Monthly Archives: June 2016

Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change


TheRealNews

Published on Jun 30, 2016

Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft’s shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction

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The Conflict is Between Wall Street and Main Street within the Democratic Party


TheRealNews

Published on Jun 30, 2016

Thanks to the Sanders movement, corporate interests in the Democratic Party are a little weaker now than a year ago, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

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Conservation Agriculture in arid areas – Oumarou Balarabé


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Jun 30, 2016

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(This is the first video in a two-part video)
Oumarou Balarabé of Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) presents Conservation Agriculture (CA) work carried out in the context of dry zones. Balarabé talks about the main characteristics of dryland areas including short single-mode rainfall, fragile natural ecosystems, high competition on space and biomass, bushfires, small-scale agriculture and high population density.

CA affects both the determinants and effects of climate change. Balarabé introduces water balance issues arguing that CA soil management techniques result in lower levels of soil loss through run-off and erosion. Drawing on his experience in Cameroon, Balarabé demonstrates how CA methods can be highly productive in terms of improving agricultural production.

This webinar was organized as a part of a learning event on conservation agriculture for climate change mitigation that was organized by the community of practice for climate change mitigation in agriculture and CA-CoP Conservation agriculture community of practice in 2012. © FAO www.fao.org

Part 2:

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I Have a Seed – International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 (Alois Leidwein)


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Jun 30, 2016

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Message of Dr. Alois Leidwein, Director of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Security (AGES), recorded for the European Side event titled “I Have a Seed” in occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2016, which has been held in Geneva at Palais des Nations with the aim to raise awareness on the contribution of the International Treaty to mainstreaming plant biodiversity sustaining people and their livelihoods, with particular focus on “Expanding benefits bringing non-monetary benefits to farmers”.

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UC Carbon Slam 2016: Faculty Climate Action Champions Part 1


University of California Television (UCTV)

Published on Jun 30, 2016

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Presentations from University of California Faculty Climate Action Champions, who are working to build community engagement and awareness of climate change and to discover and implement solutions. Recorded on 05/23/2016. Series: “UC Climate Solutions Channel ” [Science] [Show ID: 31050]

Part 2:

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Let’s talk about immigration | EU Referendum – Brexit 2016

Published on Jun 16, 2016
Are immigrants good for Britain? Or are they taking our jobs and lowering our wages?
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The issue of immigration could be tipping Britain towards a vote to leave the European Union. Anushka Asthana meets voters in Cheshire, Lancashire, Peterborough, Oxford and east London and asks about the impact of immigration on services, and joins Ukip and Tory leave supporters on the campaign trail

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Britain needs to talk about the R-word: racism – Anushka Asthana


The Guardian

Published on Jun 30, 2016
A vote for Brexit is not racist, argues the Guardian’s political editor, Anushka Asthana. But a small group with deeply racist views have hijacked the result of last week’s referendum, and are having a field day.
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Boris Johnson and others in the Leave camp have let a genie out of a bottle, and they must do whatever they can to put it back.

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