Daily Archives: April 12, 2016

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA


TED

Published on Mar 6, 2013

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

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The Food You Eat | James Miner | TEDxBeaconStreet


TEDx Talks

Published on Dec 31, 2015

How much do you know about the food you eat? Have you ever wondered how far it travels to get to you, or how much water was consumed to produce it? The more you know, the more you’ll be interested in the future of food and its increasingly important role in the design of our cities.

James Miner is an urban planner and managing principal at Sasaki Associates, Inc. Sasaki is a global design firm known for its culture of innovation and thought leadership in the fields of urban design, planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, architecture, interior design, and graphic design.

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The Future Of Food: Is There An Urban Answer?


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Published on Apr 7, 2016

Climate change has forced us to rethink our options about many things, including how and where we grow our food. James Miner, Principal of urban design and planning at Sasaki Associates in Watertown, has focused much of his practice on creating more sustainable communities for future generations. Jessie Banhazl, founder and CEO of Green City Growers, helps to change people’s perception of what is possible through her own rooftop farming revolution, growing fresh food in the most unlikely places. Miner, who lectures and writes extensively on how local food can be used to promote economic development, and Banhazl, who uses her work to prove that sustainable agriculture can be both healthy and profitable, discuss their opinions on the future of agriculture in an age where finding sustainable solutions for growing healthy food is paramount.

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EXCERPT: Obama talks Risks to National Security from Climate Change at US Coast Guard Academy 2015


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Published on May 20, 2015

Remarks by the President at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement 2015, watch full speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uezKO…

White House Report: The National Security Implications of a Changing Climate
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-…

What They’re Saying: Military Leaders Respond to the President’s Call to Battle Climate Change https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/…

Transcript
http://climatestate.com/2015/05/21/pr…

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Climate change and national security


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Published on Apr 12, 2016

Climate change and national security describes serious threats to the security and prosperity of countries, due to climate warming, and climate actions to adapt and mitigate impacts.

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References

Why the U.S. East Coast could be a major ‘hotspot’ for rising seas
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e…

Obama talks Risks to National Security from Climate Change at US Coast Guard Academy 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is3n5…

NASA experts explain ice melt in Antarctica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03t34…

NATO: Climate Change Is Significant Security Threat and ‘Its Bite Is Already Being Felt’ http://ecowatch.com/2015/10/12/nato-c…

Climate Change Now Top Security Threat AND Top Economic Threat http://www.politicususa.com/2016/01/1…

Worldwide Threat Assessment: Climate Magnifying Instability http://climateandsecurity.org/2016/02…

Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall (2003). “An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and its Implications for United States National Security” http://www.climate.org/PDF/clim_chang…

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises 2013 doi:10.17226/18373

Doherty, Thomas J.; Clayton, Susan (2011). The psychological impacts of global climate change doi:10.1037/a0023141

Leonardo DiCaprio at the UN: ‘Climate change is not hysteria – it’s a fact'” The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/environmen…

Arnold Schwarzenegger Don’t listen to the climate change cynics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn39B…

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Glacial Balance “Iceman” trailer


DaltonicFilms

Published on Jul 1, 2014

Special edition DVD set available at glacialbalance.com

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Glacial Balance “Commute” trailer


DaltonicFilms

Published on Jul 1, 2014

Special edition DVD set available at glacialbalance.com

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GLACIAL BALANCE


FINCA] Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental

Published on Jul 11, 2014

Glacial Balance
De Ethan Steinman
EEUU, 2014
95 min. Documental
Temática: cambio climático
Glacial balance” es un viaje por la espina dorsal de la Cordillera de los Andes, desde Colombia hasta la Argentina, para conocer las vidas de quienes son los primeros en sufrir las consecuencias de la disminución de los glaciares tropicales, como un canario en una mina. En este camino, nos acompañan científicos que ofrecen su punto de vista sobre lo que está sucediendo en la naturaleza y lo que podemos esperar en el futuro. Así, descubrimos el efecto en cadena que desata la desaparición de estos glaciares y lo que eso implica para nosotros y para el mundo entero.

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Can we communicate our way to sustainability?

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13 million along US coast could see homes swamped by 2100, study finds

A man tries to jump to a shallow spot as he crosses a flooded street in Miami Beach, Florida, in September. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Combination of coastal population growth and rising sea levels could drive a shift comparable to the 20th century’s Great Migration

Oliver Milman @olliemilman

Monday 14 March 2016 12.00 EDT Last modified on Thursday 17 March 2016 08.26 EDT

US coastal areas occupied by more than 13 million people will be at risk of being completely swamped by the sea under a worst-case climate change scenario, new research predicts, potentially leading to a population upheaval comparable to the Great Migration of the 20th century.

Population growth in coastal areas over the course of this century, particularly in vulnerable areas of Florida, is likely to collide with the reality of rising seas caused by melting glaciers and thermal expansion as the planet warms.

Research led by the University of Georgia has provided the first glimpse of how demographic changes in America will place greater numbers of people at the frontline of sea level rises. In a severe scenario involving a 6ft (1.8m) rise in sea levels by 2100, fuelled by the gradual collapse of the Antarctic ice sheets, a total of 13.1 million people would risk seeing their homes inundated.

A less dramatic sea level rise of 0.9m, still considered at the upper end of IPCC projections, would risk land occupied by 4.2 million people being claimed by the sea.

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