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Sponsored by William A. von Mueffling ’95 Philip Hansteen ’17, Principal Negotiator, Development & Production International, Statoil ASA Assaad W. Razzouk ’88, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sindicatum Renewable Energy Pte. Limited Miguel Salís ’85, Founder and Chairman, Kira Renovables Toni Volpe ’02, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Falck Renewables SpA Moderator Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
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Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mfahz-a24877 The clock is ticking. Why is so little being done? Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also a co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Commentary Hour. His website is GuyMcpherson.com
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Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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EPC companies constantly face challenges around cost overruns, delays in project completion, lack of proper management of capital and human resources, ineffective procurement practice, no robust accounting of project financials among others. In spite of adopting the latest technology for solving these hurdles, 85% of the EPC CEOs foresee a need to alter tech investments. So the question surfacing is ‘Are your enterprise applications supporting and improving your business drivers?’ Watch the video to know the global trends that will help EPC companies grow their business multi-fold in the years ahead.
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Mongols Shirts and Crash Course Posters! http://store.dftba.com/collections/crashcourse In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revolutionary of modern revolutions, the Industrial Revolution. While very few leaders were beheaded in the course of this one, it changed the lives of more people more dramatically than any of the political revolutions we've discussed. So, why did the Industrial Revolution happen around 1750 in the United Kingdom? Coal. Easily accessible coal, it turns out. All this, plus you'll finally learn the difference between James Watt and Thomas Newcomen, and will never again be caught telling people that your blender has a 900 Newcomen motor. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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In this first part of a 3-part series, I examine hydropower and geothermal energy as options to power a clean energy grid. Support me on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/answerswithjoe Follow me at all my places! Instagram: https://instagram.com/answerswithjoe Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/answerswithjoe Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/answerswithjoe Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/answerswithjoe Website: www.answerswithjoe.com ================ LINKS LINKS LINKS Global consumption of electricity and how its generated: https://yearbook.enerdata.net/electricity/electricity-domestic-consumption-data.html Geothermal efficiency: https://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2012/46654final00097.pdf Report on renewables providing base load energy: https://www.skepticalscience.com/print.php?r=374 ================ TRANSCRIPT: Hydroelectric is the use of moving water to turn turbines that generate electricity, usually through the building of dams or pump stations on rivers. And hydroelectricity is the king of renewable energy, making up 70% of the renewable energy produced around the world. And for good reason. They’re kind-of the perfect energy source. It’s stable, base-load energy that’s flexible. If you need more electricity, just release more water into the turbines. They’re cheap to run and maintain once they’re built and they’re 95% efficient at generating energy, compared to 33% for coal and 15% for solar. And of course they create no pollutants, consume no fuel, and the water never stops flowing. The Three Gorges Dam in China is actually the largest energy plant of any kind in the world and generates just under a hundred terawatt hours per year all by itself. So, hydro is kinda perfect. The problem is, it’s location-specific. If you don’t live by a large river, you’re not going to be able to use it. Luckily, most cities were built near rivers, but not all rivers are large and powerful enough to make enough difference to justify the cost of building them. Which is also a problem. While they produce free energy for decades and even centuries after they’re built, hydroelectric dams are huge engineering projects that cost tons of money up front. (By the way, the whole ‘expensive at first but then free for decades’ thing is a common theme amongst renewable energies) They also create reservoirs and lakes that flood a lot of land whose landowners may not want to give up. There are some concerns about the disruption of fish habitats, but… that’s not at the top if my list of concerns. So each hydroelectric plant is a birds nest of legal and construction challenges to overcome but even so, the number of hydropower plants are expected to double by 2050. Another base load energy source is geothermal energy. Geothermal uses the heat from natural geologic hotspots to turn turbines that generate electricity. Iceland and the Philippines are major producers of geothermal power, which can be used in huge commercial plants to power entire cities or just pump the heat directly into homes for heating. It’s a consistent flow of energy so it never runs out, but the efficiency isn’t great. Only an average of 12% efficiency. Which really just means it will take longer for the investment to build it to pay off because once it’s turned on, it’s just free energy basically. And the efficiency is getting better, with newer plants getting over 20%. https://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/NZGW/2012/46654final00097.pdf Even in Iceland, which is covered in hotspots and has a very progressive attitude toward clean energy, it only accounts for 30% of their energy production. So it’s not likely to become a major source of energy worldwide And as if all that wasn’t enough of a bummer, it also turns out that geothermal can produce greenhouse gasses. Geologic hotspots churn up all kinds of stuff from inside the Earth, stuff like sulfur dioxide and silica emissions, and heavy metals like mercury, arsenic and boron. These can get in the reservoirs and eventually the water supply. Oh, and by the way, one of the methods they use to open up geothermal wells is hydraulic fracking. Yeah. That hydraulic fracking. Let’s drill down and inject extremely high pressure water and other chemicals… Right over a volcano. What could go wrong? Earthquakes. That’s what. Just like fracking for natural gas has caused earthquakes in Oklahoma... (zoom in) Earthquakes. In Oklahoma. A geothermal well that was drilled in Switzerland set off an earthquake that measured a 3.4 on the Richter scale. (pained) Geothermal… Why do you hurt me so? I used to think geothermal was really cool. Used to. So am I wrong about this? Do you have experience using geothermal, or working in hydro plants? Are my numbers garbage? Let me know in the comments The next video in this series will focus on biomass energy and harnessing the motion of the ocean to make power.
