Posts Tagged ‘environmental’

Kyoto Now!

February 2, 2009

I knew enough about Bad Religion to like their music. What I didn’t knew about is that they are putting politics in their lyrics.

The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3–14 June 1992. The treaty is intended to achieve “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”[1] The Kyoto Protocol establishes legally binding commitments for the reduction of four greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulphur hexafluoride), and two groups of gases (hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) produced by “Annex I[wikipedia]


then you win

July 23, 2008

“then you win” is an initiative aiming to release a series of documentaries that focus on international development issues under a spectrum of CC licenses. The documentaries are produced by Loin de l’Œil, a voluntary association in France, and will be released under Yooook, an open content platform project under development run by Camille Harang. You can read more about the project here.

Here you can find the documentaries.


The urgency of becoming an activist

July 18, 2008

An Eco-Storm production-Exposing government tactics in reaction to environmental protests. Tactics shown in the film include arresting journalists and environmental protesters, Espionage, news manipulation and legal threats.

Melting Point looks at the escalating battle between direct action protest groups and those they accuse of failing to act on climate change.

How It All Ends: Risk Management

June 21, 2008

In the past I made a post about great video episodes of a chemistry teacher talking about climate change and why it is important and logical to try to do something against it.

The next episodes are about how to find out which resources are credible and how to work with probabilities.
In sum, about Risk Management.

Read further for the other parts of this episode. (You can watch the videos with miro too).


About Elves and Alf’s

May 25, 2008

After watching the edition Eco-Defense or Eco Terrorism? of stimulator’s It’s the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine show I informed myself more about the ELF and ALF.

The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), also known as “Elves” or “The Elves“,[1] is the collective name for anonymous and autonomous individuals or cells who, according to the now defunct ELF Press Office, use “economic sabotage and guerrilla warfare to stop the exploitation and destruction of the environment“,[2] commonly known as ecotage or monkeywrenching. [wikipedia]

While I think that non-violent actions, informing of people and mobilizing them should be the way to change the thinking of people and the rescuing of animals/environment, I think the ELF/ALF also make a point with distinguishing violence against things and violence against living creatures (human and non-human).

I found two films about the ELF and ELF available online. Both are kind of “propaganda” or better.. films which explain their ideology and actions.

A film about the ALF is available on google video.

The other one about the ELF is available as a torrent download.

At last the guidelines of ELF which summarizes their ideology

  • To inflict maximum economic damage on those profiting from the destruction and exploitation of the environment (biophysical).
  • To reveal to, and to educate the public about the atrocities committed against the earth and all species that populate it.
  • To take all necessary precautions against harming any animal – human and non-human.


Green your life…

May 23, 2008 is a new website that aims to create an easily accessible database of simple ways to make your everyday choices more environmentally friendly. This is accomplished through a listing of broad categories – appliances, personal care, clothing, etc. – with a variety of sub-categories – air-conditioning, face wash, shoes, etc. – that contain professional ‘green’ tips. All the tips are licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA license and users are encouraged to contribute comments, feedback, and even their own tips to the site’s database.


How It All Ends: Nature of Science

March 22, 2008

In the past I made a post about great video episodes of a chemistry teacher talking about climate change and why it is important
and logical to try to do something against it.

The next three episodes are about the nature of science. Why it is so difficult to prove something is absolutely right, or better, why it is NOT possible
to do so.
They also show how beliefs and views can lead us to wrong assumptions. Enjoy and lean!

You can also add the channel into miro if you want to.

Rockin’ Eco Hero

March 20, 2008

Steve TrashOver the past 25 years, “illusionist, eco-entertainer and kid comedian” Steve Trash has been sharing tips with kids about what we can do to make the world just a little bit greener. reports that Steve Trash released his book The Magic of Ecology as an E-Book… licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license.

The Magic of Ecology offers 22 magic tricks that illustrate ecological principles of science. Steve says the tricks are great for teachers and kids (both little and big)

I think its a great idea to combine the art of illusions to attract children and in the same time teaching them being green is cool.


How do you deal with climate change?

February 22, 2008

I often discuss about climate change with people. Sometimes it is hard because I’m no scientist and scientific facts about how the world CAN’T be changed this massive by humans is given a lot.
And there is one thing which is true, nobody can be SURE of anything.

Not the skeptics, not me and no single person on this world. Which lead me to the argument what harm can be done if you are a skeptic and climate change happens or the other way round, if you are an activist like me and the climate change doesn’t happen.

For me, taking the risk of economic stagnation is much easier to take than the risk of creating social, economic, environmental, … disasters.
Happily I found that there are other people with this arguments.. Even one who created a bunch of videos explaining the arguments….
If you have 10 minutes.. watch it.. it explains the matter much better than I can do..

More information…

Green architecture?

January 25, 2008

See architect and activist Edward Mazria’s compelling presentation, which calls on buildings to be carbon neutral by the year 2030. Mazriahas been speaking to leaders from the building industry and government on practical ways to reduce buildings’ carbon footprint.

This is a web episode from e2 | pbs. I’m a little suspicous because of the sponsoring of big firms like Shell and others. But nevertheless an interesting video.

You can add their videos to watch it comfortably in miro.