Topic: "Politics"

These topics connect everything from governments, human rights, and social networking. It attempts to understand the purpose of government and leadership, its influence in spreading information, and how public policy will shape our society’s relationship with the environment and with its people.

Gasland

Gasland

A shocking, riveting, and incredibly important film that thousands of Americans can personally identify, with as the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history sweeps across the United States, leaving more and more innocent citizens to suffer the health and financial consequences in its wake.

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Zygmunt Bauman: Sobre benefícios e malefícios do Facebook.

Zygmunt Bauman: Sobre benefícios e malefícios do Facebook.

World-renowned Polish sociologist Sygmunt Bauman, one of the most significant global social thinkers of our age, reveals some startling and incredibly revealing thoughts on the dramatic evolution of the concept of “friends” as brought about by Facebook and social networks.

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Student Seeks Books for a Peopled Planet

Student Seeks Books for a Peopled Planet

Check out an excerpt from NYTimes DOTEarth blogger Andrew Revkin, who wrote in his column this week about the New Earth Archive!   March 10, 2012, 9:15 AM Students Seek Books For a Peopled Planet By ANDREW C. REVKIN Aaron Houston for the New York Times Some question whether books are needed in school libraries any more. But some students [...]

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James Hoggan: Lessons on Climate Change Denial

James Hoggan: Lessons on Climate Change Denial

When James Hoggan started Desmogblog six years ago he was infuriated watching his colleagues shamelessly manipulate public opinion. He wanted to help people become more savvy about how the PR game really works. In writing Climate Cover Up, Hoggan realized that the problem was much deeper than the broken public conversation about climate change.

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John Petersen, The Oberlin Project: Multiple Modes and Scales of Feedback

John Petersen, The Oberlin Project: Multiple Modes and Scales of Feedback

Real-time consumer feedback is being used in a revolutionary manner to reduce residential electricity and material consumption. In this presentation Petersen considers collaboration between researchers at Oberlin College, Lucid Design Group and the City of Oberlin to develop and assess the impact of multiples scales and modes of feedback that include social, economic and ecological contextualization as mechanisms for enhancing impact.

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The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

by Andrew Bacevich
The Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless [...]

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Eradicating Ecocide: Exposing the Corporate and Political Practices Destroying the Planet and Proposing the Laws Needed to Eradicate Ecocide

Eradicating Ecocide: Exposing the Corporate and Political Practices Destroying the Planet and Proposing the Laws Needed to Eradicate Ecocide

Polly Higgins
Humanity is at a crossroads. One route is to carry on as before, treating our planet as something to be bought and sold as private property to the highest bidder; the other is to acknowledge that our lives depend on a delicate ecosystem and that we all have responsibilities to each other, our habitat and future generations.

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Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

Lawrence Lessig
The author of :Free Culture” shows how we harm our children—and almost anyone who creates, enjoys, or sells any art form—with a restrictive copyright system driven by corporate interests. Lessig reveals the solutions to this impasse offered by a collaborative yet profitable “hybrid economy”.

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Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. M. Conway
The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers [...]

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

by Paul Hawken
Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and centuries of hidden history. A culmination of Hawken’s many years of leadership in environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire all who […]

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The Future of Human Rights: U.S. Policy for a New Era

The Future of Human Rights: U.S. Policy for a New Era

William Schultz
In the introduction to The Future of Human Rights, William F. Schulz laments that U.S. foreign policy, “so buoyant at the end of the Cold War, has returned to earth with a thud over the past few years. Among its crash victims has been American leadership in the struggle for human rights.”

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Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

Ken Aulleta
There are companies that create waves and those that ride or are drowned by them. As only he can, bestselling author Ken Auletta takes readers for a ride on the Google wave, telling the story of how it formed and crashed into traditional media businesses [...]

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Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

by Robert Wright
In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human [...]

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The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment

The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment

Chris Martenson
The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years. The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up [...]

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Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

by Amory Lovins, Marvin Odum and John W. Rowe Chelsea Green Publishing; 1st edition (October 15, 2011) Amazon.com Book Description: Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, no dead coalminers, no dirty air, no devastated lands, no lost wildlife. No energy poverty. No oil-fed wars, tyrannies, or terrorists. No leaking nuclear wastes [...]

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