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Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mfahz-a24877 The clock is ticking. Why is so little being done? Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also a co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Commentary Hour. His website is GuyMcpherson.com
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Mongols Shirts and Crash Course Posters! http://store.dftba.com/collections/crashcourse In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revolutionary of modern revolutions, the Industrial Revolution. While very few leaders were beheaded in the course of this one, it changed the lives of more people more dramatically than any of the political revolutions we've discussed. So, why did the Industrial Revolution happen around 1750 in the United Kingdom? Coal. Easily accessible coal, it turns out. All this, plus you'll finally learn the difference between James Watt and Thomas Newcomen, and will never again be caught telling people that your blender has a 900 Newcomen motor. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Their survival plans involve carbon storage and floating wind farms. Meanwhile, one small German village is showing how large companies aren't always essential. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Over 80% of the world's energy needs are provided by coal, oil and gas. Although technologies to extract fossil fuels may have changed over the decades, the core products themselves have never been challenged. Until now. Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Encouraging the growth of alternative methods to generate and distribute power. In just eight years, the value of the world's biggest power companies has halved. Leaving industry giants scrambling to redefine their role in this new energy world. Across the world, old industries are facing disruption on an unprecedented scale. The pressure to adapt has never been greater. Known as the Paris Accord, 195 countries agreed to a legally binding climate deal to reduce carbon emissions. This 5 trillion dollar industry may be facing a seismic shift but that doesn't mean it's ready to ditch the dirty fossil fuels that made it rich. Instead, many companies are banking on new methods to clean up an old process. Norwegian oil and gas giant, Statoil, struck it rich in the North Sea in the late 1960s. Over four decades later, at its Sleipner gas rig, the company is attempting to make fossil fuel production cleaner. Statoil's business still relies on the harmful burning of fossil fuels by its customers but at least the company is trying to reduce its own carbon footprint. It's transformed some of its offshore rigs with technology that enables engineers to separate the carbon dioxide and pump it underground. Statoil's Sleipner gas rig is the world's first offshore carbon capture storage plant. Each year, Statoil stores 1 million tonnes of CO2 making extraction less carbon intensive. They believe that prioritising gas over more harmful fossil fuels will further reduce global warming and keep them relevant for decades to come. Wind and solar are cleaner but depend on subsidies. To take on the consistency of fossil fuels they face a huge challenge - The unpredictable weather. In Bavaria, a tiny village has used those subsidies to take up the challenge. This community believes it's found a way to produce a steady energy supply just from renewable sources, raising the real prospect of a future free from fossil fuels. Norbert and Kristina Bechteler's family farm has been providing the local community with dairy products for over 200 years but they now have a new income from solar energy. Producing your own energy with solar panels isn't revolutionary but in this village, they're combining solar with other renewables in an attempt to achieve the Holy Grail of a steady energy supply. And they're prepared to use anything to do it. The Deputy Mayor has helped drive the village's pioneering efforts to make renewable energy a realistic option. There's one renewable that never disappears as it can be sourced from the decay of virtually any organic matter and it's called biogas. Of the four biogas plants in the village, Farmer Einsiedler runs the largest. Combining these different sources has been so successful the village now generates five times more energy than it needs. But that is just part of the challenge of turning renewables into a credible energy supply. The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries – from music and cars to hospitality – are currently being disrupted by the latest wave of digital innovation. As well as enjoying privileged access into the world biggest tech start ups we show how industry giants respond when faced with such tech-driven innovation - do they adapt - or die? Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Read our Tumblr: http://theeconomist.tumblr.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6
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Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Radio Network. His website is GuyMcpherson.com An internationally renowned expert in the field of health and nutrition, Gary Null, Ph.D is the author of over 70 best-selling books on healthy living and the director of over 100 critically acclaimed full-feature documentary films on natural health, self-empowerment and the environment. He is the host of ‘The Progressive Commentary Hour” and “The Gary Null Show”, the country’s longest running nationally syndicated health radio talk show which can be heard daily on here on the Progressive Radio Network.
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On Earth, materials exist in one of three main states of matter: solid, liquid or gas. Materials can change between these states. When a state change occurs, a substance’s properties will also change. However, if the state change is reversed the substance will recover the properties it had to begin with. Matter can transition between the three states when heated or cooled. But why is heat key in all this? When a material is heated, it absorbs heat energy. This additional energy can cause attractive forces between molecules to break. This leads to rearrangements of the particles because the attractive forces no longer hold them together as tightly. The same happens when a liquid is heated. The attractive forces between the molecules break, leading them to become more widely dispersed and a gas to form. Do you know the difference between evaporation and boiling? Both are when a substance transforms from a liquid to a gas. Think of a boiling pan of water… all of the water bubbles. This is because all of the particles have enough energy to become gaseous. But water standing in a pan that is not being heated by anything other than the environment, can also turn into a gas - this is evaporation. Only the particles at the surface have enough energy to change from liquid to gas. Hence, evaporation is a slower process than boiling even though it achieves the same state change. Both are types of vaporisation. The opposite of these vaporisation processes is condensation: the transition from gas to liquid. Think of a cold can of soda on a hot day - those water droplets on the outside. Or the dew on the grass in the morning. Or the steamed-up mirror after a hot bath. Even the clouds in the sky. Or a foggy windscreen on a car. These are all examples of condensation. Water vapour in the air has cooled down to form liquid droplets of water. Now let’s think about the transitions between solids and liquids: so, melting and freezing. Think of the Arctic sea ice. In the summer when air temperatures are warmer, more heat energy is absorbed by the ice. This causes bonds to break between the ice’s water molecules and the ice starts to melt. The solid ice becomes liquid water. But in the winter, the air temperatures are colder and so seawater freezes and the ice starts to form again. There is less heat energy within the ice, and so more bonds can form, holding it together as solid ice . Did you know that sometimes when solids are heated they can turn straight into gases? This is called sublimation. This is only demonstrated by particular materials such as solid carbon dioxide (AKA ‘dry ice’). When subjected to a certain pressure it will turn straight into gaseous carbon dioxide. Liquid carbon dioxide does exist but it only occurs under very high pressures. Similarly, gases can turn straight into solids when cooled. This is called deposition. Our final thing to discover is that when a material changes states the mass stays the same. The density changes - so the mass per unit volume. But the mass does not change. Our glass of nice, cold coke weighs the same whether the ice is solid or when the ice has melted. So, there we have the changes of state. Just remember that the mass stays the same, whatever the state! SUBSCRIBE to the FuseSchool YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at www.fuseschool.org, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find all of our Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRnpKjHpFyg&list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Find all of our Biology videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjkHzEVcyrE&list=PLW0gavSzhMlQYSpKryVcEr3ERup5SxHl0 Find all of our Maths videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJq_cdz_L00&list=PLW0gavSzhMlTyWKCgW1616v3fIywogoZQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected]rg
