Daily Archives: July 10, 2016

EV & N – 219 – CCTV | The Roots of Climate Change Denial: Psychological and Institutional Drivers of the Global Climate Crisis

There are powerful psychological and institutional reasons why our leaders fail to act on climate change.

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Climate Change in Bangladesh (2016 Documentary)


Understanding Climate Change

Published on Jun 17, 2016

Fair Use: Educational

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Protecting Scientists from Harassment | Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS-Harassment

Scientists whose work has unwelcome implications for powerful vested interests have increasingly found themselves under attack: hounded in online forums, threatened and harassed via email, subjected to intrusive open-records claims—even, in at least one notorious case, investigated under fraud statutes for their research. The Center for Science and Democracy is monitoring these cases and helping targeted scientists fight back, because attacks on independent science threaten us all.

Stories of harassment: Michael Mann and others

Harassment of scientists whose work threatens or embarrasses the powerful is not a new problem, of course. Famous cases in the 20th century included John Yudkin, Irving Selikoff and Herbert Needleman, whose work challenged the sugar, asbestos and lead industries respectively.

One of the most prominent recent cases involves climate scientist Michael Mann, who was subjected to a four-year legal battle after Virginia’s attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, launched an investigation alleging that Mann’s research while at the University of Virginia amounted to a fraudulent misuse of public funds. Mann’s ordeal was compounded when the American Tradition Institute launched a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for Mann’s emails. Both the fraud investigation and the FOIA request were eventually defeated in court.

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Providing resources and support for targeted scientists

UCS has been providing advice and support to scientists facing harassment for years. In 2012, we drew on this experience to produce Science in an Age of Scrutiny, a concise, practical guide featuring best practices for responding to harassing correspondence, hostile bloggers, intrusive information demands, or attacks in the mainstream press. The Center will continue to be a resource for scientists who find themselves targets of personal attacks.

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How to reverse someone’s moral compass


Nature Newsteam

Published on Sep 20, 2012

People can be tricked into changing their minds on moral issues, even to the point of constructing reasoned arguments in favour of their new position. Read more: http://www.nature.com/news/1.11447

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2052 and the Club of Rome (Prof. Jørgen Randers, Club of Rome)


AQAL Integral Investing

Published on Sep 22, 2015

Event: Club of Rome Investors’ Dialog
Location, Date: Berlin, 4th September, 2015
Speaker: Prof. Jørgen Randers, full international member Club of Rome, author “The Limits to Growth” and “2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years”

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Jørgen Randers – Trying (in vain) to save the world | BI Business Review


BI Norwegian Business School

Published on Jun 5, 2015

BI’s Green Economics Seminar and Festschrift for Jørgen Randers 21.May 2015. Randers has been busy weaving science and activism together over the last almost 50 years. This seminar launches the Festschrift in the honour of Jørgen Randers for exploring and enduring that tension.

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Per Espen Stoknes – Happy Climate | BI Business Review


BI Norwegian Business School

Published on Jun 5, 2015

BI’s Green Economics Seminar and Festschrift for Jørgen Randers 21.May 2015. Randers has been busy weaving science and activism together over the last almost 50 years. This seminar launches the Festschrift in the honour of Jørgen Randers for exploring and enduring that tension.

Per Espen Stoknes talks about “From Science to Activism – A happy climate”?

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