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AGRICULTURE, FARMING & GARDENING
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WANT TO GET RICH QUICK?  GET INTO FARMING!
A hilarious video about farming—and how to make an easy fortune doing it. Crude language but very funny.  Watch funny farming video.

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guerilla gardening video link; thumb of city sidewalk with vegetables planted around
HOW WE CAN EAT OUR COMMUNITY LANDSCAPES
What should a community do with its vacant land? Plant food, of course. In Todmorden, England, the Incredible Edible team has turned unused plots into communal vegetable gardens, radically changing the outlook on food in their community.  Watch guerilla gardening video(13:21)

See all  videos on agriculture and gardening
ANIMAL WELFARE/RIGHTS, BIODIVERSITY, HABITAT
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funny biodiversity video link; thumb of graphic of scared polar bear, wearing a suit, walking in the dark
THE DAVERSITY CODE
This is a very well done animation in the mode of a murder mystery. What happened to the polar bear in the Museum of Natural History? What do the clues he left mean? The plot thickens....  Watch funny biodiversity video.

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save the whales videos link; thumb of two whales having lunch in a cafe
SOUNDING OFF ABOUT WHALES
With as few as 130 left, the western gray whale teeters on the edge of extinction. A critical feeding ground is now under threat from oil and gas exploration. See two short  save the whales videos.

See all  videos on animal welfare and biodiversity
CHEMICALS, TOXICS & PESTICIDES
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funny video about vinyl link; thumb of cartoon graphic of private eye character
“SHE HAD GAMS THAT ... WERE NON-BIODEGRADEABLE”
It was a dark and stormy night... and perfect for some animation noire. "Sam Suds ... and the Case of PVC, the Poison Plastic" is a spoof of the hard-boiled P.I. genre that takes aim at that toxic perp known as Vinyl.  Watch funny video about vinyl.

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video on chemical body burden link; thumb of '287 chemicals detected' with test tubes in background
AMERICANS—THE PROUD, THE BRAVE, THE POLLUTED
American babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies. Accumulation continues throughout life. Even low-dose chemicals can have devastating effects. Ken Cook of the EWG gives a witty, informative talk and slideshow on we, the polluted.  Watch video on chemical body burden(22:27)

See all  videos on chemicals and pesticides
CLIMATE CHANGE / GLOBAL WARMING
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funny video on ice sheets melting link; thumb of two cavemen in water with dead polar bears
OGG AND UCK — ALL WASHED UP
Cavemen Ogg and Uck discuss the science of collapsing ice sheets and sea level rise. Are some ice sheets gaining mass as others lose mass? Is the sea level really ...glug, glug, glug ....  Watch funny video on ice sheets melting(2:00)

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climate feedback loop video link; thumb of global warming slide
THE REAL THIRD RAIL OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The two stereotypical sides of the climate debate are (a) climate change is a potential planet-killer and MUST be addressed; and (b) climate change is nothing to worry about, it's all part of a natural cycle. Guy McPherson reviews the scientific evidence that there is a third scenario: Climate change has already entered a runaway-feedback mode and there is now nothing humans can do to reverse the catastrophic level of warming that's coming—and coming soon. The good news? McPherson delivers his dark news clearly, with a great sense of humor, and with excellent insights into the human condition.  Watch climate feedback loop video(1:51:49)

See all  videos on climate change
CORPORATIONS, GLOBALIZATION, WORKER RIGHTS
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funny work-life balance video link; thumb of man playing with cat
LAID-OFF MAN FINALLY ACHIEVES PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Just two weeks after being laid off from the tech firm where he worked as a coder, 34-year-old Sam Morrison told sources Monday that he had finally achieved the perfect work-life balance.  Watch funny work-life balance video(1:04)

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green business video link; thumb of photo of ray anderson
GREEN MAGIC CARPET
Ray Anderson, who turned his carpet-manufacturing business green (and profitable!) thinks the old paradigm of capitalism as "a way to efficiently convert natural resources into pollution" is both silly and dangerous.  Watch green business video.