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Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a82y2-98a097 Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Commentary Hour. His website is GuyMcpherson.com
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What are fossil fuels? How were they formed? Learn how human use of non-renewable energy sources, such coal, oil, and natural gas, affect climate change. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta What Are Fossil Fuels? | National Geographic https://youtu.be/YTnE0OQPTEo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cz7h3-9f9edc The Climate is Changing So Why Do We Refuse to Change Also. Richard Gale & Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, November 19, 2018 Phyllis is a very conscientious environmentalist. She goes beyond the call of duty to spread the word about climate warming through the organizations she belongs to and her social media network. She travels long distances to join climate marches and to demonstrate against tar oil pipeline and hydrofracking projects, and against Monsanto’s agenda to destroy the world’s agriculture base. Like many of her other educated younger adult friends, she has schooled herself about the consensual science predicting that humanity’s time on earth is rapidly winding down, and she has the skills to communicate this message. Yet, Phyllis also has an enduring faith in her generation’s capacities and rebellious spirit to turn the tide against accelerating climate change. In her mind, relying upon human ingenuity to apply cutting-edge science and technological innovation to the climate crisis will solve everything. There is a slight problem, however, that Phyllis overlooks. While she makes fierce demands that the government, the big fossil fuel polluters and the Wall Street investor class make radical changes to save the planet, her own lifestyles mirrors the same belief system held by these climate destroyers. She continues to abide by a meat based diet while disregarding whether it’s Cargill’s beef or Purdue’s chickens. She is also hooked on buying and consuming more and more stuff beyond her personal means. Her charge cards reflect that of the nation’s addiction to piling up debt. Phyllis is not alone. This is a familiar ethos shared by many intelligent and conscientious people who are fully aware of the problems our species faces in the future and who implore others to change while they refuse to do the same. They just are unwilling to do it themselves. And simply dabbling with making small changes in our lives is ultimately trivial and fruitless. Taking a deeper look, we discover that Phyllis’ cognitive dissonance — the mental state of holding inconsistent beliefs and attitudes that are in conflict with our personal behaviors and a lack of motivation to find balance and harmony between thoughts and action — was also evident in the results of the US’s recent mid-term elections. While the Democrats pride themselves for their commendable victory to retake control over the House, the future of the planet and the US environment did not fare as well. Although five newly elected freshman Representatives ran on climate change platforms, and nine others are scientists who oppose the GOP fantasy of global warming denialism, state measures to address climate change will have to take a back seat, at least for the time being. With the Trump administration ravaging regulatory safeguards to protect the air and environment, and opening the floodgates wider for the world’s largest corporate polluters and emitters of greenhouse gases to rise to higher prominence, we have to now rely upon state and local governments to pass and enact effective climate policies. Unfortunately the mid-term elections proved we are failing dismally in that direction. Climate-related initiatives on state ballots, which may have helped usher a New Green Deal, took a beating. A Washington Post article headlined it succinctly: “Voters Rejected Most Ballot Measures Aimed at Curbing Climate Change.” This occurred unexpectedly in some of the least likely states. In progressive Washington, a bill would have divided revenues from a carbon emission tax to invest in clean air and energy, improve water resources, preserve forests, and protect the health of rural communities that are most negatively impacted by climate change. Washingtonians voted against the measure by siding with the $20 million spent by the fossil fuel corporations to defeat the initiative. In Colorado a measure to reduce fossil fuel drilling on nonfederal land in close proximity to residential homes failed. In Arizona, residents voted against the state speeding up its shift to renewable energy. Montana voters disapproved requirements for mining companies to provide convincing structural assurances that pollute water resources would remain unpolluted nor drain into the natural environment before new permits are granted. This disparity between electing Green Deal Representatives to Washington’s federal citadel, legislators who realize climate change is a national priority, from the states’ denying the same is indicative of the cognitive dissonance that pervades the American landscape. This psychological incongruity is a bargain with the Devil. Americans’ delusional sense of entitlement that they deserve whatever they want in order to perpetuate the status quo so as to avoid making difficult life-saving decisions is the dry tinder that reassu
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AliGroWorks USA, Inc. is a progressive water technology company aiming to be the recognized global leader for plant growing enthusiasts and researchers seeking innovative, simple to use, plug-and-play solutions that conserve water while substantially increasing crop yields. Our pioneering products stylishly award growers with bountiful harvests while using fewer natural resources; therefore, harmoniously serving communities and Mother Nature.
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Which clean energy solutions are effective, and which need more work? Through explorations of household, city, and regional clean energy innovations and implementation efforts, Professor Daniel Kammen both analyzes successful innovation processes and identifies the areas that need urgent action and targeted programs. A mixture of analytic and empirical studies are used to explore what steps have worked and where dramatic new approaches are needed. This talk was presented on March 6, 2018 as part of the IHS Markit Seminar Series. 3 questions with Kammen: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3-questions-innovating-for-the-clean-energy-economy Listen to this talk as a podcast: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/innovating-for-the-clean-energy-economy/id1348837449?i=1000406455867&mt=2 Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ddhx7u2kr6ctosjqagtejjlofv4?t=Innovating_for_the_clean_energy_economy-MIT_Energy_Initiative SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mitenergy/innovating-for-the-clean-energy-economy More options: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast About the speaker: Daniel Kammen is a professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory and former director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. His research focuses on energy supply; transmission; the smart grid and low-carbon energy systems; the life-cycle impacts of transportation options; and energy for community development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He has published extensively on these topics and testified numerous times in U.S. state and federal congressional briefings. In 2010, Kammen was appointed the first energy fellow of the Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas; he has also served the state of California and the U.S. federal government in several other expert and advisory capacities. ___ The MIT Energy Initiative is MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach. Learn more at http://energy.mit.edu.
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Brent Blackwelder, President Emeritus of Friends of Earth presents a set of progressive principles to save the planet from overpopulation and over consumption. In this discussion Mr. Blackwelder outlines growing pressures on the Earth's natural resources due to rapid US population growth and over consumption.
