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LAST CALL – the untold reasons of the global crisis

LAST CALL – the untold reasons of the global crisis

A documentary film on the saga of the most controversial environmental bestseller of all times. Today its message is more relevant than ever.

Directed by Enrico Cerasuolo and produced by Zenit Arti Audiovisive in association with Skofteland Film.

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#2thePole: Josefina Skerk

#2thePole: Josefina Skerk

Josefina Skerk (Sweden) is one of four young people who will attempt something truly unique: in April 2013 they will trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.

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#2thePole: amateur explorers to plant flag on seabed to protect the Arctic – join them!

#2thePole: amateur explorers to plant flag on seabed to protect the Arctic – join them!

This April, four young people will attempt something truly unique: to trek to the North Pole and lower a flag 4km to the seabed. Attached to the flag will be a capsule containing more than two and a half million signatures calling for a sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the pole.

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TEDxWWF – Emmanuel De Merode: A Story of Conflict Renewal & Hope

TEDxWWF – Emmanuel De Merode: A Story of Conflict Renewal & Hope

Emmanuel De Merode, Director for Virunga National Park, gives an account of the struggle to save one of the world’s great national parks with its population of mountain gorillas, renders accessible to an audience one of the darkest conflicts in recent history, the bloody civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is not just a story of bleak and bloody facts: ultimately it is a story of determination and courage and how a small unit of Congolese park rangers, community workers and local environmental activists brought about a miracle in African wildlife conservation.

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TEDxWWF – Kamal Quadir: Audacity to take Part

TEDxWWF – Kamal Quadir: Audacity to take Part

Kamal Quadir is the CEO of bKash. Kamal talks about how digital platforms are increasingly becoming available in poor countries at a reasonable cost, and so is the endless flow of innovative applications that are riding on those platforms. The trick is to make poor people see that they are already well armed to take part in the revolution.

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TEDxWWF – Will Day – Is the world’s current economic model really sustainable?

TEDxWWF – Will Day – Is the world’s current economic model really sustainable?

Will Day, a thought leader in sustainability, looks at what we currently understand of global trends, particularly focusing on issues like population, water and ecosystem health. He will also share his analysis of the the perverse incentives in the current model by which we live – the things we measure, things we value, and the short term nature of our demands. This all calls into question the ability of the planet to support a high consumption lifestyle for 9+ billion people.

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Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2012

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2012

Extreme weather in 2012 caused insured losses of USD 77 billion, the 3rd highest ever recorded. But one single storm produced nearly half of the losses: Hurricane Sandy.

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Science Nation – Birds, Climate Change, and Citizen Science

Science Nation – Birds, Climate Change, and Citizen Science

With help from the National Science Foundation, Cornell University’s Ornithology Lab is tracking bird breeding biology and the impact of climate change on bird populations. Some of the best information they are getting is from dedicated “citizen scientists” who provide critical data on what kinds of birds are nesting where, the number of eggs laid, and the number of chicks hatched. These volunteers can do this across the continent, over long periods of time. Laura Burkholder, project leader for the lab’s NestWatch, says some species are laying their eggs more than a week earlier than they did just a few years ago, which could mean trouble if the hatch dates get out of sync with the availability of food. Bird watchers also help Cornell scientists catalog literally millions of images taken every 20 seconds from nestcams across the country. Animal Behavior Scientist Janis Dickinson, who heads the Citizen Scientist Program, says the cameras allow researchers to look at nesting success, daily survival, and long term events such as climate change.

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Taking Detox To The Streets

Taking Detox To The Streets

Greenpeace activists in over 20 countries took to the streets, joined by over 175,000 people online, to demand Levi’s make fashion without pollution.

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Meet the CCAC: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Meet the CCAC: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition intends to serve as a forum for assessing progress in addressing the challenge of short lived climate pollutants and for mobilizing resources to accelerate action. It works to catalyse new actions as well as to highlight and bolster existing efforts on near-term climate change and related public health, food and energy security, and environmental issues.

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