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On Earth, materials exist in one of three main states of matter: solid, liquid or gas. Materials can change between these states. When a state change occurs, a substance’s properties will also change. However, if the state change is reversed the substance will recover the properties it had to begin with. Matter can transition between the three states when heated or cooled. But why is heat key in all this? When a material is heated, it absorbs heat energy. This additional energy can cause attractive forces between molecules to break. This leads to rearrangements of the particles because the attractive forces no longer hold them together as tightly. The same happens when a liquid is heated. The attractive forces between the molecules break, leading them to become more widely dispersed and a gas to form. Do you know the difference between evaporation and boiling? Both are when a substance transforms from a liquid to a gas. Think of a boiling pan of water… all of the water bubbles. This is because all of the particles have enough energy to become gaseous. But water standing in a pan that is not being heated by anything other than the environment, can also turn into a gas - this is evaporation. Only the particles at the surface have enough energy to change from liquid to gas. Hence, evaporation is a slower process than boiling even though it achieves the same state change. Both are types of vaporisation. The opposite of these vaporisation processes is condensation: the transition from gas to liquid. Think of a cold can of soda on a hot day - those water droplets on the outside. Or the dew on the grass in the morning. Or the steamed-up mirror after a hot bath. Even the clouds in the sky. Or a foggy windscreen on a car. These are all examples of condensation. Water vapour in the air has cooled down to form liquid droplets of water. Now let’s think about the transitions between solids and liquids: so, melting and freezing. Think of the Arctic sea ice. In the summer when air temperatures are warmer, more heat energy is absorbed by the ice. This causes bonds to break between the ice’s water molecules and the ice starts to melt. The solid ice becomes liquid water. But in the winter, the air temperatures are colder and so seawater freezes and the ice starts to form again. There is less heat energy within the ice, and so more bonds can form, holding it together as solid ice . Did you know that sometimes when solids are heated they can turn straight into gases? This is called sublimation. This is only demonstrated by particular materials such as solid carbon dioxide (AKA ‘dry ice’). When subjected to a certain pressure it will turn straight into gaseous carbon dioxide. Liquid carbon dioxide does exist but it only occurs under very high pressures. Similarly, gases can turn straight into solids when cooled. This is called deposition. Our final thing to discover is that when a material changes states the mass stays the same. The density changes - so the mass per unit volume. But the mass does not change. Our glass of nice, cold coke weighs the same whether the ice is solid or when the ice has melted. So, there we have the changes of state. Just remember that the mass stays the same, whatever the state! SUBSCRIBE to the FuseSchool YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at www.fuseschool.org, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find all of our Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRnpKjHpFyg&list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Find all of our Biology videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjkHzEVcyrE&list=PLW0gavSzhMlQYSpKryVcEr3ERup5SxHl0 Find all of our Maths videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJq_cdz_L00&list=PLW0gavSzhMlTyWKCgW1616v3fIywogoZQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected]
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Part of the 2015 Mansfield Conference, The Asia-Montana Energy Summit. Global carbon emmissions continue to climb, putting in doubt the goal of limiting global warming to two degress. Dr. Running provides the latest global environmental data and recommends the need to stop burning coal for electric power. Speakers: Dr. Steve Running, Regents Professor of Ecology and Director of the Numerical Terradynamics Simulation Group, College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. Moderator: Dr. Dane Scott, Director, Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program
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Vote Alison Redford for PC Party leader and premier on September 17, 2011. For more information on Alison's vision for Alberta energy, please visit: http://www.alisonredford.ca/issuespolicy/globalenergycapital/world-energy-capital.cfm Twitter: @Alison4Premier Facebook.com/Alison4Premier
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Rose Marcario, President and CEO of Patagonia, and Robert Strand discussed the role of progressive business leaders in the current era. Robert Strand is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and member of the faculty at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business. Sponsored by the College of Natural Resources - Office of College Relations
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Why the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development are important. A moving yet positive short film focused on the life of Mekfah, who lives in the innercity slums of Bangkok. Featuring Liverpool Football Club. Directed by: Ananda Everingham Twitter: @TheGlobalGoals Instagram: https://instagram.com/theglobalgoals Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globalgoals.org http://www.globalgoals.org
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In the early 20th century the United States became a major oil supplier to the world. World War II prompted a Synthetic Liquid Fuels Program but it did not go beyond research. In mid-century the country shifted from being a major exporter to a net importer. An import quota imposed in 1959 limited imports to a fraction of domestic production until 1973. America's dependence on foreign oil rose from 26 percent to 47 percent between 1985 to 1989. After the 1973 oil crisis, the United States Department of Energy and Synthetic Fuels Corporation were created to address the problem of fuel import dependency. According to the Washington & Jefferson College Energy Index, by 2012, American energy independence had decreased by 22% since the tenure of President Harry Truman. America's imports of foreign oil fell to 36 percent in 2013, down from a high of 60 percent in 2006. Many proponents of energy independence look to the United States' untapped domestic oil reserves, either known or potential. Those who favor increasing domestic oil production often suggest removing many of the limitations on oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (see Arctic Refuge drilling controversy) and the Outer Continental Shelf. Foreign dependence is not the only factor in North American energy politics, however; environmental concerns around land and water pollution as well as greenhouse gases related to are also a matter of controversy. Some proponents of U.S. energy independence promote wider use of alternatives such as ethanol fuel, methanol, biodiesel, plug-in hybrids and other alternative propulsion. A 2013 report published by the Fuel Freedom Foundation said that without a shift to domestic feedstocks for fuel, such as natural gas and biomass, the U.S. would not be able to achieve energy independence. As of 2014, the United States imposes an import tariff of 54 cents a gallon on ethanol fuel (there is no such import tariff on oil). Ethanol fuel in Brazil is produced from sugarcane, which yields much more fuel per acre than the corn used for ethanol production in the United States. In Canada and Mexico there is also the concern not to have energy policy dictated by the United States, as well as tension over American ownership of energy companies. In 1937 Mexico passed a constitutional amendment to nationalize its oil industry, which led to the creation of Pemex, the national oil company. There have been several proposals to privatize Pemex since, but they have never come to fruition as many Mexicans fear foreign control of this strategic industry. The 1957 Canadian election was fought partially in response to the 1956 Pipeline Debate which concerned whether or not the government should allow a U.S.-owned company to build a trans-Canadian gas pipeline and whether the route should be entirely within Canada or partly through the United States. The right-leaning Progressive Conservatives and leftist Co-operative Commonwealth Federation opposition parties opposed American involvement in the pipeline while the Liberal government supported it. The Liberals were defeated in the 1957 election. In 1973 Canada created its own state energy company Petro-Canada. It began operations in 1976, though it bought assets from private companies rather than seizing them as in many other countries. In 1980 the National Energy Program was launched to create oil self-sufficiency within Canada. It attempted to use tax incentives to discourage oil exports (mostly from Western Canada, primarily the province of Alberta) to the US, and redirect these towards to the oil importing provinces of Eastern Canada. The Foreign Investment Review Agency was also created to screen foreign (mostly U.S.) takeovers of Canadian companies. These policies were bitterly opposed by the provincial government of Alberta, and were repealed and reserved during the Conservative government of 1984-1993 which sought closer economic ties with the U.S., including the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement of 1988. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_energy_independence
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A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to disaster risk presents the world with an unprecedented challenge. For developing countries, both less able to cope with the impact and more likely to be affected, the challenge is particularly severe. These countries face mounting losses from a range of natural hazards, from earthquakes and tsunamis through to severe flooding, storms and drought. We face the threat of decades of development progress being rolled back and poverty becoming entrenched. Meanwhile, climate change cuts across society, from agriculture to health, energy to water resources. UNDP’s work is to integrate issues of climate, disaster risk and energy at country level, and focus on building resilience and ensuring that development remains risk-informed and sustainable.