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Pierre-Philippe Mathieu on "Taking the pulse of our planet from space" at TEDxHamburg (http://www.tedxhamburg.de) Pierre-Philippe Mathieu is an Observation Data Scientist at the European Space Agency (ESA). Pierre-Philippe is passionate about innovation and our planet: its beauty, fragility and complex dynamics as part of an integrated Earth System. His current role is to help scientists, innovators and citizens to use high-tech (such as satellite data) to better monitor, understand and preserve our home planet, by making sustainable use of its limited natural resources. Currently, Pierre-Philippe is working at theEuropean Space Agency (ESA) as Data Scientist to foster the use of our Earth Observation (EO) missions to support science, innovation and development in partnership with user communities, industry and businesses. His particular interest lies in addressing global environmental and development issues related to management of Food-Water-Energy resources and climate change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kgs2z-88f250 Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Commentary Hour. His website is GuyMcpherson.com
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UN Agenda 21 and "sustainability" is a smoke screen for increasing complete control of privately-owned land, natural resources, energy production, and "lifestyle" under the authority of a global ruling elite. Agenda 21 is worldwide fascism (public-private partnership and corporate favoritism enforced by regulation and police) disguised as "environmental sustainablility", "good global citizenship", and "smart growth" for local communities. People will be coerced (thru discriminate taxation or zoning ordinances) to move to megacities, and all food production will eventually be controlled by government and multinational corporations. Over the last two decades, Western youth have slowly been indoctrinated into "green-thinking", and the promotion of social globalism (the worldwide re-distribution of wealth as "social justice")---rather than the defense of national sovereignty and individual liberty. Agenda 21 is the implementation of NWO global totalitarianism on the local, state, and federal level. check out LechDharma.wordpress.com and http://www.freedom21.org/principles.html for more information. I own no copyright to the material in this video clip
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"Getting to Point A" Robyn Beavers, senior vice president and founder of Station A Group at NRG Energy Seminar - March 30, 2015 Robyn started her career off as an energy efficiency consultant and then joined Google in 2004 as a direct report to the co-founders on strategic initiatives as they took the company public. With the founders’ support, Robyn went on to found Google’s Green Business and Operations Strategy Group, the first business unit focused on sustainability strategy at the company. During her 3 years in this role, she spearheaded the approval and installation of the 1.7 MW solar PV project on the rooftops of the Mountain View HQ, created progressive green building guidelines for global Google offices, kick-started the corporation’s renewable energy project finance strategy, and served as a sustainability advisor on Google products. In 2008, she returned to Stanford for graduate school, during which she served as a Recovery Act Fellow for the Department of Energy in 2009. Robyn has since lived in Denmark, where she helped create a global NGO called WindMade on behalf of Vestas Wind Systems, and also served as Director of Commercialization for Distributed Power & Water products for Dean Kamen’s DEKA research. In 2013, Robyn joined NRG Energy to create the Station A Group, an internal innovation team focused on advancing microgrid strategy for NRG. In 2012, Robyn was selected to be featured on Makers.Com: Women Who Make America, a PBS/AOL video archive showcasing the stories of women from a diverse set of experiences and professions. Robyn has served as a board member for GridAlternatives.org, the US chapter of UN Women organization, and also for the Carbon Lighthouse Foundation. She holds both a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University.
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For more on this course, visit: http://bit.ly/1jbxYO4 For more on the Berkley Center, visit: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/ For more on Sojourners, visit: http://www.sojo.net/ This video is part of the course that Jim Wallis, Executive Director of Sojourners, teaches at Georgetown University on Faith, Ethics, and Public Life. November 5, 2013 | Oil spills and other events have shown us the effect of our addiction to oil; and global temperatures are rising at a steady and alarming pace, due primarily to human activities. What are the policies and practices that can develop clean, efficient, and renewable energy sources to reduce our consumption of the earth's finite resources? Is this just a policy matter, or will it require a conversion to a clean energy economy. What are the spiritual issues involved and why is the faith community playing a key role in matters concerning the environment? Reverend Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, and commentator on religion and public life, faith, and politics. Wallis is the president and founder of Sojourners, a progressive Christian grassroots movement that advocates spirituality and social change in America. He is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and a prolific author. His latest book is On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good (2013). Other publications include Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street — A Moral Compass for the New Economy (2010) and The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America (2008). Since 2010 Wallis has served as a research fellow and visiting professor in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
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EPC companies constantly face challenges around cost overruns, delays in project completion, lack of proper management of capital and human resources, ineffective procurement practice, no robust accounting of project financials among others. In spite of adopting the latest technology for solving these hurdles, 85% of the EPC CEOs foresee a need to alter tech investments. So the question surfacing is ‘Are your enterprise applications supporting and improving your business drivers?’ Watch the video to know the global trends that will help EPC companies grow their business multi-fold in the years ahead.
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Today, there are 795 million hungry people in the world. Food is a basic human right, yet this right is violated every day. The magnitude and impact of crises and disasters is increasing. The poorest and hungry are less able to absorb, recover and adapt. 75 % of the poorest populations rely on agriculture for their food and income. Livelihoods that depend on agriculture are on the front line of protracted crises, food chain emergencies and natural hazards and climate-related disasters. When a climate-related disaster strikes, 25 % of the total damage and losses are absorbed by the agriculture sector. Protecting, saving & restoring agricultural livelihoods is central to FAO’s work around the world. We must take action in 4 areas: govern crises and disaster risk, early warning for early action, reduce community vulnerability, and prepare and respond. We must take action at all levels: local, national, regional, and global. Building resilience bridges short-term humanitarian aid and long-term development interventions. Building resilience brings together risk reduction and crisis management. It must work across all sectors of agriculture: livestock, fisheries, forestry. To achieve Zero Hunger, we need to ensure access to food, conserve natural resources, and slow the pace of climate change. With resilient livelihoods, we can eradicate hunger, for present and future generations. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Ray Archuleta, conservation agronomist at Soil Health Consulting and retired soil educator (“Ray the Soil Guy”), at the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Archuleta will discuss how agricultural producers can negotiate the sometimes-conflicting demands of the economy and the soil. How do farmers balance the economic realities of agriculture and their desire to care for the soil that sustains them?
