Monthly Archives: August 2017

James Hansen Hails Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit: We Can’t Rely on Our Politicians to Do Anything


Published on Aug 31, 2017
Democracy Now!

https://democracynow.org – Our Children’s Trust has filed a landmark lawsuit on behalf of 21 young people all under the age of 21. The lawsuit alleges the federal government has failed to take necessary action to curtail fossil fuel emissions. We speak with world-renowned climatologist Dr. James Hansen.

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An Evening with Bernie Sanders: Riverside Church, NYC 8/28/17


Peoples War
Published on Aug 28, 2017

Bernie comes home to the Big Apple.

Monsanto Writes Food Policy in Malawi


TheRealNews
Published on Aug 31, 2017
Tim Wise from the Small Planet Institute explains how Monsanto ended up writing the national seed policy for southern African country of Malawi where most people survive on subsistence farming

The United States Decides to Leave the Paris Agreement — Crisis or Opportunity

THE UNITED STATES DECIDES TO LEAVE THE PARIS AGREEMENT – CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY?

By Charalee Graydon (Prairies & Wadham 1982)
Rhodes-Scholars.TV

Introduction

On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced that the United States (US) would be leaving the Paris agreement , a global commitment by 195 countries to combat climate change (the Paris agreement). The President’s comment during the announcement, “I represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris” illustrated a nationalistic approach to a global issue affecting humankind. The decision rejected scientific, corporate, religious and international calls to address the threat of climate change. The President adopted both a nationalistic and self-focused position isolating the US from other countries of the world. His campaign promise of “America First” may have the result of the US losing its place as an economic and global leader.

In this paper, climate change is treated as a world problem to which human activity has contributed although it is recognized that this position is not accepted by all people. The paper provides information about the background leading to the Paris agreement, objectives adopted to limit CO2 emissions and global warming and responses to President Trump’s decision. It also reviews impacts of the decision and avenues for the future including possible conflicts over oil and natural gas resources.

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Robert Reich: The Resistance Report 8/30/2017


Inequality Media Civic Action
Published on Aug 30, 2017

Join me for today’s Resistance Report, where we’ll be talking about Hurricane Harvey, Trump’s climate policies, and more.

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Climate Change Is Creating A New Urban Crisis


Published on Aug 30, 2017
TheRealNews

As storms hit the U.S. and South Asia, investigative journalist Christian Parenti says we have the laws and technology to protect humanity from climate disaster, but we need to rip away the veil of the “free market”

Houston Refinery Explosion Will Endanger Local Communities


Published on Aug 31, 2017 TheRealNews

As Harvey continues to devastates the Gulf Coast, some fear the worst is yet to come.