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Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Transformational Company: CBSR Summit

The 11th Annual Summit by Canadian Business for Social Responsibility brought together an international panel of leaders to address how corporate social responsibility practitioners can lead their companies onto a transformational path. Keynote speaker John Elkington showed how enterprises can set and achieve bold goals that touch their core business while addressing systemic societal risks . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Transformational Company: CBSR Summit

350 or bust: The Emerging Arctic World Order

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland speaks at the Arctic Imperative Summit, 2012 in Girdwood, Alaska. Well worth the 30 minute listen – this is one politician that speaks the truth to power. Wake up, folks! Thanks to Doug Grandt, climate warrior extraordinaire, for sharing this link.

350 or bust: Weathergirl Goes Off Script, Mentions Science

Pippa the weathergirl goes off script and drops some science instead of the usual barbeque forecast: * Yes, there is more sea ice missing now than there is ice remaining. It’s in a “death spiral”, scientists are saying: Rate of Arctic Summer Sea Ice Loss is 50% Higher Than Predicted This picture from NASA shows . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Weathergirl Goes Off Script, Mentions Science

350 or bust: Skinny Dipping: Therapy For A World Careening Towards Climate Chaos

I’ve just returned from an invigorating five day wilderness canoe trip in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. The Park is part of an bi-provincial bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is right out our back door. My family, along with 2 other families who were dedicated enough to travel the 6 hours from . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Skinny Dipping: Therapy For A World Careening Towards Climate Chaos

350 or bust: Climate Change: We Are Stuck Between The Impossible and The Unthinkable

David Roberts is staff writer at Grist.org. In this TEDx talk given at Evergreen State College “Climate Change is Simple”, he describes the causes and effects of climate change in blunt, plain terms. On April 16, 2012, speakers and attendees gathered at TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege: Hello Climate Change to reflect on the ability — and responsibility — . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Change: We Are Stuck Between The Impossible and The Unthinkable

350 or bust: Summer of Climate Drought & Climate Science Don’t Budge Senate Climate Deniers

* Virtually all of America’s corn and soy farms are now in drought disaster areas. Food prices globally are already rising as a result. This is what the very beginning of climate change looks and tastes like. We can’t afford this kind of change – we need serious action on climate change now. There’s lots . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Summer of Climate Drought & Climate Science Don’t Budge Senate Climate Deniers

350 or bust: Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

The National Academies, America’s preeminent independent scientific advisory body, has produced a series of videos about the science of climate change. This one,the second in the series, explains how scientists have arrived at the current state of knowledge about recent climate change and its causes. * National Academies.org Climate Change Study Forces Skeptical Scientists To . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

This ad is for a newly launched cell phone of NTT Docomo, the largest cell phone service provider in Japan. The shell of the new phone is wood from domestic woods that are produced in a sustainable way. Apparently this was made without CG or cuts, and it took four days of filming: *Thanks to . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

350 or bust: Spoil: The Great Bear Rainforest Under Threat From Enbridge Pipeline

My weekend in Winnipeg ended with an evening at the Park Theatre listening to Nathan Cullen, an NDP Member of Parliament who is running for the leadership of his party. He and the other leadership candidates were in Winnipeg for an afternoon debate. Mr. Cullen painted a vivid picture of the people and the way . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Spoil: The Great Bear Rainforest Under Threat From Enbridge Pipeline

350 or bust: Chasing Water: Examining The Human Toll On A River

Chasing Water, follows photojournalist Peter McBride and writer John Waterman (great name, I know!) as they set out to document the flow of the Colorado River from source to sea. A Colorado native, McBride hails from a ranching family that depends on the Colorado for irrigation, and this is the story of his backyard. His . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Chasing Water: Examining The Human Toll On A River

350 or bust: Living On Thin Ice: Climate Change Impacts In Sierra Nevada

On Thursday, January 5, 2012, the Sierra Nevada Alliance led a 14-person expedition to the Sierra Nevada high country in Northern California. What is revealed is alarming: * Alarming, yes, but not surprising considering this: * Wondering what to do? Check out my Action not Apathy page, or go to CitizensClimateLobby.org

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350 or bust: Science: An Operator’s Manual For Planet Earth

The Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, Richard Alley is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was recently named a 2011 recipient of a $100,000 Heinz Award for being a leader in climate and polar ice studies. The Heinz Awards, now in their 17th year, honor visionaries who have . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Science: An Operator’s Manual For Planet Earth