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Thorium is an abundant material currently disposed of as waste. It is found in coal ash piles and mine tailings. A single Rare Earths mine could produce enough Thorium byproduct to power the entire planet. To do so requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kinds we use today. Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses extremely stable molten salts. The full description of one such reactor is: 2-Fluid, Thermal-Spectrum, Molten-Salt Breeder Reactor equipped with a chemical fuel salt treatment module. Such a reactor was conceived of decades ago, as documented in the book "Fluid Fuel Reactors" . Or, simply "LFTR" (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) as proposed by Flibe Energy's Kirk Sorensen... a modern redesign of the 2-Fluid, thermal-spectrum, MSBR concept. http://Flibe-Energy.com/ Since 2011 (the year Flibe Energy was founded), legislators asking questions about Thorium have had their queries answered as if such a reactor design did not exist. NNL [UK] and OECD [NEA] reports on the Thorium Fuel Cycle did not explore the implications of this reactor, and dismiss thorium based on challenges and mediocre performance found in other reactor designs. For example, other options include a "Fast-Spectrum Molten-Salt Reactor". Worth pursuing, certainly, but requires more fissile inventory than LFTR... approximately 5x as much. (Fissile inventory is specifically mentioned as a concern by OECD's thorium report.) And assuming the challenges of a fast-spectrum MSR can be met... both natural Uranium and natural Thorium can both be fully consumed as fuel in a fast-spectrum reactor. That is where Thorium is dismissed as only "4x as common as Uranium" (fast-spectrum usage) rather than "400x as common as U-235" (thermal-spectrum usage). Thorium's advantages: both thermal-spectrum breeding and unique chemical properties, are taken full advantage of only by LFTR style reactors. When evaluated in any other reactor, depending on that reactor, Uranium can be as attractive, more attractive, or Uranium can be the only viable option. For example: Shippingport. Cited as an example of a "Thorium Reactor" by Dr. Lyons, it was NEVER intended to be economical, and features no advantages of LFTR. It was a solid-fuel reactor, and so operated at low-temperature, had no on-line chemical reprocessing, used high-pressure water coolant, used fuel as inefficiently as every other solid-fuel reactor, and had to be shut down every time it was refueled. 2 of its 3 fuel loads were Enriched Uranium. It was -a- Reactor capable of consuming Thorium and demonstrated only that it was possible... it was not -THE- Thorium Reactor. If you'd like to watch a mini-series length (6.5h) documentary on this topic, please check out "Thorium." https://youtu.be/2oK6Rs6yFsM ...it goes into some technical detail on Thorium and Molten Salt Reactors, as well as nuclear power itself. This video exists thanks to support pledged via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thorium Other videos I've edited on Thorium & Molten Salt Reactors can be found here: http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Music (at 28:29) created by Kilowatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com/ 00:00 LWR: 0.05% of Uranium's Energy Potential 00:54 LWR: Chemical Instability 01:38 LWR: High Pressure 02:48 Alvin Weinberg 03:05 High Temperature not High Pressure 03:40 MSRE Achievement 03:51 Graphite 04:08 Move Heat No Pressure 04:45 Salt: Ionic Bonds 05:33 Fluoride vs Fluorine 06:16 Cesium & Iodine 06:33 Drain Tank 07:53 Disperse Heat 08:36 Solid Fuel: Candles 09:24 Online Chemical Reprocessing 10:15 Legislators ask about Thorium 10:46 OECD NEA Thorium Report 11:23 Fast-Spectrum Dodge 12:08 Spent Fuel 12:34 Efficient 13:49 Concentrated 14:10 Rare Earth Elements 15:41 China's Academy of Science 16:34 CO2 Raw Material 17:07 Recycling 18:05 Sorting 18:52 NASA, Recycling & Energy 20:57 Molten Salt Research Halted 21:28 World Set Free 21:55 Documents 22:28 CD-ROMs and Internet 23:15 Obama Administration 24:33 Regulations vs Liquid Fuel 25:12 Stymied in USA 26:08 Flibe Energy 26:41 MSRE Researchers 27:14 Export of MSR Expertise 27:41 China vs Global Warming 28:29 1969-2017 Timeline 33:08 Thousands of years of Slavery 33:32 Energy Density of Thorium Other Video Sources 02:46 https://youtu.be/EviEN0ScOwg Pandora's Box 03:08 https://youtu.be/ofs6-K7UCSU Weinberg 2011 03:41 https://youtu.be/pGzKuhY50v4 Weinberg 2004 03:41 https://youtu.be/tyDbq5HRs0o Found MSRE Doc 05:34 https://youtu.be/vtWp45Eewtw Fluorine (PToV) 05:54 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoK41_2JS4E_ZZyJSH7g-AhiiwMoCoFCB (MSBR3.0-ORNL-4528) 30:51 http://www.citizen-films.fr/en/thorium/ (T:TFSoN)
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Belize is known throughout Central America for its progressive environmental conservation programmes, but with few exports, the small nation's economy also depends heavily on tourism. And the large volume of tourists many drawn to the world's second largest barrier reef that is home to a huge variety of marine life has some experts worried that potentially irreversible harm is being done to the country's treasured environment. As Al Jazeera's David Mercer explains, finding a balance between the environment and the economy can be a challenge. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Pietro Laureano, Penn University, 01/04/2011 Torrential rains, tornadoes, flash floods, landslides, hydrogeological and water crises have long been announced by all the experts and by the United Nations. The progressive increase in the average temperature of the planet due to the greenhouse effect, caused by the emissions of fossil fuels from the industrial era, is a fact now established and proven by regional studies. The latest, carried out by the Swiss Confederation, forecasts in Europe, by 2085, an increase in seasonal mean temperature ranging from 3.2 to 4.8 degrees Celsius. The data, even under the most optimistic predictions of full acceptance of the Kyoto agreement on curbing emissions, point to an increase in extreme weather events. As the temperature goes up, so do the energy in circulation, evaporation, and the movement of air masses that can lead to both severe storms with heavy rainfall and flash floods in winter, and droughts and extreme heat waves in summer. These events are grafted onto a situation of land degradation, abandonment of land, occupation of space and creation of works that render the environment unable to counterbalance weather phenomena and, therefore, expose it disaster. It is now clear that these events are due to the cementing of riverbeds, construction in alluvial areas, the exodus from mountain regions, the abandonment of traditional techniques in forest management and soil conservation, and the creation of reservoirs. We need to address a global crisis because of our development model, which destroys the environment and the expertise necessary to manage it and determines climate change and the collapse of ecosystems. Jean Paul Trichet, outgoing president of the European Central Bank, has said that the financial crisis is systemic. Economic growth is based on modernity's claim that natural resources can be exploited as though they were inexhaustible. Even the markets, withdrawing their trust, show they no longer believe in this model, which has undermined the very foundations of our possibilities of existence. Across the globe, in 2011, the balance between environmental resources available up to the end of the year and resources already consumed went into deficit in the month of September (Global Footprint Network). In other words, all the resources that the Earth makes available for a year were consumed in just nine months. In the remaining three months, therefore, we draw on non-renewable environmental capital, creating a deficit that cannot be repaid: a liability toward nature.
