VIDEO: How crowds -- traditional and IT-enabled -- can influence policy makers to take action on climate change.
Eric Pooley, Sr. Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund (moderator) Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University Kate Gordon, Vice President, Next Generation Bob Inglis, former Member of the House of Representatives (R-SC), Energy and Enterprise Initiative
The video is from MIT's 2013 Crowds and Climate conference that also had other great talks:
Crowds and Climate
Mobilizing Crowds to Develop Ideas
and Take Action on Climate Change
Climate change is often thought of as a political issue mostly discussed and dealt with by adults in the confines of a...
Department of Defense Acknowledges Risks of Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2017-01-16 08:13:02
IS CLIMATE CHANGE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?
THE U.S. MILITARY AND MILITARY EXPERTS SAY YES!
2014 Quadrennial Defense Review
Video on the military aspects of climate change - Watch it!
Analysis (Guy Quinlan)
The Waxman-Whitehouse letter on National security and climate change
Climate Risks Relevant to Speech by John Kerry (by Climate Nexus)
2010 Quadrennial Defense Review
2014 QUADRENNIAL DEFENSE REVIEW
Full text is HERE. Quotes from the review are below:
"The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities."
"Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As... More »
Tar Sands, Global Warming, Protests, and the Keystone XL PipelineLast Updated on 2014-04-05 03:27:37Tar Sands, Global Warming, Protests, and the Keystone XL Pipeline
Introduction - What Are Tar Sands?
The Keystone XL Pipeline
Global Warming and Environmental Concerns
US Government Environmental Analyses
Protests Against the Keystone XL Pipeline at the White House
The Economics of Tar Sands
The Politics of Tar Sands
What's the picture? It's some tar sand.
Introduction - What are Tar Sands?
Bituminous sands, colloquially known as oil sands or tar sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit. The sands contain naturally occurring mixtures of sand, clay, water, and a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum technically referred to as bitumen (or colloquially "tar" due to its similar appearance, odour, and colour). Oil sands are found in large amounts in many countries throughout the world, but are found... More »
Power Shift and Youth Involvement on Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2014-03-29 09:24:31 POWER SHIFT
Climate change is often thought of as a political issue mostly discussed and dealt with by adults in the confines of a congressional house or the United Nations. But global warming is something that affects everyone, not just politicians. Young people will be especially affected because they will live longer and experience the more severe effects of global warming, since it is only getting worse.
Many youths have realized this and decided to take action. Some are being galvanized by the organizations Energy Action Coalition and Power Shift. Both seek to increase youth involvement with the movement to mitigate climate change.
One major event organized by Power Shift was a march in Washington, DC. The big push was on April 18, 2011, in which thousands of youths marched to make their voices heard on climate... More »
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