The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on Earth. This affects weather and increases coastal erosion threatening many Alaskan communities. But with melting sea ice come new opportunities for shipping and development. Will the oil, gas and mineral rich Arctic lead to a rush for development? Might this lead to conflict and to serious consequences for the environment? Earth Focus looks at the changing face of the Arctic today.
On December 3rd Dr. Vandana Shiva sat in a press conference to discuss the topics of climate Change being the cause of refugees and terrorism. She also references the Bill Gates jargon being fed through the media and how we can protect ourselves from their language and answer back with ours.
Naropa University’s Radical Compassion Symposium Presents Vandana Shiva, PhD. “Earth Democracy: Living as Earth Community” by Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned Indian environmental and anti-globalization activist who received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993. She is the author of more than twenty books, including Making Peace with the Earth; Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace; and Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis. More at www.naropa.edu.
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This special Earth Focus interview with Mark Lynas, author of “Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet”, covers key questions about climate change, and our options for a sustainable future.
A new kind of fascism has taken over America: the merger of corporations and government whereby corporate power dominates. With the emergence of ever-larger multinational corporations — due to consolidation facilitated by the Federal Reserve’s endless FIAT money — the corporatocracy has been in a position to literally purchase the U.S. Congress.
A James Jaeger Film featuring RON PAUL, Congressman/Presidential Candidate; PAT BUCHANAN, Author/Political Analyst; G. EDWARD GRIFFIN, Author/Producer; EDWIN VIEIRA, Author/Constitutional Attorney and TED BAEHR, Founder of MovieGuide and Christian Film & TV Commission.
A result of the corporate purchase of Congress is that many of the nation’s “laws” have been re-configured to benefit WE THE CORPORATIONS, rather than WE THE PEOPLE. “Laws” like NAFTA and GATT resulted in the outsourcing of the U.S. manufacturing base and the destruction of the Middle Class. This is nothing less than the 1 Percenters abusing the 99 Percenters. Known as “monopoly capitalism,” “crony capitalism,” “mercantilism,” “globalization,” “the new world order,” and/or “free trade” — this is NOT your Grandfather’s capitalism.
Published on Apr 17, 2016
Producers meet in Qatar’s capital to talk about restricting supply.
Presenter: Hazem Sika
Kamil Al Harami – Independent Oil Analyst.
Cornelia Meyer – Oil and Gas Specialist and CEO of Meyer Resource.
John Sfakianakis – Director of Economics Research at the Gulf Research Center.
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(Earth Focus: Episode 32) Nuclear Power: Risks and Consequences, an original Earth Focus investigative report, looks at the untold stories behind three of the world’s largest nuclear disasters: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. According to government and industry officials, no one died as a result of Three Mile Island and only low doses of radiation — equivalent to a single chest XRay were released. But many local residents disagree and cite medical evidence that radiation released from the Three Mile Island reactor was severe enough to cause disease and death. It’s been 30 years but the controversy continues.
Chernobyl was the worst nuclear disaster in history. A new book, Chernobyl: Consequences of a Catastrophe says that almost a million people died as a result of the nuclear accident — not 4,000 as The World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency claim. A screw up or a coverup? Earth Focus looks at evidence that links radioactive exposure to diminished intelligence, premature aging and a variety of other health conditions. Given the severity of the accident in Fukushima and the inability of the government to provide action to safeguard large portions of its population, the Japanese government moved the goal posts on what is considered safe radiation exposure for children and nuclear workers. Japanese organized crime, the Yakuza, is now becoming actively involved in the cleanup of radioactive waste.
As the Green Belt Movement in Africa grew, she became known as the Tree Mother.
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Journalist Mark Hertsgaard interviews 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai. The Honorable Professor Maathai is the first woman, the first Kenyan and the first environmentalist to win the prize. She was selected for her role in founding the Green Belt Movement, which for nearly 30 years has sought to empower women, improve the environment and fight corruption in Africa. She also won acclaim for her campaign to fight deforestation by planting 30 million trees in Africa, making her Nobel Peace Prize the first to acknowledge environmentalism as a means of building peace through pre-empting conflict over increasingly scarce resources. She is Kenyan by nationality, a biologist by training, an activist by occupation and now a member of the government in Kenya as Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.
Fukushima was not a Japanese nuclear disaster. It was a nuclear disaster that just happened to take place in Japan. It can happen elsewhere. Dr. Edwin Lyman of the Union of Concerned Scientists says that efforts to reduce risks related to nuclear power fall short and inadequate safety standards in the US make a Fukushima like disaster possible. He looks at what US nuclear power plants are most vulnerable. Lyman is co author of the new book Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.
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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