Daily Archives: July 7, 2016

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


The Ring of Fire

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.

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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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