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Many people think the oil and natural gas industry receives tax subsidies, which is simply not true. API Tax Policy Advisor Brian Johnson explains the tax deductions the industry uses to recover business costs and expenses.
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What does the future of Alberta look like, how does it impact the rest of the country, and how can we prepare for the future? Live from Edmonton, join the National Conversation with Rosemary Barton and ask your questions to Premier Rachel Notley, policymakers, analysts and frontline workers with insight into the challenges and opportunities that Alberta faces. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing six days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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Panel | Current Strategy Forum | June 7, 2011 As both an important consumer of energy and guarantor of secure international commerce, our nation plays a significant role in the global demand for energy. Countries with large oil reserves include nations in unstable regions of the world, as well as nations disinclined to support free trade, open markets, or the rule of law. Rising demands on the world energy supply from global competitors and developing powers are certain to add considerably to these pressures. This panel will explore the geostrategic environment that will shape international behavior, seek to understand the implications for United States foreign policy and help define the role for the Department of Defense and the Navy in preparing for a future in a world of scarce resources. Sarah A. Emerson, President, Energy Security Analysis, Inc. David S. Painter, Georgetown University Catherine M. Kelleher, University of Maryland Moderator: Peter Dombrowski, U.S. Naval War College ***** "Energy and U.S. National Security: Vulnerability and Opportunity" | June 7-8, 2011 The viability of our economy relies heavily on the continuing supply of energy resources. Increasingly, the United States' national security initiatives have been concerned with challenges and trends associated with the need for continued access to natural resources. In the naval realm, continuing debates over the legitimacy of overlapping sovereign claims to undersea resources remain a potential source of conflict. One prominent theme of the Maritime Strategy is that the expansion of the global economic system currently underway will create increasing competition for these energy resources and may encourage nations to exert wider claims of sovereignty over greater expanses of ocean, waterways, and natural resources, potentially causing stress to the international system. Our nation's challenge will be to support a secure global maritime system that facilitates the unhindered flow of these vital energy commodities as well as ensuring access to the global commons for other economic components such as exploration and undersea infrastructure while seeking new solutions that reduce dependency on these limited resources. This Current Strategy Forum explored: - The critical role of energy in international security, - The current and future impact of increasing global demands on natural resources, and - The related vulnerabilities and opportunities for the nation and the maritime services in a more energy constrained environment. The 62nd annual Current Strategy Forum at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. was held June 7-8, 2011. The first was held on May 9, 1949 under the title "Round Table Talks," and offered an opportunity for the nation's public servants, scholars, and senior military officers to join the College faculty and students to discuss the future strategy of the United States. Over time the forum expanded to include a cross section of America's civilian leadership to encourage a wide-ranging debate on national and international security. Each year the Secretary of the Navy hosts the Current Strategy Forum to allow an exchange of perspectives among outstanding scholars and leaders from across academia, industry, government and the military. ***** Disclaimer: The views expressed are the speakers' own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or any other branch or agency of the U.S. Government.
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart attack, stroke and heart failure, is the leading cause of death in the world today, with an estimated 17.5 million deaths per year. On September 15, 2016, we hosted the Halving Global Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rates symposium. The symposium highlighted the growing global burden of CVD and the powerful evidence generated from population-level surveys and studies in China, Cuba, India, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The sessions explored tobacco use, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, main risk factors that have a direct impact on CVD morbidity and mortality. Sir Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, provided the keynote address on primary and secondary prevention. The CDC Foundation presented its Hero Award to Sir Richard in recognition of his efforts to save countless lives worldwide by uncovering the root causes of CVD and cancer and bringing data to bear on public policies. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/healthprotection/videos/CVD_LowRes.mp4
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Gifford Pinchot, America's first professionally trained forester rose to national prominence as a conservationist and political progressive under the patronage of President Theodore Roosevelt. He likely would have support the current movements uniting working people and their unions and environmentalists in building the new, green economy. Transforming the economy through renewable energy, energy efficiency, mass transit and rail, a new smart grid and other solutions to global warming, has the potential to create millions of jobs, while reducing global warming emissions. Pinchot was elected twice as Republican governor of Pennsylvania. As a politician he fought for wiser use of natural resources and for fuller justice for the average citizen. In 1922 Pinchot campaigned for governor of Pennsylvania and won a close election. The miners of anthracite coal struck twice during his first term of office. The first strike, in 1923, lasted only a week due to Pinchot's decisive arbitration. The strike of 1925 continued for six months and again Pinchot's forceful mediation was necessary. Pinchot called both sides for daily meetings, finally achieving a compromise. Because Pennsylvania governors were then prohibited from successive terms, Pinchot ran again for the Senate and lost. But in 1931, he began his second term as Pennsylvania's governor during the depression years. He successfully pressed for large reductions in utility rates and built twenty thousand miles of paved rural roads to "get the farmer out of the mud." Realizing that State aid would not be sufficient to curb the effects of the Depression, he was one of the first of the governors to decide that federal aid was needed. In 1933, the bituminous coal miners at U.S. Steel's "captive mines" struck. The mine owners refused to recognize the United Mine Workers union, despite federal law requiring collective bargaining. Pressure exerted by Pinchot and President Franklin D. Roosevelt caused the company to recognize the union. During his last year as governor, Pinchot ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. As usual, he received little assistance from the leaders of his party, whom he had greatly annoyed by supporting the economic recovery programs of Democrat Franklin Roosevelt. For more on Gifford Pinchot, go to http://www.fs.fed.us/gt/local-links/historical-info/gifford/gifford.shtml . For more on the current links between labor and the environment, go to http://www.sustainlabour-labourandenvironment.blogspot.com/ and to the Blue-Green Alliance website at http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/home . The US Blue Green Alliance is a national, strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy. Launched in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, this unique labor-environmental collaboration has grown to include the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association. The Blue Green Alliance unites more than eight and a half million people in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. The Blue Green Alliance works on issues ranging from energy and climate change to transportation to workers' rights and green chemistry. This was clipped from the 1986 film, Visions of the Wild, by the Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Division of State and Private Forestry. Fire and Aviation Management Staff. The entire film has been digitized by the nonprofit Public.Resource.Org (http://public.resource.org/index.html ) in a cooperative agreement with the National Technical Information Service (http://public.resource.org/ntis.gov/index.html ) and is available at the Internet Archive at www.archive.com .
