Daily Archives: November 25, 2018

George Galloway vs The US Senate

Nirakar
Published on Sep 25, 2012

George Galloway testified to the US Senate Washington, DC on Tuesday, May 17, 2005. source: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/18…

The Club of Rome launches Climate Emergency Plan • Club of Rome

The Club of Rome launches its Climate Emergency Plan, a bold and urgent call to action for all stakeholders in the climate challenge. The Plan will be presented to the public for the first time during a live global broadcast of a Climate seminar on Saturday, November 24th, 3pm, jointly organised with We Don’t Have Time and Global Utmaning (register press.

The Climate Emergency Plan can be downloaded here.

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The Club Of Rome Climate Emergency Plan


Climate State Published on Nov 25, 2018

The Club of Rome Climate Emergency Plan, a collaborative call for climate action. Read the Club Of Rome Climate Emergency Plan here https://www.clubofrome.org Speaker Anders Wijkman, co-president of the Club of Rome between 2012 and 2018, is chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries, and member of the Board of the Swedish Development Authority (SIDA). he also authored the book Come On! https://www.clubofrome.org/2017/10/25… Recorded on November 24th, 2018 as part of the We Don’t Have Time Climate Emergency stream, watch full stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHeE3…

The Club of Rome is an organisation of individuals who share a common concern for the future of humanity and strive to make a difference. Our members are notable scientists, economists, businessmen and businesswomen, high level civil servants and former heads of state from around the world. Their efforts are supported by the Secretariat in Winterthur, Switzerland, the European Research Centre registered in Constance, Germany and National Associations in more than 30 countries. The Club of Rome conducts research and hosts debates, conferences, lectures, high-level meetings and events. The Club also publishes a limited number of peer-reviewed “Reports to the Club of Rome”, the most famous of which is “The Limits to Growth“. The Club of Rome’s mission is to promote understanding of the global challenges facing humanity and to propose solutions through scientific analysis, communication and advocacy. Recognising the interconnectedness of today’s global challenges, our distinct perspective is holistic, systemic and long-term.

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“Criminally Insane”: Chomsky on Trump | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Noam Chomsky interview in Scientific American. Excerpts here.

Scientific American:

Why did you recently call the Republican Party “the most dangerous organization in world history”?

Take its leader, who recently applied to the government of Ireland for a permit to build a huge wall to protect his golf course, appealing to the threat of global warming, while at the same time he withdrew from international efforts to address the grim threat and is using every means at his disposal to accelerate it. Or take his colleagues, the participants in the 2016 Republican primaries. Without exception, they either denied that what is happening is happening – though any ignorance is self-induced – or said maybe it is but we shouldn’t do anything about it. The moral depths were reached by the respected “adult in the room,” Ohio governor John Kasich, who agreed that it is happening but added that “we are going to burn [coal] in Ohio and we are not going to apologize for it.” Or take a recent publication of Trump’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a detailed study recommending an end to regulations on emissions. It presented a rational argument: extrapolating current trends, by the end of the century we’ll be over the cliff and automotive emissions don’t contribute very much to the catastrophe – the assumption being that everyone is as criminally insane as we are and won’t try to avoid the crisis. In brief, let’s rob while the planet burns, putting poor Nero in the shadows.

This surely qualifies as a contender for the most evil document in history.

There have been many monsters in the past, but it would be hard to find one who was dedicated to undermining the prospects for organized human society, not in the distant future — in order to put a few more dollars in overstuffed pockets.

And it doesn’t end there. The same can be said about the major banks that are increasing investments in fossil fuels, knowing very well what they are doing. Or, for that matter, the regular articles in the major media and business press reporting US success in rapidly increasing oil and gas production, with commentary on energy independence, sometimes local environmental effects, but regularly without a phrase on the impact on global warming – a truly existential threat. Same in the election campaign. Not a word about the issue that is merely the most crucial one in human history.

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Carl Sagan: It’s Called Denial (1990)


Ste Thos
Published on Jul 28, 2014

Excerpt from Carl Sagan’s keynote speech at the Interparliamentary Conference on the Global Environment (1990)

88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put it | Nuclear waste


Verge SciencePublished on Aug 28, 2018

The United States produces 2,200 tons of nuclear waste each year…and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government has long promised, but never delivered, a safe place for nuclear power plants to store their spent fuel. This means that radioactive waste is piling up all over the country. We visited one of the worst places where the waste is stuck: a beachside power plant uncomfortably close to both San Diego and Los Angeles. And we asked the people in charge of the waste there: what happens now?

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Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice


Verge SciencePublished on Oct 2, 2018

While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half times faster than the global average. We couldn’t figure out what that meant. Isn’t the sea level…flat? So we called up an expert and went down the rabbit hole. And, we did our best to visualize her truly bizarre answers with animations, dioramas, and a lot of melting ice.