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▶ Mark Fiore: Trophy Hunting and You

The world, or at least the World of the Internets, is furious with the Minnesota dentist who stupidly killed Cecil the Lion.  (How you shoot a huge lion with a tracking collar and claim to think it was, literally, fair game, I’ll never know.) Trophy hunting is just an ego-centric pastime for men and women […]

Chris Hedges: Evoking the Wrath of Nature

Hedges: We do not have the power to make a new world. We only have the power to destroy or preserve the world we inhabit. We will either recover the sacred or vanish from the Earth.

Democracy Now! | ▶ Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican and the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical

DN!: We speak to Klein about her trip to the Vatican and the importance of the pope’s message – not only on climate change, but the global economy.

Dahr Jamail | The New Climate “Normal”: Abrupt Sea Level Rise and Predictions of Civilization Collapse

Jamail: Another shocking study, this one published in The Anthropocene Review, shows how humans are causing catastrophic shifts in planetary ecosystems that have been unprecedented for 500 million years. The study outlines how human actions have led to extinctions of plants and animals, and added that while “species extinctions and other changes are far more advanced” already, “[g]lobal warming as a phenomenon is just beginning.”

▶ Nate Hagens | “An Invitation to Participate in the Future” Peacestock 2015

This video has a lot of good information about climate change and the question/answer session at the end is very interesting. Video by Bill Sorem PRO   July 11, 2015 Nate is a well-known speaker on the big picture issues facing human society. Until recently he was lead editor of The Oil Drum, one of the most […]

▶ Dr. James Hansen | The War on Our Climate: Taking Ownership of Our Future | Peacestock

Dr. Hansen has received numerous awards and is recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions that the public must take to protect the future of young people and other life on our planet.

Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning

From the article: The study—written by James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields—concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years.

▶ Massive Oil Spills, Exploding Bomb Trains, Hazardous Chemicals, Poisoned Water – What’s the Plan?

By Dr. Riki Ott, Chicago Independent Television | Video  March 27, 2015 It’s been 21 years since the EPA considered the rules that govern Oil Spill Response. In that time, our technologies have advanced significantly, while the rules surrounding them remained unchanged. Dangerous dispersants, unconventional oil and gas, and risky transportation methods have created perilous, […]