See all  videos on corporations and globalization
FINANCIAL SYSTEM, EMPIRE, ELITES
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CIA ACCIDENTALLY OVERTHROWS COSTA RICA
Ostensibly from 1963, this funny CIA video explains that The Company's accidental overthrow of Costa Rica was due to "a little miscommunication" during coup operations in some other nearby Central American countries. Excellent satire from the Onion.  Watch funny CIA video(1:57)

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fractional reserve banking video link; thumb of pyramid crest from US currency
THE MONEY MASTERS
This documentary shows how the modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The methodology has evolved over the last three centuries, and nation after nation, including the United States, has fallen prey to a cabal of international central bankers intent on being masters of the world.  Watch The Money Masters free online.

See all  videos on the financial system, empire, and elites
ENERGY, PEAK OIL, COLLAPSE, RESILIENCE
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oil as religion funny video link; thumb of earth seen from space, with many oil wells sticking into it
PETROTHEISM AND DOMINION
Mark Fiore returns to the petrotheism theme to explore how the US public worships oil and how some politicians justify ravaging the earth for more of the black gold.  Watch oil as religion funny video.
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peak oil end of growth video link; thumb of graphics showing barrel of oil and other products
RESOURCES, BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, AND THE END OF GROWTH
When we get down to first principles in economics, biology, energy, and human behavior, we see that constraints on resources, environment, and debt capacity pose an imminent threat to the economic juggernaut that has brought unparalleled prosperity to so many.  Watch peak oil / end of growth video(50:49)

See all  videos on energy, oil, peak oil, and resilience
ENVIRONMENT, GENERAL
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funny science parody link; thumb of S-men, fake superheroes
INTRODUCING THE S-MEN, DEFENDERS OF SCIENCE!
Who will defend our right to enjoy chemical pesticides, GMOs, mercury-laced vaccines, and fluoride-tainted drinking water? It's the S-Men, defenders of science! (Or not!)  Watch funny science parody.

  SERIOUS
 
unsustainable trends video link; thumb of Paul Gilding on stage before a crowd
THE EARTH IS FULL
We have filled up the world with ourselves and our stuff. Paul Gilding explains why it's delusional to think that we can continue our pattern of never-ending growth in finance, population, energy, food, water, and pollution.  Watch unsustainable trends video.
See all  videos on general environmental issues
FOOD, NUTRITION, DIET, ORGANIC
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funny natural foods video link; thumb of spokesman pointing to natural sign
THE NATURAL EFFECT
In this brilliant satire of the highly abused food term "natural," we see a spokesman for the "False Advertising Industry" proudly explain the clever ways they trick consumers into thinking "natural foods" always come from Old MacDonald's farm, when often they come directly from the dark heart of the industrial food system.  Watch funny natural foods video(4:25)

  SERIOUS
 
natural food scam video link; thumb of boxes of natural cereal on grocery store shelves
CEREAL CRIMES
Does common sense tell you that foods labeled "natural" are non-GMO and free of chemical pesticide residues? You will be disappointed to find that this is not the case, as this natural food scam video from the Cornucopia Institute explains.
See all  videos on food, nutrition, and diet
FORESTS, RAINFORESTS, TREES
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soy plantation/rainforest video link; thumb of puppet cow and puppet calf in pasture, talking
SOY STORY
This is a cute 4-minute short film about how South American soy plantations are destroying rainforests to supply cheap feed for cattle in the UK (and elsewhere, BTW).  Watch soy plantation/rainforest video.

  SERIOUS
 
man stooped down, planting trees; click to watch video
THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES
In this excellent short film, a man stumbles upon a quiet shepherd who is planting trees—lots of them, slowly but surely. But why? The film has a great animation style, giving the film a warm, intriguing feel and adding to the sense of mystery. The plot pacing ensures the viewer's attention never wanders.  Watch The Man Who Planted Trees

See all  videos on forests and trees
GMOS & GENETIC ENGINEERING
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funny Monsanto video link; thumb of spokesman holding rotten apple
MONSANTO — PICKING UP GOD’S SLACK
This funny bit from Happy Little Guillotine Studios makes mince meat out of Monsanto's maniacal drive to dominate the global food system with their GMO products, no matter what the cost.  Watch funny Monsanto video(2:33)

