Lester Brown: Perspectives on Limits to Growth / World on the Edge

We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Can we think systematically and fashion policies accordingly? Can we move fast enough to avoid environmental decline and economic collapse? Can we change direction before we go over the edge? I will look at the economic future through and environmental lens to fashion a plan…

Richard Alley: Perspectives on Limits to Growth / World on the Edge

We rely heavily on energy use, dominated by finite fossil fuels. We have high scientific confidence, based on solid physics, that burning most of the remaining fossil-fuel resource and releasing the carbon dioxide will cause large and long-lasting climate changes. Studies of societal and economic impacts typically indicate that such large climate changes will make…

Climate Change Denial made by Frank Luntz

Excerpt from BBC documentary – Earth: The Climate Wars from 2009 with Dr Iain Stewart. Scope: Trace the history of climate change.

Watch it here http://climateforce.net/2012/01/21/video-earth-the-climate-wars/
Frank Luntz in the Denial Machine (CBC – Fifth Estate)

Bush climate speech follows Luntz playbook: “Technology, technology, blah, blah, blah.” http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2007/09/28/201917/bush-climate-speech-follows-luntz-playbook-technology-technology-technology-blah-blah-blah/

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The Secret of El Dorado (The discovery of Biochar)

The Secret of El Dorado – programme summary In 1542, the Spanish Conquistador, Francisco de Orellana ventured along the Rio Negro, one of the Amazon Basin’s great rivers. Hunting a hidden city of gold, his expedition found a network of farms, villages and even huge walled cities. At least that is what he told an…

James Hansen: The Carbon Tax

“I’m very disappointed [California] chose a half-baked system like cap-and-trade, with offsets,” said NASA climatologist James Hansen in a conversation with Climate One host Greg Dalton. He prefers a carbon fee and dividend and, in the absence of a strong carbon price, says the risks of reaching climatic tipping points that could bring catastrophic consequences…

James Hansen: Tipping Points, Carbon Tax and organized Denial

Interview with James Hansen (NASA Goddard Institute) recorded at the UN University G8 symposium on innovation and climate change held 4th July, 2008 Tokyo. Wikipedia: Carbon tax Frontline: Climate of Doubt http://youtu.be/A5GVHqlnPAc Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes http://youtu.be/XXyTpY0NCp0 Test trial convicts fossil fuel bosses of ‘ecocide’ Top lawyers put fossil fuel bosses on trial…