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For more on this course, visit: http://bit.ly/1jbxYO4 For more on the Berkley Center, visit: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/ For more on Sojourners, visit: http://www.sojo.net/ This video is part of the course that Jim Wallis, Executive Director of Sojourners, teaches at Georgetown University on Faith, Ethics, and Public Life. November 5, 2013 | Oil spills and other events have shown us the effect of our addiction to oil; and global temperatures are rising at a steady and alarming pace, due primarily to human activities. What are the policies and practices that can develop clean, efficient, and renewable energy sources to reduce our consumption of the earth's finite resources? Is this just a policy matter, or will it require a conversion to a clean energy economy. What are the spiritual issues involved and why is the faith community playing a key role in matters concerning the environment? Reverend Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, and commentator on religion and public life, faith, and politics. Wallis is the president and founder of Sojourners, a progressive Christian grassroots movement that advocates spirituality and social change in America. He is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and a prolific author. His latest book is On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good (2013). Other publications include Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street — A Moral Compass for the New Economy (2010) and The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America (2008). Since 2010 Wallis has served as a research fellow and visiting professor in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
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Further Information (German): http://www.bgr.bund.de/DE/Gemeinsames/Nachrichten/Aktuelles/2015-05-06_PM_lizenzvertrag_exploration.html
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Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Radio Network. His website is GuyMcpherson.com An internationally renowned expert in the field of health and nutrition, Gary Null, Ph.D is the author of over 70 best-selling books on healthy living and the director of over 100 critically acclaimed full-feature documentary films on natural health, self-empowerment and the environment. He is the host of ‘The Progressive Commentary Hour” and “The Gary Null Show”, the country’s longest running nationally syndicated health radio talk show which can be heard daily on here on the Progressive Radio Network.
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Many people think the oil and natural gas industry receives tax subsidies, which is simply not true. API Tax Policy Advisor Brian Johnson explains the tax deductions the industry uses to recover business costs and expenses.
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This webinar presents the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 report, and attendees learn (1) how much of the global electricity demand wind power will cover out to 2050, (2) how much carbon dioxide will be avoided by wind power, (3) how many people will be employed globally by the sector and (4) what type of cost reductions and investment rates will be in place by 2020 and 2030?
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Thorium is an abundant material currently disposed of as waste. It is found in coal ash piles and mine tailings. A single Rare Earths mine could produce enough Thorium byproduct to power the entire planet. To do so requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kinds we use today. Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses extremely stable molten salts. The full description of one such reactor is: 2-Fluid, Thermal-Spectrum, Molten-Salt Breeder Reactor equipped with a chemical fuel salt treatment module. Such a reactor was conceived of decades ago, as documented in the book "Fluid Fuel Reactors" . Or, simply "LFTR" (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) as proposed by Flibe Energy's Kirk Sorensen... a modern redesign of the 2-Fluid, thermal-spectrum, MSBR concept. http://Flibe-Energy.com/ Since 2011 (the year Flibe Energy was founded), legislators asking questions about Thorium have had their queries answered as if such a reactor design did not exist. NNL [UK] and OECD [NEA] reports on the Thorium Fuel Cycle did not explore the implications of this reactor, and dismiss thorium based on challenges and mediocre performance found in other reactor designs. For example, other options include a "Fast-Spectrum Molten-Salt Reactor". Worth pursuing, certainly, but requires more fissile inventory than LFTR... approximately 5x as much. (Fissile inventory is specifically mentioned as a concern by OECD's thorium report.) And assuming the challenges of a fast-spectrum MSR can be met... both natural Uranium and natural Thorium can both be fully consumed as fuel in a fast-spectrum reactor. That is where Thorium is dismissed as only "4x as common as Uranium" (fast-spectrum usage) rather than "400x as common as U-235" (thermal-spectrum usage). Thorium's advantages: both thermal-spectrum breeding and unique chemical properties, are taken full advantage of only by LFTR style reactors. When evaluated in any other reactor, depending on that reactor, Uranium can be as attractive, more attractive, or Uranium can be the only viable option. For example: Shippingport. Cited as an example of a "Thorium Reactor" by Dr. Lyons, it was NEVER intended to be economical, and features no advantages of LFTR. It was a solid-fuel reactor, and so operated at low-temperature, had no on-line chemical reprocessing, used high-pressure water coolant, used fuel as inefficiently as every other solid-fuel reactor, and had to be shut down every time it was refueled. 2 of its 3 fuel loads were Enriched Uranium. It was -a- Reactor capable of consuming Thorium and demonstrated only that it was possible... it was not -THE- Thorium Reactor. If you'd like to watch a mini-series length (6.5h) documentary on this topic, please check out "Thorium." https://youtu.be/2oK6Rs6yFsM ...it goes into some technical detail on Thorium and Molten Salt Reactors, as well as nuclear power itself. This video exists thanks to support pledged via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thorium Other videos I've edited on Thorium & Molten Salt Reactors can be found here: http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Music (at 28:29) created by Kilowatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com/ 00:00 LWR: 0.05% of Uranium's Energy Potential 00:54 LWR: Chemical Instability 01:38 LWR: High Pressure 02:48 Alvin Weinberg 03:05 High Temperature not High Pressure 03:40 MSRE Achievement 03:51 Graphite 04:08 Move Heat No Pressure 04:45 Salt: Ionic Bonds 05:33 Fluoride vs Fluorine 06:16 Cesium & Iodine 06:33 Drain Tank 07:53 Disperse Heat 08:36 Solid Fuel: Candles 09:24 Online Chemical Reprocessing 10:15 Legislators ask about Thorium 10:46 OECD NEA Thorium Report 11:23 Fast-Spectrum Dodge 12:08 Spent Fuel 12:34 Efficient 13:49 Concentrated 14:10 Rare Earth Elements 15:41 China's Academy of Science 16:34 CO2 Raw Material 17:07 Recycling 18:05 Sorting 18:52 NASA, Recycling & Energy 20:57 Molten Salt Research Halted 21:28 World Set Free 21:55 Documents 22:28 CD-ROMs and Internet 23:15 Obama Administration 24:33 Regulations vs Liquid Fuel 25:12 Stymied in USA 26:08 Flibe Energy 26:41 MSRE Researchers 27:14 Export of MSR Expertise 27:41 China vs Global Warming 28:29 1969-2017 Timeline 33:08 Thousands of years of Slavery 33:32 Energy Density of Thorium Other Video Sources 02:46 https://youtu.be/EviEN0ScOwg Pandora's Box 03:08 https://youtu.be/ofs6-K7UCSU Weinberg 2011 03:41 https://youtu.be/pGzKuhY50v4 Weinberg 2004 03:41 https://youtu.be/tyDbq5HRs0o Found MSRE Doc 05:34 https://youtu.be/vtWp45Eewtw Fluorine (PToV) 05:54 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoK41_2JS4E_ZZyJSH7g-AhiiwMoCoFCB (MSBR3.0-ORNL-4528) 30:51 http://www.citizen-films.fr/en/thorium/ (T:TFSoN)