  SERIOUS
 
video on genetically modified food link; thumb for Bad Seed
MONSANTO OR MONSATANO?
The documentary Bad Seed—The Truth About Our Food explains the dangers of genetically modified food and the dirty tactics used by GMO corporations and their government henchmen to keep their products on the shelves (and out of the news). If you weren't convinced GM crops were bad before, you will be after this.  Watch video on genetically modified food(1 hour)

See all  videos on GMOs and genetic engineering
HEALTH
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funny health care video link; thumb of robo-sperm
INSURANCE-FREE HEALTH CARE AND ROBO-SPERM
Researchers have developed a drug-delivering robo-sperm, but Stephen Colbert is worried about side effects. And now, thanks to a new app, you can see a cyber-doctor without the crippling burden of having health insurance.  Watch funny health care video(6:49)

  SERIOUS
 
video on the US Food and Drug Administration and it's negative effect on health link; thumb of hands covering man's eye's and mouth
WAR ON HEALTH—THE FDA’S CULT OF TYRANNY
This free online movie details the malfeasance of the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as it works with industry to promote dangerous pharmaceuticals and suppress information on the health benefits of natural supplements and whole foods. Directed by Gary Null.  Watch video on FDA and health(2:05:14)

See all  videos on health issues
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MEDIA & INTERNET
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CNN PREGNANCY TEST
This funny video from Saturday Night Live pokes fun at the incessant news blather created by the concept of 24-hour coverage and the overemphasis on breaking news.  Watch funny cable news video(2:13)

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corporate media video link; thumb of man with newspaper under his arm, heading for capitol building
ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE
This excellent documentary examines how our media system, controlled by a few global corporations, has the ability to overwhelm all competing voices and turn lies into truth.  Watch corporate media video.

See all  videos on media and communications
MINING & COAL
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funny coal lobby video link; thumb of earth in orbit around sun
COAL LOBBY WARNS WIND FARMS MAY BLOW EARTH OFF ORBIT
Is the US doing enough to heed the warnings of coal industry scientists who say turbines could blow the Earth right into the sun? Satire from The Onion.  Watch funny coal lobby video(2:39)

  SERIOUS
 
mountaintop removal mining videos link; thumb of scene from Google Earth presentation of mountaintop removal mining site
(GOOGLE) EARTH TO MTR MINING ADVOCATES!
This video shows some examples of how you can use Google Earth/Maps to see the scale of destruction from mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. We add two bonus videos: The short film Black Mountain Story and a 10-minute debate on MTR coal mining. Watch mountaintop removal mining videos.
See all  videos on mining and coal
NUCLEAR
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nuclear waste solutions videos link; thumb of man sitting in livingroom with TV and a drum of nuclear waste
HERR HOPPE AND THE NUCLEAR WASTE
Metaphorically, nuclear waste is the energy elephant in the global livingroom. Cartoon character Herr Hoppe, however, finds himself with actual radioactive waste in his livingroom. Watch his humorous—and strikingly unsuccessful—attempts to get rid of it.  Watch funny nuclear waste videos.

  SERIOUS
 
facts about nuclear power video link; thumb of diagram of how a nuclear power plant works
NUCLEAR POWER 101
Nuclear power is not clean, cheap, or limitless—rather it's the most inefficient, expensive, and dangerous way we could possibly create electricity. Arnie Gundersen explains it clearly in this facts about nuclear power video.

See all  videos on nuclear energy/waste
POLLUTION, WATER, AIR
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CHINA CELEBRATES ITS STATUS AS WORLD’S NUMBER ONE AIR POLLUTER
Now that the Beijing Olympics are over, China can get back to polluting properly! Enjoy this great dead-pan video satire on the subject, which uses the angle that politicians will try to put a happy face on just about any bad news. Funny stuff from The Onion. Go there

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fracking video link; thumb of graphic of hydraulic fracturing
THE SKY IS PINK
Josh Fox's film Gasland brought to public attention the rampant groundwater contamination associated with natural-gas fracking. The movie also stirred up the industry, which implemented a "create confusion about the facts" campaign. In The Sky is Pink, Fox explains what's been happening.  Watch fracking video(18:34)

See all  videos on pollution
RECYCLING & WASTE
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funny e-waste video link; thumb of pile of e-waste on fire
FUTURAMA:  E-WASTE DELIVERY
This acidly funny short clip from Futurama offers a hyperbolic jab at how toxic e-waste from rich countries is sent to developing countries (or planets) for recycling.  Watch funny e-waste video.

