Climate / Energy Policy: The Full Obama Speech from June 25, 2013 in HD

Transcript PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you, Georgetown! (Cheers, applause.) Thanks. Thank you so much. Now — thank you, Georgetown. Everybody please be seated. And my first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets. (Laughter.) I’m going to do the same. We got — (cheers) —…

The Sublime of Superman, Man of Steel

Watch how Superman cleans up an oil spill! Superman for earth?  The new  Superman ‘Man of Steel’ (2013 / IMDB) is another film story about the destruction of environment, which threatens the  survival of the human species. There is one race living on the planet Krypton and is about to use up the last energy resources of…

The Secret of the Seven Sisters

“A four-part series that reveals how a secret pact formed a cartel that controls the world’s oil.” Al Jazeera: Three men had an appointment at Achnacarry Castle – a Dutchman, an American and an Englishman. The Dutchman was Henry Deterding, a man nicknamed the Napoleon of Oil, having exploited a find in Sumatra. He joined forces…

Tar-Sands Oil Makes Climate Change Unsolvable

By Alex Morales / Bloomberg: Exploiting oil and gas trapped in tar sands and shale threatens to make climate change“unsolvable,” said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s. Conventional reserves of oil, gas and coal already have more carbon embedded in them than is safe to burn without causing “dangerous” levels of…

For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change

By EDUARDO PORTER / New York Times: If there were one American industry that would be particularly worried about climate change it would have to be insurance, right? From Hurricane Sandy’s devastating blow to the Northeast to the protracted drought that hit the Midwest Corn Belt, natural catastrophes across the United States pounded insurers last year, generating$35 billion in privately insured property…