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CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE, FORESTS) — 24.JUL.2014
REDD and the Perversity of Financial Incentives —
Jeff Conant explains REDD, a scheme to financialize carbon and forests, where pristine, formerly priceless natural zones are turned into commodities for sale. Most market advocates argue that such a process should lead to efficient outcomes, but Conant explains why the devil lurking in the details of REDD means that the program is much more about making money than about reducing carbon or preserving forests. ~~ The Conant piece is preceded by a short reading of John Taylor Gatto's sorry tale of trying to use cash payments to incentivize and enhance the learning of his students, providing us with an example of the perverse way in which financial incentives—whether for learning or for forest preservation—can cause the opposite outcome from that which is desired.
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GP comment: Of course, from the perspective of the banksters, exploitation of the forests is exactly the desired, if unspoken, outcome of REDD.
Original Show Pub Date: 28.Jun.2014
CATEGORY: SPECIES, CLIMATE — 24.JUN.2014
As Ocean Acidity Rises, Will Phytoplankton Health Fall? —
Microscopic ocean creatures called phytoplankton produce an astonishing 60 percent of the Earth’s oxygen and they occupy the crucial bottom rung of our world’s ocean food chain. The survival of most life on this planet depends on healthy phytoplankton. Researcher William Cochlan discusses a new study that is attempting to predict the likely impact to phytoplankton from rising CO2 and ocean acidity levels. Though results are still unfolding, it appears that some phytoplankton turn more toxic in a higher acidity environment and, in turn, harm the shellfish and other marine animals that feed on them.
Go to page | Download/listen 21:06
GP comment: Ocean impact is one of the more worrying effects of humanity's continuing mismanagement of the planet.
Original Show Pub Date: 18.Jun.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE) — 17.JUN.2014
Living on Earth
EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules Ignore Methane —
Climate protection advocates have applauded the EPA's recent power plant regulations, but environmental lawyer Bill Snape says the new rules don’t deal with methane, and that's a serious problem for the climate. More broadly, it's a continuation of Obama's policy of underregulating the natural gas extraction industry.
Go to page | Download/listen 10:43
GP comment: He's right about the sweetheart deals for fracking, but he generally applauds the new GHG rules. Sorry, but they are a fractional measure and will prove totally ineffective at stopping runaway climate shift.
Original Show Pub Date: 13.Jun.2014
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Age of Stupid, The (2009)
Starring: Pete Postlethwaite
A man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055 looks at film footage from 2008 and asks: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?
→ Check it out at the film's web page
Category 7: The End of the World (2005)
Starring: Gina Gershon, Cameron Daddo
REVIEW: Super-severe tornados and hurricanes set about wiping out the world's major cities. Is global warming to blame? Well, it's a little more complicated that that, but the answer and the action are presented in an engaging way, albeit with the normal amount of over-Hollywooded silliness. If you enjoyed The Day After Tomorrow, you'll like this too.
→ Check out DVD on Amazon.com
Day After Tomorrow, The (2004)
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal
REVIEW: What happens if the most pessimistic predictions of the gloomiest global-warming doomsayers turn out to be right? See for yourself in this movie! It's a Hollywood-ization of the climate-change problem, for sure, but the overdramatization and over-compressed timeline of the disastrous effects can be excused—the special effects and shear epic-ness of the presentation are well worth the viewing time.
→ See GP's review of The Day After Tomorrow science
Inconvenient Truth, An (2006) (Documentary)
REVIEW: Whatever you thought of Al Gore as a politician, you'll have to give him credit here for being a great teacher. He spends most of his time in An Inconvenient Truth guiding us through the data and science of climate change, demonstrating cause and effect and noting the impacts, both present and future—and doing so with wit, charm, and only an occasional (though deserved) political barb. Though this is largely a speaker-on-stage style documentary, it's backed by great pictures, charts, and graphs, with cutaways to on-site footage and personal annecdotes, all woven together in a way that makes the whole thing very watchable. Gore's three-decade-long study of climate change shows in his seemingly effortless presentation of the material. The result is 100% convincing, showing climate change to be not just an environmental issue, but a threat to our way of life—perhaps even to life itself. This is the last nail in the coffin of the climate skeptics.
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→ Get more info at the film's web site
For more movies on such topics, see the following section of Grinning Planet's movies page:
|GLOBAL WARMING CONSPIRACIES (Climate Change Article #209)||01-NOV-2009|
YOUR TIN FOIL HAT WON’T SHIELD YOU FROM CLIMATE DISRUPTION
Global Warming Hoaxes and Conspiracies
|BIOFUELS/BIOMASS AND GLOBAL WARMING (Article #203)||01-MAY-2009|
BIOMASS ONLY LOOKS GREAT IN A FUN-HOUSE MIRROR
Biomass and Sustainability
|GLOBAL WARMING & MELTING ICE (Climate Change #194A)||05-AUG-2008|
CLIMATE-CHANGE SKEPTICS’ ARGUMENTS MELTING AWAY
LIKE ARCTIC ICE
Global Warming, Melting Ice
|GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS (Global Warming Article #192)||10-JUN-2008|
THE BI-POLAR BEAR HIBERNATED IN HIS FACT-FREE DEN
Stupid Global Warming Idiots
|GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS (Climate Change Article #156)||03-JUN-2008|
THE HEAT IS ON ... YOU ... TO TAKE ACTION
Global Warming Solutions
|GLOBAL WARMING HISTORY (Global Warming Issue #181)||26-AUG-2007|
“AND HOW ’BOUT THE GLOBAL WARMING
FROM THAT RAY GUN, PAL?”
Global Warming Comic Strip
|GLOBAL WARMING & TAX SHIFTS (Global Warming Article #176)||05-JUN-2007|
ALCOHOL, CIGARETTES, AND BTUS:
MOVING BEYOND SIN TAXES TO SHIFTING TAXES
Global Warming & Tax Shifting
|GLOBAL WARMING & AGRICULTURE (Climate Article #175)||08-MAY-2007|
OLD McDONALD HAD SOME GAS, E-I-E-I-O
Effects of Global Warming on Agriculture
|GLOBAL WARMING / CLIMATE CHANGE TERMINOLOGY (#166)||02-JAN-2007|
“GLOBAL WARMING VS. CLIMATE CHANGE” —
A KNOCK-OUT IN ROUND 1?
Differences Between "Climate Change" and "Global Warming"
|GLOBAL WARMING MYTHS/FACTS (Climate Change Article #133)||21-JUN-2005|
|MYTH MANNERS THINKS ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE
WOULD BE RUDE
Global Warming Myths and Facts – Challenging the
Global Warming Skeptics
|MOVIE SCIENCE vs. REAL SCIENCE (UPDATED) (Issue #SE1)||19-JAN-2009|
WHETHER WE CAN WEATHER THE WEATHER
The Day After Tomorrow – Science
|CLIMATE CHANGE, MICHAEL CRICHTON & FICTION (Article #119)||15-MAR-2005|
|TODAY THE TREES, TOMORROW THE WORLD!
Environmentalists in Fiction — The New Bad Guys?
|POLITICS AND GLOBAL WARMING (Article Climate Change #87)||17-AUG-2004|
|“SENATOR PINOCCHIO, MEET BARON MUNCHAUSEN”
Political Lies, Political Truth, and Global Warming
|OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL WARMING DATA (Climate Change #37)||27-JAN-2004|
|THERE IS SUCH A THING AS "TOO MANY HOTTIES"
The Data on Global Warming is Conclusive (pt 1 of 2)
|GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS (Climate Change Article #38)||29-JAN-2004|
|HOT CHILD IN THE CITY — AND EVERYWHERE ELSE TOO?
Presenting Solution Number One to the Global Warming Problem (pt 2 of 2)
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"It's very important to understand that climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. Climate change is THE issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues."
— Ross Gelbspan, author of Boiling Point
"Climate change is for real. We have just a small window of opportunity and it is closing rather rapidly. There is not a moment to lose."
— Dr. Rajendra Pachauri
"The good news is we know what to do. The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need; more are being developed. And as they become available and become more affordable when produced in scale, they will make it easier to respond. But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait."
— Al Gore
"The ice caps are melting, Leonard. In the future, swimming won't be optional."
— Sheldon, in The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Creates partnerships in the Northeast to implement solutions to climate change and build constituencies for effective climate policies and actions.
Donate your PC's spare computing power to help run global climate models
One of the better climate-change blogs, from brainy guy Joseph Rohm
Dedicated to holding public officials accountable for the integrity and effectiveness with which they use climate science and related research in government policymaking
Works to track the disastrous impact of geoengineering on climate change and the future of the planet
Global panel established to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding climate change, causes, potential impacts, and solutions
US R&D center dedicated to exploring and understanding our atmosphere and its interactions with the sun, the oceans, the biosphere, and human society
Goal is to evaluate and understand the role of the oceans in climate change with the objective of improving long-term climate forecasts
Public forum to discuss the science of climate change and the evidence for global warming, and to correct misperceptions and misinformation about the subject
Brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to try new approaches to solving the climate change issue; produces analyses of key climate issues
Includes analysis, solutions, and successes
"The Kyoto Protocol" — the agreement, status and ongoing activities
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