Daily Archives: December 23, 2016

Generation 1.5°C : A unique intergenerational climate workshop – Rhodes House, Oxford

How can this generation limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in their lifetimes and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come?

22 – 23 APRIL 2017
Coinciding with Earth Day Weekend


The 2015 Paris agreement recognized that ‘climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet’. It set the world a goal of pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Climate change is a problem that is intimately part of our daily lives – from the energy we use to the air we breathe – yet long-term solutions require reimagining the fundamentals of daily life in modern society. While climate change poses such unique challenges, it also provides unique opportunities for thinking across issues, disciplines, and scales to address this unprecedented challenge.

Generation 1.5°C will be an intimate workshop for young Scholars across all disciplines – from medicine to philosophy – to discuss and reimagine approaches to addressing climate change with leading academics, activists, and public figures who work at the cutting edge of solutions to the problem. Due to the intimate nature of the weekend we have a limited number of spaces for Senior Scholars to attend as moderators and mentors, to help empower our next generation of climate champions to tackle the biggest challenge of our time. As you have previously expressed interest, we are proving you the exclusive opportunity to register before the limited number of places are released to the wider Rhodes Community in the New Year. Registrations will be on first-come, first-serve basis.

This two-day unique workshop held at Rhodes House over the 2017 Earth Day weekend will bring together prominent climate leaders with current Scholars from a variety of fields, equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to become climate champions over the course of their careers. Generation 1.5 will offer an unparalleled opportunity for climate leaders to share their experiences and wisdom with the next generation, empowering participants to mainstream climate action across a variety of fields and disciplines.

Programme Highlights
Specialised climate training sessions
Panels and interactive discussions
Rhodes House dinner and reception
Networking and mentoring opportunitie

Convened by Cameron Hepburn (Australia-at-Large & Magdalen, 2000)
Director, Economics of Sustainability, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School

Confirmed Speakers Include
Dan Esty
(Massachusetts & Balliol, 1981), Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Director of Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Marshallese educator and prominent climate poet / activist
Bill McKibben, Author, activist and founder of 350.org
Achim Steiner, Director, Oxford Martin School and former Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

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Noam Chomsky on Donald Trump & Hate & Fear


Published on Nov 10, 2016

Finally, The REAL REASON Why Trump Picked Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson AND Why He’s Taking a 99% PAY CUT

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Published on Dec 16, 2016

This Exclusive Report FINALLY Explains the mystery surrounding WHY Trump Picked the filthy-rich CEO of Exxon Mobile Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. He certainly is not a household name and most American’s have never heard of him. Trump who has been selecting mostly loyalists, didn’t even know Tillerson previously. Rachel Maddow explains just how Tillerson made it on Trump’s radar and also why Tillerson, who’s never worked anywhere but Exxon, would take a job that’s offering a 99% PAY DECREASE. This is an extremely tangled web which only Rachel could properly navigate through. It’s FASCINATING information that everyone should be aware of. Great Reporting.

Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities – BBC News


The president-elect, who takes office next month, said the US must take such action “until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.

His spokesman later said that he was referring to the need to prevent nuclear proliferation.

Mr Trump spoke hours after President Vladimir Putin said Russia needs to bolster its military nuclear potential.

The US has 7,100 nuclear weapons and Russia has 7,300, according to the US nonpartisan Arms Control Association.

Mr Trump’s comments came in the form of a tweet, giving no other details.

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Trumps SOS Pick Rex Tillerson MOCKS U.S. Government at Russian Oil Expo – SHAMEFUL

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Published on Dec 17, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Maddow uncovers Vladimir Putins treacherous tratment of his political opponents and ties it to Rex W. Tillerson, President of Exxon Mobil and Trump’s pick for Secretary of State. Tillerson has a reputation for ignoring U.S. Foreign Policy specifically with regard to sanctions placed against Russia for their invasion of the Ukraine. Russia’s aggression halted the massive $500 billion oil exploration partnership which included Exxon Mobil. Putin invited “Big Oil” Executives to an Oil Expo to be held in St Petersburg. The US Government communicated to the US based executives that participating in the expo would be against the interests of the United States. Tillerson attended anyway and mocked the US during the proceedings.

Richard Branson On Rex Tillerson, $1B Clean Energy Fund | MSNBC


Published on Dec 13, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s latest cabinet picks have a history of questioning climate change. Founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, joins MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle to react to this as he joins Bill Gates in a clean energy venture.

Satellite Images Help Scientists Predict Rising Sea Levels

Noam Chomsky on Donald Trump & Hate & Fear