climate change

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how long has big oil believed in climate change?

As the Union of Concerned Scientists unveiled in their July 2015 report, The Climate Deception Dossiers, Exxon internally recognized climate change as fact in 1981-- right before they went on to spent $30 million on research that would support climate change denial. Are we surprised? No. Is it important? Yes. Read more at The Leap.

Posted: September 20 2015
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how pope francis is reviving radical economics

Excerpt from: How Pope Francis is Reviving Radical Catholic Economics- Some Catholics have been quietly practicing them all along. By Nathan Schneider September 9, 2015 My friend Ryan Patrico, a doctoral
student in history at Yale, noticed something curious while studying the German nuns whose convents wound up in Protestant regions in the early, bloody days […]

Posted: September 14 2015
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check this film out!

  ‘This Changes Everything’ Trailer: Climate Change Documentary Based On Naomi Klein’s Bestseller Set For Toronto Premiere Watch Trailer Here:

Posted: September 2 2015
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corroding our democracy (big oil, the canadian government, and the silencing of environmental science)

Democracy Now on the (nearly) unbelievable story of they extent to which Canada's oil industry has stifled the country's democracy, silenced its scientists, and crippled its environmentalist movements. It is bananas, and it is worse than you would have imagined. "Well first of all, the government has shut down the majority of scientific research in […]

Posted: August 11 2015
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good primer on reclaiming our soils and regenerative farming

Excerpted from Ronnie Collins's essay Regeneration: Global Transformation in Catastrophic Times: We must begin to connect the dots between fossil fuels, global warming and related issues, including world hunger, poverty, unemployment, toxic food and farming, extractivism, land grabbing, biodiversity, ocean destruction, deforestation, resource wars, and deteriorating public health. As we regenerate the soil and forests, and […]

Posted: August 10 2015
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soil not oil conference, richmond, ca, sept. 4-5

Soil Not Oil International Conference Friday-Saturday, Sept. 4-5, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Memorial Civic Center Complex, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804 Note: Dr. Vandana Shiva keynote speech is on Friday, Sept. 4, 7:00 pm The September Soil Not Oil conference will bring together farmers, climate scientists, land-use experts, and many others to discuss […]

Posted: August 10 2015
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maps showing how maine's coastline could change

New sea-level rise forecast is alarming: Here are 10 maps showing how Maine’s coastline could change This computer-generated image shows what Portland’s Back Cove would look like after a rise in sea level (Natural Resources Council of Maine). According to a report this week in Slate, a team led by the former lead NASA scientist […]

Posted: July 30 2015
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what happens in california doesn't stay in california

  Game Changing Climate Leadership. Listen to this amazing new bioneers web series! 

Posted: July 19 2015
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conference: artisans of the grasslands, oct 2-4

Join the Savory Institute’s annual international conference “Artisans of the Grasslands - Crafting the Future for Food & Agriculture,” on Oct 2-4 in San Francisco this year.  Click here. Convene with global thought leaders sharing an intimate knowledge of ancestral foods and healing techniques, pastoralists using livestock used to mimic wild herds and heal the […]

Posted: July 9 2015
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transformational workshop on transformational landscapes

While we're on the subject of Orchards, this is a great time to remind you that the next workshop in Eliza Greenman's Home Orchard Series is coming up! See details below. August 8th: Fruit Exploring and Summer Grafting Learning from the landscape is one of our best tools in combating climate change and forming a more sustainable […]

Posted: June 22 2015
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where to go for good thinking on climate change! -- guernica mag & techno-utopianism

"It’s the greatest fight in human history, one whose outcome will reverberate for geologic time, and it has to happen right now." That's Bill McKibben, who will be in New York City this weekend to present at the Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth conference, quoted in an interview he gave to Guernica Magazine in 2012.

Posted: October 22 2014
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saint organic: coach mark smallwood

Over the last 14 days, Mark Smallwood has been on a walk. A walk that will hopefully change the way that we look a climate change and think about how we can reverse this disastrous phenomenon. Each day he walks ten miles, on a journey from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA to Washington, DC. Along […]

Posted: October 16 2014
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technology & human consciousness: upcoming conference

On October 25th and 26th the City University of New York will host a teach-in and public forum on Techno-Utopianism & The Fate of Earth. The purpose of the conference will be to give attendees a fuller understanding of how technological advancement has impacted the environment, as well as its impact on human cognition and […]

Posted: October 12 2014
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movie: seeds of time

Cary Fowler is a man with a mission. A mission that is about securing the foundation of nothing less than earth's survival in the form of the world's smallest currency: seeds! The scientist and tireless idealist Fowler has set out to collect all existing grain types in an enormous 'cereal bank' on the Norwegian archipelago […]

Posted: September 12 2014
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the shape of crisis, a historical perspective

via the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) Economic Crises, Land Use Vulnerabilities, Climate Variability, Food Security and Population Declines: Will History Repeat Itself or Will Our Society Adapt to Climate Change? by Evan D. G. Fraser, March, 2009 Abstract Although many of today’s ecological, climatic and socio-economic problems seem unprecedented, similar events have occurred in the […]

Posted: July 7 2014
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epic video: fall and winter

A Survival Guide for the 21st Century For over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document firsthand our modern industrial world and the environmental destruction in its wake. In the process, he discovered exciting strategies to help humanity transcend the coming ecological and psychological crisis. Some of today’s most progressive thinkers, from […]

Posted: March 7 2014
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new book: grass, soil, hope

 Build topsoil. Fix creeks. Eat meat from pasture-raised animals.  Right now, the only possibility of large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is through plant photosynthesis and related land-based carbon sequestration activities. These include a range of already existing, low- tech, and proven practices: composting, no-till farming, climate-friendly livestock practices, conserving natural habitat, restoring […]

Posted: March 6 2014
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global warming in 15 seconds

A 15-second NASA time-lapse video shows the steady and rapid warming of the planet since the middle of the twentieth century, with regions in the Arctic and Siberia warming as much as two to four degrees Celsius (3.6 to 7. 2 degrees Fahrenheit) above a long-term average:   [youtube=]

Posted: February 5 2014
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nabhan on the farm bill & climate change

Our Coming Food Crisis By Gary Paul Nabhan Published: July 21, 2013 in the New York Times TUCSON, Ariz. — THIS summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. Situated in Death Valley, it last made news in 1913, when it set the record for the world’s […]

Posted: July 24 2013
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growing food in a hotter, drier land

Gary Nabhan's newest book, out next month. From his website: With climatic uncertainty now “the new normal,” many farmers, gardeners, and orchardists in North America are desperately seeking ways to adapt how they grow food in the face of climate change. The solutions may be at our back door. In Growing Food in a Hotter, […]

Posted: May 21 2013
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alan savory on TED

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Posted: May 13 2013
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young farmers, land tenure, crazy weather

For young farmers: No land but plenty of climate change to go around by Jared Flesher, cross-posted from Grist & Edible Jersey We desperately need more young farmers in this country. “If we do not repopulate our working lands, I don’t know where to begin to talk about the woes,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture […]

Posted: July 24 2012