Daily Archives: May 1, 2016

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds


Uploaded on Nov 8, 2010


Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we’re in for an exciting ride. While there’s a real risk that we’ll fall off a cliff, there’s still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.

A deeper analysis of the crises we face, and possible solutions we can work on right now can be had HERE: http://j.mp/PCReader

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This May: Break Free From Fossil Fuels


Published on Mar 16, 2016

May 4-15, 2016: A global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy. #keepitintheground

Across the world, people are showing the courage to confront polluters where they are most powerful — from the halls of power to the wells and mines themselves.

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EV & N – 213 – CCTV | Where can we turn to learn about climate? Online “Film Festivals” for Extending Climate Awareness and Effective Action




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Disruption (Full Movie, 2014)

Published on Sep 7, 2014

Run Time: 52 Minutes
Release Date: September 7, 2014
A Film by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3398380/

Watch, download + share the movie http://watchdisruption.com/download/

Screenings of the movie http://watchdisruption.com/screenings/

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We Have Five Years to Stop Building Coal Plants and Gas-Powered Cars http://motherboard.vice.com/en_au/rea…

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350.org: Because the world needs to know


Uploaded on Jun 9, 2008

350 is the most important number in the world. It’s the safe line for our global climate and a start line for a global movement.
Visit http://350.org to join the movement (and invite your friends to our Facebook group! http://facebook.com/350.org)

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Plant for the Planet at Town Hall with Bill McKibben

Marco Deppe

Published on Apr 4, 2016

The Plant for the Planet Ambassadors, ages 8 to 15, were asked to say a few words before Bill McKibben’s (Author, Educator, Environmentalist and Founder of 350.org) talk.

The kids talked about Plant for the Planet, the lawsuits, the Gas pump warning label initiative and their support for Break Free.

To learn more:
Plant for the Planet USA http://climatechangeforfamilies.com/
Upcoming Academy for new Ambassadors (9-14) http://ow.ly/10bzyq
Plant for the Planet http://www.plant-for-the-planet.org/
Break Free 2016 https://breakfree2016.org/ http://breakfreepnw.org/
Bill McKibben http://www.billmckibben.com/ http://350.org/
Our Children’s Trust http://ourchildrenstrust.org/
Gas Pump Labels http://ourhorizon.org/

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Researchers Say Only Way to Guarantee Enough Food in 2050 Is if the World Turns Vegan

Roz Pidcock, Carbon Brief | April 24, 2016 10:40 am


on hills in the Burundian countryside. The green patches are tea. Until recently most of these hills were completely forested. Photo credit: Jane Boles / Flickr

Itis possible to produce enough food to feed a growing population without another tree being felled, according to new research. But there’s a catch.

The only way to guarantee enough food in 2050 is if the world turns vegan, says the study published Tuesday in Nature Communications. That way, even the most pessimistic projections for technological improvements and availability of farmland wouldn’t see people going hungry.

With a global transition to veganism unlikely, the study explores the options left on the table if we continue to eat meat, as well as how climate change might narrow those options further.

The study is more of a thought experiment than a realistic set of projections. But the point it makes is simple: We, as humans, must work out how to make the most appropriate use of a finite amount of land. While there will inevitably be compromises, the paper concludes:

“Deforestation is not a precondition for supplying the world with sufficient food in terms of quantity and quality in 2050.”


Whether for growing crops, grazing or building on, 75 percent of the Earth’s ice-free surface is used in one way or another by humans, today’s study begins. Put another way, only a quarter is left in something resembling its natural state.

Land-based ecosystems house a large fraction of the world’s biodiversity, as well as providing food, fuel, energy, air and water purification and protection against the elements for humans.

Forests, in particular, also play an important role in mitigating climate change. The paper notes:

“Forests store more carbon than any other land-cover type per unit area.”

The starting point for the study is a hypothetical world in which the global population recognizes the intrinsic value of our remaining forests and halts to deforestation.

…(read more).

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Adapting to climate change

The Economist

Published on Nov 30, 2015

Bangladesh is highly susceptible to climate change. Floods, cyclones and droughts are likely to increase as the Earth warms. Poor farmers are already trying to adapt

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« Water and climate change : let’s adapt ! »

Sauvons l’eau

Published on Jul 30, 2014

On the World Environment Day 2014, the Rhone Mediterranean Corsica water agency launched an animated film on adaptation to climate change in the water sector.

Climate change is here. Let’s adapt! The French Government, the Rhone Mediterranean Corsica water agency, the regions of Franche-Comté, Burgundy, Rhône-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur have engaged in a plan to adapt to change climate. Making the ground permeable again to allow water to infiltrate, reducing water waste, preserving wetlands and biodiversity… the plan proposes a range of measures to reduce the vulnerability of territories.

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The Pivotal Role of Water in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

IISD Reporting Services / Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)

Published on May 1, 2016

On Monday, 7 December 2015, UN Water hosted a panel discussion on the Pivotal role of water in climate change adaptation and mitigation. The event brought together representatives from national and local government with private sector, to discuss the impacts of climate change on water. Panelists underscored that mitigation and adaptation actions may not be mutually exclusive, identifying the need for collaboration and increased investment and further expressed hope for the Paris outcomes.

Produced by Tasha Goldberg and filmed/edited by Nemo Allen.

You can find our written reports and photographs for this meeting here: http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop21

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