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    September 5, 2014:


    What's in the Ground Must Stay in the Ground
    Professor Chris Williams argues a massive re-structuring of economic activity is required to address the climate change crisis

      September 5, 14

    Global Expansion of Fossil Fuel Transport, Drilling Underway as UN Climate Summit Approaches
    Subhankar Banerjee: Don't expect much from global leaders gathering in NYC for the 2014 Climate Summit - most of their countries work with the fossil fuel industry

      September 4, 14

    TeleSUR's "The Global African: Climate Change in the Caribbean"
    The Caribbean and its 40 million inhabitants face unprecedented vulnerability due to the phenomena that is climate change. This week on "The Global African," host Bill Fletcher, Jr. sits down with climate and development scientist Ramon Bueno and Caribbean climate change activists Stina Herberg and Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs to talk mitigation and the activism behind the threat.

      September 4, 14

    Global Warming and Economic Crisis Lead to One Solution: Climate Jobs
    May Boeve from 350.org and Bruce Hamilton of the Amalgamated Transit Union discuss how the environmental and labor movements have united to organize the People's Climate Summit in NYC

      August 29, 14

    Forthcoming IPCC Report Calls for Control of Fossil Fuel Consumption
    Distinguished climatologist Michael E. Mann discusses the dangers of ignoring the conclusions in the leaked draft of the synthesis report

      August 28, 14

    Greenland Glaciers' Rapid Melting Will Have Global Effects
    Climate video blogger Peter Sinclair discusses his recent trip from Greenland and the scientific data showing how melt loss from ice sheets has doubled in the last five years

      August 22, 14

    Can Geo-Engineering Save the Planet? - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
    Mr. Williams asks if we can trust such an unpredictable massive change to the earth's ecosystem when the driving force is profit

      August 13, 2014

    How the Jet Stream Affects Weather Patterns
    Meteorologist Jeff Masters discusses his recent research about how fast flowing, narrow air currents found in our atmosphere are changing and its potential effects on humans

      August 13, 14

    Fracking Success Shut Down US Climate Change Policy - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
    Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially

      August 12, 2014

    Wall Street to Planet Earth - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
    Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that to face up to the science of climate change, coal and oil conglomerates worth trillions of dollars have to keep their fossil fuels in the ground - something capitalism can't allow

      August 7, 2014

    Climate Change and Waiting for Bruce Willis - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
    Mr. Williams says capitalism is not capable of facing up to the climate change crisis - and because there won't be a hero that appears to save the day, it's up to us to make the change

      August 6, 2014

    New Climate Bill Would 'Shrink Government,' Award Taxpayers
    PERI's James Boyce discusses how Rep. Chris Van Hollen's climate bill would limit carbon pollution by auctioning off permits to fossil fuel vendors and result in a net gain to taxpayers

      August 11, 14

    Linking Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change
    Meteorologist Jeff Masters explains why climate scientists once were hesitant to link climate change with the trend of extreme weather events

      August 10, 14

    Is This the Dawn of a Renewable Energy Revolution?
    Peter Sinclair says that utilities in time will become managers rather than owners of energy, and that the emerging systems are inherently anti-monopolistic

      July 7, 14

    World's Oceans Face "Irreparable Damage"
    Rashid Sumaila: Global Ocean Commission gives world leaders a five- year window for intervention before overfishing and climate change negatively impact the world's food supply, clean air, and climate stability

      July 7, 14

    SCOTUS Ruling Limits EPA Regulatory Power
    Public Justice executive director Paul Bland and EcoWatch founder Stefanie Spear explain why SCOTUS ruling is being claimed as a victory by environmentalists and the coal industry alike

      June 25, 14

    New EPA Rules Are a Boon for Fossil Fuel Industry
    Based in West Virginia, Bob Kincaid and Cathy Kunkel explain how new proposed emissions standards do nothing to address the toxic dust, poisonous water which affect Appalachian communities

      June 16, 14

    The Truth and Consequences of Climate Change Denial
    Peter Sinclair discusses how the big tobacco lobby methods are being employed by climate change deniers and the rising sea levels caused by melting glaciers.

      June 12, 14

    Human Activity Driving Earth Towards Global Extinction Event
    Dr. Terry Root & Dr. Stuart L. Pimm discuss recent research showing human beings are responsible for high extinction rates of species across the globe, and explain how we can prevent a sixth major extinction event

      June 12, 14

    ALEC and Private Utility Companies Conspired to Freeze Renewable Energy Standards in Ohio
    Ohio State Senator Mike Foley and EcoWatch Founder Stefanie Spear say 30 states could be next

      June 1, 14

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