Clean Energy Victories + Visions of the Environmental Movement
Michael Brune - Clean Energy Victories
Many people see the crisis posed by climate change clearly but governments, largely influenced by money coming from coal, oil and natural gas corporations, do not act. Huge demonstrations from New York to more than 150 cities all over the world indicate that people want action on climate change now. Germany is leading the way with solar technology. Prices are coming way down. China is investing more in renewable energy than the U.S. And in an extraordinary development, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is divesting from fossil fuel companies. The historical significance can’t be missed. It was John D. Rockefeller who, a century ago, began Standard Oil, the precursor of Exxon Mobil. In addition to the Rockefeller move more than 800 big investors have pledged to withdraw $50 billion from fossil fuel investments. It’s a symbolic and substantive victory.
David Brower - Visions of the Environmental Movement
The myriad of environmental crises is well known. Unless a comprehensive healing process is undertaken immediately to restore much of the damage done to the earth, future generations may not have much of a livable planet left. There is still time to arrest the dangerous trends, but it will require new thinking, innovative approaches and a concerted global effort.
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A Call to Action
“In times of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act,” said Orwell. There are a lot of truth tellers in these times: Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, Sandra Steingraber,...
A Radical Environmental Paradigm
2012 was a year of extreme weather, from the melting of the Arctic to Superstorm Sandy. It was also the hottest year on record in the U.S., with massive droughts...
Breaking Away from Fossil Fuels
For decades we have been hooked on fossil fuels. Time is long past for humankind to kick this habit. The Paris climate accord, signed with much hoopla by 175 countries,...
Clean Energy Victories
Many people see the crisis posed by climate change clearly but governments, largely influenced by money coming from coal, oil and natural gas corporations, do not act. Huge demonstrations from...
Climate Change Solutions 2-Pack
2CDS Tim Flannery – Solutions to the Climate Crisis The Paris Climate Change summit has come and gone. The results? Kind of like what Naomi Klein, author and activist, says: Your...
Climate Change: Tipping Point
Glaciers are retreating at a rapid rate. Within just a few years there will be no more snows on Kilimanjaro. Glaciers in the Andes, the Rockies, and the Himalayas are...
Traditionally, the main reasons for the migration of people have been war, persecution, and poverty. But in coming decades, they will be eclipsed by a wave of climate-change refugees. There...
Earth Days come and go. Wonderful speeches are made. Corporations, the biggest polluters, take out ads assuring the public they are green and are dedicated to preserving the environment. And...
Climate Justice 2-Pack
2 CDs Tom Hayden – A Global Warning The winds of political change blow from all directions. For many decades they’ve blown hardest from the Right – a corporate-friendly, conservative agenda involving...
Climate Justice 3-Pack
3 CDs Christian Parenti – Climate Crisis Traditionally, the main reasons for the migration of people have been war, persecution, and poverty. But in coming decades, they will be eclipsed...
Distress Signals from Earth
A steady stream of reports on the deterioration of the environment is issued. There is a brief flurry of media coverage. The corporate-funded climate change deniers make counter claims. We...
Fossil Fuel 3-Pack
3 CDs Rob Larson - Fossil Fuelishness Historian Barbara Tuchman once wrote the “rejection of reason is the prime characteristic of folly.” The lack of urgency in addressing the eco-crisis is an...
Fracking and Public Health
Fracking doesn't sound like something the earth, or any community, or any language would wish upon itself. What is it exactly? Fracking is a technique that involves the injection of...
Klein Climate 2-Pack
2 CDs Naomi Klein – The Radical Leap Political organizers are aware of “wedge issues” that divide us and “web issues” that bring us together. What could be more unifying than...
Klein Climate 2-Pack
2 CDs First program: Naomi Klein - Transitioning to Climate Justice Climate change, you’ve heard of that. But climate justice? The Global Justice Ecology Project describes it: “Climate justice is...
Native American Women & Environmental Struggles
Native American women are in the frontlines of numerous struggles to protect and save the environment. Indian reservations are the sites of much environmental degradation. Native American women lead resistance...
Solutions to the Climate Crisis
The Paris Climate Change summit has come and gone. The results? Kind of like what Naomi Klein, author and activist, says: Your doctor tells you that you have dangerously high...
The Climate Cliff
The most dangerous cliff we are facing is not a financial one but rather the climate one. The warming of the Earth’s temperature and what it portends is not just for penguins...
The Future of Civilization
When it comes to climate change the operative word is “hot” with “record” and "unprecedented" closely following. UN conferences on climate do little beyond the powerful issuing grandiose proclamations about...
Transitioning to Climate Justice
Climate change, you’ve heard of that. But climate justice? The Global Justice Ecology Project describes it: “Climate justice is the understanding that we will not be able to stop climate...