Sunday, April 28, 2013

TED Conference: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change by Allan Savory

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Africa Rising Documentary Narrated by Tilda Swinton

Examining the failure of western policies towards Africa and rethinking the role of western aid workers on the continent.

TEDxNJIT: Sustainably Dense by Richard Garber

Richard Garber is an associate professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. Here he discusses the role of architecture and urban planning in creating sustainable living spaces.

TEDxNJIT: Working on Sunshine by Don Sebastian

Donald Sebastian is the Sr. Vice President for Research & Development at New Jersey Institute of Technology and he discusses the broader context for sustainability in driving a research agenda.

Antarctica's Ice on the Move: Antarctica's Climate Secrets

Antarctica is the iciest place on Earth, but not all of the ice on the continent is the same -- nor is it sitting still. Antarctica has both floating ice and land-based ice. What is the difference between ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice? How does this ice affect the stratification and circulation of global oceans? How does it affect climate? And why does melting sea ice not raise sea level but melting land-based ice sheets do?

Earth Under Water, Our Greatest Challenge Yet BBC Documentary

Imagine sea levels rising to over 70 metres... Eminent climatologists think another Great Flood is inevitable if current CO2 emissions continue. Based on research by NASA astro-biologist and paleontologist Professor Peter Ward and a group of respected American climatologists, Earth Under Water is an eye-opening documentary uses scientific evidence past and present, archive footage, location photography and CGI to explore the terrifying consequences should the atmosphere's CO2 levels treble over the next 100 to 300 years, as predicted.

Step by step, it paints a chilling picture of the world as the sea levels rise from between one and 70 metres, unravelling the science behind this cataclysm, revealing when it could strike and what its impact would be on humanity. The film also questions experts and politicians about what measures can be taken now to stop the current rise of CO2 emissions, and explores how extreme engineering will buy us time. But the message of this film is stark, spelling out in graphic detail the Earth's apocalyptic future that we have been avoiding.

Killing Bees: Are Government And Industry Responsible?

Honey bees, the essential pollinators of many major US crops, have been dying off in massive numbers since 2006. This threatens the American agricultural system and the one in twelve American jobs that depends on it. There is growing evidence that a new class of pesticides -- nerve toxins called neonicotinoids, which are used on most US crops including almost all corn -- may be toxic to bees.

The Environmental Protection Agency allowed neonicotinoids on the market without adequate tests to determine their toxicity to bees. Environmentalists want neonicotinoids banned until needed safety tests are done. While the US government is slow to act and neonicotinoid sales reap billions for the chemical industry, bees continue to die.

TEDxNJIT: Sustainability on a Smarter Planet by Florence Hudson

As a director in IBM Corporate Strategy with leadership in developing solutions for energy and the environment, Florence Hudson talks about how we can create a Smarter Planet.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Story of Cosmetics by The Story of Stuff

The Story of Cosmetics examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives.

The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.

The Story of Stuff by The Story of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

Global Warming, What You Need To Know: Documentary on Climatic Change

Who are very interested in Health, Life, Earth, Medical and Engineering Science and I would like to share these videos to anyone who is interested in learning. For purely educational purpose.

Reality Drop: Spread Truth. Destroy Denial

The science is settled: Manmade carbon pollution is to blame for the climate crisis. We’re already seeing the results, with extreme weather happening more frequently around the world.

But Big Oil and Big Coal are spending big money to spread lies about climate science. Their “think tanks” produce false theories. Their “experts” spout false claims. They flood online comment streams with false information.

The result? People aren’t sure whether we should do anything about climate change — or if it’s even happening.

Reality Drop’s mission is to reveal the denial and deception around climate change and spread the truth — so we can clear the way toward real solutions.

The Story of Cap & Trade by The Story of Stuff

The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from whats really required to tackle the climate crisis. If youve heard about Cap & Trade, but arent sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the movie is for you.

The Story of Bottled Water by The Story of Stuff

The Story of Bottled Water employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.

The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

America's Water Crisis: The Fight for California's Fresh Water

In the Golden State of California, freshwater in the San Joaquin Valley is on the brink of disappearance. Governor Jerry Brown's proposal for a peripheral canal is reigniting centuries-old battles over water rights, and environmentalists, citizens, and billionaires alike are all vying for control over California's water supply.

In the final episode of a three part series, Emerson Rosenthal gets his inner Erin Brockovich on as he investigates a water war that could potentially destroy access to California's drinking water for millions. Welcome to California, ground zero of America's water crisis.

America's Water Crisis: Florida Sinkholes are Swallowing Cars

The wonderful state of Florida has pumped so much groundwater from underground aquifers that its foundation is literally sinking. The result: A rash of sinkholes across the state's gut has been sucking homes, humans, and housepets into the Earth. Emerson dons his speedo, flip-flops, and "best Florida shirt ever" to sniff out a sinkhole and find out why Floridians keep pumping their state dry.

America's Water Crisis: New York's Toxic Wasteland

Every time it rains in New York City, billions of gallons of raw sewage are piped directly into the Hudson River. Superstorms like Hurricane Sandy only magnify the issue by flooding New York's waterways with even more human feces. It's a direct effect of the way New York City's wastewater pipes were built, and it's the same basic infrastructure problem facing over 40 million people in 700 American cities.

