Daily Archives: July 7, 2016

Ring of Fire On Free Speech TV | Episode 242 – The Undying Koch Problem


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Published on Feb 10, 2016

The Koch Brothers have never hesitated to use their money to influence US elections, but a new report says that they may have broken the law by doing this – we’ll bring you the details…

A form of permanent birth control for women is having disastrous side effects, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this latest threat to women’s’ health…

And we’ll find out how Republicans are working to steal this year’s election…

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Ring of Fire On Free Speech TV | Episode 315 – Kochs in the Shadows


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jul 7, 2016

A video has been released showing Louisiana police officers murdering a restrained black man, and so far we have no clear answers as to why this man was even targeted by the police…

The Koch brothers have been strangely silent in this election cycle…or have they? They’re going to spend almost $1 billion dollars, they’re just doing it where we aren’t paying attention…

And Scott Walker can’t stop ruining the state of Wisconsin – we’ll bring you the details in tonight’s backstory…

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Christiana Figueres nominated for post of UN secretary general

UN’s former climate change chief, who was a key architect of the Paris climate agreement, joins long list of candidates to succeed Ban Ki-moon

One of the chief architects of the global accord on climate change signed last year in Paris has been nominated for the post of secretary general of the United Nations.

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), won plaudits from around the world at the successful conclusion of the Paris talks in December. The summit saw all of the world’s nations agree for the first time to a binding commitment to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.

She served as the UN’s climate chief from 2010, after the much-derided Copenhagen conference on climate change in 2009, until 1 July this year. She will be succeeded in that post by Patricia Espinosa, currently Mexico’s ambassador to Germany.

Figueres joins a long list of candidates for the post of secretary general of the UN, currently held by the South Korean diplomat Ban Ki-moon, who has also made climate change a key priority of his premiership.

…(read more).

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Climate scientists are under attack from frivolous lawsuits | Lauren Kurtz

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund is forced to defend climate scientists against constant frivolous lawsuits

Today’s climate scientists have a lot more to worry about than peer review. Organizations with perverse financial incentives harass scientists with lawsuit after lawsuit, obstructing research and seeking to embarrass them with disclosures of private information.

On June 14th, an Arizona court ruled that thousands of emails from two prominent climate scientists must be turned over to the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E), a group that disputes the 97% expert consensus on human-caused climate change and argues against action to confront it. E&E and its attorneys are funded by Peabody Coal, Arch Coal, and Alpha Natural Resources, coal corporations with billions of dollars in revenue.

Formerly named the American Tradition Institute, E&E has been described as “filing nuisance suits to disrupt important academic research.”

E&E originally attacked Dr. Michael Mann, whose research shows a dramatic increase in recent temperatures in a graph popularly known as the “hockey stick.” In 2011, the group sued under Virginia open records laws to obtain six years of Dr. Mann’s emails from the University of Virginia—over 10,000 messages in total. The Virginia Supreme Court denied E&E’s claims and ruled that academic research correspondence should be protected because release would cause “harm to university-wide research efforts, damage to faculty recruitment and retention, undermining of faculty expectations of privacy and confidentiality, and impairment of free thought and expression.”

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Senator Markey on Clean Energy, Climate Change – Full Floor Remarks – July 7, 2016


Senator Markey

Published on Jul 7, 2016

Senator Edward J. Markey spoke on the Senate floor about clean energy and climate change.

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Noam Chomsky – The More You Learn.

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The Koch Shadow Network Is Funding Dangerous Candidates All Over The Country

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Gulf of Fracking: 76bn gallons of toxic waste water reportedly dumped into Ocean


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Published on Jul 7, 2016

The Gulf of Mexico has a troubled past of pollution particularly since the Deep Water Horizon spill in 2010, when 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have leaked into its waters.

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UN: Global fish consumption per capita hits record high – BBC News

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News
Image copyright FAO/S.Kambou Image caption Globally, fish provided 6.7% of all protein consumed by humans, the FAO report estimated

Global per capita fish consumption has hit a record high, passing the 20kg per year mark for the first time, United Nations data has shown.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report said it was the result of improved aquaculture and reduced waste.

It added that people, for the first time on record, were now consuming more farmed fish than wild-caught fish.

However, the report’s authors warn that marine natural resources continue to be overharvested at unsustainable levels.

The data has been published in the FAO’s biennial State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sofia) report.

Manuel Barange, director of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources, welcomed the fact that global per capita fish consumption has passed the 20kg per year threshold.

“I personally think this is a very good thing because it shows that over the past five decades, fisheries supply – which combines aquaculture, inland fisheries and marine fisheries – has outpaced human population growth very significantly,” he said.

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