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Water is the basis of all life, and our planet faces deepening challenges related to water purity and availability. Jonathan Todd will discuss advanced ecological design projects, including future directions of sustainable wastewater and water management. This will include harvesting the carbon and nutrients from wastewater and converting them to energy and new resources. He will evaluate the promise of natural systems technologies, especially in their ability to break down endocrine disruptors in wastewater. The aesthetics of ecological design in relation to decentralized storm and wastewater systems on a neighborhood scale will be explored. And, finally, Todd will propose a cultural and technological paradigm shift for the management of our vital water resources. In 1995, after 15 years working on governmental development and engineering projects around the world, Jonathan Todd accepted his father's invitation to help shape the vision of John Todd Ecological Design, the company John founded in 1989. Today, Jonathan works closely with each client in the early phases of a project, overseeing the detailed execution of priorities while managing the work of the company's project and engineering teams. Most importantly, Jonathan works closely with John Todd to ensure the completion of each project meets with both the progressive vision of his father and the client's specifications, aesthetic and standards. Jonathan has a keen interest in developing sustainable solutions for refugee populations throughout the world. ---------- About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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http://www.SustainabilityNonProfit.org :: Global | Nonprofit | Open Source and Free-shared | For The Highest Good of All | Ecological | One Community A sustainable world and a sustainable future are possible. But even though solutions exist, the world continues to have a problem with starvation, people living without power, homelessness, waste, and pollution. Here are a few statistics: ● An estimated 15 million children die annually of starvation (World Health Organization) ● More than 100 million people are homeless worldwide (2005 UN Commission on Human Rights) ● 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies: approximately 1 in 8! (W.H.O. 2008) ● 3.6 million people die each year from water-related diseases (W.H.O. 2008) ● More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes, and costal areas (2004-Wastewater use in Irrigated Agriculture) and "the majority of illness in the world is caused by fecal matter" (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council -- 2008) ● Not since 1973 has energy use increases as much, in percentage terms!, as it did in 2010 (Economist -- 6/2011) yet 1.6 billion people (a quarter of humanity) live without electricity (Millennium Development Goals Report 2007) US SUSTAINABILITY NEEDS What is surprising to many are the statistics here in the United States (and other more developed nations). While we do not have millions of people starving to death, "food insecurity" (people not knowing whether or not they will be able to continue to feed themselves), homelessness, and soaring energy price statistics are disturbing for the country with the largest economy in the world: ● In 2008 4 million US households became food insecure, the largest increase ever recorded (USDA) ● In 2010, 17.2 million households (14.5% or 1 in 7) were food insecure (Department of Agriculture) ● In the US as many as 3.5 million people go homelessness in a given year (2009 Annual HUD Report) ● In 2009 the US imported 24% of all energy consumed (Energy Information Administration 2009) ● Over the past year alone, the household energy index has increased 2.7%, fuel oil has risen 35.4%, and the electricity index has risen 1.9%! (2011 US BLS Consumer Price Index Summary) Emotional well-being and happiness statics show the larger problem affecting the majority of Americans: ● Anti-depressants have become the #1 most prescribed drug in the US with 118 million anti-depressants prescribed in 2005 alone (US CDC) ● Between 1995 and 2002, the most recent year for which statistics are available, the use of these drugs rose 48 percent, the CDC reported. The good news is, answers to these problems are available, the number of motivated people ready to do something about this is growing, and for the first time in history: A Global Collaboration is Possible. Helping the forward thinkers, visionaries, and motivated people to connect and get the message out. Thanks to the internet: strategic partnerships, sustainability cooperatives, self-sustainability collaboratives, and communication about demonstrating and evolving solutions to our ecological problems has never been higher with opportunities existing at every leve to help with this process of sustainable world creation and a sustainable future we all know is possible. Progressive organizations are seeking out each other, combining resources, and working together. Pioneering Individuals are creating and demonstrating working solutions on the ground and in the field. And financial contributors are helping support those organizations and individuals. As the solutions to global sustainability become as obvious as the problems of our currently unsustainable future... And the options to participate continue to diversify... The question is - how much do YOU want to apply your abilities, understandings, and motivations? Get Involved: http://www.OneCommunityGlobal.org http://www.SustainabilityNonProfit.org http://www.Ethosolutions.org
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Joint webinar: GSTC + IUCN TAPAS Group + Botswana Tourism Organisation -------------------------------------------- (1) The GSTC Criteria - Roi Ariel, General Manager, GSTC (2) Case Studies of the Okavango Delta - Thatayaone Mmapatsi, Senior Grading Assessor, Botswana Tourism Organisation (3) Case Studies of the MED - Jeremy Sampson, Ecosystem Programme Communications Officer, IUCN; Mauro Randone, Regional Projects Manager, WWF Mediterranean (4) Q&A * GSTC Criteria: https://www.gstcouncil.org/gstc-criteria/ * IUCN-TAPAS: https://www.iucn.org/theme/protected-areas/wcpa/what-we-do/tourism-tapas * MEET: http://www.medecotourism.org/ * GSTC2018 Conference in Botswana: https://www.gstcouncil.org/gstc2018/ -------------------------------------------------------------- * The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) establishes and manages global sustainable standards, known as the GSTC Criteria. There are two sets: Destination Criteria for public policy-makers and destination managers, and Industry Criteria for hotels and tour operators. These are the guiding principles and minimum requirements that any tourism business or destination should aspire to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural and cultural resources, while ensuring tourism meets its potential as a tool for conservation and poverty alleviation. * The Botswana Tourism Organization is the leading body supporting the efforts to market Botswana’s tourist product, grade and classify tourist accommodation facilities, and promote investment in the tourism sector. With its long-standing commitment to conservation of its land, wildlife and cultural heritage, Botswana enjoys a solid reputation as a progressive sustainable tourism destination and one of the top safari destinations in the world. * The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) Group is part of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). TAPAS advocates for a future where tourism enhances the conservation integrity of protected area systems, improves human well-being and provides benefits for the local population, and where there are accessible, inspiring, safe and educational opportunities for visitors through environmentally, socio-cultural and economically sustainable prod