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good electronic waste video link; thumb of cartoon people using mobile electronics devices
THE STORY OF ELECTRONICS
The high-tech revolution's collateral damage includes 25 million tons of e-waste (and counting), plus poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. This good electronic-waste video uses funny/clever graphics to accent its points.
See all  videos on recycling, waste, trash, and reuse
TRANSFORMATION & CONSCIOUSNESS
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DR. STEEL - ALIEN ILLUMINATI
A funny, clever spoof on the possibility that we humans are neither descended from monkeys nor from Adam and Eve; rather, we were cooked up in an alien genetics lab long ago (a theory that has been seriously proposed by a number of people!)...  Watch funny aliens video.
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fight the new world order video link; thumb of ascendant woman in transformational fire
THE AWAKENING
To conquer the psychopathic New World Order juggernaut, we "little people" must capitalize on our spirituality, feelings, emotions—a focus on heart energy—and the effect this has on the current fear-based reality. This is the key to beating the crazed institutions of society constructed and run by greedy power-mongers.  Watch fight the new world order video.
See all  audio and videos on transformation and consciousness
VEHICLES, TRANSPORTATION, SPRAWL
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AUTOMAKERS DASH NATION’S HOPE FOR FLYING CARS
Americans are typically more interested in how cool a car is than how fuel efficient it is. The ultimate cool car is, of course, one that flies. Anchorman Brandon Armstrong presses automakers on the issue—when will we have our flying cars? Watch funny flying car video(2:14)

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picture of Steven Ribeiro next to the words Peak Moment Television; click to go to audio/video page; opens in new window
PEOPLE-CENTERED DEVELOPMENTS FOR REDUCED-ENERGY LIVING
A great interview with a developer who has proved that it is possible to escape the standard grid-dependent sprawl model and instead create a community that uses sustainable energy sources, collocates services and homes, has more green spaces—and that people love living in. From Peak Moment Television.  Go there
See all  videos on vehicles, transportation and sprawl
 
MOST RECENT GREEN VIDEOS

PETROLIFY

thumb of fake doctor holding Petrolify bottle This clever satire from the Post Carbon Institute uses the overhyped approach of the pharmaceutical industry to poke fun at our modern petro-culture. Watch  funny petroleum age video.   (2:05) [VIDEO] [11.SEP.2014]

DRONE-TOPIA

Blasty the Drone The rise of killer drones abroad continues, as does the rise of fireworks-photographing, beer-delivering drones at home. With a huge variety of uses and a very politicized, lethal start, these robots in the sky promise to be one of the most difficult-to-regulate gadgets in the United States. Mark Fiore's drone animation delivers the laughs.   1:53 [VIDEO] [16.JUL.2014]

ROOMMATE FOOD PYRAMID UPDATED

thumb of roommate food pyramid The USDA has rolled out changes to its Roommate Food Pyramid for the first time in years, updating the dietary guidelines to include four servings of someone else's grains and cereals per day and up to 16 swigs of their orange juice over a several-day span. Watch funny nutrition video.   (1:02) [VIDEO] [28.MAY.2014]

LEWIS BLACK, IMMORTAL

In his latest rant on The Daily Show, comedian Lewis Black reviews the latest news from the bizarro world of longevity research. And speaking of longevity, Blondie still sounds great after 40 years of musical rapture.   8:00 [VIDEO] [16.MAY.2014]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR CORPORATIONS?

corporate building praying Corporations got free speech rights with the "Citizens United" decision. The Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" case may be the start of something new and exciting for corporate rights—freedom of religion! Animator Mark Fiore gives the corps the skewering they deserve.   1:56 [VIDEO] [02.APR.2014]