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Like this video? SUBSCRIBE to Hot Mess! ►► http://bit.ly/hotmess_sub Peril & Promise is a public media initiative from WNET telling human stories of climate change and its solutions. Learn more at: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/peril-and-promise/ Georgetown, TX is a conservative city in the middle of oil and gas country that's committed to 100% renewable energy, and we could learn a lot from them. Please SUBSCRIBE! ►► http://bit.ly/hotmess_sub And support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hotmesspbs/ Hot Mess T-shirts!: https://store.dftba.com/products/hot-mess-shirt Twitter: https://twitter.com/HotMessPBS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotmesspbs Facebook: http://facebook.com/hotmesspbs Special thanks to the city of Georgetown and Mayor Dale Ross. ----------- Host/Writer/Editor-In-Chief: Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Creative Director: David Schulte Editors/Animators: Derek Borsheim Producers: Stephanie Noone & Amanda Fox Story Editor: Alex Reich ----------- Produced by PBS Digital Studios Theme Music: Eric Friend/Optical Audio Music: APM Stock images from http://www.shutterstock.com
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Gifford Pinchot, America's first professionally trained forester rose to national prominence as a conservationist and political progressive under the patronage of President Theodore Roosevelt. He likely would have support the current movements uniting working people and their unions and environmentalists in building the new, green economy. Transforming the economy through renewable energy, energy efficiency, mass transit and rail, a new smart grid and other solutions to global warming, has the potential to create millions of jobs, while reducing global warming emissions. Pinchot was elected twice as Republican governor of Pennsylvania. As a politician he fought for wiser use of natural resources and for fuller justice for the average citizen. In 1922 Pinchot campaigned for governor of Pennsylvania and won a close election. The miners of anthracite coal struck twice during his first term of office. The first strike, in 1923, lasted only a week due to Pinchot's decisive arbitration. The strike of 1925 continued for six months and again Pinchot's forceful mediation was necessary. Pinchot called both sides for daily meetings, finally achieving a compromise. Because Pennsylvania governors were then prohibited from successive terms, Pinchot ran again for the Senate and lost. But in 1931, he began his second term as Pennsylvania's governor during the depression years. He successfully pressed for large reductions in utility rates and built twenty thousand miles of paved rural roads to "get the farmer out of the mud." Realizing that State aid would not be sufficient to curb the effects of the Depression, he was one of the first of the governors to decide that federal aid was needed. In 1933, the bituminous coal miners at U.S. Steel's "captive mines" struck. The mine owners refused to recognize the United Mine Workers union, despite federal law requiring collective bargaining. Pressure exerted by Pinchot and President Franklin D. Roosevelt caused the company to recognize the union. During his last year as governor, Pinchot ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. As usual, he received little assistance from the leaders of his party, whom he had greatly annoyed by supporting the economic recovery programs of Democrat Franklin Roosevelt. For more on Gifford Pinchot, go to http://www.fs.fed.us/gt/local-links/historical-info/gifford/gifford.shtml . For more on the current links between labor and the environment, go to http://www.sustainlabour-labourandenvironment.blogspot.com/ and to the Blue-Green Alliance website at http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/home . The US Blue Green Alliance is a national, strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy. Launched in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, this unique labor-environmental collaboration has grown to include the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association. The Blue Green Alliance unites more than eight and a half million people in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. The Blue Green Alliance works on issues ranging from energy and climate change to transportation to workers' rights and green chemistry. This was clipped from the 1986 film, Visions of the Wild, by the Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Division of State and Private Forestry. Fire and Aviation Management Staff. The entire film has been digitized by the nonprofit Public.Resource.Org (http://public.resource.org/index.html ) in a cooperative agreement with the National Technical Information Service (http://public.resource.org/ntis.gov/index.html ) and is available at the Internet Archive at www.archive.com .
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Stakeholder Engagement (Topic 2) "I Need a Mentor! Proposal for a Local Gov to Local Gov Oil & Gas Mentoring Program" Panel: Kathleen Staks, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office, State of Colorado Julie Murphy, Assistant Director for Energy and Minerals, Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Kirby Wynn, Oil & Gas Liaison, Garfield County Jen Rutter, Senior Environmental Analyst, Adams County Jeffery P. Robbins, Attorney, Goldman, Robbins, Nicholson & Mack, P.C. Tom Parko, Director of Planning Services, Weld County Thursday, April 19th, 2017 5th Annual Garfield County Energy & Environment Symposium Oil and Gas Education for Local Government Presented by: Colorado Mesa University Garfield County
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This video is part of an online course being taught at the University of California, "ICS 5: Global Disruption and Information Technology". Only a portion of the course material is accessible via YouTube. Course Description: The world is changing rapidly. Environmental concerns, social transformations, and economic uncertainties are pervasive. However, certain human needs remain relatively constant—things like nutritious food, clean water, secure shelter, and close human social contact. This course seeks to understand how sociotechnical systems (that is, collections of people and information technologies) may support a transition to a sustainable civilization that allows for human needs and wants to be met in the face of global change. In this course, students will learn about how information technology works, and how humans and information technology interact. In addition it will provide students with a structured opportunity to interrogate what is important to them in life, and how communities and technologies can support those aspects of their lives. Topics covered will include: introductions to information technology, the science behind global change, and scientific studies of human wellbeing, and a range of topical discussions such as IT for local food production, computational systems to support resource sharing, resilient currency technologies, and localized, low-energy technological infrastructure.
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Barwa's foundations were laid on 15 November 2005, when it obtained its commercial license. Barwa began operations on 19 January 2006. The group's name derives from an important principle in Qatar's commercial heritage - the concept of a reliable and trustworthy agreement or contract. These values form the core of our corporate personality. A few years before our establishment, Qatar had embarked upon an ambitious and progressive growth strategy based on its wealth of natural, energy-based resources. By 2005 it had achieved unprecedented growth in its economy, indeed a leader in terms of economic growth among countries around the world, and was beginning to be recognised as a key player both as a global energy provider, and as an engine of growth in the Gulf region. Barwa's creation was a demonstration of the vision of the country led by His Highness the Emir and the government of the State of Qatar to build a modern country with a diversified economy for the benefit of future generations. We seek to contribute to the government's over-arching development plan for Qatar as set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030. Since its formation, Barwa has proven to be a dynamic and powerful contributor towards the development of Qatar. Qatari Diar, a company owned by the Qatar Investment Authority holds a 45% share in Barwa, which is the largest listed real estate company in Qatar in terms of real estate developments, and has a total asset capitalization of approximately QR 66 billion as of 31 December 2011. Despite its short history, Barwa has grown its business into over 40 investments in 5 segments. These are: • Real estate developments in Qatar • International real estate • Business services • Infrastructural services • Financial services Approximately 50% of all Barwa's employees are Qatari nationals. Although the group's main activities remain in Qatar, Barwa has a wide array of investments and operations in 13 other countries regionally and internationally.
