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ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE
Join me and my guest journalist Robert Hunziker to discuss his recent counterpunch article titled, Abrupt Climate Change is Here.
Robert Hunziker (MA, economic history, DePaul University) is a freelance writer and environmental journalist whose articles have been translated into foreign languages and appeared in over 50 journals, magazines, and sites worldwide, like Z Magazine, European Project on Ocean Acidification, Ecosocialism Canada, Climate Himalaya, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Comite Valmy, and UK Progressive. He has been interviewed about climate change on Pacifica Radio, KPFK, FM90.7, Indymedia On Air, and the World View Show/UK, as well as Thom Hartmann's Big Picture, and Norman B's Life Elsewhere, 88.5 WMNF and others.
Read Robert's latest article from Counterpunch
Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman. Over the last 11 years, Climbing PoeTree has been at the forefront of social and environmental justice movements by harnessing their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Their award-winning performance is composed of dual-voice spoken word poetry, hip hop, and multimedia theatre that dissolves apathy with hope, exposes injustice, and helps heal our inner trauma so that we may begin to cope with the issues facing our communities.
Climbing PoeTree has independently organized 25 national and international tours bringing their performance to thousands of people across the U.S. and abroad from Mexico to the UK, South Africa to Cuba. Their soul-stirring performances have been featured alongside visionary leaders and artists such as Angela Davis, Cornel West, Alice Walker, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Saul Williams, Sonia Sanchez, Naomi Klein, Danny Glover, and The Last Poets, among others. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Alixa and Naima traveled over 11,000 miles across the U.S. on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil, merging theater and activism by creating a national network that gave voice to local organizations addressing and healing the effects of unnatural disasters in their communities. Climbing PoeTree’s artistic and organizing work can be found on the walls of galleries and museums through projects such as S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D and Shadow Boxing (Created by Garcia), and in the streets of Haiti (Ayiti Resurrect, Co-Founded by Penniman).
Climate Action With Russell Greene
Understanding the Fifth UN IPCC Predicament and Response
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was finalized in 2014.
Join me with my guest Atmospheric Scientist Peter Kalmus this Sunday to discuss what the report tells us and how we each may choose to respond.
Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist studying the role of clouds in global warming. After graduating from Harvard with a physics degree, he worked for four years as a computer programmer on Wall Street before returning to science and earning his PhD in physics from Columbia University. After five years as an astrophysicist at Caltech, he switched fields into atmospheric science.
Being the father of two young boys motivates him to explore how we can appropriately respond -- as individuals -- to the massive problem of global warming. One of the many things he's done is to almost completely stop burning fossil fuels himself, by examining his own life and replacing fossil-fueled activities with bicycling, driving on veggie oil, remote participation in meetings, and a fossil-fuel-free diet. He calls this ongoing process of self-examination and self-change "be-cycling," and he says it makes him happier.
Suzanne Goldenberg is the US environment correspondent of the Guardian and is based in Washington DC. She has won several awards for her work in the Middle East, and in 2003 covered the US invasion of Iraq from Baghdad. She is author of Madam President, about Hillary Clinton's historic run for White House.
Nick Fillmore, An award-winning investigative reporter and a founder of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ). One of the founders of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), he was involved in helping press freedom organizations in developing countries for several years. Now based in Toronto,
David Braun is a co-founder of Americans Against Fracking and New Yorkers Against Fracking, and has recently relocated back to his home state of California to fight fracking where he’s working with Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of over 150 organizations fighting for a ban. While in New York, David founded and worked with several anti-fracking groups including United for Action, Sane Energy Project, among others. Previously, he was the grassroots coordinator for the films, GASLAND and GASLAND II.
Mark Schlosberg is Food & Water Watch's National Organizing Director, and is responsible for developing strategies for their national campaigns and managing the Organizing Department. Mark has been with Food & Water Watch since 2008. He spearheaded the development of their organizing strategy on fracking and played a lead role in forming Americans Against Fracking as well as the development of Food & Water Watch’s work to build state based coalitions.
In a recent article in The Nation, Canadian author/activist Naomi Klein posed an important question/observation: "What does #BlackLivesMatter have to do with Climate Change?" (http://www.thenation.com/article/192801/what-does-blacklivesmatter-have-do-climate-change)
On the next episode of PR 13:20, we'll look deeper into Klein's inquiry, and discuss the similarities revealed when juxtaposing the issues of social and environmental justice, the affects of rampant police brutality and unchecked global warming, and the communities and nations most affected. We'll also look at where these movements intersect and appear to be headed, and what actions can be taken to ensure that systemic change does occur, and soon, because our lives do depend upon it.
