Daily Archives: May 11, 2022

Extinction: The Facts | Official Trailer | PBS

PBS – Mar 17, 2021

Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/3pS1DzK With a million species at risk of extinction, Sir David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, threatening food and water security, undermining our ability to control our climate and even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases. Tune in or stream Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8/7c.

Evolution: Extinction (PBS Documentary) – with Peter Ward, Geologist

EvolutionStream– Oct 4, 2015

With commentary from Peter Ward, University of Washington.

E.F. Schumacher Discussing Appropriate Technology – Panel Discussion 3/19/1977 – YouTube

May 11 2022

Economist E.F. Schumacher lectured on Appropriate Technology at the Great Circle Center, University of Illinois, Chicago, in March, 1977. Schumacher advocated for the idea that ‘small is beautiful’, i.e., technology should be smaller-scale and economic provision more locally-oriented. He was joined in this panel discussion by Sid Wright and Sylvan Wittwer.

Many of Schumacher’s ideas about economic and ecological sustainability were informed by concerns around “peak oil” around the 1970s, when many in the industrialized world realized fossil fuels were finite and could run out in several years. While Schumacher’s confidence that “peak oil” was close at hand has been disproved by history, global warming and climate change now bring new relevance to many of E.F. Schumacher’s alternative economic precepts.

ECONOMICS | Institute for New Economic Thinking



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Those who have most to gain from polluting and destroying the climate have the power to do so, while those most at risk have the least power to stop it. Economists have been central to this failure to respond to the crisis, and their approach has undermined action.

In this four-part lecture series, Professor Juliet Schor guides us through the economics of climate change.

Planetary Boundaries – ECONOMICS Part 3

May 11 2022

Mainstream economics ignores the impact of economic activity on the natural environment. Ecological economics recognizes that the human economy exists in a larger planetary system, and that destroying the natural environment will affect future well-being.

In [ECO]NOMICS part 3, Professor Schor shows how human economic activity has exceeded the reproductive or sustainable capacity of the planet over the past half-century. Ecosystems have been worn down by deforestation, destruction of species, depletion of material reserves and destabilization of the climate. Humans are destroying these ecosystems at a dizzying, unsustainable and accelerating rate. Capitalism has certain features – most notably pressure to grow – that make a change of trajectory all but impossible in this context. Conventional economic policies are lured by the hope they can still maintain economic growth while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions. But Professor Schor shows how decoupling growth from emissions is a mirage. Wealthy countries cannot grow their way to sustainability. We need to enact structural changes and consider alternative approaches that reduce climate disruption and improve well-being.

Part 4 will be available May 18, 2022

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Credits: Juliet Schor, Matthew Kulvicki, Nick Alpha, Gonçalo Fonseca, Kurt Semm

Wall Street Firm Bankruptcy Puts Thousands Of Pensions In Jeopardy

May 11 2022

As many as 27,000 Mainstreet Investors are at risk of losing part of their retirement or investment savings after GWG Declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy last month. Mike Papantonio is joined by attorney Michael Bixby to discuss more.

ERC33 Side Event 1: UN Decade for Family Farming and Peasant Rights in Times of Crises (CSOs)(RUS

May 11 2022

Sarin gas to blame for soldiers’ Gulf War syndrome sickness, US scientists say – BBC News

May 11 2022

US scientists say they have discovered what caused thousands of soldiers who served in the 1991 Gulf War to fall sick with mysterious symptoms.

They have pinned the blame on the nerve agent sarin, which was released into the air when caches of Iraqi chemical weapons were bombed.

Many veterans have complained of a range of debilitating symptoms which developed after their service.

But for decades the cause of Gulf War Syndrome has remained elusive.

WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE! | Extinction Rebellion UK

Extinction Rebellion UK– May 11, 2022

We are serious about getting our demands met, and we recognise we have a lot of work to do to get there.

“We’re asking you to step up. We’re asking you to refuse to be a bystander, while our world is sold and burned by a greedy minority. If you’ve sat on the fence until now and asked yourself, “what can I do?” then here’s your answer.”

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1. Tell The Truth
2. Act Now
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