350 or bust: Why I Am Putting All My Eggs In The Citizens Climate Lobby Basket

Citizens Climate Lobby is a well-organized grassroots organization made up of Canadians and Americans who want a sustainable future for their children, and are willing to work on creating the political will for a sustainable climate. In the process, they are empowered to claim their own political power in a way many citizens don’t these . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Why I Am Putting All My Eggs In The Citizens Climate Lobby Basket

350 or bust: Canada At Durban Climate Talks: Talking Green, Walking Dirty

Fresh from Ani’s blog, this video of the large crowd of people have gathered outside the negotiations room at COP17 to stand with Africa as the negotiations come to a close: Here are other recent posts from Ani, with her observations of COP17: Talking green, walking dirty: a snapshot of Canada’s negotiation strategy: What looked . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Canada At Durban Climate Talks: Talking Green, Walking Dirty

350 or bust: COP17: Politicians, Get Your Head Out Of The Sands And Lead!

Our eyes on the ground of the Durban climate conference, Ani, updates us from Day 6 of COP17. To read more, visit Ani’s blog at YouthDelegateManitoba.wordpress.com: I could spend my time writing this blog about a draft text for the Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention, which has been circulated this morning and has as . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: COP17: Politicians, Get Your Head Out Of The Sands And Lead!

350 or bust: COP 17 in Durban – Day 1

Today is the first day of the U.N. climate talks in Durban South Africa. As I wrote earlier, many people’s expectations (including mine) for a meaningful and binding international climate treaty coming out of these 10 days is low. It seems, sadly, that unbridled capitalism will triumph over humanity’s need for clean water, clean air, . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: COP 17 in Durban – Day 1

350 or bust: International Energy Agency: Rising Fossil Energy Use Will Lead To Irreversible & Potentially Catastrophic Climate Change

The International Energy Agency released the 2011 World Energy Outlook yesterday. What is almost as interesting as the report itself is the coverage of it in the MSM. Here’s a summary of the report by the IEA itself in this video featuring Dr F… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: International Energy Agency: Rising Fossil Energy Use Will Lead To Irreversible & Potentially Catastrophic Climate Change

350 or bust: David Suzuki On Occupy Movement: The Future Of Young People Is Being Sacrificed To Corporate Agenda

David Suzuki was interviewed at the Occupy Montreal event last Saturday: “We’ve got to take back our country, and take back our democracy..Stop serving the corporate agenda. It seems that money is everything that determines what our priorit… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: David Suzuki On Occupy Movement: The Future Of Young People Is Being Sacrificed To Corporate Agenda

350 or bust: The Occupy Movement Goes Global

Yesterday the Occupy Wall Street movement, sparked by a call from the Vancouver-based Ad Busters magazine, started sparking occupations in Canada. From five thousand people in Vancouver, to three hundred in Halifax, and dozens of other “occup… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Occupy Movement Goes Global

350 or bust: “Occupy Wall Street” Gathers Steam

Three weeks in, the anti-corporate, pro-democracy “Occupy Wall Street” protests show no signs of losing momentum. Quite the opposite, in fact.The Occupy Wall Street website states: We will be in a thousand cities in this country by the en… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: “Occupy Wall Street” Gathers Steam

350 or bust: Climate Science 101

In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains the fundamentals of climate science, which have been understood by scientists for decades. Just like the tobacco lobby did with the clear evidence linking smoking with health effects, the petroleum indu… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Science 101

350 or bust: It’s Time For the Silent Majority To Speak Up, The Eyes Of The Future Are On Us

As part of the 24 Hours of Climate Reality, this video was put together to remind us – parents, children, young adults, grandparents concerned about the environmental crisis our world is facing – that the voice of the people is the stronges… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: It’s Time For the Silent Majority To Speak Up, The Eyes Of The Future Are On Us

350 or bust: What’s Our Back-up Plan?

Naomi Klein, author of Shock Doctrine and No Logo, discusses why our society is so addicted to risk, particularly when it comes to the natural world. From TED Women, December 2010: More links: Naomi Klein.org . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: What’s Our Back-up Plan?

350 or bust: Addiction to Oil: A Parent’s Call To Action

Dr. Sarah Warren is psychologist and addictions expert who understands our addiction to oil and how to go into “recovery.” She appreciates what it takes to move from denial to awareness into action, because she’s lived it. She knows that… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Addiction to Oil: A Parent’s Call To Action

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrated, he answered, “I am only boring under my own seat.” “Yes,” said his companions, “but when the sea rushes in we shall all… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit