Daily Archives: December 5, 2015

Space tools for Earth


European Space Agency, ESA

Published on Oct 20, 2015

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP11 will be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. Space tools are key for understanding the planet.

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A New Paradigm for Agriculture


eon3

Uploaded on Feb 20, 2010

Wes Jackson, Ph.D., President of The Land Institute. Salina, Kansas, talks about confronting the planetary challenges we face and making the necessary transition from an “extractive” economy to a “stable state economy” imitating natural systems: no topsoil disruption; no fossil-fuel inputs; no chemical pollution.
Dr. Jackson resigned a professorship with tenure to found The Land Institute in 1976. Pew Scholar, MacArthur Fellow, and Right Livelihood Award. Books include Man and the Environment, New Roots for Agriculture, Meeting the Expectations of the Land (edited with Wendell Berry and Bruce Colman), Altars of Unhewn Stone, and Becoming Native to This Place. Life magazine named Jackson one of 18 individuals it predicts will be among the 100 “important Americans of the 20th century.” He was named one of Smithsonian magazines “35 who made a difference” in November 2005.
Thanks to Pt. Reyes Books for the use of the interview space: www.ptreyesbooks.com
Interviewed by EON’s Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle http://www.eon3.net/
Please check the EON store for DVD’s on this topic: http://www.eon3.net/store/store_main….

For more information: www.LandInstitute.org

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Agriculture in a Changing World


ontheearthproduction

Published on Feb 27, 2014

“Agriculture is the oldest environmental problem,” the Land Institute’s Wes Jackson tells us early in this 27-minute video. Through interviews with 11 scientists, researchers and environmental experts, this short documentary considers that fate of agriculture and the environment in the age of agri-business and climate change. Noam Chomsky, Bill McKibben, Tad Patzek , Wendell Berry, Mark Shepard and the rest of the cast explain that big agriculture’s insatiable need for revenue not only afflicts the environment with toxic fertilizers, pesticides and carbon emissions, it degrades the state of agriculture itself by destroying the soil and subverting the natural evolution of animals, plants and insects. It is as unsustainable as it is unstoppable.
The local food movement and the resurgence of small farms provide a glimmer of hope on a gloomy horizon. “Last year was the first time in 150 years there were more farms and not fewer,” McKibben says. Chomsky puts the dilemma in perspective when he says, “On the one hand you have highly concentrated capital supported by state power. On the other hand you have people trying to do things on their own. That’s not just agriculture that’s over the whole society.”

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Noam Chomsky (May, 2013) “Nuclear Power and the Fukushima Disaster”


Noam Chomsky Videos

Published on Jun 7, 2013

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Noam Chomsky: Wrecking nature for short term profit


docdissent

Published on May 8, 2013

Recorded May 7 2013 in Denver, Colorado at an event organized by community radio station KGNU (http://kgnu.org). Noted social critic Noam Chomsky talks about the willful and reckless destruction of the environment by the US and other Western nations. Corporate-run governments have abdicated their responsibility toward protecting the welfare of their citizens and are rushing the world toward climate catastrophe.

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Agriculture in a Changing World


ontheearthproduction

Published on Feb 27, 2014

“Agriculture is the oldest environmental problem,” the Land Institute’s Wes Jackson tells us early in this 27-minute video. Through interviews with 11 scientists, researchers and environmental experts, this short documentary considers that fate of agriculture and the environment in the age of agri-business and climate change. Noam Chomsky, Bill McKibben, Tad Patzek , Wendell Berry, Mark Shepard and the rest of the cast explain that big agriculture’s insatiable need for revenue not only afflicts the environment with toxic fertilizers, pesticides and carbon emissions, it degrades the state of agriculture itself by destroying the soil and subverting the natural evolution of animals, plants and insects. It is as unsustainable as it is unstoppable.
The local food movement and the resurgence of small farms provide a glimmer of hope on a gloomy horizon. “Last year was the first time in 150 years there were more farms and not fewer,” McKibben says. Chomsky puts the dilemma in perspective when he says, “On the one hand you have highly concentrated capital supported by state power. On the other hand you have people trying to do things on their own. That’s not just agriculture that’s over the whole society.”

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Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson


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Published on Sep 27, 2012

More at: http://www.TheRealFoodChannel.com

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