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Movie Changes Bill O’Reilly Fan/Global Warming Denier’s Life

This is an interview with a woman exiting the movie "Chasing Ice". The movie not only changed this woman's mind about global warming, "it's changed me as a person," she said.  "I believed Bill O'Reilly". She's now ready to "undo her damage" for her children and grandkids.   The new documentary, Chasing Ice, captures climate change on film with two-dozen time-lapse cameras placed throughout the Arctic and other areas to document the melting of the glaciers. The film chronicles phot...

Arctic Tipping Point? It Won’t Be Televised

  Every year, Arctic sea ice melts during summer months and then refreezes during the colder winter months. On September 16th of this year, sea ice extent fell to 3.41 million square kilometers ( 1.32 square miles), the lowest summer minimum on satellite record. As temperatures increase, and sea ice melts, this accelerates the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. Melting of the Greenland ice sheet results in sea level rise. “We are now in uncharted territory,” said National Snow...

How Will Romney Address Climate Change?

Well if you look on Mitt's website, the answer seems to be ignore it. After all, he is in favor of that last-nail-in-our-collective-coffin tar sands pipeline. That's the one that brings the dirty oil across America to its ports and gives Canada fantabulous access to the international fossil fuel market. Take that energy independence. But, let's all ask Mitt these two questions directly to see if he will give a response: Do you disagree with the scientific consensus that humans are warming...

Bill McKibben on US Bullying Climate Talks, COP16 and 350

Image by 350.org via Flickr Broadcasting from Cancún, Mexico where the COP16 Climate Summit is taking place, Democracy Now caught up with author and  350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. Here is an excerpt from that interview (embedded above): AMY GOODMAN: For more on the issue of the WikiLeaks cables and the international climate change talks, I spoke with the longtime environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben here in Cancún. He’s the founder of 350.org and the winner ...

Alec Loorz: Climate Youth Activists Unite!

Last month, I streamed some of the live Bioneers 21 Conference. I wanted to see James Hansen, having recently finished his book, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity.  After his presentation, Dr. Hansen introduced a face I hadn't seen before, Alec Loorz.  Sixteen-year-old, Alec leads a non-profit organization called Kids Vs Global Warming . In this inspiring video, Alec quotes Thomas Jefferson,"every generation needs a ne...

10/10/10 -7347 Global Work Parties in 188 Countries- the Biggest Event Ever on Planet Earth

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it, And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it." -Eleanor Roosevelt And there was a whole lot of work going on yesterday. According to 350.org's co-founder, Bill McKibben "it was the most widespread day of political engagement in the planet's history, and a real chance for people across the world to say the same thing: We're fed up with the inaction of our leaders on climate, and we want them to work half as hard as we're...

Global Warning, Our Oil Addiction and Living on a New Planet

Narrated by Leo DiCaprio, this clip is based on the book by Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late. "Picture this, a blue planet protected by a thin layer of atmosphere that keeps temperature, air and water in perfect balance to maintain life. In the cold depths of space, this planet is a virtual paradise, the only one know of its kind. And, it is our planet, Earth. But something is wrong...human civilization and our re...

350.org Founder, Author Bill McKibben on “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet”

Ahead of Earth Day and Cochabamba, Bolivia’s indigenous summit on climate change along with the anticipated unveiling of a Senate climate bill this coming week, Democracy Now spoke with someone who sounded one of the earliest alarms about global warming. In 1989, Author Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature but his warnings were largely ignored. Below are some excerpts from that interview. BILL McKIBBEN: On his new book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet:  Look, the planet that we l...

James Hansen on Cap-and-Trade, Tipping Points and Where We Go From Here

In a recent interview, post- the COP15 Conference, the nation's top climate scientist and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James Hansen discussed his views on cap and trade, tipping points and how we can move forward in the aftermath of Copenhagen. Hansen also has a new book, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity where he discusses these issues at length. The entire interview with A...

Dry Season Returns & Broward Commission Considers 2-day-a-Week Watering Restrictions

Update: January 12, 2010 Broward Commission Unanimously Pass 2-Day Week Water Restrictions with an Eye Toward Enforcement http://bit.ly/7PA6iB Most residents in South Florida realize we have two seasons; rainy and dry. Yet, how many realize what a precarious water dance we do? According to the South Florida Water Management District, Florida receives an average annual rainfall of 53 inches, making it one of the wettest states in the US. Except, in the central and southern part of the state, ...
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