Daily Archives: March 25, 2016

Canada approves GMO potatoes


RT America

Published on Mar 25, 2016

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency gave the thumbs-up to the genetically modified potato, but how will the consumers react to the spiffed-up spud? RT America’s Anya Parampil is joined by Alex Mihailovich in Toronto.

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Climate Change Special France Dec. 2015 | Kumi Naidoo


Frank Melli

Published on Mar 25, 2016

Melli Productions Presents a Global Collaboration…
Climate Change Special France Dec. 2015 – hosted by Christian Poirier of Amazon Watch and Alec Baldwin.
Special Thanks to Ana Luis Anjus and the UNDP Equator Prize team.

See particularly, comments of Kumi Naidoo:

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2016 Runaway Climate Change * Leading Scientist * Economy Collapse * Troubling | Guy McPherson


Marc Haneburght

Published on Mar 4, 2016

The latest on the huge temp jumps in 2015 and in the last few months. From looking at the data,we are past 1.5C average global temp ,getting close to a 2C temp. Exponential function is running the show now.

Leading scientist lays out for you the connections.The only truth teller, Professor Guy McPherson. Included is some info about the relationship of runaway climate change and economic collapse.

Please Note: When Guy McPherson says, “125 years,” please replace with “125,000 years.”

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Untouchable Big Oil Threatens All Life On Earth


Empire Files

Published on Jan 19, 2016

All life on Earth is threatened by catastrophic climate change–the main culprit is so powerful that the U.S. government is setup to serve it, rather than regulate it.

The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil’s strong-arm reach–its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity.

Featuring interviews with two investigative journalists who have covered oil disasters on-the-ground–Antonia Juhasz, author of “Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill”, and Greg Palast, author of “Vulture’s Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pig, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores.”

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20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA’s Biggest Lie


TheRealNews

Published on Jan 2, 2014

Tim Wise: The numbers expose the official distortions around NAFTA’s failed promises

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Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry | Bill McKibben

A fracking well in the Eagle Ford Shale region, near Karnes City, Texas. (AP Photo / Aaron M. Sprecher)

Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.

By Bill McKibben March 23, 2016

Global warming is, in the end, not about the noisy political battles here on the planet’s surface. It actually happens in constant, silent interactions in the atmosphere, where the molecular structure of certain gases traps heat that would otherwise radiate back out to space. If you get the chemistry wrong, it doesn’t matter how many landmark climate agreements you sign or how many speeches you give. And it appears the United States may have gotten the chemistry wrong. Really wrong.

There’s one greenhouse gas everyone knows about: carbon dioxide, which is what you get when you burn fossil fuels. We talk about a “price on carbon” or argue about a carbon tax; our leaders boast about modest “carbon reductions.” But in the last few weeks, CO2’s nasty little brother has gotten some serious press. Meet methane, otherwise known as CH4.

In February, Harvard researchers published an explosive paper in Geophysical Research Letters. Using satellite data and ground observations, they concluded that the nation as a whole is leaking methane in massive quantities. Between 2002 and 2014, the data showed that US methane emissions increased by more than 30 percent, accounting for 30 to 60 percent of an enormous spike in methane in the entire planet’s atmosphere.

To the extent our leaders have cared about climate change, they’ve fixed on CO2. Partly as a result, coal-fired power plants have begun to close across the country. They’ve been replaced mostly with ones that burn natural gas, which is primarily composed of methane. Because burning natural gas releases significantly less carbon dioxide than burning coal, CO2 emissions have begun to trend slowly downward, allowing politicians to take a bow. But this new Harvard data, which comes on the heels of other aerial surveys showing big methane leakage, suggests that our new natural-gas infrastructure has been bleeding methane into the atmosphere in record quantities. And molecule for molecule, this unburned methane is much, much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.

…(read more).

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How NAFTA Displaced Millions of Mexican Farmers


Empire Files

Published on Feb 18, 2016

Abby Martin outlines the disastrous effects of so-called “free trade” policy NAFTA, including the ejection of over two million Mexican farmers, a surge in sweatshop labor and the destruction of Mexico’s food sovereignty.

WATCH FULL EPISODE // http://mediaroots.org/the-empires-war…

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