All posts tagged: environment

Mar 8 – Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – Free Movie Screening

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Free Movie Screening When Sunday, March 8, 5pm for 5:45pm start Where Bay Park Please RSVP here for address details. Potluck If you can, please bring a Vegan dish to share. Call or email (619) 800 5098 info@pointlomadem.org Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares …

Oct 29 – Climate Day of Action in San Diego

A year ago, the Northeast braced for Superstorm Sandy to make landfall, as a large hurricane combined with a higher-temperature weather front to create extremely dangerous weather. This is a tragic anniversary for millions of Americans — a reminder of the catastrophic damage climate change can do. In the 12 months since, we’ve seen more droughts, wildfires, and flooding across the country. The overwhelming judgment of science says our climate is changing. Now, it’s up to us to be prepared to meet this challenge. On Tuesday, OFA supporters in San Diego will be commemorating Superstorm Sandy’s anniversary — and the impact of climate locally — by sending a message: Climate change is real, it’s happening, and it’s urgent that we act. Will you be able to join in? Here are the details: What: Climate Day of Action in San Diego Where: Crystal Pier, PB (Garnet Street, San Diego, CA 92109) When: Tuesday, October 29th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Click here to RSVP and for more info  Related articles Year After Sandy, Rebuilding for Storms and …

Postponed! – Redevelopment Forum to be Rescheduled

We regret to inform you that Saturday’s “Redevelopment Forum” has been postponed and will not take place as planned on December 15, 2012. On Tuesday afternoon, Senator Steinberg notified us that he would be unable to keep his commitment to participate in our Redevelopment Forum due to a family emergency. We have, therefore, reluctantly decided to postpone the event until a date when both Senator Steinberg and Assembly member Atkins could be available. Thank you for your commitment and desire to take part in the dialogue. Please look for a notice on a rescheduled date in early 2013. Social Equity Sustainability Community Revitalization Panel 1: Darrell Steinberg, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Assembly Member Panel 2: B.H. Kim, Vice President/Executive Director, Center for Civic Engagement Susan Tinsky, Executive Director, San Diego Housing Federation Andrew Poat, Economic Development and Public Policy Consultant Moderator: Michael D. Jenkins (Esq.), Mediator, National Conflict Resolution Center Sponsored by six community groups. Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Common Cause San Diego League of Women Voters – LWVSD Partners for Livable …

Sing for the Climate

Sing for the Climate is a big singing manifestation that first took place on September 22 and 23 2012 in Belgium. More than 80.000 people in more than 180 Belgian cities and communities sang the song “Do it Now”, urging politicians to take more ambitious climate measures both on local, national and international level. This video is a synthesis of recordings that were made in all locations. The success of ‘Sing for the Climate’ proves that a mass mobilization around climate change is still possible even after the COP15 in Copenhagen. But Belgium is a small country and climate change is global problem, which needs to be tackled on an international level. Therefore we appeal to local groups and organizations worldwide to organize their own version of Sing for the Climate. More information, tools and support for your local action can be found on http://www.singfortheclimate.com Sing for the Climate is the culmination of three years campaigning for ‘The Big Ask’. Learn all about this story in this video.

Man-made Climate Change and American Exceptionalism

This week PBS premiered the latest Ken Burns documentary. Over four hours the two-part film details the causes behind some of the large scale destructive power of climate change and the resulting human misery. Burns also shows the leadership and vision of the President and the work of government scientists to address the problems during a time of great economic uncertainty. Although the film is concerned with the events of the 1930s the parallels to the droughts, storms and needed economic solutions of today are clear.

Prominent Meteorologist Warns Hurricane Sandy was an Outgrowth of Global Warming’s Extreme Weather

Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is a rare hybrid superstorm created by an Arctic jet stream from the north wrapping itself around a tropical storm from the south. Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground, warns that such a “Frankenstorm,” as it is called, is an outgrowth of the extreme weather changes caused by global warming. “When you do heat the oceans up more, you extend the length of hurricane season,” Masters says. “There’s been ample evidence over the last decade or so that hurricane season is getting longer — starts earlier, ends later. You’re more likely to get these sort of late October storms now, and you’re more likely to have this sort of situation where a late October storm meets up with a regular winter low-pressure system and gives us this ridiculous combination of a nor’easter and a hurricane that comes ashore, bringing all kinds of destructive effects.” Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground. Greg Jones, climate scientist and professor of environmental studies at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. …