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Activist throw a pizza party Christmas Carol Sing Along in Congressman Bill Young's office after he refuses to meet with constituents.
Occupied Wall Street Journal founder Arun Gupta spent the last six months visiting Occupations around the country and writing about them for outlets like the Guardian, Salon.com and his blog OccupyUSAToday.com. I caught up with him at the NATO protests in Chicago last weekend and asked him what he thought about the future of the Occupy movement..
Climate Justice Activists block corridor at UN Climate talks in Durban
Activists and NGOs are stressing out at the United Nations Climate Change Talks in Durban, South Africa as negotiations continue on whether there will be a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding international agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin is at the Climate talks and files this report…
Cow Farts: The connection between Climate Change and a meat eating diet- an interview with Maneka Ghandi
INTERVIEW: Maneka Ghandi on the connection between Climate Change and a meat eating diet by Kombatrock
UN negotiators are in Durban, South Africa this week debating the complex issue of reducing the world’s CO2 emissions in order to slow down global climate change. Yet there is little discussion inside the UN talks of reducing another leading greenhouse gas: methane. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Methane is over 20 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Much of the world’s livestock including sheep and cattle generate methane as a by-product of digestion. On average, each dairy cow belches and farts out 500 litres of methane daily accounting for 16% of the world’s annual methane emissions. The 60 million methane tons that cattle generate annually is almost one fifth of all global methane emissions. Maneka Ghandi, former Indian Minister of Environment and Forests and a current member of the Parliament of India is in Durban asking UN officials why they are not considering switching to a vegan diet as a legitimate way to combat global warming.
The United Nations climate change talks continued in Durban, South Africa today with civil society organizations and environmental activists ramping up pressure on UN delegates to come to a legitimate and binding treaty to address runaway climate change. Of particular concern for some countries is the the Green Climate Fund and how it will be implemented. Kelly Benjamin is at the climate talks in Durban and brings us this report:
An interview with Mailes Zulu Make, representative of Zambia Rural Women at the People’s Climate Summit, COP 17, Durban, South Africa.
Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action in Nigeria and Chair of Friends of the Earth International discusses the Climate Justice movement, the role of the United States, and the connection between Climate Justice and the Occupy Movement…