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For Russian Farmers, Climate Change Is Nyet So Great

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last month was the warmest January on record. That sets off alarm bells for climate scientists, but for the average person living in a northern climate, it might not sound so bad. That’s what many people are saying these days in Russia, where the expected icy winter has failed to materialize this year …

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Chris Mooney – Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data provided by NASA. [January was the ninth straight month of record breaking global warmth] But as …

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Portending a Very Hot 2016, January Eviscerates Global Temperature Record

Last month was the hottest January the planet has experienced since record-keeping began nearly 140 years ago,  new data released by NASA on Tuesday confirmed—and not by just a little. January’s global average surface temperature during was 1.13º Celsius (or 2.3º Fahrenheit) above historical averages, according to the data. Making the single-month record even more troubling, as Andrew Freedman notes at Mashable, is …

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From Hottest Place on Earth in Australia to LA and Ontario’s Winter Heat Waves, 2016 Already on Track to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded

Perth, Australia  Australia, which lies in the southern hemisphere, is technically on its last month of summer but the blazing-hot temps in the city of Perth signal otherwise. In fact, the Western Australian capital “may well be the hottest place on earth right now,” News.com.au reported today with temperatures shooting past 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit. The city has now seen …

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Resistance Radio – Deanna Meyer – 02.07.16

Deanna Meyer is a long time activist and organic farmer currently residing in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with degrees in Anthropology, English and went on to acquire a teaching certificate. Recently she has been involved in advocating for the forests in her area as well as the rapidly disappearing prairie dogs throughout the mid-west. She is a member of Deep Green Resistance and WildLands Defense and believes that the strategies and tactics of people who care about the living planet must shift from asking nicely to defending those they love by any and all means necessary.

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Lizzie Wade – Climate Change Means One World’s Death and Another’s Birth

A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he planted seedlings of 10 tropical tree species in small, geodesic greenhouses. Some he allowed to grow in the kind of environment they were used to out in the forest, around 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Others, …

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Emma Stone – The Last Time Earth Was This Hot Hippos Lived in Britain (That’s 130,000 Years Ago)

It’s official: 2015 was the warmest year on record. But those global temperature records only date back to 1850 and become increasingly uncertain the further back you go. Beyond then, we’re reliant on signs left behind in tree rings, ice cores or rocks. So when was the Earth last warmer than the present? The Medieval Warm Period is often cited …

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2015 Officially the Hottest Year on Record

The final tally is in: 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history—by a record-breaking margin. On Wednesday, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the official record for last year’s runaway temperatures, which by NOAA’s calculation hit an average of 58.62 degrees Fahrenheit (14.79 degrees Celsius). That’s 1.62 (F) degrees hotter than any average year in …

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What Women Must Know – Secret Ingredients: The GMO Story with Jeffrey Smith and Amy Hart – 01.14.16

Jeffrey Smith

Internationally renowned anti-GMO author/filmmaker Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.

Smith’s books include: Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, the world’s bestseller on GMOs; and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. As a highly regarded keynote speaker, Mr. Smith has lectured in more than 40 countries, counseled leaders from every continent, and has been quoted by hundreds of media outlets including: The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, and Time Magazine. Also a popular guest, he appears on influential radio shows and television programs, such as the The Daily Show, BBC, NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now, and the Dr. Oz Show.

Jeffrey Smith is the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), a leading source of GMO health risk information for consumers, policy makers, and healthcare professionals. IRT’s educational programs are driving the tipping point of consumer rejection of GMOs, which is already starting to push genetically engineered ingredients out of the market in the US.

Amy Hart

Amy Hart is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer dedicated to shedding light on important global health issues. Based in California and NYC, Hart is the founder of CenterPeace Films and Photography.

Hart directed and produced an award-winning film on global water issues entitledWATER FIRST: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The film was shown at numerous conferences and festivals around the world . Hart has specialized in global and public health issues since 2002 when she became the producer of educational broadcast programs at the University of Albany School of Public Health.

Hart has specialized in global and public health issues since 2002 when she became the producer of educational broadcast programs at the University of Albany School of Public Health.

Amy Hart met Jeffrey Smith when she took her camera up to the Heirloom Seed Expo with the intention of doing a photo essay on an angle of the organic food movement. Jeffrey Smith was a speaker and moderator of a panel on GMOs. Their very first conversation was about making films on GMOs together – so began Secret Ingredients.

http://www.secretingredientsmovie.com

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In Age of Extreme Weather, Industrial Farming Threatens Us All

Extreme weather is damaging to crop production and threatens food safety worldwide, according to a new study published in Nature on Wednesday. And the most developed nations like the U.S., which rely heavily on industrial monocultures for food production, are particularly vulnerable. The study, which evaluated cereal production losses due to extreme weather in 177 countries from 1964-2007, found that …