“My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis, it's not a political issue, it's a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act, that's a renewable resource, let's renew it”. - #AlGore Find out why he inspire us http://blog.bloomtrigger.com/2012/05/08/al-gore-a-singular-politician/
"First discovered on clay tablets at the palace of Knossos in Crete in it was an unknown script, writing an unknown language." Although largely uncredited, Alice Kober documented key insights that led the code to be cracked. (More at link)
Here's What Happened When A Group Of Scientists Went To Confront Their Congressional Tormentors
Biologist Rachel Carson could also write; witness The Sea Around Us, her 1951 best-seller. Ten years later, at 54, she finished another book. It eloquently examined how pesticides like DDT, in use only since the 1940s, were contaminating the food chain. Silent Spring led to a US ban on most uses of DDT in 1972, eight years after Carson's death. It also sparked a global rethinking of man's place in the ecological scheme.
"Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable"
James Cameron Wins Avatar Copyright Lawsuit — As reported by JD Supra, a copyright infringement lawsuit against filmmaker James Cameron over the blockbuster film Avatar was dismissed last week by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Read the blog post at http://www.trademarkwise.com/blog/2014/9/26/james-cameron-wins-avatar-copyright-lawsuit.
Stefan Rahmstorf on IPCC AR5 Energy and Climate Action - October 2013. Stefan Rahmstorf explains our current situation in a sensible manner. Have seen it a couple of times, and I really like how he formulates things. Rahmstorf is worth listening to.