People Demanding Action (PDA) Climate Radio with Russell Greene
Join Russell and Dr. Gwynne Taraska as they discuss the objectives and potential for the climate summit in Lima, Peru. Russell and Professor Isabella Velicogna will also discuss the melting glaciers in West Antarctica. Then, Steve Andrews will join Russell to discuss big-energy-picture issues.
Dr. Gwynne Taraska--Senior Policy Advisor, Center for American Progress--specializes in U.S. and international climate and energy policy for American Progress. She is also the research director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. Dr. Taraska has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
Prof. Isabella Velicogna--Associate Professor, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, School of Physical Sciences--is a Senior Scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prof. Velicogna has also been an Adjunct Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado and an Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Trieste, Italy, 1999, in Applied Geophysics.
Steve Andrews co-founded the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA (ASPO-USA), a non-profit, non-partisan education organization. He has been publicly speaking about big-energy-picture issues since 1996. He advised utilities, builders, architects, home owners, cities, state agencies, and public TV. He taught university-level classes, wrote 400 articles, columns, and technical reports for Dept. of Energy, etc
Climate Action With Russell Greene.
This week, Russell welcomes:
Gwynne Taraska of the Center for American Progress who joined us last week from Lima, Peru as the Conference of Parties was set to begin. She’ll join us again this Sunday to discuss the outcomes. Gwynne has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she specialized in non-classical logics.
L. Hunter Lovins is an award winning voice in sustainable business and regenerative economics. Can business be part of the solution to the climate crisis? Hunter is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) a Colorado non-profit that educates senior decision makers in the business case for a Regenerative Economy. Trained as a sociologist and lawyer (JD), Hunter is a professor of sustainable business management at Bard College, and Denver University; and the chief insurgent of the Madrone Project. Named a Master at the Chinese De Tao Academy, she recently helped launch the Institute for Green Investment in Shanghai.
Emily Wurth, Food and Water Watch's Water Program Director. She's a regular participant at PDA's Progressive Round Tables in Washington, DC. She will discuss Rep. Mark Pocan's new legislation to protect public lands from fracking. Emily conducts research and promotes policies at the local, state and federal level to help protect the nation’s water systems as public assets, and to safeguard the country’s water resources. Emily has a B.A. in international studies and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at ewurth(at)fwwatch(dot)org.
Join Dr. Aikyna Finch and Jessica Leichtweisz as they discuss, Time for Action, on the Changing Minds Online's Sunday Night Show. Now that the New Year is here, it is a great time to act on your personal and professional plans that you setup last year. Time to turn your plans into actions to get the life you want. Call in at (949) 203-4763 or chat in at 9pm EST/ 8pm CST on 1/11 and join the conversation. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/changingmindsonline/2015/01/12/time-for-action
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Knowledge vs Action
What is the relation between knowledge and action? According to one standard picture, there is none. Rational action is a matter of maximizing expected utility, where expected utility is a function of utility and subjective credence. It is subjective degrees of belief that matter for rational action, not knowledge.
Rich, Poor, Faith, Belief, Mindset.
Knowledge without action is useless.
Russell's guests are Rev. Lennox Yearwood and RL Miller.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, is a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He works tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice.
In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most powerful African Americans by Ebony Magazine, and one of the 10 Game Changers in the Green movement by the Huffington Post. In 2008, Rev Yearwood created the Hip Hop Caucus’ “Respect My Vote!” campaign with celebrity spokespeople T.I. and Keyshia Cole, which turned out record numbers of young people on Election Day.
RL Miller blogs on climate; founded SuperPAC Climate Hawks Vote to elect - and hold accountable - politicians who prioritize the climate challenge; is elected chair of California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus; and practices law and keeps chickens. Climate Hawks Vote hatched in June 2014, made 17 endorsements in primaries and general election races in 2014, and won at least 10 - a very positive record made possible through its emphasis on fieldwork rather than big-spending ads.
Take Action Get Profits with Michele Scism and her guest Tod Novak & Brock Blake:
Tod Novak is a speaker, trainer, coach and author. Tod founded The Novak Group out of his passion for helping companies and individuals improve communication, motivation, customer service, and increasing sales. With 41 years of experience, starting his first business at the age of 9, Tod is considered a top sales and communication expert. He was AOL’s #1 salesperson and holds the national sales record out of 50,000 people. His powerful, entertaining, passionate message engages all audiences. Clients include organizations like Microsoft, Comcast, Ford, Liberty Mutual, USA Today, State Farm Insurance, YWCA, Ceatus Media Group and many others.
Brock Blake -For the second year in a row, Utah Business Magazine recognized Lendio for creating a work environment of happy and engaged employees. As part of the process, Lendio employees answered a confidential survey about the company’s benefits, compensation, career development and management processes. Responses were scored and the top Utah companies were selected in four categories: Micro, Small, Medium and Large. Lendio was chosen in the Small category.
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