by Chris Williams
socialistworker.org, Sept. 15, 2014
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? , 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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VIKING I landed on Mars, the Ramones released their first album, the Soweto Uprising began in South Africa, North and South Vietnam reunified to become the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Gerald Ford was in the White House. Continue reading
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TheRealNews on Sep 30, 2013
James Boyce: Cost-benefit analysis of carbon emissions has shortcomings. Continue reading
by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
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.”
Nov 25, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
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
Jul 28, 2012 by potholer54
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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Jul 9, 2012 by greenman3610
Don’t miss the Companion video at the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media
Dallas Hail Storm
potholer54 on Sep 8, 2011
0:27 “CERN: Global Warming Caused by Sun”
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potholer54 | January 13, 2011 Continue reading
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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.
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?
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.
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.