We Need System Change to Stop Climate Change by Chris Williams + Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

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by Chris Williams
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September 18, 2014


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World leaders are coming to New York City this week for another United Nations-sponsored summit on climate change. This time, though, they’ll be greeted by the largest climate justice march in history. What are we fighting for in New York City? Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, looks at what our side needs to do to successfully confront the challenges ahead.

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What is the Social Cost of Carbon Emissions? + Why Climate Deniers Are Plain Wrong

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James Boyce: Cost-benefit analysis of carbon emissions has shortcomings.

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Noam Chomsky: Wrecking Nature For Short-Term Profit

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Recorded May 7 2013 in Denver, Colorado at an event organized by community radio station KGNU (http://kgnu.org). Noted social critic Noam Chomsky talks about the willful and reckless destruction of the environment by the US and other Western nations. Corporate-run governments have abdicated their responsibility toward protecting the welfare of their citizens and are rushing the world toward climate catastrophe.

More from this event at KGNU.org Free Speech TV (freespeech.org)
Tech: Panasonic GH3, adapted Sigma 70-210mm f2.8 lens & Sony URX-P2/UTX-B2 wireless. Available light. Venue: Central Presbyterian Church, Denver.

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If We Love Our Children, Why Are We Dooming Them? by Ed Ciaccio + The Campaign to Mislead the Public on Climate Change

by Ed Ciaccio
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May 10, 2013

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Environmentalist/Climate Catastrophe activist Bill McKibben’s campaign and web site www.350.org has a very specific, vital mission:

“350 means climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.”

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The Climate Question: Degrees of Change, Parts 1 and 2

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Nov 25, 2012 by

Climate Change has become one of the biggest, most complex issues of our time. And the warnings from some of the world’s leading scientists are getting louder. But skeptics remain. Despite the data, many are unconvinced the science is on target. So we ask: is climate change man-made and, if so, what can we do to stop it? From the crumbling ice caps of the Arctic to the shifting sands of the Arabian Gulf, Al Jazeera takes you around the world to see first-hand the impact mankind is having on our planet. Continue reading

Medieval Warm Period: Fact vs. Fiction

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Jul 28, 2012 by

This video looks at the scientific research to answer three basic questions: 1) Was the Medieval Warm Period global? 2) Was it warmer than today? 3) And what does this all mean anyway? I examine the internet feud over the hockey stick and the various myths and misinterpretations about the Medieval Warm Period that seem to be rife on the Internet. My sources for the myths are blogs and videos; my sources for the facts are scientific papers.

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“Welcome to the Rest of Our Lives” + Yes, Virginia, Sea Level Really is Rising

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Don’t miss the Companion video at the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media

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UK Snow: Debunking Lord Stirling + Global Warming: Winter Weirding

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Debunking Lord Monckton + Global Warming: Deniers Exposed! Vol. 1 Christopher Monckton


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Greg Craven: Utopia Konferenz (2008; must-see)

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March 10, 2010

A presentation I was invited to give to 500 “movers and shakers” in Berlin, Germany in November of 2008.

No earth-shaking new insights here that aren’t already in my book, and I had to talk slow because English was the audience’s second (or third, or fourth) language.

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Flogging the Scientists


March 15, 2010

As a nonscientist, it’s daunting for me to work thru the huge volume of information on global climate change.

I’ve found that the most reliable scientific information comes from respected peer reviewed science journals .

But journals have lots of big words, and lots of small print, and very few illustrations to make it easy for me. You can see why climate denies don’t like them.

But that’s where the facts are.

How can you tell a good science journal?

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What We Know about Climate Change


February 27, 2010

In the many responses I get to these videos, it appears that a number of people want to deny, or are not even aware, that there is a scientific foundation to the overwhelming consensus on climate change.

In fact, the science is built on thousands of publications and many decades of observation.

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How the climate kooks front for polluters by Chris Williams


Chris Williams, a contributor to the International Socialist Review on environmental issues, looks at the campaign to drown out science on the question of global warming.
February 18, 2010

AS A result of some bizarre political time warp, just when it seemed like the battle over climate-change-as-reality was over, we appear to have regressed back to the George W. Bush medieval era of non-science passing for science.

A few months ago, it seemed like the remaining few–though loud and remarkably well-funded–voices denying that man-made climate change was happening were increasingly marginalized. Science was back in the saddle in the White House, and the Obama administration was going to ride to the rescue in Copenhagen at the UN climate summit in December.

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