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Source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/08/11/2003569434 LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT:Ma said renewable energy has limitations and could not replace natural gas and other fuels, but touted his renewable energy track record President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday said Taiwan must continue to use natural gas and other energy resources to meet the nation's power requirements, saying renewable energy had limitations in a visit to a Penghu County wind farm. The county established 14 wind power turbines at Jhongtun Village (中屯) and Husi Township (湖西) to generate wind power. State-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) said the two power stations could generate 10,000 watts, accounting for about one-quarter of the island's energy demand. Ma yesterday inspected the power station at Jhongtun Village and discussed energy issues with a group of students in a local forum. While lauding the county as the best location to generate wind power in Asia thanks to strong winds in the area, Ma said renewable energy cannot fully replace natural gas and other energy sources.a "Renewable energy has its limitations. Natural gas and other fuels are still necessary to provide baseload power and meet peak demand when the wind is not strong enough," he told the forum held at Makong High School. Ma said the development of renewable energy is a global trend, and his administration has aimed to diversify the nation's energy supply. The government passed the Renewable Energy Development Act (再生能源發展條例) in 2009 to develop renewable energy, including the establishment of wind power stations and solar power panels around the nation, he said. Ma's comments came amid demands for the government to suspend the construction of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City's (新北市) Gongliao District (貢寮). Former Democratic Progressive Party chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday reiterated calls for Ma to suspend the construction of the power plant immediately to respond to public demand for a a nuclear-free homeland. When inspecting the wind power station in Penghu, Ma repeated that building a nuclear-free homeland is a goal of the Basic Environment Act (環境基本法), and that the government is pursuing this goal, while keeping electricity prices at an acceptable level and not disrupting power supplies.
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Joint webinar: GSTC + IUCN TAPAS Group + Botswana Tourism Organisation -------------------------------------------- (1) The GSTC Criteria - Roi Ariel, General Manager, GSTC (2) Case Studies of the Okavango Delta - Thatayaone Mmapatsi, Senior Grading Assessor, Botswana Tourism Organisation (3) Case Studies of the MED - Jeremy Sampson, Ecosystem Programme Communications Officer, IUCN; Mauro Randone, Regional Projects Manager, WWF Mediterranean (4) Q&A * GSTC Criteria: https://www.gstcouncil.org/gstc-criteria/ * IUCN-TAPAS: https://www.iucn.org/theme/protected-areas/wcpa/what-we-do/tourism-tapas * MEET: http://www.medecotourism.org/ * GSTC2018 Conference in Botswana: https://www.gstcouncil.org/gstc2018/ -------------------------------------------------------------- * The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) establishes and manages global sustainable standards, known as the GSTC Criteria. There are two sets: Destination Criteria for public policy-makers and destination managers, and Industry Criteria for hotels and tour operators. These are the guiding principles and minimum requirements that any tourism business or destination should aspire to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural and cultural resources, while ensuring tourism meets its potential as a tool for conservation and poverty alleviation. * The Botswana Tourism Organization is the leading body supporting the efforts to market Botswana’s tourist product, grade and classify tourist accommodation facilities, and promote investment in the tourism sector. With its long-standing commitment to conservation of its land, wildlife and cultural heritage, Botswana enjoys a solid reputation as a progressive sustainable tourism destination and one of the top safari destinations in the world. * The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) Group is part of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). TAPAS advocates for a future where tourism enhances the conservation integrity of protected area systems, improves human well-being and provides benefits for the local population, and where there are accessible, inspiring, safe and educational opportunities for visitors through environmentally, socio-cultural and economically sustainable prod
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Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kgs2z-88f250 Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Commentary Hour. His website is GuyMcpherson.com
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Please Subscribe and Share our http://ScientistsWarning.TV READ PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT NOTES THAT FOLLOW This presentation from November 5, 2018 was delivered to the 'Foresight Group' of the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium. The assessment of our global prospects is extremely severe. The conclusions may be upsetting and perhaps life-changing for many. But the conclusions should not be taken in lightly. PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT NOTES I chose to keep this video in 'Unlisted' mode for 10 weeks because I felt that it would be a hard pill to swallow for most people, and that some emotional support needed to be provided when I finally presented it. Well, now is the time, and I think in a way the set of http://ScientistsWarning.TV programs I produced in Poland at COP-24 ARE the emotional support, especially the ones with Greta Thunberg, our little 'truth-teller' extraordinaire. So please watch them and Subscribe. Reality is quite a complex affair. I hold that we might achieve some measure of what is energetically referred to as 'redemption' if we (individually and collectively) were to 'repent' of our wasteful, abusive ways. I 'quote' those words since I don't want them to evoke the standard religious interpretations. I use them more in the sense of morally and energetically re-balancing our psyches in harmony with the natural world. So watch this video as a though it were an 'oracle' of one possible, perhaps probably future. Take the questions it raises seriously. Take them to 'heart', so to speak. Then be in your heart ('coeur' in French) with courage to face the future with equanimity, and perhaps change the future with your intention and your heart.
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Gerard Anderson, Chairman & CEO, DTE Energy Company discusses electric utility industry trends in conversation with Daniel Vermeer, Executive Director, EDGE Center, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Presented at the 2018 Duke University Energy Conference, hosted at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, NC.
Water is the basis of all life, and our planet faces deepening challenges related to water purity and availability. Jonathan Todd will discuss advanced ecological design projects, including future directions of sustainable wastewater and water management. This will include harvesting the carbon and nutrients from wastewater and converting them to energy and new resources. He will evaluate the promise of natural systems technologies, especially in their ability to break down endocrine disruptors in wastewater. The aesthetics of ecological design in relation to decentralized storm and wastewater systems on a neighborhood scale will be explored. And, finally, Todd will propose a cultural and technological paradigm shift for the management of our vital water resources. In 1995, after 15 years working on governmental development and engineering projects around the world, Jonathan Todd accepted his father's invitation to help shape the vision of John Todd Ecological Design, the company John founded in 1989. Today, Jonathan works closely with each client in the early phases of a project, overseeing the detailed execution of priorities while managing the work of the company's project and engineering teams. Most importantly, Jonathan works closely with John Todd to ensure the completion of each project meets with both the progressive vision of his father and the client's specifications, aesthetic and standards. Jonathan has a keen interest in developing sustainable solutions for refugee populations throughout the world. ---------- About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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Opener/Close version two for CUDD Energy Services Cudd offers a broad range of technical and specialized oilfield services to companies engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas worldwide. Whether utilizing pressure pumping, hydraulic workover, coiled tubing, nitrogen, industrial nitrogen, or well control services, the professionals at Cudd will design a solution, provide the engineering, and mobilize the resources required to safely execute a plan. http://www.cuddenergyservices.com/ http://www.nrgmg.com and http://www.DDavisDesign.net
