"The Food Bubble" with Lester Brown
You have seen food prices going up at the local grocery store. That could be just the beginning. According to Lester Brown, a leading expert in both the environment and world agriculture, those bulging supermarket shelves are part of a "food bubble", which could crash.
We all saw the awful footage from Queensland Australia. People, cars, houses, indeed whole towns, swept away in fast-moving floods. The area impacted was the size of France and Germany combined. Matthew England explains why this is occurring.
Source: LIFE INTERRUPTED Food, Storms & Escape, January 20, 2011
Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, discusses Thomas Jefferson’s suggested response to government run amok: nullification. Nullification is a legal theory that a U.S. State has the right to nullify, or invalidate, any federal law which that state has deems unconstitutional. He also comments on the persistence of state medical marijuana laws despite federal government's outrage.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Michael Boldin, January 22, 2011
Susan Solomon is an atmospheric chemist working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Time Magazine has named her one of the Top 100 Scientists of 2008.
"People have imagined that if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide that the climate would go back to normal in 100 years or 200 years. What we're showing here is that's not right. It's essentially an irreversible change that will last for more than a thousand years," Solomon says.
Source: Global Warming Is Irreversible, Study Says, by Richard Harris, January 26, 2009
economic crisis? Simon Johnson looks into the causes of the economic meltdown.
Source: Did the Poor Cause the Crisis? By Simon Johnson, 2011-01-19
Music includes Earth Anthem, Just Blue, Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child, Star Wars-Theme Song, The Matrix Trailer, unapaloma, Somewhere over the rainbow, We'll Meet Again, Nader remix
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