Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

Animal Agriculture and The Impact of Climate Change with Gene Baur

The Real Truth About Health
Published on Oct 4, 2017

Gene Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, knows that the key to happiness lies in aligning your beliefs with your actions. In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lecture he explores the deeply transformative experience of visiting the sanctuary and its profound effects on people’s lives.

He covers the basic tenets of Farm Sanctuary life–such as eating in harmony with your values, connecting with nature wherever you are, and reducing stress–and offers viewers simple ways to incorporate these principles into their lives. Gene is inspiring for viewers looking to improve their whole lives and the lives of those around them–both two- and four-legged Connect with The Real Truth About Health




Passionate believers in whole food plant based diets, no chemicals, minimal pharmaceutical drugs, no GMO’s. Fighting to stop climate change and extinction.


David Korten Interview

George Sherman
Published on Jul 13, 2009

From the model of domination (and love of money) to the community of life (David Korten and Earth Charter) Interview with David Korten on his new book Agenda for a New Economy by Mirian Vilela, Executive Director of Earth Charter International

Sign up for our next Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics Youth Course!

Earth Charter International
Published on Oct 4, 2017

Our next 10-week online youth training on Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics begins on 15 January 2018 with deadline to apply by 2 January 2018! For more information and to apply visit: http://earthcharter.org/events/leader…

Noam Chomsky: First six months of Trump Presidency is a horror story (August 30, 2017)

The Philosophy Times
Published on Sep 4, 2017

Noam Chomsky: First six months of Trump Presidency is a horror story (August 30, 2017)

The Agriculture of Hope: Climate Farmers of North America

“A lot of farmers are being educated about the capacity of soil to sequester carbon. It gets them excited to think that they can contribute to a reversal of climate change.”

– Kate Duesterberg, Farm Manager, Cedar Circle Farm, Vermont

A new and growing movement is inspiring farmers to produce food in a manner that can mitigate and even help reverse global warming. We call this “climate farming, the agriculture of hope.”

At the core of this movement is the understanding that soil health and climate stability are closely linked. The condition of one impacts the other. In the atmosphere, carbon exists as carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas warming the planet. But in plants, carbon forms a sugary liquid (like maple sap) that is exuded through the roots and gobbled up by microscopic critters at the foundation of what soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham calls the “Soil Food Web.” This infusion of carbon and the microbial activity it supports gives structure to soil, improves the nutrient density of food, and, perhaps most importantly, increases soil’s capacity to hold water.

Working to put more carbon into the soil, the climate farmer is thereby enhancing the productivity of soil while contributing to the long- term welfare of the planet. Regenerative farmer Jesse McDougall, of Studio Hill Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont, shares, “Carbon is the world’s best fertilizer. Our goal in farming is to pass on to the next generation land that is outrageously fertile.”

Photosynthesis is nature’s invention for pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and giving it to plants and soils. Respiration and decay then return the carbon to the air. In a natural state, this exchange is in balance. However, as soil is degraded through industrial farming practices, including plowing and the use of fossil fuel- intensive fertilizers, more carbon is released to the air than is absorbed in the soil. Fortunately, this process can be reversed. Soil can be a carbon sink. There are many methods to achieve soil carbon sequestration.

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Exclusive: Tillerson was on verge of resigning

Most Trusted News
Published on Oct 4, 2017

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on the verge of resigning this past summer, according to new exclusive reporting by NBC News’ Carol Lee. Lee joins Morning Joe to discuss.

Voices From Oxford

Voices from Oxford is a wide-ranging series of webcasts that brings Oxford University faculty, students, and alumni to people around the world. You will find a selection of the ideas and activities presented in an open and accessible manner. The webcasts are most often produced as mini-documentaries or as interviews.

In contrast to a news channel, the topics do not follow the news agenda, but range across a wide range of issues, based on the topics on the agenda of some of Oxford’s famous professors, alumni, students and many distinguished visitors to the University of Oxford.

The inspiration for Voices from Oxford (VOX) came from Alastair Cooke’s famous ‘Letter from America’, broadcast for many years by the BBC. Like that programme, we will take an event, a story, or a person in the global community of Oxford to drive the development of a message of potential interest to people around the world.

People and Planet – The interaction between us and our planet

Voices From Oxford – YouTube Channel