Daily Archives: November 24, 2017

Special Episode on Climate Disruption | FAIR

(image: The Intercept)

November 24, 2017  Interviews with Kandi Mossett, Dan Zukowski, Marianne Lavelle and Jim Naureckas

This week on CounterSpin: As Americans celebrate a fairly tale about the relationship between Native Americans and settlers, actual Native Americans are mourning the pollution of more of their land, and lives, by fossil fuels. The November 16 spill of more than 200,000 gallons of oil from the Keystone pipeline occurred adjacent to the South Dakota reservation of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe. The inevitability of such spills is, of course, only one of many reasons millions of people resist pipelines.

Last August, CounterSpin heard from Kandi Mossett, Native energy and climate campaign organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, about the peaceful protest against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. We revisit that conversation this week.

Climate disruption is many stories—not just big messes like oil spills, but some maybe subtler but no less meaningful impacts, like birds disappearing from your backyard. We talked about some of the less-discussed changes last summer with environmental writer Dan Zukowski. We’ll hear some of that too.

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There’s no scientific controversy that we have to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The fight is political. InsideClimate News reporter Marianne Lavelle spoke with us early in the Trump administration about how the White House’s plans are setting us back.

And finally, why, in 2017, do corporate media insist on making ideological room for climate change denialists and go-slowers, even as working journalists report the utterly undeniable? We spoke with FAIR’s own editor Jim Naureckas about that.

Climate disruption—and corporate media’s compromised and inadequate response, this week on Counterspin.

Djobouti, China presidents agree to establish strategic partnership

James Lovelock – A Final Warning: by Nature Video

nature video
Published on Apr 22, 2009

James Lovelock is best known as the father of Gaia theory; the idea that all parts of our planet form a complex interacting system, like a single organism. His new book depicts Gaia in trouble. In this interview Lovelock sounds a final warning for planet earth and enthuses about his upcoming space trip.

We should give up on saving the planet – James Lovelock

The Guardian
Published on Apr 11, 2014

We should give up on saving the planet – James Lovelock James Lovelock has spent his career in science defying the mainstream, with startling results. He accurately measured the extent of ozone depletion in the atmosphere using home-made equipment, and is most famous for the Gaia hypothesis, which suggests the Earth is a self-regulating system that enables life to exist on the planet. The theory shaped environmental scientists’ exploration of climate change.

As London’s Science Museum opens a new exhibition dedicated to his life and work, Lovelock gives Ian Sample an exclusive tour

James Lovelock talks to David Freeman – A Rough Ride to the Future

Oxford Martin School

Published on Apr 10, 2014

James Lovelock talks to David Freeman about his book A Rough Ride to the Future on 29 March at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival at the Oxford Martin School. Independent scientist and futurist James Lovelock, originator of Gaia Theory, explores our future on the planet through two new, key ideas. The first is that we are now subject to ‘accelerated evolution’, a process which is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution.

The second is that as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of ‘Gaia’, the self-regulating Earth system.

More information on this event at http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/lit… Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk

Abrupt climate change 12,000 years ago provides clues about the future

Climate State
Published on Sep 3, 2015

Research, published Sept. 2 in Nature Communications, focuses on the Younger Dryas, a cooling period that started when the North Atlantic Current, an ocean current, stopped circulating. The event caused Earth’s northern hemisphere to enter into a deep chill, with temperatures in Greenland dropping by approximately 18 degrees Fahrenheit in less than a decade.

Read full press release http://news.utexas.edu/2015/09/02/anc…

Related: Abrupt climate change theory (Lovelock and White) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUR_3…

Climate Change: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going?

Climate State
Published on Sep 2, 2015

Professor James White reviews the basic science behind the Earth’s climate system and discusses how humans are impacting it and put the current climate situation into the context of natural variability. White is director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. http://learnmoreaboutclimate.colorado…

Sir Nicholas Stern – The economics of climate change

Oxford Martin School
Published on Oct 22, 2013

Archive footage of the The James Martin 21st Century School inaugural lecture by Professor Sir Nicholas Stern, HM Treasury: The economics of climate change. Apologies for the lower quality. Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk

Nuclear Power and Climate Change

Published on Nov 1, 2017

Complementing renewables, nuclear can contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy, helping reach climate change targets.


PBS Frontline_Business of disaster

Michael Alliston
Published on Feb 21, 2017