CODE GREEN!

thumb of fish This video slideshow offers a slew of good environmental cartoons by Stephanie McMillan. She calls our planet's situation—and her cartoon collection—"Code Green!"   (3:53) [VIDEO/SLIDESHOW] [30.MAR.2014]

AMERICAN PEOPLE LEAD WORLD IN COMPRESSING BIG SANDWICHES SO THEY’RE BITABLE

thumb of man biting sandwich A new report released Thursday found that Americans lead the world in their ability to take very large sandwiches into their hands and crush them until they are small enough to fit inside the human mouth. Or so says this funny sandwich video from The Onion.   (1:28) [VIDEO] [08.APR.2014]

IS IT FACTORY-FARMED CHICKEN?

thumb of waitress and diners In this funny video from Food and Water Watch, two patrons are super-excited about the waitress' explanations regarding the menu's factory-farmed chicken and how it was raised.   (1:47) [VIDEO] [23.MAR.2014]

THE REAL THIRD RAIL OF CLIMATE CHANGE

thumb of global warming slide The two stereotypical sides of the climate debate are (a) climate change is a potential planet-killer and MUST be addressed; and (b) climate change is nothing to worry about, it's all part of a natural cycle. Guy McPherson reviews the scientific evidence that there is a third scenario: We have already entered a runaway-feedback climate mode and there is now nothing humans can do to reverse the catastrophic level of warming that's coming—and coming soon. The good news? McPherson delivers his dark news clearly, with a great sense of humor, and with excellent insights into the human condition.   (1:51:49) [VIDEO] [17.MAR.2014]

AMERICAN POLTROONEUM INSTITUTE

pipeline graphic Keystone XL and tar sands oil are emissions-free wonders that will do everything good you ever thought possible. (At least according to the American Petroleum Institute.) Mark Fiore's funny animation peeks behind the curtin of the organization that flacks for all things oily. (1:58)   [VIDEO] [10.MAR.2014]

FUKUSHIMA BABY

thumbnail from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots David Stephenson's song "Fukushima Baby" is a good rave-up where the girl of his dreams may be a little to hot to handle. Lyric snippet: "When she made landfall on the Oregon Coast, // I grabbed her hand and I held her close. // When it comes to love, some feel a pitter-patter, // But I felt the heat of her nuclear reactor."   [SONG/AUDIO] [03.MAR.2014]

HONEY, I SHRUNK THE ARMY!

Rick Moranis looking at shrunken army As America announces plans to scale back the Army, the fact that the US still spends as much on its military as the next dozen countries combined seems slight consolation to some. But Jon Stewart explains why objections to The Empire Cuts Back plan are nothing more than poorly camouflaged hypocrisy. (4:00)   [VIDEO] [01.MAR.2014]

THE WORD:  JOBSOLETE

fighter jet Stephen Colbert sharpens his satirical sword as he explains why it's important for Congress to protect American jobs by funding unnecessary weapons systems and useless military equipment. Watch The Word: Jobsolete (04:13)   [VIDEO] [01.MAR.2014]

ROMANCING THE DRONE

Obama and drone Jon Stewart explains how the Obama administration is exploring the legal ramifications of "aerial citizen reduction programs" ... um, otherwise known as drone killings. Then in part 2, Stewart examines how Senator Carl Levin staged an intervention for American drone policy, but the Obama administration refused to admit it has a problem. (8:27)   [VIDEO] [25.FEB.2014]

GOODBYE NET NEUTRALITY, HELLO GILDED-AGE INTERNET

thumb of internet neutrality image A court says ISPs can charge content providers different prices for different speeds, turbo-charging delivery for high rollers and slowing down or blocking delivery for those who won't or can't pay the premiums. Mark Fiore's funny net neutrality video skewers this attack on our beloved "system of tubes."   (1:38) [VIDEO] [20.Feb.2014]

THE NATURAL EFFECT

thumb of spokesman pointing to natural sign In this brilliant satire of the highly abused food term "natural," we see a spokesman for the "False Advertising Industry" proudly explain the clever ways they trick consumers into thinking "natural foods" always come from Old MacDonald's farm, when often they come directly from the dark heart of the industrial food system. Watch funny video about natural foods   (4:25) [VIDEO] [17.Feb.2014]