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Pay no attention to those foundations behind the curtain, just believe in the Great and Powerful Cause. "The Cause” is an activist-fueled movement to supposedly save the planet from catastrophic man-caused climate change by disparaging fossil fuels and providing unfailing support of renewables regardless of their energy-producing value. A conspiracy theory? Hardly. Watch to learn more. VISIT Clear Energy Alliance https://clearenergyalliance.com/ FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClearEnergyAlliance Twitter: https://twitter.com/clearenergy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clearenergyalliance For list of sources and downloadable transcript: https://clearenergyalliance.com/project/the-cause/ Pay no attention to those foundations behind the curtain… just believe in the Great and Powerful “CAUSE.” That’s right…. there is a small number of wealthy activist groups behind the curtain that is commanding you to believe in THE CAUSE. And what is this cause? It is to save the planet from catastrophic man-caused climate change. Weirdly, you don’t actually have to do anything. You just need to believe that fossil fuels are evil and renewables are going to save the day. Does this sound like a conspiracy theory? Don’t be so sure. A new study published by Matthew Nisbet of Northeastern University identifies 19 major foundations that spent more than a half billion dollars over four years to teach you what to think about fossil fuels, wind and solar power and the coming catastrophe of climate change. In the study, Nisbet writes that foundations, “…mobilize vast financial resources to alter the public conversation relative to complex problems like climate change.” But the big money is only the beginning. As Nisbet points out, the news media is in the habit of just accepting everything The Great Cause has to say. “When left of center and progressive foundations are covered in the U.S. press, coverage tends to be predominantly positive and uncritical.” Is the hair on the back of your neck standing up yet? The original leader of The Great Cause is known as the Energy Foundation. It was set up by large block grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, the Hewlett and Packard Foundations joined in later. In creating the Energy Foundation these big activist groups were able to pool their money to avoid waste and redundancy, which benefited those giving the money and the ground troops charged with getting the public to believe in The Cause. And it was effective. The Energy Foundation has taken credit for passing renewable energy mandates in dozens of states, bringing industrial wind to the Midwest, starting the West coast solar industry and integrating renewables into major utilities. Nisbet discovered that between 2011 and 2015, 19 of the largest Foundations awarded more than $550 million in grants to promote The Cause. And, like flying monkeys, some foundations focused on specific tasks. The Wallace Global Fund pushed for financial divestment of fossil fuels. The Heinz Endowments and the Schmidt Family and Park Foundations focused on stricter regulation and bans on natural gas fracking. The Bloomberg Foundation dedicated itself to shutting down the coal industry. The largest foundations spent money in geographic areas. Hewlett in Colorado, Park in New York and Heinz in Pennsylvania. The money not spent on attacking fossil fuels or hyping climate change was spent on promoting wind and solar. It was about 25 percent, or $140 million. We know a great deal of this cash originates from people and companies heavily invested in taxpayer-subsidized wind and solar, but how much? The Great and Powerful Cause isn’t saying. I can hear the skeptics… That’s only one study… what does that prove? Actually… this study comes on the heels of two reports from the United States that highlight the enormous amount of money being spent by The Cause to mislead the public on energy issues. The lesson here is to beware the foundations behind the curtain. The news media should be acting like Toto the dog revealing the funding sources pushing the deception… but as Nisbet’s study and the U.S. Senate has shown… the media has stopped being a skeptical watchdog and has become central to The Cause. For the Clear Energy Alliance, I’m Mark Mathis. Power On.
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Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman of BP and AB Volvo, and Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor of Harvard Business School, discuss the future of international energy policy through the lens of business and industry. The speakers address issues such as how to incentivize more environmentally sustainable practices, the shifting role of major oil powers and lessons learned from key environmental events in the oil industry. The event is moderated by David T. Ellwood, Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School and cosponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Environment and Natural Resources Program.
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B4E COP 17 Dialogue 2011 -- Durban Beyond carbon -- Curbing climate change, creating opportunity A dramatic reduction of carbon emissions is a necessary condition for curbing climate change. However, leading global companies recognise that economic and environmental sustainability also demand a holistic optimisation of natural resource use across different areas of their businesses. In this session, panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities of growing their businesses using climate-compatible strategies that go beyond carbon; to reduce waste, improve water stewardship as well as protect and leverage biodiversity and natural capital. Moderator: Jeremy Oppenheim, Director, Global Lead, Sustainability & Resource Productivity, McKinsey & Co. Scott Fleetwood, Executive Director, Government Policy and Affairs, Novus International Alison Hill, Global Health Policy Advisor, Verstergaard Frandsen Steve Lennon, Divisional Executive, Corporate Services, Eskom Chris Librie, Global Director, Environmental Initiatives, HP Samantha Smith, Leader, Global Climate & Energy Initiative, WWF International POWERING AHEAD FOR A CLEAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 6 December 2011 | Durban Botanical Gardens Progressive companies around the world are developing products and services that will revolutionise industries and deliver transformative change for society and our planet. These solutions are driving new business growth while significantly reducing emissions towards a low-carbon, sustainable future for all. Accelerating and scaling up implementation across sectors and borders, however, will require a higher level of collaboration than we have ever seen before, between business, government, and NGOs. The Business for the Environment (B4E) COP17 Dialogue aims to facilitate this, bringing stakeholders together to forge new partnerships and take real action on climate change. Leading the way and powering ahead for a clean industrial revolution.
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Focus 6 -- «Nuclear and shale hydrocarbons: what part of uncertainty can we accept » Three years after the disaster that struck Japan, the situation has not been solved in the Fukushima power plant, reminding us strongly the risks linked to a nuclear accident. Despite the ambitions shown by certain governments to implement an energy transition in order to favor a progressive nuclear phase-out and diminish their reliance to fossil fuels, things are changing very slowly. At the same time, the shale oil revolution leads some States to look closer at this fossil resource, which extraction techniques are highly contested and which costs are not totally mastered. Inventing a new social project implies rethinking our relation to natural resources and transforming our energy supply and consumption models. As zero risk does not exist, how much uncertainty can we accept in elaborating these new energy models? Speakers : Ms. Chantal JOUANNO, Senator of Paris; Founder, Écolo Éthik (France) Mr. Sylvain LAPOIX, Free lance Journalist (France) Mr. Kosuke OKAHARA, Documentary Photographer (Japan) Ms. Deborah ROGERS, Executive Director, Energy Policy Forum (United-States) Mr. Robert BELL, Former Chairman, Department of Finance and Business Management, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (United States)
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The IEA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered to analyze current practices in the design and implementation of building energy codes. Part of the IEA Policy Pathway series, this webinar sets out key steps in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to help renovate existing buildings stock. This webinar was conducted on August 20, 2013. More information: https://cleanenergysolutions.org/training/modernizing-building-energy-codes.
