Daily Archives: May 6, 2016

Stark Warning on Climate

May 5, 2016

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim today warned inaction on climate change would result in global temperatures soaring above 2 degrees Celsius, spelling disaster for people and the planet. Speaking at the opening of the Climate Action Summit in Washington, D.C., Kim urged countries to act and deliver on their national plans, which were made at the historic Paris COP21 summit last December.

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As Climate Deception Investigations Gain Momentum, ExxonMobil Plays the Victim

Al Gore joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (center) at a news conference announcing more AGs will investigate ExxonMobil for fraud.

05/06/2016 09:08 am ET

With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul.

“Collaboration, collusion, conspiracy,” charged ExxonMobil Media Relations Manager Alan Jeffers, “pick a word.”

Pick a word? How about nonsense? If anyone could be accused of collusion and conspiracy, it’s ExxonMobil. But more on that later.

What prompted Jeffers’ ludicrous allegation was a meeting that took place on March 29. My colleague Peter Frumhoff, lead climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and environmental attorney Matt Pawa briefed a handful of state attorneys general, including New York’s Eric Schneiderman, who launched an investigation of ExxonMobil last November. Later that day, Schneiderman and 16 other attorneys general joined former Vice President Al Gore at a press conference to declare their support for more aggressive government action on climate change. During the event, AGs from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Massachusetts announced that they, too, would initiate investigations of ExxonMobil.

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Earth Day Special: “Fierce Green Fire” Documentary Explores Environmental Movement’s Global Rise

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Published on Apr 22, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – In an Earth Day special, we look at the history of the global environmental movement as told in the sweeping new documentary, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet.” We air extended highlights from the film — from New York housewives who take on a major chemical company that polluted their community of Love Canal, to Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales, to the fight by Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubber tappers to save the Amazon rainforest. We also speak to the film’s Oscar-nominated director, Mark Kitchell. “We were really looking to tell stories of the movement. We thought it would be a more engaging and impassioned approach to what are very difficult subjects. Usually environmental films, no matter how good they are, are an eco bummer,” Kitchell says. “These people succeed against enormous odds. And that should give us some kind of hope.” “A Fierce Green Fire” airs tonight on PBS American Masters.

See extended clips from the film and watch our full interview with director Mark Kitchell:
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/22…

Part 2:

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Documentary – A FIERCE GREEN FIRE – INTERVIEW


VIGO: Trailers & Clips

Published on Oct 12, 2013

Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this Sundance documentary brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought—and succeeded—against enormous odds. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to fighting toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace to Chico Mendes; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, A Fierce Green Fire is “nothing less than the history of environmentalism itself.” (Los Angeles Times). From the Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende

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A Fierce Green Fire


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Published on Aug 29, 2014

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GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING | How Many Stars Are There In The Galaxy?


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Published on May 6, 2016

http://to.pbs.org/1UtjdaP
GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING premieres Wednesdays, May 18-June 1, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

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Al Gore: Are There Reasons To Be Optimistic About Climate Change? : NPR

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http://www.npr.org/2016/05/06/476620988/are-there-reasons-to-be-optimistic-about-climate-change

May 6, 201610:00 AM ET
Heard on TED Radio Hour

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Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Case For Optimism

About Al Gore’s TED Talk

Vice President Al Gore explains how human ingenuity can solve our climate crisis.

About Al Gore

Vice President Al Gore spends the majority of his time chairing The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management.

Starting in 1993, he served two terms as the 45th Vice President of the United States. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

In 2006, he was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. In 2007, he became the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Gore is also the author of several books, including Earth In The Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault On Reason, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, and most recently, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.

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