Daily Archives: August 22, 2018

Monsanto Glyphosate Goes Beyond US


RT America

Published on Aug 22, 2018

The EWG released a groundbreaking study that shocked many. The report discovered trace amounts of the most widely used Monsanto’s herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars, but the outrage has expanded beyond the United States. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca has the latest.

Hothouse Earth Researchers explain Climate Threshold

Climate State
Published on Aug 14, 2018

Earth Could Spiral Into A ‘Hothouse’ State Even If We Reduce CO2 Emissions, Warns New Report https://www.inquisitr.com/5019576/ear… Read the study paper http://www.pnas.org/content/early/201…

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change) http://climatestate.com/2018/08/08/th…

Sources
RT: Climate Change academic Professor Katherine Richardson on Paris Agreement surviving Trump’s America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw2Jo…

Channel 4 News: Climate change: How can governments avert “Hothouse earth”? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIl27…

Tipping Elements – the Achilles Heels of the Earth System https://www.pik-potsdam.de/services/i…
https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=Aw2ZWhyeO5E

Donald Trump’s Paris Exit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulcj3…

Lester Brown: Climate mobilization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7jsR…

Pixabay.com NASA Sound and music by Epicstockmedia.com Narration by Matt Prosser vomatt.com

The Coming Disruption of the Carbon Bubble

Climate State
Published on Aug 22, 2018

In order to avert the most serious climate scenarios, governments and people around the world need to phase out fossil fuel emissions, coal, gas, and switch to clean energy and electric transportation. This video presents some recent discussions and fundamental obstacles. Speakers include Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Climate Impact Research), Roy Scranton (Author), David Spratt (Climate researchers), and Shawn James (YouTuber).

Source Roy Scranton discusses his new book (WGBHForum ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L32FS…

CLIMATE SCIENTIST: We Need Disruptive Change https://youtu.be/SIp-4QT18GQ

David Spratt on climate actions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n
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Climate Change: Live Like You Believe We Are Causing It (Shawn James) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smnrn…

Teaser image https://pixabay.com/en/universe-earth…

The Coming Disruption of the Carbon Bubble

Climate State
Published on Aug 22, 2018

In order to avert the most serious climate scenarios, governments and people around the world need to phase out fossil fuel emissions, coal, gas, and switch to clean energy and electric transportation. This video presents some recent discussions and fundamental obstacles. Speakers include Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Climate Impact Research), Roy Scranton (Author), David Spratt (Climate researchers), and Shawn James (YouTuber).

Globalization Has Undermined America’s Working Class | All Debates | Debate | IQ2US Debates

Globalization ushered in an era of free trade, fluid borders, and unparalleled corporate profits. For its proponents, the global integration of states and their economies was a political and economic win that created a wealth of opportunities for workers and consumers around the world. But in the United States, jobs are disappearing. From construction zones to clerical offices to coal mines, the American working class is losing ground. Is globalization to blame? Did the push toward global integration leave our most vulnerable populations behind, making them the losers of this grand experiment? Or is globalization being used as a scapegoat for a wider range of failed public policies and unprecedented advances in technology?

 

President Trump’s Dirty Power Plan


The YEARS Project
Published on Aug 22, 2018

President Donald Trump is replacing the Clean Power Plan with a dirty one that could result in the premature deaths of over a thousand Americans every year. He hopes his plan will help the coal industry, but it will worsen climate change. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JOEL BACH and DREW MAGRATTEN WRITERS: JOSH FUTTERSAK, DREW MAGRATTEN, and MATT ROSENBAUM SCRIPT EDITOR: JOEL BACH VIDEO EDITOR: ETHAN DAVID SOURCES: [i] WashingtonPost.com. New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air. Aug 18 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation…
[ii] Archive.EPA.gov. FACT SHEET: Clean Power Plan By The Numbers. https://archive.epa.gov/epa/cleanpowe…
[iii] ibid.
[iv] NYTimes.com. New E.P.A. Rollback of Coal Pollution Regulations Takes a Major Step Forward Image. Aug 20 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/20/cl…
[v] Archive.EPA.gov. FACT SHEET: Clean Power Plan By The Numbers. https://archive.epa.gov/epa/cleanpowe…
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] CNBC.com. Trump administration to replace Obama’s Clean Power Plan with weaker greenhouse gas rules for power plants. Aug 21 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/21/trump…

See:

#YEARSproject

#WarOnOurFuture

Trump Administration Admits 1,400+ More People Will Die Each Year Following Coal Plant Deregulation


Democracy Now!
Published on Aug 22, 2018

https://democracynow.org – President Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night in West Virginia to announce a massive rollback of Obama-era environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants and carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. Trump’s “Affordable Clean Energy” proposal would allow individual states to decide whether to curb emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency’s own data shows the plan could cause up to 1,400 more premature deaths a year by 2030. The Washington Post reports the deregulation would also lead to the release of at least 12 times more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the next decade. The current head of the EPA, Andrew Wheeler, is a former coal industry lobbyist. We speak with Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign.