David Suzuki's Legacy
A must watch!! - http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/br...vidLength=Full
At 74, and coming the end of his scientific and broadcasting career, Suzuki mused on the notion: "If I had one last lecture to give, what would I say?" The result is a very special talk full of humour, warmth, insight and passion.
There was an excellent lecture broadcast on the ABC on the 16th about the environment and sustainability, the speaker is internationally renowned scientist David Suzuki who spoke at the Perth Convention Centre whereby its end he received an earned standing ovation.
You can watch highlights of the function here >>>> http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/br...ngth=Highlight
Or watch the full lecture here >>>> http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/br...vidLength=Full In the first 14 minutes he briefly talks about evolution which should be bypassed, dealt with or just ignored, as the information later in the lecture proves valuable - You could start watching exactly after the 13:50 minute mark and you will find to not have lost anything of the lecture. It is overall a very insightful, informative and inspiring experience, please do see it and leave comments about it.
I highly recommend watching this lecture if you want to get informed and want to learn about how 'international policy' - under the banner of economic sovereignty - attempts to continuously downplay environmental problems such as green house gases - ultimately leading to a denial of our future generations right, to being able to have a sustainable and eco friendly living environment that is less polluted. Basically the right to breathe clean un-poisoned air being one of the main issues, and that's just the tip of the iceberg (ironically so to speak).
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21-Nov-2010 12:52 AMHow canst thou say to thy brother,Brother,let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
21-Nov-2010 12:55 AM
Green house effect is one of the phenomena caused by industrial pollution. From the data taken by scientists, our earth has been warming up since the Industrial Revolution. Why does it happen? The factories' emissions have created smog on the atmosphere. The earth's atmosphere becomes like a green house, and the earth and everything inside of it have become like the plants in the green house. The sunlight can pass trough the ozone layer but the heat transferred by the sunlight can not escape easily from the layer of smog and is deflected to earth's surface again.
- And when he turneth away (from thee) his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle; and Allah loveth not mischief. 2:205
- There is no joy in life unless three things are available: clean fresh air, abundant pure water, and fertile land. Imam Sadiq
How canst thou say to thy brother,Brother,let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
27-Nov-2010 01:32 PM
Requiem For A Species
02 Nov 2010, 11:00
At the Byron Bay Writers' Festival 2010, Clive Hamilton and Ian Lowe speak with passion, and without doubt, about Australia's bleak future in the face of global warming, about their time rallying against the sceptics in the hope of bringing about societal change.
Verily We! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to bear it and shrank therefor. And man bore it; verily he was very iniquitous and very ignorant- Qur’an. Ch.33 v.72How canst thou say to thy brother,Brother,let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
02-Dec-2010 08:54 PM
Give Mother Earth A Chance
30 Nov 2010, 11:00
Watch full lecture here
"If commerce starts to undermine life support, then commerce must stop, because life has to carry on." This is the central premise Dr Vandana Shiva's passionate address for the 2010 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, in which she lambasts global corporations for waging war against nature in the name of profits.
Shiva argues that when commonly used agricultural herbicides have names like "Round Up", "Squadron", "Avenge", one can see there is war being waged against nature...and the humans are winning at the cost of their own future. To Vandana Shiva, fighting for peace for 'Mother Earth' is the broadest peace movement we can engage in.
She calls for a form of 'Earth Democracy', that re-imagines the biosphere as a citizen, that has universal rights that need protecting and defending.
Dr Vandana Shiva is speaking at the Sydney Opera House for the City of Sydney Peace Prize.