Daily Archives: December 3, 2018

“Mothers Fighting Climate Change – A Grassroots Success Story – Kelsey Wirth” from Planetary Health Alliance

Mothers Fighting Climate Change – A Grassroots Success Story – Kelsey Wirth” from Planetary Health Alliance on Vimeo.

The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/218463721

See:  http://mothersoutfront.org


Climate & Population: Two Crises 8,000 Years in the Making | The New School

The New School
Published on Dec 3, 2018

A lecture at The New School (http://newschool.edu) on threats to mankind: overpopulation, famine and climate change, led by Eugene Linden, writer on environmental issues in a series of books and articles for Time, Foreign Affairs and National Geographic. As many as 18 African nations are suffering from overpopulation at a time of severe drought and erosion of agricultural lands. As famine spreads, the U.S. response has been to cut its annual contribution to the U.N. Population Fund and withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Will Malthus prove right in the 21st century? Will human numbers outrun the resources they depend upon to live? Institute for Retired Professionals | http://newschool.edu/irp Panelist: Eugene Linden

Harvard University Housing Water Reduction Efforts

Green Harvard
Published on Dec 3, 2018

Harvard University Housing is undergoing an expansive project to reduce water in its leasing units through the installation of water saving technologies. The unique project collaborating with the City of Cambridge’s Water Department to use real time data to inform decision making. Learn from those involved in the project about the impact its had on operation and the living experience.

Why is the Interstate Highway System Important? – New Report Dec. 6

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Published on Dec 3, 2018

Coming Soon: New report releasing Dec. 6 on how to upgrade and restore the U.S. Interstate Highway System.

Algae Harnessed to Make Clean Water, Clean Power

VOA News

Published on Dec 3, 2018

Pollution in the world’s lakes, rivers and bays is creating conditions in which algae thrive, but other forms of life suffer. Scientists have found they can put those algae to work cleaning up that pollution, and help generate clean power in the process. VOA’s Steve Baragona visited the Port of Baltimore to see how it works. Originally published at – https://www.voanews.com/a/algae-harne…

Colin Tudge: Farming for People, not Profit

Local Futures
Published on Dec 3, 2018

Colin Tudge is a biologist, writer, and co-founder of the Campaign for Real Farming. This is his plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Bristol, UK, in 2018. The conference was co-organized by Local Futures and Happy City.

COP24 interviews: The Paris Agreement rulebook, with Saleemul Huq

Published on Dec 3, 2018

Saleemul Huq, senior fellow of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), gives his views as COP24 gets under way in Katowice, Poland. He discusses the Paris Agreement rulebook, and why the recent wildfires in the United States and other global disasters mean the discussions on loss and damage are more topical, and urgent, than ever before. A number of IIED’s experts will be providing their views through daily video updates from COP24 throughout the conference.

Helena Norberg Hodge: Economics of Happiness

Local Futures
Published on Dec 3, 2018

Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and Director of Local Futures, and the author of Ancient Futures. This is her plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference held in Bristol, UK, in 2018. The conference was co-organized by Local Futures and Happy City.

From Mannahatta to Visionmaker: Mapping the Past, Present, and Future of Nature in New York City

Published on Dec 3, 2018

Maps in the 21st century have moved far beyond their hand-drawn, paper-bound antecedents. They are now interconnected ecosystems of computers, datasets, models, websites, primary documents, images, movies, and sound. In this presentation, Eric Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society will discuss how these new and rapidly changing fusions of technology, geography, and history help us see and conceive of the world and the role of human agency within it, through discussion of three kinds of “maps” describing arguably the most altered landscape on Earth, Manhattan island.

Museums: Repatriation, and Ownership

The Agenda with Steve Paiki

Published on Dec 3, 2018

Who owns art, antiquities and cultural artifacts, from the Elgin Marbles to the cultural artifacts of Canada’s First Nations? It’s a question museums and nations were left to struggle with after colonial powers stepped in. And, if the world’s great museums were emptied of these treasures, could the story of civilization still be told to millions around the world? The Agenda looks at all the arguments in this equation, and at Canada’s strategy to preserve Indigenous heritage.