Daily Archives: July 17, 2016

‘We As A People Will Become Afraid Of The Ocean’ | All In | MSNBC

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Barrow, Alaska: The Leading Edge Of Climate Change | All In | MSNBC

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The politics of climate change in the US – TechKnow

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Published on Jul 17, 2016

Receding glaciers, volatile weather, and rapid greenhouse gas accumulation all point towards human-induced climate change. In fact, 97 percent of published reports agree that climate change is fuelled by manmade greenhouse gases.

But while there is overwhelming consensus within the scientific community, climate change remains a contentious topic in politics in the United States. In this episode, TechKnow examines the debate over climate change.

Lindsay Moran travels to Washington, DC to look at what is at stake in the debate.

Politicians fall into two camps: those who believe in human-induced climate change and those who don’t.

When asked why climate change is so politically charged, John Holden, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, tells us: “I think the most fundamental reason is this misperception that being in favour of addressing the climate change challenge is to be against jobs and the economy.”

Shini Somara heads to Miami, Florida, where there simply isn’t time for a debate over whether climate change is a legitimate threat. The state is already facing the immediate effects of rising sea levels.

According to climate scientist Ben Kirtman, Florida is the epicentre for climate change impacts.

Rising sea levels are already affecting the lives of Miami coastline residents. Some have faced property damage from rising water, while others reflect on the reality of relocation.

“I’ve been here for my entire lifetime,” says Dan Kipnis, a Miami resident and environmental activist. “I know for a fact I’m going to have to leave.”

Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine says he cannot afford to be concerned with the politics of climate change.

“As mayor I don’t have the liberty or time to debate why climate change is happening. All I have is the opportunity to fix it,” he says. “That bay is not Republican, it’s not Democrat, it knows no limits.”

City officials are moving quickly to keep the city dry by installing pumps and raising buildings and streets. The infrastructure is expensive, and applying for funding from the state or federal level again highlights the political divides surrounding climate change.

“When they are trying to get resources from the state of Florida,” says climate scientist Ben Kirtman, “they can’t really talk about the climate change part of it.”

   Food-Matters
   Global Climate Change
   Environment Ethics
   Environment Justice

Global warming…Do The Math w/Bill McKibben


The Big Picture RT

Published on Sep 20, 2013

Bill McKibben, 350.org/Oil and Honey, joins Thom Hartmann. The fight to save our civilization from global warming and climate change is in high gear – even as 2.4 million pounds of toxic C02 continues to be pumped into our atmosphere every second. Where does the movement to fight back against climate change stand today – and what can be done to increase its influence?

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Sustainable Agriculture Solutions


Friends of the Earth U.S.

Published on May 9, 2016

Kari Hamerschlag’s presentation at the Sustainable Food Summit in January 2016.

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

The Ad Fox News Won’t Air #FOXFoolsOnClimate


Friends of the Earth U.S.

Published on Jul 15, 2016
Fox News wouldn’t air this ad, so we’re bringing it straight to you.

A number of studies have documented the persistent pattern of bias and distortion in Fox News climate reporting — and those of other Rupert Murdoch broadcast properties around the world — including the Wall Street Journal. Fox News and Fox Business anchors repeatedly call climate change a hoax, claiming that CO2 does not cause global warming and the earth hasn’t warmed from human activities.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics: Ari Rabin-Havt

In today’s post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America present a revelatory history of this industry—which they’ve dubbed Lies, Incorporated—and show how it has crippled legislative progress on issues including tobacco regulation, public health care, climate change, gun control, immigration, abortion, and same-sex marriage.

Eye-opening and indispensable, Lies, Incorporated takes an unflinching look at the powerful network of politicians and special interest groups that have launched coordinated assaults on the truth to shape American politics.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice
Media

Ari Rabin Havt: Lies, Incorporated


Ed Mays

Published on Jun 26, 2016

In today’s post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America present a revelatory history of this industry–which they’ve dubbed Lies, Incorporated The World Of Post-Truth Politics–and show how it has crippled legislative progress on issues including tobacco regulation, public health care, climate change, gun control, immigration, abortion, and same-sex marriage. Eye-opening and indispensable, Lies, Incorporated takes an unflinching look at the powerful network of politicians and special interest groups that have launched coordinated assaults on the truth to shape American politics.

Thanks to Seattle Town Hall & University Book Store
Recorded 6/10/16

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Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice