1. Saga City - Our communities facing climate change

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    A movie by Vivre en Ville : www.vivreenville.org ! Learn more at www.sagacitymovie.org ! Urban planning has great effects on collective choices that contribute to climate change. By defining the shape of a community, urban planning determines part of its energy consumption, and thus, the quantity of greenhouse gases released by dwellers. Nevertheless, it remains largely out of the general debate on this issue. SAGA CITY invites you to learn more about these stakes through to story of the city of Colvert. French version available at www.sagacite.org. Crouwdsourced subtitling : http://www.universalsubtitles.org/videos/vHFjkK1jJMfd/info/

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    • The 2030 Challenge

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      from WD Partners / Added

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      • Altamira - Belo Monte Dam

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        from Tribes Alive / Added

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        In 1989 the World Bank pulled out of a plan to build a series of huge hydroelectric dams on the Xingu River in the centre of Brazil. The dams were judged a potential social and environmental catastrophe, highlighted by the largest combined demonstration by the indigenous tribal people of the area ever staged. In 2008, the dams were back on the agenda, and the Indians came together again to fight the new proposal. The Belo Monte dam would be the third largest in the world. As much earth moving would be required to build it as was needed to build the Panama Canal. Yet the Brazilian government has been trying to railroad the scheme through on a very tight timescale, riding roughshod over the tatters of Brazilian environmental legislation and ignoring the requirements of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Brazil had voted to endorse less than a year before. A development of this size, with the potential to reverse much of the progress Brazil has made in the last few years in reducing the rate of deforestation, should be fully discussed, with all its ramifications fully explored in order to reach a balanced and reasoned decision about its environmental, social and financial viability before deciding if it should be built or if it should be abandoned forever. This video includes footage from the demonstration and attempts to highlight the problems the scheme will bring to this so-far well preserved area of the Amazon. This is the same battle which is being supported by Avatar director James Cameron and actress Sigourney Weaver.

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        • Climate change: how does it work?

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          from studio lakmoes / Added

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          Climate change is complex. An increase in CO2 causes the earth to warm up, but is that a bad thing? And what does it mean to the Netherlands? Studio Lakmoes designed in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment an interactive climate change infographic (http://climateagenda.minienm.nl) and a series of animations that show the consequences of climate change for the Netherlands and the measures the Dutch government is taking to prepare for climate change.

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          • "Death Of A Forest" - Pine Beetles Killed Millions of Trees in North America

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            from Michael Pellegatti -Wild Visions / Added

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            With global warming evident in many places around the world, the forests of North America are undergoing huge changes. The pine beetle and pine trees have co-evolved together and until the past 2-3 decades, the numbers of beetles have been kept in check by very cold winters that would kill the beetles, thus limiting their lifespan and ability to reproduce. However, with warmer temperatures during the winters, the beetles are surviving in astounding numbers and are killing the forests of the western US and Canada. To date millions of acres of forests and billions of trees are dead and there is no end in sight. Some estimates predict that by 2013, 80% of the North American forests could be gone. In addition, we are losing forests that otherwise provide a carbon sink for our production of greenhouse gases, and as the trees die, they emit more Carbon Dioxide back into the atmosphere. Nothing, except very cold winter weather, will stop the beetles. www.wildvisions.net This video was a Finalist at the United Nations Year of the Forest Film Festival for 2011. In addition to the UN Festival, Death of a Forest also won a Life Science Award at Prague University Film Festival in the Czech Republic and at the Sondrio Forest Film Festival in Italy. Nominated at the Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival for the 'Best Science Communication Film Award'.

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            • Say NO to dirty coal: take the Big If pledge

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              from Greenpeace UK / Added

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              The single greatest threat to the climate comes from burning coal. Coal-fired power generation is historically responsible for most of the CO2 in the air today - about half of all carbon dioxide emissions globally. Yet the UK government is planning a new generation of dirty coal plants. The first will be at Kingsnorth in Kent. If built it will emit more CO2 annually than the 25 least polluting countries in the world combined. Thousands of people have signed the Big If pledge to take direct action to stop Kingsnorth - in this video some of them tell Climate secretary Ed Miliband exactly why, and what they propose to do. It will be arriving on his desk very shortly... Join us - take the Big If pledge today and tell Ed what action you will take to protect our climate. http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/bigif

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              • Highlights From the Field 5-14-13

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                from Oceanic Preservation Society / Added

                Here's a peek of what the OPS team has been covering for its next film, due in 2014.

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                • Stop Global Warming - For Your Children

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                  from Julia Lee / Added

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                  A music video created to raise awareness about global warming. Please watch, get educated, and take action to preserve this fragile planet for your children.

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                  • How Farming Can Reverse Global Warming, Timothy J LaSalle

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                    from CA Climate and Agriculture / Added

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                    Take carbon from the air, put it in the ground... the Organic "Green Revolution" fix-it. Timothy J LaSalle CEO, Rodale Institute Climate and Agriculture Summit www.CalClimateAg.org

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                    • Global Issues: Waste

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                      from 100 People Foundation / Added

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                      The 8 billion people on this planet create an estimated 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste each year. Each person in an OECD nation generates over 2 kilograms of solid waste each day! How can we create better ways to recycle or dispose of our waste?

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