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Pay no attention to those foundations behind the curtain, just believe in the Great and Powerful Cause. "The Cause” is an activist-fueled movement to supposedly save the planet from catastrophic man-caused climate change by disparaging fossil fuels and providing unfailing support of renewables regardless of their energy-producing value. A conspiracy theory? Hardly. Watch to learn more. VISIT Clear Energy Alliance https://clearenergyalliance.com/ FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClearEnergyAlliance Twitter: https://twitter.com/clearenergy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clearenergyalliance For list of sources and downloadable transcript: https://clearenergyalliance.com/project/the-cause/ Pay no attention to those foundations behind the curtain… just believe in the Great and Powerful “CAUSE.” That’s right…. there is a small number of wealthy activist groups behind the curtain that is commanding you to believe in THE CAUSE. And what is this cause? It is to save the planet from catastrophic man-caused climate change. Weirdly, you don’t actually have to do anything. You just need to believe that fossil fuels are evil and renewables are going to save the day. Does this sound like a conspiracy theory? Don’t be so sure. A new study published by Matthew Nisbet of Northeastern University identifies 19 major foundations that spent more than a half billion dollars over four years to teach you what to think about fossil fuels, wind and solar power and the coming catastrophe of climate change. In the study, Nisbet writes that foundations, “…mobilize vast financial resources to alter the public conversation relative to complex problems like climate change.” But the big money is only the beginning. As Nisbet points out, the news media is in the habit of just accepting everything The Great Cause has to say. “When left of center and progressive foundations are covered in the U.S. press, coverage tends to be predominantly positive and uncritical.” Is the hair on the back of your neck standing up yet? The original leader of The Great Cause is known as the Energy Foundation. It was set up by large block grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, the Hewlett and Packard Foundations joined in later. In creating the Energy Foundation these big activist groups were able to pool their money to avoid waste and redundancy, which benefited those giving the money and the ground troops charged with getting the public to believe in The Cause. And it was effective. The Energy Foundation has taken credit for passing renewable energy mandates in dozens of states, bringing industrial wind to the Midwest, starting the West coast solar industry and integrating renewables into major utilities. Nisbet discovered that between 2011 and 2015, 19 of the largest Foundations awarded more than $550 million in grants to promote The Cause. And, like flying monkeys, some foundations focused on specific tasks. The Wallace Global Fund pushed for financial divestment of fossil fuels. The Heinz Endowments and the Schmidt Family and Park Foundations focused on stricter regulation and bans on natural gas fracking. The Bloomberg Foundation dedicated itself to shutting down the coal industry. The largest foundations spent money in geographic areas. Hewlett in Colorado, Park in New York and Heinz in Pennsylvania. The money not spent on attacking fossil fuels or hyping climate change was spent on promoting wind and solar. It was about 25 percent, or $140 million. We know a great deal of this cash originates from people and companies heavily invested in taxpayer-subsidized wind and solar, but how much? The Great and Powerful Cause isn’t saying. I can hear the skeptics… That’s only one study… what does that prove? Actually… this study comes on the heels of two reports from the United States that highlight the enormous amount of money being spent by The Cause to mislead the public on energy issues. The lesson here is to beware the foundations behind the curtain. The news media should be acting like Toto the dog revealing the funding sources pushing the deception… but as Nisbet’s study and the U.S. Senate has shown… the media has stopped being a skeptical watchdog and has become central to The Cause. For the Clear Energy Alliance, I’m Mark Mathis. Power On.
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Source: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a82y2-98a097 Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.” He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Commentary Hour. His website is GuyMcpherson.com
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This event focused on the state of the U.N. climate negotiations before the deadline this December in Paris to create a new global climate change agreement. Experts from Latin America will assess the region’s importance and leadership on global and national climate governance in the wake of Peru hosting the 2014 U.N. climate conference and the prospects for a new agreement this year. Speakers will also look at Latin American countries’ efforts to prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) which will be a key element of a new climate agreement. The event is being organized by Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Watson Institute. It is funded by the Fundación Botín. Program: Welcome to the Watson Institute for International Studies: Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies and co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, Institute at Brown for the Environment and Society and Watson Faculty Fellow Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute and former head of the Inter-American Development Bank’s climate change unit Mariana Panuncio, Climate Change Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program, WWF Jorge Gastelumendi, Senior Policy Advisor on Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy and Peru’s COP20 delegation Guy Edwards, Research Fellow and co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, Institute at Brown for the Environment and Society Follow the discussion via Twitter #LACC2020
It is with great honor and pleasure that we welcome you all to the fourth session of our conference. Hosted by a prestigious high school, this year’s conference will take place from 15th to 18th December, in Ankara, in the heart of Turkey. In 2015, the United Nations established its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs consist of 17 separate goals but with one single overarching aim: to ensure the prosperity of humankind by 2030. The global goals call for action and effort towards building a future that is sustainable, bright, and full of hope. Therefore, we chose ‘Enhancing Global Development’ as the theme of this year’sconference because as Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary General of the UN,once said "Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all.” Despite the progressive improvementsin human rights and living standards, humanity still has not managed to resolve all of its problems. One in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.25 a day, poverty is leading to hunger, malnutrition, lack of education and social discrimination. Our natural resources are being depleted day by day and climate change is leading to many global catastrophes. Epidemics and other diseases still claim the lives of many people. Every year, millions of children die from diseases related to inadequate water supply and hygiene. 57 million children remain out of school and inequalities in education have not yet been eliminated. Women and girls still face discrimination and violence in their daily lives.Billions of people rely on primitive sources of energy which greatly contribute to climate change. An estimated one third of food is being wasted when in other parts of the world, people are suffering from hunger. Thirteen million hectares of forests are being lost annually, although they are the key to protecting biodiversity. Due to the conflict and unrest in Syria, 11 million people have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Nonetheless, there still is hope for a better, brighter future. When presented with these facts, the significance of the Sustainable Development Goals becomes even clearer andI wholeheartedly believe that if everyone does their part, by 2030, we will have transformed our world into a developed and prosperous place. MCMUN 2017 is a platform for the adults of tomorrow to exchange ideas and seek solutions in order to help create this world. Delegates will be discussing to end conflicts in the Security Council and to sustain economic, social, and environmental development in the General Assembly committees. For the first time, MCMUN will have all six committees of the GA in order to embrace this issue in all of its aspects. Also, for the first time, our conference includes the International Court of Justice. Enhancing the global development of our world is only possible when everybody does their part by taking action. Participants of MCMUN 2017 will help achieve this by generating ideas and seeking solutions for the developed world we all desire. As a conclusion, we are looking forward to the reunion in December when you will have the opportunity to lobby, debate, resolve the current problems and designate a developed globe. Remember, growth and development depend upon effort and action.
