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Book Recommendation: Hope for Animals and Their World-New from Jane Goodall

Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink  (Website) Interweaving her own firsthand experiences with the compelling research of some of the world’s premier scientists, Dr. Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the critical need to protect wildlife habitat. At once a celebration of the animal kingdom and a passionate call to action, Hope for Animals and Their World offers an inspirational message regarding the future of human coexistence with other animals. Get your copy today  Dr. Goodall will be doing numerous interviews related to the release of Hope for Animals
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Book Recommendation: Relational Reality by Charlene Spretnak

“A vital book” – Bill McKibben “Our hypermodern societies currently possess only a kindergarten-level understanding of the deeply relational nature of reality.” Relational Reality reveals the coherence among numerous surprising discoveries of the interrelated nature of reality, most of which were made since the mid-2000s. Kindred discoveries in the 20th century in physics, chaos theory, and complexity studies did not effect widespread change in our systems of knowledge and our institutions, perhaps because most people considered them too abstract to be relevant, but the new wave of discoveries are very concrete and accessible (many are in human physiology). The applications
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Do These Bubbles Signal the Start of Rapid Climate Change?

Originally posted at Moyers & Company by John Light, August 8, 2014.  Read Full Article and Watch Video… First it was mysterious craters appearing in Siberia — possibly the result of the Earth belching methane as permafrost thaws and collapses. Then scientists observed methane gas bubbling to the surface from the sea floor in the Arctic Ocean, where for eons it lay trapped in a flammable slush. The researchers who discovered the plumes — a joint team of Americans, Swedes and Russians on an expedition called the SWERUS-C3 — suspect the methane is escaping due to an influx of warmer
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World’s Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Originally published at Huffington Post by Jonathan Feldman, 8/21/14. Read Entire Article Now… Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to sea level rise twice as much as they were just five years ago. Using the European Space Agency’s CryoSat 2 satellite, the Alfred Wegener Institute from Germany has found that western Antarctica and Greenland are losing massive amounts of ice. “Combined, the two ice sheets are thinning at a rate of 500 cubic kilometres per year,” said glaciologist Dr. Angelika Humbert,
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Moyers & Co.: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming

From April 25, 2014–Moyers & Company  Watch Now The Archbishop of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, has called for an international “anti-apartheid-style boycott” against the fossil fuel industry in response to global warming. “People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change,” the Nobel Peace Prize laureate wrote in an essay earlier this month. Tutu’s call to action also urges a strategy of divestment, the selling off of stocks and other investments in the name of an urgent cause. This week, Bill talks with two leaders who helped inspire the new fossil fuel divestment
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