In the first part of a three-part series on freshwater in America, Emerson Rosenthal takes a dip in the grand Hudson River to find out just how far we've swum up shit's creek.

Toxic Linfen: The Devastating Effects of Pollution in Shanxi Province, China

The single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog.

Hurricane Sandy: A New Reality

The Dirty Weather Report continues the in depth look at Hurricane Sandy and the new reality the east coast was exposed to during the super storm.

The Price of Carbon Narrated by Reggie Watts

We are all paying the price of carbon pollution. It's time to put a price on carbon and make the polluters stop the carbon destruction.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Share This Video to Help Animals

If 25,000 people share this video, $25,000 will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States to help animals.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day 2013: Relaxing Piano Rain Music Nature Scenes

Earth Day 2013: Mother Earth Song

A song for Mother Earth to appreciate and cherish this planet we all call home.

Earth Day 2013: Climate Change

Over the past 100 years human activity has led to an increase in earth's average surface temperature. Scientists have measured the increase to be three-quarters of a degree celsius.

The global warming is caused by an increase in greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. The extra CO2 enters the atmosphere. Then the CO2 acts like glass in a greenhouse. The suns rays pass through the atmosphere then when reflected heat energy tries to escape it gets trapped making earth warmer. This process is called the greenhouse effect.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day April 22nd 2013 by NASA

NASA's fleet of science satellites and research aircraft are at work around the world 24/7 helping scientists discover just how our living planet really works. Take a look at some of the insights and don't forget to celebrate Earth Day on April 22!

Earth Day 2013: Mobilize the World by Michael Knight.

Earth Day is on the 22nd of April 2013. On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.

Earth Day 2013 Song

Earth Day 2013 Anthem Song will be sung on APRIL 22nd celebrating Earth Day. Save Planet Earth supporting the WWF Earth Day for kids, children and adult evenst. A song to sing for Earth Day 2013 Celebrations and activities (see google earth day to appreciate our world) by Tokyo Rose The official Song for Earth Day and Earth Hour Events in the 2013 Earth Day Calendar.

Ecological Design: Inventing The Future

Ecological Design: Inventing The Future is an educational documentary film which illuminates the emergence of ecological design in the 20th century. The film features the ideas and prototypes of pioneering designers who have trail-blazed the development of sustainable architecture, cities, energy systems, transport and industry.

Beginning in the 1920's with the work of R. Buckminister Fuller, moving throiugh the 1960's and the Counter Culture and ending on the doorstep of the 21st century: the film follows the evolution of ecological design from the visions of a few independent thinkers to the powerful movement it is becoming.

Earth Day 2013: The Atomic States of America

In 2010, the United States approved the first new nuclear power plant in 32 years, heralding a “Nuclear Renaissance”. But that was before the Fukushima accident in Japan renewed a fierce public debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power.

The Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor communities around the country to provide a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact to date of nuclear power, and to investigate the truths and myths about nuclear energy.

Monday, April 15, 2013

From 'moo' to shoe: Slave to Shoes by DanWatch

A video on the modern slavery in the cattle industry of Brazil. This might be where the leather in your shoes, jackets or handbag comes from.

The video is part of the project "From 'moo' to shoe" in which DanWatch looks into the the first levels of the supply chains of leather for shoes in Brazil and India, two of the world's biggest producers of bovine hides.

Hidden Flow: The Rising Tide of European E-waste in West Africa

This investigative film produced by CI's corporate watchdog partner DanWatch reveals how a staggering 500,000 used PCs arrive in Lagos every month - 75% of which go straight to landfill. This is just the tip of the 6.6 million tons of European e-waste dumped on the developing world every year, despite international bans.

Coal Curse Movie by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta supported by Greenpeace

"Coal Curse", a film on the political economy of coal energy in India, by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta supported by Greenpeace, takes you on a journey to the land of dirty coal trials and tribulations of the people working in the coal mines.

The documentary film explores the political economy of coal in contemporary India with the ground situation in Singrauli as a case study.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Keeping a Close Eye on Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier

Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in Greenland, has been the focus of IceBridge survey flights for five consecutive years. Here, images from an IceBridge mission on Apr. 4, 2013 and video footage from the 2012 Arctic campaign show this rapidly changing ice stream and how IceBridge is using its suite of airborne instruments to collect crucial data on ice movement and how much glaciers like Jakobshavn might contribute to future sea level rise.

Flying Low over Southeast Greenland by NASA

Few of us ever get to see Greenland's glaciers from 500 meters above the ice. But in this video — recorded on April 9,2013 in southeast Greenland using a cockpit camera installed and operated by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center, or NSERC — we see what Operation IceBridge's pilots see as they fly NASA's P-3B airborne laboratory low over the Arctic. Following a glacier's sometimes winding flow line gives IceBridge researchers a perspective on the ice not possible from satellites which pass in straight lines overhead. By gathering such data, IceBridge is helping to build a continuous record of change in the polar regions.

Sea Ice Max 2013: An Interesting Year for Arctic Sea Ice by NASA

After a record melt season, an Arctic cyclone, and a fascinating fracturing event, Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Climate Change Is Simple by David Roberts

This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It features David Roberts of Grist, and short clips from around the web. Edited by @ryanlcooper.

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