Category: CLIMATE CHANGE-GLOBAL WARMING

VIDEO: Mars Warned Earth About Being Too Nice To Humans

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Mars: Warned You

Mars: Sooner or later you’re going to get into trouble for being so hospitable.

In this video Earth is on a Facebook like website called “Earthbook” and at the point were humans really start to get on her nerves she has to decide whether or not she will “unfriend” humans. It’s cute, hilarious, and sad, but most importantly it allows the viewer to see the Earth/human dynamic a bit differently. A shift in the viewpoint of this vital relationship is crucial.

Description: “What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile? The Earth fast forwards through a virtual relationship with humans — but soon starts to ask itself whether it wants to be friends with a species that exploits its national resources.
The conclusion is reassuring: yes, it does, because humans are making every effort to preserve the planet. Science and research are an important part of these efforts.”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Mother Nature Vs the Grid: Nature’s Power Illustrated

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This infographic illustrates Nature’s energy output in terms of humankind’s energy grids. This should give you an idea of the awesome power of Nature and a better idea of why we tamper with it at our own peril. As I said before, before we get to climate change we have to deal with climate instability. Our changing environment makes hurricanes alone much more powerful and ferocious. Something to think about…Infographic below. Continue reading

VIDEO: How “Doubt” Prevents Serious Action On Climate Change

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Lately, I’ve been giving some thought to doubt. Doubt has been used a powerful tool too prevent people in the U.S. to disagree with climate change, to ignore all the warning signs of our mangled, destructive food system, and yes, to get people to still think our president is actually a Muslim.

In this video climaterealityproject.org shows the other times when doubt was used to sell folks on harmful products and even attack those who disagreed. The perfect correlation here is the cigarette companies claiming their products were safe when they knew better. Also, the example of DDT was used here. People were so convinced the insecticide was safe they sent threatening letters to scientist and writer Rachel Carson who wrote the powerful book, Silent Spring, and about the scourge they were to this planet. Due to the efforts of environmentalists the use of DDT was outlawed by Congress.

So what happened to the manufacturers of DDT? Did they go out of business? Nope, they reinvented themselves as biotech corporation Monsanto and now they engineer your food and they can vote since they are a person!

Can’t Make It To Durban? Send A Penguin To Represent You Instead

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held in Durban, South Africa this year. It will last from November 28th through December 9th 2011 which gives you plenty of time to get there if you leave right now! If that can’t happen then at pissedoffpenguins.com you can send a penguin in your place to represent you- but oh, not just any penguin will do. These are pissed off penguins. That’s right, Continue reading

United Nations Climate Change Conference In South Africa Begins Today

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Remember all the fuss when the climate change talks were being held in Copenhagen? When there was a chance something might happen to curb climate change? Yeah, that was a while ago, 2009 to be exact. Who remembers 2010′s climate conference in Cancun? I’m not seeing a lot of hands raised. Ok.

Well, this year the United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held in Durban, South Africa, starting today. Continue reading

VIDEO: Climate 101; Bill Nye Explains The Science Of Climate Change

CLIMATE 101 from The Climate Reality Project on Vimeo.

Curious about the basic science of global warming? Not sure how pollution from oil and coal is linked to extreme weather? In Climate 101 Bill Nye explains the science of climate change and the link between extreme weather and pollution from fossil fuels.

Climate 101 aired during 24 Hours of Reality and in it you can watch “the Science Guy” break down how greenhouse gases are polluting our atmosphere, and how global warming means more than just a change in temperature. He also describes what we can do about the climate crisis.

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New York City’s October Snowstorm, Climate Change And Missing Birds

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“The timing of natural events, such as flower blooms and animal migration, is influenced by changes in climate.” -Climate Change Indicators in the United States

This weekend a nor’easter hit the Northeast U.S. with a wintery mix of snow, sleet and rain leaving many feeling like just at the end of October we’ve managed to skip the autumn season entirely. Where I live in New York City the storm wasn’t so bad, although I wasn’t outside, let alone Occupying Wall Street. The protesters survived but Continue reading

VIDEO: Reverend Billy’s Freakstorm: Earthalujah Explained!

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“A strange faith is brewing for these apocalyptic times. Post-fundamentalist and happy-crazy with a 35 voice choir and worshippers throughout the world — “The Church of Earthalujah!” began in New York City in 2009.

We have cast the Global Warming Devils from the cash machines of JP Morgan Chase and UBS — the Swiss bank that invests in the Koch brothers and climate change skepticism. In our church we believe that the natural disasters are messages from a living thing and we’re teaching each other to listen and pray. Earthalujah!”

Watch the video below and you’ll understand!

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