Preceding the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21/CMP11) in Paris, this symposium will provide a landscape of the UN climate process, consider the significance and potential outcomes of the Paris summit, and discuss climate initiatives beyond the UN negotiating process.
Teresa Ribera, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI); Former Secretary of State for Climate Change, Government of Spain (2008-2011)
David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Former Undersecretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, TERI University, New Delhi, India
Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations
This symposium is cosponsored by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program.
Panelists Drew Faust, President of Harvard University, Daniel Bodansky, Foundation Professor of Law at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Coral Davenport, Energy and Environmental Correspondent for The New York Times, Zou Ji, Deputy Director of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy, and Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at HKS, joined moderator Candy Crowley, Fall 2015 IOP Fellow and Former CNN Chief Political Correspondent for a discussion on climate change.
The conversation centered around a global approach to the environmental problems we face and how countries like China and India reconcile the urgency of climate change with their desire for economic growth.
from IISD Reporting Services / ENB+PRO2 months ago
The IPCC plays a key role within the climate change regime, synthesizing large volumes of climate change research and communicating the findings to policymakers. At this event, co-organized by PIK, Harvard University and Stanford University, experts discuss problems and challenges that the IPCC faces beyond the 2015 Paris climate summit. The panel addresses two key questions: Is the IPCC doing the right things, and is the IPCC doing things right?
This video was produced by Peter Wood, Ph.D., and filmed/edited by Ben Crowe
At least seven people have died as more than 50 tornadoes swept across parts of the South and eastern United States over the last two days. The extreme weather has destroyed hundreds of homes and forced the closure of schools and government offices. At least four people have died in Virginia, including a two-year-old boy. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency. Scientists have linked an increase in the intensity and deadliness of tornadoes to climate change.
Barbara Honegger’s presentation titled “Behind the Smoke Curtain” in Seattle’s Town Hall Theater, January 12, 2013, on what happened and what didn’t happen at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
SPEAKER CORRECTION: The Slide at 38:44 in this video should have read “North of Navy Annex path” rather than “south of Navy Annex path”, and the Speaker meant to say “North path” rather than “South path” at 39:28. The Slide that comes up at 40:23 should have read: “It came in on a North of Navy Annex path”, rather than on “a South of Navy Annex path”. At just after 46:46 the Speaker meant to say: ‘…The white plane came in on a diagonal North [of CITGO gas
station and North of Navy Annex] path…’, rather than on a ‘South path.’ More generally, though the two Pentagon heliport firefighters saw a low-flying white plane diagonally approaching on their left, they were sufficiently North of the centerline of the West face that the path of the plane itself was to the North of the Navy Annex and CITGO gas station, not to the South of them. For a more detailed discussion of the accurate interpretation of North-path witnesses’ testimonies, see 1;39;45 to 1;42;35 into the Speaker’s presentation at the Washington, D.C. 9/11 Conference held at the Pentagon Sheraton Hotel, Sept. 15, 2013, at
This is the original video that YouTube took down, without notice, on or about Feb 20, 2015 – which left the following notice for those who follow one of thousands of locations of the YouTube link out there on the internet:
“This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content”
Which makes no sense whatsoever given the scientific evidence that this documentary sticks to. Of course we are appealing the action to the extent that we can and will take legal steps as well.
The video had over a Million and a half views prior to be taken down.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Italian Prime Minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon all have one thing in common: the NSA spied on them. WikiLeaks has revealed that the United States has kept very close tabs on its own allies. But what does this do for America’s image abroad? RT’s Ed Schultz is joined by RT correspondent Manuel Rapalo and Tyrel Ventura, of RT’s Watching the Hawks.
Joining RT’s Ed Schultz is Corey Hebert, CEO of Community Health TV and professor at LSU Health Sciences Center to discuss the Flint water crisis and the nation-wide problem of lead poisoning. Herbert breaks down how humans can be exposed to lead in a number of ways, from the environment to paint, adding that the testing of children is vital to the discovery of lead poisonings. Herbert suspects the issue will only become more apparent given more testing.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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