Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dec 17

Today’s Quote:

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Today’s Most Important Stories & Related Resources:

• On Integral Life: 10-Minute Practices To Reconnect With Spirit by Roger Walsh

Live Updates On Copenhagen (Guardian)
• Live from Copenhagen: 350 Fresh Air  Center Bloggers & NGO’s On Twitter @tcktcktck
Angry Mermaid Awards: 1st place Monsanto; 2nd American Petroleum Institute; 3rd Royal Dutch Shell
The Angry Mermaid Award Website
• Al Gore’s Copenhagen Climate Summit Speech: VideoGuardian coverage of speech
Activists Reveal Tactics Used By Police To ‘Decapitate’ Copenhagen Protests (Guardian)
Greenpeace Emergency Response Unit Declares US Chamber Of Commerce A Climate Crime Scene
NHNE on Climate Change (news feed, primers, videos, authoritative websites, skeptic-watch websites, blogs, reports)

NASA Study Shows Major Groundwater Loss In California Since 2003 (ENN)
Wild Dogs Turn Green After Eating Toxic Waste (EarthFirst)
World’s Rarest Ape Filmed For First Time (The Telegraph)
800,000 Doses Of Kids’ Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled (AP)
White Americans’ Majority To End By Mid-Century (AP)

The Copenhagen Wheel – An Innovative Motorized Rear Wheel That Fits Any Existing Bike (Daily Galaxy)
McDonald’s To Offer Free Wireless Internet (WSJ) and here

Avatar “Restores A Sense Of Wonder To The Moviegoing Experience” (LA Times)
Pandorapedia, the official guide to the world of Pandora and James Cameron’s Avatar
“I See You” (Theme from Avatar) by Leona Lewis in HD (music video)
Soundtrack from Avatar

Today’s Most Important Links & Websites:

• Nice little film, based on a true story – “The Home Run”
How December 25 Became Christmas (Biblical Archaeology Review)
• Fed up with slow, crashing browsers? Google Chrome could be the answer – Why Chrome Is So GreatDownload
• WordPress online video tutorial series on sale this month for just $9.95 – “WordPress 101”
• FREE ebook: Enhance Your Dream Life: Sleep Better, Dream More, Live Your Purpose by Ryan Hurd

Recent Additions & Updates This Website:

The Next US (inspiring story with videos)
Added three new climate change books to book section
Shinzen Young Resource Page
• Added PhilosophersNotesTV and @foratv to Integral Video Hubs resource page
Robert & Diane Masters: The Four Stages Of Relationship (videos)
Dirt & Germs Are Good For You (updated)

Today’s Recommended Books:

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James Hansen
Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis by Al Gore
The Vanishing Face Of Gaia: A Final Warning by James Lovelock
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming by James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore
Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health by David Michaels

Today’s Featured Video: The Angry Mermaid Award

Crucial UN climate talks take place in Copenhagen this December. While people, organisations and social movements around the world are calling for strong action to prevent climate change and ensure climate justice, big business has been lobbying to block effective action to tackle the problem, while also seeking to benefit from it. Lobbying is defined as attempting to influence the decision-making process. The Angry Mermaid Award has been set up to recognise the perverse role of corporate lobbyists, and highlight those business groups and companies that have made the greatest effort to sabotage the climate talks, and other climate measures, while promoting, often profitable, false solutions.

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