do with climate activists, or those who want the conference to succeed, and who are there only to create problems. That’s why there were put under house arrest. And it’s doubly unfortunate, I’d even say scandalous, Place de la Republique, where there are all these flowers and also candles placed in memory of those who were killed by the bullets of terrorists.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has confirmed police have raided more than 2,000 homes since France declared a three-month state of emergency following the attacks on November 13.

Series of DN reports from 1 December 2015

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Ash Carter Talks IS Defeat Strategy At Harvard


Associated Press

Published on Dec 1, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed the threat of the Islamic State group and the efforts that the United States is taking to defeat them, while speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. (Dec. 1)

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International Climate Talks Begin In Paris Amid Shadow Of Terror Attacks

Updated November 30, 20157:56 AM ET

Scott Horsley Morning Edition 3:43

Representatives of nearly 200 countries are in Paris looking to confront a more insidious threat: the rise in global temperatures. Security is tight after terror attacks there earlier this month.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

International climate talks are underway in Paris this morning. Representatives of nearly 200 countries have gathered there in the shadow of this month’s terror attacks. They’re looking to confront a more insidious threat, the rise of global temperatures. President Obama arrived in Paris last night and addressed the climate talks today.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: To say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem; we embrace our responsibility to do something about it.

WERTHEIMER: NPR’s Scott Horsley is traveling with the president and joins us now from Paris. Good morning, Scott.

SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Good morning, Linda.

WERTHEIMER: So Scott, Obama began his day by meeting privately with Chinese President Xi Jingping in a summit devoted to global warming. These two men are very important.

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Diplomacy And Debate At COP 21 Paris Climate Talks | On Point

November 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Diplomacy And Debate At COP 21 Paris Climate Talks

World leaders converge in Paris for the big climate talks. We’ll look at what it will take to get a global climate agreement.

 

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres, center left, Minister of the Environment of Peru and COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, center right, and French Foreign Affairs Minister and COP 21 President Laurent Fabius, center, pose for photographers during a press visit to the COP21, Paris Climate Conference, site, in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

For two weeks, Paris in a headline has meant the aftermath of terrorism. From today, it means the future of climate change. A huge gathering of world leaders – of the US and China included – is kicking off two weeks of planned public commitment to reining in greenhouse gases. If everything goes perfectly, we’ll still be well short of what’s needed to stave off planetary mayhem – but hopefully on a path. If it falls shorter, the future grows dimmer. Darker. Today, day one, is about hope. This hour, On Point, what’s needed, what’s possible, what’s coming on the climate from Paris.

— Tom Ashbrook

Guests

John Cushman, editor and reporter for InsideClimate News. (@jackcushmanjr)

Robert Stavins, professor of business and government at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements. (@RobertStavins)

David Sandalow, professor at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy. Former U.S. Undersecretary of Energy.

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PBS NOVA: Inside the Megastorm (November 2012)


NOAA New York Sea Grant

Published on Aug 15, 2013

Stony Brook University (SBU) oceanography professor and storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman was interviewed by and provided research data to PBS’ “Nova” for a one-hour documentary special on Sandy that aired November 18, 2012 on PBS in the U.S. and on the BBC in the UK.

In the special, “Nova” showed storm footage and spent time on the question of whether superstorms are becoming more frequent and what can be done to protect coastlines.

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PBS Nova – Inside the Megastorm


PBS Nova

Published on Jun 24, 2014

Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is a United States popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston. It is broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the U.S., and in more than 100 other countries.[1] The series has won many major television awards.[2]

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