MONSANTO — PICKING UP GOD’S SLACK

thumb of spokesman holding rotten apple This funny Monsanto video makes mince meat out of the company's maniacal drive to dominate the global food system with their GMO products, no matter what the cost. From Happy Little Guillotine Studios.   (2:33) [VIDEO] [14.FEB.2014]

RICO CHEVRON VS. CARTOONIST (AND EVERYONE)

thumb of mobster in industrial setting If your petroleum operations created a legacy of pollution in a foreign land, you got sued there for $10 billion and lost, you'd accept your punishment like a good global citizen, right? Of course not! You'd go beyond the lawyer-dome and employ every dirty trick in the book to keep your $10 billion. An maybe you might ask your questionable friend Rico might have a "talk" with an upstart cartoonist who does a funny oil company video ...   (2:46) [VIDEO] [09.FEB.2014]

KIDS OF THE APOCALYPSE – “EMPIRE”

thumb of S O S Throughout history, it has been the practice of empire to grind people and places under its wheels. Today is no exception, and we are starkly reminded of the destructive habits of those who run the planet in this music video about empire from Kids of the Apocalypse.   (4:04) [MUSIC VIDEO] [06.FEB.2014]

INSURANCE-FREE HEALTH CARE AND ROBO-SPERM

doctor Researchers have developed a drug-delivering robo-sperm, but Stephen Colbert is worried about side effects. And now, thanks to a new app, you can see a cyber-doctor without the crippling burden of having health insurance.  See funny health video (6:49)   [VIDEO] [13.JAN.2014]

DENIAL TANGO

men with day jobs lead singer The Australian group Men With Day Jobs perform a hilarious song about global warming skeptics.   [MUSIC VIDEO] [04.JAN.2014]

  RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIO  

CATEGORY:  ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, FINANCIAL — 20.AUG.2014

Rating: 5 of 5 - Must-listening! Post Carbon Institute

Humans—Are We the Borg? ... Or Merely Delusional? — In an hour and a half, ecological economist Nate Hagens offers up a grand tour of how the human-dominated planet works, or more accurately, mis-works. It all comes down to bad programming—science shows that we humans are predisposed to making bad choices; or at least making choices that bolster short-term, selfish desires at the expense of long-term, altruistic interests. Energy, or an increasing lack thereof relative to our needs, is the hammer that will force us to recognize reality and make increasingly hard choices.
Watch  |  Download/listen   1:30:00

GP comment:  Must listening. And Hagens is kind enough to explain how we "aware humans" can navigate the seemingly impossible mission ahead.

Original Show Pub Date: 29.Jul.2014

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT (WATER), SPECIES — 28.AUG.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Resistance Radio

The Colorado River—Past, Present, and Future — Gary Wockner coordinates the Save the Colorado River Campaign, whose mission is to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries from the source to the sea. Topics include the history of the river; water rights and farms vs. cities; impact of dams and water rights on species; and opportunities for improving the river's future.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   39:45

GP comment:  The chance of a major hydroelectric dam coming down to benefit species is zero (and, from an overall environmental perspective, should be zero). It's good that their "dam talk" acknowledges that reality.

Original Show Pub Date: 24.Aug.2014

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT — 25.JUL.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Making Contact

Fighting Goliath—The Tar Sands Monster — The Canadian Tar Sands is the largest industrial project on earth. Its potential environmental consequences have brought together citizens from across borders, to fight its rippling effects. In Idaho and Montana, hundreds of gargantuan trucks were routed to haul mining equipment to the Tar Sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada, endangering sensitive wildlife areas and risking damage to roads and municipal utilities. But an alliance of citizens and community groups was able to block the transport project. Meanwhile, back in the Tar Sands extraction area, regulations lag and the enormity of the environmental damage grows.
Go to page A  |  Download/listen A   30:00
Go to page B  |  Download/listen B   30:00

GP comment:  A pretty good treatment, mixing reporting and first-person accounts.

Original Show Pub Date: 22.Jul.2014

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