Dr. Vandana Shiva, Alternative Nobel Prize winner, Author of ‘Soil not Oil ‘and ‘The living Soil’ says the year 2015 offers such a big opportunity to solve the food insecurity problem, solve the unemployment problem and of course solve the climate problem. By making peace with the soil, we make peace between people. Together we can change the paradigm, we can change the practice.
These highlights are from our upcoming feature documentary, “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva,” the story of the remarkable life and work of scientist-turned-sustainable agriculture activist Vandana Shiva. We are currently raising funds to film Vandana at her farm in India in September, 2014. Your tax-deductible donations will be used solely to cover airfare, lodging and equipment. The planned footage will enable us to create a longer video and to secure institutional funding to complete a full-length version this important film. Visit http://www.vandanashivamovie.com for more details!
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Explore climate change issues with a focus on food and agriculture, population and security. Moderator: Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One at The Commonwealth Club. Panelists: Claire Kremen, Director, Berkeley Food Institute and Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley; Solomon Hsiang, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Malcolm Potts, Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability and Professor, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley. Series: “Water, Climate and Society”
The Africa Soil Science Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 following a meeting of African soil scientists who attended the World Soil congress in Hamburg (Germany). ASSS has successfully organized four International Conferences : Kampala (Uganda, 1988), Cairo (Egypt, 1990), Ibadan (Nigeria, 1994) and most recently Accra (Ghana, 2007). With more than 150 participants from all over the world, the fourth conference of the ASSS was deemed a success.
The 5th ASSS Conference was held on 22-28 November 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. More detail information on key decisions, recommendations and outputs can be found on the ASSS International Conference section.
A 2010 Calendar on Soils of Africa has been produced by JRC in collaboration with ASSS, FAO and ISRIC. View the PDF.
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Attorney General William Barr writes a letter to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman saying that he has asked President Trump to “remove” him from his position. John Brennan says, “This just demonstrates that Donald Trump and William Barr will stoop to whatever depths they need to to carry out their own personal agendas.”
Sen. Whitehouse says AG Barr was caught lying twice: “First by Berman, and second by the President saying, ‘Hey, I have nothing to do with this’ when Barr said this was the President’s call. It all just reeks of amateurism and bizarre, bizarre motivations.” Aired on 06/22/2020.
‘I don’t kid’ —Pres. Trump says that he was not kidding when he said he wants his administration to slow down coronavirus testing. There are over 2.3 million coronavirus cases in the U.S. and 120,450 have died.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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