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You Be the Judge...
"Mark Zuckerberg’s new political group...has spent considerable resources on ads advocating a host of anti-environmental causes including...constructing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline."
We appreciate his medium - but not his politics of planetary destruction.
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How Big Energy is Destroying the Planet for Record
Profits: Tom Engelhardt
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|CLIMATE CHANGE in the Media: WORTH WATCHING or LISTENING|
|Do The Math - The Movie||CBS Face the Nation, Sunday May 26th||The Price of Carbon|
|The Movie of Bill McKibben's 'Do The Math' Tour; Explains why we need to leave 4/5th known fossil fuel in the ground. About 45 minutes||Discussion of severe weather and Climate Change: the mainstream media break their silence: About an hour||A worthwhile two and a half minute video|
|Hot in my Backyard- This American Life, May 17th, 2013 with Ira Glass: About an Hour||The Necessity of Civil Disobedience: Bill Moyers Interviews Tim DeChristopher||Three Myths about the Keystone XL Pipeline|
Segment I - Colorado State Climatologist
Segment II - Bob Inglis, former S. Carolina Republican Congressman
Segment III - Bill McKibben of 350.org on divestment
Tim DeChristopher bid in an illegal auction of public lands in Utah winning
parcels and thus protecting them from
drilling; he spent two years in federal prison.
About an hour; see also DVD 'Bidder 70.'
|Van Jones explains the three main Keystone myths: About 5 minutes|
|Climate Threats of Powder River Basin Coal Mining and Exports. Three and a half minute video||Critical Choices in the Critical Decade Two and a half minute cartoon from the Australian Climate Commission||A New Climate Regime in the Arctic Six minute video explaining what has been happening|
|Explores the consequences for Montana and the Planet of mining and exporting the coal.||We must leave 80% of fossil fuels in the ground; explains what we can do.||A positive feedback loop is being established as ice melts leaving exposed water to absorb more solar radiation, and heat even more|
|Climate Change Literature and Web Sites|
"In 50 years, no one will care about the fiscal
cliff or the Euro crisis. They'll just ask, "So
the Arctic melted, and then what did you do?"
"... given that the Arctic has already melted, we don't have room for easy compromises."
"The Fossil Fuel Resistance"
by Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone
As the world burns, a new movement to reverse climate change is emerging - fiercely, loudly, and right next door....
"It got so hot in Australia that the weather service had to add two new colors to its charts. Few weeks later, at the other end of the planet, new data from the CryoSat-2 satellite showed that 80% of Arctic sea ice has disappeared. We're not breaking records any more, we're breaking the planet." - more
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Voters 2012 Scorecard:
2nd Congressional District: Greg Walden 11%
4th Congressional District: Peter DeFazio 86%
Senator Jeff Merkley: 100%
Senator Ron Wyden: 100%
"The reason we don't hear politicians, or the "serious" people in our
media, talking (at least in public) about this situation--the true gravity of
it--is that to grapple with this in any real way, to propose anything that would
actually begin to address it with the necessary urgency at the national and
global level, would simply sound too extreme, if not outright crazy. Leave
fossil fuels in the ground? You must be joking....This is the reality--or the
surreality--of the historical moment in which we find ourselves. At this late
hour in the climate crisis, with the clock ticking down on civilization, to be
serious about climate change--based, mind you, on what science and not ideology
prescribes--is to be radical."
The Nation Editorial March 11/18 2013
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