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March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm Starr Forum lecture with Noam Chomsky on climate change and President Trump. About Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has worked since 1955, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.
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Environmental Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Natural Resource Use ENGOV is a collaborative research project funded by the European Commission. The project focuses on the obstacles and possibilities for sustainable production systems that can generate both economic development and a more equitable knowledge input and distribution of benefits across ethnic, socioeconomic and gender lines in order to decrease poverty, exclusion, and environmental degradation in Latin America. The project's central objective is to understand how environmental governance is shaped in Latin America and to develop a new analytical framework for environmental governance in the region. In order to develop 'Latin American perspectives', the project is built up around two main aspects of environmental governance in the region: 1) the social context in which environmental governance is shaped, including historical, structural, institutional and information backgrounds; and 2) production systems and challenges to environmental justice. The nine themes of the research work packages are: Historicising unequal resource distribution Shifting elites and institutions in environmental governance Strategic actors and responsible consumption Building and exchanging knowledges on natural resources Analysing poverty and sustainable development Resource extraction conflicts compared Local solutions towards environmental justice Mitigation and adaptation to climate change Crossing boundaries in environmental governance The ENGOV project will start in March 2011 and will last four years. The project is coordinated by CEDLA and the consortium consists of the following institutions: CEDLA-UvA: Centre for Latin American Study and Documentation - Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands CLACSO: Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, Argentina ICTA-UAB: Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain IRD: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France SUM-UiO: Centre for Development and the Environment - Universitetet i Oslo, Norway CDS-UnB: Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável - Universidade de Brasília, Brazil UAM-Xoc.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Xochimilco, Mexico IDEA-USACH: Instituto de Estudios Avanzados - Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile IIGG: Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Argentina UASB-SQ: Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar - Sede Quito, Ecuador Project Coordinator Dr. B.B. Hogenboom, CEDLA
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Robert Redford calls on the Obama administration to work for clean energy now. Producer: Daniel Hinerfeld; Editor: Kashina Kessler; DP: Matt Pappas; Production Associate: Lisa Whiteman; Production Assistant: Sherry Goldberg; Photography: Getty Images; Additional footage: Tristan Bayer
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If there's one issue that hasn't been talked about enough in this election, it's the environment. Yet the difference between the parties is stark: Republicans, bankrolled by polluters like the Koch Brothers, want to cut the EPA and rollback or weaken vital environmental protections like the Clean Air and Clean Water Act, laws that ensure millions of Americans can breath our air and drink our water safely. Interviews include Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7); Jason Kowalski, Policy Director at 350.org; David Doniger from the Natural Resources Defense Council and former director of climate change policy at the EPA; and Joe Mendelson, director of global warming policy at the National Wildlife Federation. - This documentary film was produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviews), Erick Stoll (camera), and Liz Cambron. Graphic design by Chase Whiteside. Motion design by Ashley Walton (ashleywalton.com). Music from the brilliant Jon Brion. Thanks: Sean Barma, Laura Dawn, Suzanne Struglinski, Jamie Henn, Adam Sarvana, Natural Resources Defense Council, Nation Wildlife Federation, 350.org - Follow: https://facebook.com/chase.whiteside https://instagram.com/chasewhiteside/ https://twitter.com/cwhiteside/ - Citations: 1: http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/ 2: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/91-1970/h268 3: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/91-1970/h268 4: http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/caa.html 6: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76022.html#ixzz208tCiU2P 5. http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/image_uploads/Report_AntiEnv_06.18.12.pdf 7: http://www.bea.gov/national/index.htm#gdp 8: http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=4832ff13-a018-4898-949a-80e6f543ea6f 9: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=existing_U.S._Coal_plants 10: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/12/us-usa-budget-epa-idUSTRE73B7NU20110412 11: http://www.platts.com/RSSFeedDetailedNews/RSSFeed/ElectricPower/6399473 12:http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/environmental.pdf 13: http://www.epa.gov/air/sect812/prospective2.html 14: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/02/big_oil_banner_year.html/ 15: http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?Ind=E01 16: http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/totals.php?ind=E01++ 17: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/02/big_oil_banner_year.html/ 18: http://www.epa.gov/air/sect812/prospective2.html 19: http://www.bna.com/trichloroethylene-causes-human-n12884903636/ 20: http://www.library.pima.gov/librarianfiles/?kbid=785 21: http://www.library.pima.gov/librarianfiles/?kbid=785 23: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_dbjC2-OK8 24: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/08/us/politics/08emit.html 25: http://www.nrdc.org/health/extremeweather/ 26: http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/mitt-romney-calls-epa-out-control-wanting
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Barwa's foundations were laid on 15 November 2005, when it obtained its commercial license. Barwa began operations on 19 January 2006. The group's name derives from an important principle in Qatar's commercial heritage - the concept of a reliable and trustworthy agreement or contract. These values form the core of our corporate personality. A few years before our establishment, Qatar had embarked upon an ambitious and progressive growth strategy based on its wealth of natural, energy-based resources. By 2005 it had achieved unprecedented growth in its economy, indeed a leader in terms of economic growth among countries around the world, and was beginning to be recognised as a key player both as a global energy provider, and as an engine of growth in the Gulf region. Barwa's creation was a demonstration of the vision of the country led by His Highness the Emir and the government of the State of Qatar to build a modern country with a diversified economy for the benefit of future generations. We seek to contribute to the government's over-arching development plan for Qatar as set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030. Since its formation, Barwa has proven to be a dynamic and powerful contributor towards the development of Qatar. Qatari Diar, a company owned by the Qatar Investment Authority holds a 45% share in Barwa, which is the largest listed real estate company in Qatar in terms of real estate developments, and has a total asset capitalization of approximately QR 66 billion as of 31 December 2011. Despite its short history, Barwa has grown its business into over 40 investments in 5 segments. These are: • Real estate developments in Qatar • International real estate • Business services • Infrastructural services • Financial services Approximately 50% of all Barwa's employees are Qatari nationals. Although the group's main activities remain in Qatar, Barwa has a wide array of investments and operations in 13 other countries regionally and internationally.
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