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This is the trailer for "How to Boil a Frog", an eco-comedy that shows the consequences of overshoot: too many people using up too little planet. An everyman dad gives us the scoop on the imminent end of the world as we know it, and five surprising ways we can save civilization.
Renee Lertzman, Ph.D. is a researcher, writer and communications consultant, focusing specifically on the psychological dimensions of sustainability. She gave a lecture to the Social Sustainability Colloquium at Portland State University (PSU), Portland, Oregon on February 4, 2010 on the topic, The Myth of Apathy or Why People Don't Seem to Care About Sustainability.
Renee has been involved in the sustainability sector for two decades. She has consulted and worked with numerous organizations, and her research has received recognition for its innovation and insight. She holds a master's degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctoral degree from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK, where she trained and developed psychosocial research methodologies applied to sustainability. Her work has been featured in the New York Times "Dot Earth," KBOO Radio, and The Ecologist. More about Renee on her Website.
Dr. Shahzeen Attarti discusses her findings regarding public perceptions of energy consumption. She notes that, contrary to the findings of researchers, the public tends to view energy curtailment rather than efficiency as the better means of reducing energy consumption. Dr. Attari notes that the public tends to make small overestimates regarding energy expenditures associated with low-energy behaviors and large underestimates for those associated with large-energy behaviors. Dr. Attari mentions factors shown to correlate with accuracy of prediction. Presented at the Garrison Institute's Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium, May 2010.
Charlie Rose interviews Stephen Hawking.
Despite being almost completely paralyzed by ALS, Hawking
remains one of the world's foremost theoretical physicists and has contributed greatly to our understanding of the universe.
The full interview airs Friday , March 7, 2008.
CNBC - 09.12.2009 - Interview with Tom Knutzen CEO of Danisco, a Denmark company that develops and produces food ingredients, enzymes, and bio-based solutions. He discusses opportunities to invest in technology solutions with solid businss plans and with support from politicians in terms of time horizons and even a carbon tax. All part of the need to combat climate change. Briefly discusses need for support of their natural product designed to replace the rubber coming out of rain forests and from fossil fuel. Not sure it can be cost-competitive, a tax on carbon would make it easier.
Sustainability - John Fullerton of the Capital Institute talks about his journey from Wall Street to being a sustainability advocate. An early influence in his understanding of the sustainability crisis was the work of E.F. Schumacher author of the book, Small is Beautiful.
John goes on to discuss his work with Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management, in restoring grasslands and, ultimately, carbon back to the soil. The interview was conducted by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv in San Francisco on October 7th, 2010.
The mission of the Capital Institute is to stimulate the interaction and action of leaders, scholars, and society by raising awareness of the need to harness the power of capital and markets to advance a just, resilient, and sustainable economic system that will improve lives and preserve the planet.
The focus of the Allan Savory Institute is to restore the vast grasslands of the world through the teaching and practice of Holistic Management and Holistic Decision Making.
Founded in 1980 the mission of the Schumacher Society is to promote the building of strong local economies that link people, land, and community.
Here Pilar Saborio, Abassador of Costa Rica for the UK, disusses Costa Rica's actions to address climate change and the leadership small countries can provide in combatting global warming
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