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Focus 6 -- «Nuclear and shale hydrocarbons: what part of uncertainty can we accept » Three years after the disaster that struck Japan, the situation has not been solved in the Fukushima power plant, reminding us strongly the risks linked to a nuclear accident. Despite the ambitions shown by certain governments to implement an energy transition in order to favor a progressive nuclear phase-out and diminish their reliance to fossil fuels, things are changing very slowly. At the same time, the shale oil revolution leads some States to look closer at this fossil resource, which extraction techniques are highly contested and which costs are not totally mastered. Inventing a new social project implies rethinking our relation to natural resources and transforming our energy supply and consumption models. As zero risk does not exist, how much uncertainty can we accept in elaborating these new energy models? Speakers : Ms. Chantal JOUANNO, Senator of Paris; Founder, Écolo Éthik (France) Mr. Sylvain LAPOIX, Free lance Journalist (France) Mr. Kosuke OKAHARA, Documentary Photographer (Japan) Ms. Deborah ROGERS, Executive Director, Energy Policy Forum (United-States) Mr. Robert BELL, Former Chairman, Department of Finance and Business Management, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (United States)
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Read the full article at: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/46017 Energised workplace – this new BP office in New Zealand merges two teams in an open, collaborative work environment. Designer Sarah Langford of Unispace talks about key design features that have transformed the modern workplace. Keeping one step ahead of the competition is a hallmark of every successful company. But being progressive isn’t just about business acumen; it’s also about an effective, highly efficient workplace. BP has long recognised the importance of the work environment in terms of productivity and attracting and retaining talent. The company also recognises the nature of the modern-day workplace is changing – there is a much greater need for worker interaction, collaboration and the cross pollination of ideas and resources. Frank van Hattum, New Zealand general manager convenience retail and asset management for BP, says merging the company’s two offices was an ideal opportunity to explore such a workplace design. BP commissioned Unispace to come up with an appropriate interior for a new head office in the Watercare building in Remuera, Auckland. Design director Sarah Langford says BP’s former offices were traditional and compartmentalised, with high partitions between work spaces. “Even so-called open-plan offices designed just 10-12 years ago don’t suit modern work practices,” she says. “This new office was a chance to further break down barriers. But the design also needed to fit with BP’s corporate workplace and global standards, so we had many strategy meetings to discuss the overall vision with company representatives.” Langford says linking the two separate floors of the new office was the first priority. “We opened up a 6m-diameter circular hole in the upper floor to create a void, and designed a wide spiral staircase. This forms the central node of the office, around which everything revolves. It also provides opportunities for staff interaction as they move through the office.” The staircase features sustainably sourced black beech timber treads, and forms a sculptural centrepiece in the reception area. Bands of black beech timber also curve around the spiralling glass balustrading. “We deliberately chose B-grade timber for its textural look,” says Langford. “The holes and knots in the wood add visual appeal. The same timber clads the curved wall accommodating the reception desk. For added interest we created arrow-shaped joins where the planks butt up against each other. “On an abstract level, the raw, organic materials reference BP’s involvement in the harnessing of natural energy. Similarly, the round motif recalls the sun, which BP incorporates into its branding, as the ultimate source of all energy.” The motif is repeated in an extra-large timber-lined circular light fitting above the stairwell. Green, a BP corporate colour, is also referenced, in a band around the balustrading. Green appears in the reception area furniture as well, where it is teamed with white for a fresh, crisp look. Langford says workers have swipe cards to pass through Gunnebo Speedstiles beside the stairs. The rest of the lower level is designed to provide clear access for visitors to meeting rooms, a client lounge and a Wildbean Café test kitchen. “Coffee is a big part of the BP culture,” says the designer. “Every employee is trained to make a perfect barista coffee when they start with the company. So the coffee machine is a vital part of the service provided at reception.” Changes to the workstation environment can be seen readily on the upper level. Opting for a true open-plan environment, BP has placed all workers on the same footing. The executive team sits on the main floor alongside other staff. “There is a concession, in that each manager is seated close to one of the non-bookable, non-allocated quiet rooms,” says Langford. “These can be used by all staff at any time, for private calls and concentrated work.” The designer says surveys have shown that while collaborative work is on the increase, approximately 70% of the work that most people do in an office is some form of focus work. So there is a need to minimise visual and noise disturbance. “We have provided for activity-based working, but recognise that collaborative areas will involve more noise. So we created concentric zones where the noise levels diminish the further away one gets from the central stairwell. Collaborative meeting tables are positioned closest to the central stair, while the quiet rooms are right out on the perimeter of the space. “The meeting tables at the front of the office are splayed to echo the curve of the balustrade. Desks behind this follow the same layout, which also avoids any suggestion of a row upon row of chicken-coop workstations.” Video: http://trendsideas.com/#/search/46018
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Yes, team Obama actively muzzled Energy Secretary Stephen Chu and many others on climate change in its first term, as we've long reported. But in a lengthy piece, "Locked in the Cabinet," Politico explains that the West Wing put the leash on almost all of their cabinet secretaries. It just so happened that "the smaller dogs proved easier to muzzle." Read More At: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/15/2950131/politico-rahm-emanuel-steven-chu-climate-change/ http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00024813&type=I http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/indus.php?cycle=2012&id=N00009638 Clip from the Monday, November 18th 2013 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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Ahead of the 47th Session of the UN Statistical Commission on 8-11 March, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development Lenni Montiel, Director of UN DESA’s Statistics Division Stefan Schweinfest, and Chief of the Statistical Service Branch in UN DESA’s Statistics Division Francesca Perucci discuss the development of indicators for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. For more information on the 47th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission, visit: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/
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Subscribe for more great documentary content! http://geni.us/JansonMediaYT George Westinghouse changed the face of the world with his inventions, patents, business sense, and personality. Not a day goes by that we don't use something pioneered by George Westinghouse. He is the forgotten role model that our country needs today to teach future generations of Americans that hard work and kindness pay off. George Westinghouse was one of the most successful men in the world. A respected engineer, inventor and America's greatest industrialist. He was a pioneer of the industrial revolution and played a leading role in turning the United States from a young agrarian society into a modern economic powerhouse. The name "Westinghouse" has been a household name the world over for more than 100 years because of one man, his love of machines, and his desire to make the world a better place. The accomplishments that George Westinghouse had in his lifetime had a major impact on the way we live today. His work in the railroad industry with the Westinghouse air brake, the electrification of the world with Westinghouse alternating current, him being instrumental in developing natural gas as a fuel, and his impact on the shipping industry with the Westinghouse geared marine turbine engine. George Westinghouse was known as a good person. He always had a very good rapport with his workers. There was never a strike at any of the Westinghouse companies all the time he had control of them. And, you know, that was not common back in those days. He certainly was not motivated by greed or money. He really thought that his accomplishments would benefit mankind. And that alone was a driving force for him. This film also engages in the power struggle between Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla.
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BARWA® Real Estate is spreading in Qatar. TV commercial 2011, on the Qatari national TV channels. Barwa's foundations were laid on 15 November 2005, when it obtained its commercial license. Barwa began operations on 19 January 2006. The group's name derives from an important principle in Qatar's commercial heritage - the concept of a reliable and trustworthy agreement or contract. These values form the core of our corporate personality. A few years before our establishment, Qatar had embarked upon an ambitious and progressive growth strategy based on its wealth of natural, energy-based resources. By 2005 it had achieved unprecedented growth in its economy, indeed a leader in terms of economic growth among countries around the world, and was beginning to be recognised as a key player both as a global energy provider, and as an engine of growth in the Gulf region. Barwa's creation was a demonstration of the vision of the country led by His Highness the Emir and the government of the State of Qatar to build a modern country with a diversified economy for the benefit of future generations. We seek to contribute to the government's over-arching development plan for Qatar as set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030. Since its formation, Barwa has proven to be a dynamic and powerful contributor towards the development of Qatar. Qatari Diar, a company owned by the Qatar Investment Authority holds a 45% share in Barwa, which is the largest listed real estate company in Qatar in terms of real estate developments, and has a total asset capitalization of approximately QR 66 billion as of 31 December 2011.
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Tax havens are fuelling inequality and poverty. Act now: http://oxf.am/endtaxhavens. Meet Nellie, a teacher, and Vitumbiko, a nurse, from Malawi. They tell us how tax dodging is hurting people’s chances to escape poverty in Malawi. As much as 30 percent of all African individual wealth is held offshore. That’s a loss of $14 billion in tax revenues every year. This affects the ability of governments to provide the essentials like health care and education. You can help #EvenItUp now: http://oxf.am/endtaxhavens
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http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Thorium is an abundant material which can be transformed into massive quantities of energy. To do so efficiently requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kind we use today- Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses chemically stable molten salts. Such a reactor is called a "Molten Salt Reactor". Many different configurations are possible. Some of these configurations can harness Thorium very efficiently. This video explores the attributes of Molten Salt Reactors. Why are they compelling? And why do many people (including myself) see them as the only economical way of fully harnessing ALL our nuclear fuels... including Thorium. This video has been under development since 2012. I hope it conveys to you why I personally find Molten Salt Reactors so compelling, as do the many volunteers and supporters who helped create it. Much of the footage was shot by volunteers. All music was created by: http://kilowattsmusic.com To support this project, please visit: https://patreon.com/thorium Entities pursuing Molten Salt Reactors are... Flibe Energy - http://flibe-energy.com/ Terrestrial Energy - http://terrestrialenergy.com/ Moltex Energy - http://www.moltexenergy.com/ ThorCon Power - http://thorconpower.com/ Transatomic - http://www.transatomicpower.com/ Seaborg - http://seaborg.co/ Copenhagen Atomics - http://www.copenhagenatomics.com/ TerraPower - http://terrapower.com/ Bhabha Atomic Research Centre - http://www.barc.gov.in/ Chinese Academy of Sciences - http://english.cas.cn/ Regular Thorium conferences are organized by: http://thoriumenergyalliance.com/ http://thoriumenergyworld.com/ Table of Contents 0:00:00 Space 0:17:29 Constraints 0:28:22 Coolants 0:40:15 MSRE 0:48:54 Earth 0:59:46 Thorium 1:22:03 LFTR 1:36:13 Revolution 1:44:58 Forward 1:58:11 ROEI 2:05:41 Beginning 2:08:36 History 2:38:59 Dowtherm 2:47:57 Salt 2:51:44 Pebbles 3:06:07 India 3:18:44 Caldicott 3:35:55 Fission 3:56:22 Spectrum 4:04:25 Chemistry 4:12:51 Turbine 4:22:27 Waste 4:40:15 Decommission 4:54:39 Candlelight 5:13:06 Facts 5:26:08 Future 5:55:39 Pitches 5:56:17 Terrestrial 6:08:33 ThorCon 6:11:45 Flibe 6:20:51 End 6:25:53 Credits Some of this footage is remixed from non-MSR related sources, to help explain the importance of energy for both space exploration and everyday life here on Earth. Most prominently... Pandora's Promise - https://youtu.be/bDw3ET3zqxk Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson - https://youtu.be/Pun76NZMjCk Dr. Robert Zubrin - https://youtu.be/EKQSijn9FBs Mars Underground - https://youtu.be/tcTZvNLL0-w Andy Weir & Adam Savage - https://youtu.be/5SemyzKgaUU Periodic Table Videos - https://youtube.com/channel/UCtESv1e7ntJaLJYKIO1FoYw
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The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center is convened by Robin Kelsey (Dean of Arts and Humanities, Harvard University) and Ian Jared Miller (Professor of History, Harvard University). http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/giant-power-technology-energy-and-beginnings-post-truth-america
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Today, there are 795 million hungry people in the world. Food is a basic human right, yet this right is violated every day. The magnitude and impact of crises and disasters is increasing. The poorest and hungry are less able to absorb, recover and adapt. 75 % of the poorest populations rely on agriculture for their food and income. Livelihoods that depend on agriculture are on the front line of protracted crises, food chain emergencies and natural hazards and climate-related disasters. When a climate-related disaster strikes, 25 % of the total damage and losses are absorbed by the agriculture sector. Protecting, saving & restoring agricultural livelihoods is central to FAO’s work around the world. We must take action in 4 areas: govern crises and disaster risk, early warning for early action, reduce community vulnerability, and prepare and respond. We must take action at all levels: local, national, regional, and global. Building resilience bridges short-term humanitarian aid and long-term development interventions. Building resilience brings together risk reduction and crisis management. It must work across all sectors of agriculture: livestock, fisheries, forestry. To achieve Zero Hunger, we need to ensure access to food, conserve natural resources, and slow the pace of climate change. With resilient livelihoods, we can eradicate hunger, for present and future generations. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
"In these neighbourhoods children as young as 8 and 9 years old are literally born into the gang situation." Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary Beat a Pan, Not a Man, about a UNICEF supported initiative implemented by RESTORE Belize and the Belize National Institute of Culture and Heritage. The video tells the story about the Pandemonium Steel Band, and how it helps young people from Belize City escape their violent environment and instead play music, have fun and learn a new skill. Full doc coming on Friday! Don't miss it!
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Pietro Laureano, Penn University, 01/04/2011 Torrential rains, tornadoes, flash floods, landslides, hydrogeological and water crises have long been announced by all the experts and by the United Nations. The progressive increase in the average temperature of the planet due to the greenhouse effect, caused by the emissions of fossil fuels from the industrial era, is a fact now established and proven by regional studies. The latest, carried out by the Swiss Confederation, forecasts in Europe, by 2085, an increase in seasonal mean temperature ranging from 3.2 to 4.8 degrees Celsius. The data, even under the most optimistic predictions of full acceptance of the Kyoto agreement on curbing emissions, point to an increase in extreme weather events. As the temperature goes up, so do the energy in circulation, evaporation, and the movement of air masses that can lead to both severe storms with heavy rainfall and flash floods in winter, and droughts and extreme heat waves in summer. These events are grafted onto a situation of land degradation, abandonment of land, occupation of space and creation of works that render the environment unable to counterbalance weather phenomena and, therefore, expose it disaster. It is now clear that these events are due to the cementing of riverbeds, construction in alluvial areas, the exodus from mountain regions, the abandonment of traditional techniques in forest management and soil conservation, and the creation of reservoirs. We need to address a global crisis because of our development model, which destroys the environment and the expertise necessary to manage it and determines climate change and the collapse of ecosystems. Jean Paul Trichet, outgoing president of the European Central Bank, has said that the financial crisis is systemic. Economic growth is based on modernity's claim that natural resources can be exploited as though they were inexhaustible. Even the markets, withdrawing their trust, show they no longer believe in this model, which has undermined the very foundations of our possibilities of existence. Across the globe, in 2011, the balance between environmental resources available up to the end of the year and resources already consumed went into deficit in the month of September (Global Footprint Network). In other words, all the resources that the Earth makes available for a year were consumed in just nine months. In the remaining three months, therefore, we draw on non-renewable environmental capital, creating a deficit that cannot be repaid: a liability toward nature.
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