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2010 News Archive

2010 Dec 27- Added in Articles, 2011: A Brave New Dystopia, Chris Hedges
2010 Dec 25 - Added in Articles, A Human approach to World Peace, The Dalai Lama
2010 Dec 22 - Added in Articles, Ten worst ecocides, The Guardian
2010 Dec 22 - Added in Links, This is and link to Polly Higgins
2010 Dec 03 - Added in Articles, Climate Change talks failing the Caribbean, Sir Ronald Sanders
2010 Nov 15 - Added in Articles, A World without birds, The Independent
2010 Nov 14 - Added in Articles, The Limits of Incompetence, Dmitry Orlov
2010 Oct 22 - Added in Articles, Inuit Elders and Climate Change, The Current, CBC Radio (audio)
2010 Oct 21 - Added in Articles, In a Nuclear War the Collateral Damage would be all Humanity, Fidel Castro, Global Research
2010 Oct 18 - Added in Articles, The Parasitic Nature of the current Monetary System, Amanda Morales, Global Research
2010 Oct 14 - Added in Articles, Egypt's conundrum over food security and the Nile's water, Heba Montaser, Afrik-News
2010 Oct 12 - Added in Articles, Inside the Global Banking Intelligence Complexl, David DeGraw, Global Research
2010 Oct 06 - Added in Articles, Financial Toxic Waste continues to unravel, Matthias Chang, Global Research
2010 Sep 29 - Added in Articles, As Western Civilization lies dying, John Kozy, Global Research
2010 Sep 28 - Added in Articles, The New World Order, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research
2010 Sep 27 - Added in Articles, Stuxnet computer worm, The Globe and Mail
2010 Sep 22 - Added in Articles, Dark Clouds of Climate Change, Gord Miller, The Hamilton Spectator
2010 Sep 16 - Added in Articles, Rich is Better, Gwynne Dyer
2010 Aug 25 - Added in Articles, Agro-Ecology is the oldest and newest form of Bio-mimicry, Wayne Roberts, Toronto Food Policy Council
2010 Jul 28 - Added Video below, Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean, TED, 18 min
2010 Jul 25 - Added in Recommended Videos, Home, YouTube Video, 1hr 33 min
2010 Jun 30 - Added in Articles, Is Humanity inherently unsustainable?, William Rees, University of British Columbia
2010 Jun 29 - Added in Articles, The Changing Politics of Food: Remaking "Tradition", Harriet Friedmann, University of Toronto
2010 Jun 18 - Added in Articles, The Collapsing Western Way of Life, John Kozy, Global Research
2010 Jun 05 - Added in Articles, Peak Oil movement prepares for the worst, John Leland, New York Times
2010 May 23 - Added in Links, The Ascent of Humanity, Charles Eisenstein
2010 May 17 - Added in Articles, BP and the 'Little Eichmanns', Chris Hedges, Information Clearing House
2010 Apr 27 - Added in Articles, The surprising reason why Americans are so lonely, Bill McKibben, Information Clearing House
2010 Apr 22 - Added in Articles, Is it time to limit growth?, Hamilton Community News
2010 Apr 12 - Added in Articles, Looting Main Street, Matt Taibbi, Global Research
2010 Mar 03 - Added in Articles, Life after Growth, Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute
2010 Mar 02 - Added in Articles, Growth Isn't Possible - Why we need a new economic direction,
2010 Feb 28 - Added in Articles, Did mining and oil drilling trigger the Haiti earthquake?, Ezili Danto,
2010 Feb 27 - Added in Articles, "Consumerism, Psychology, Transition and Resilience (Part 2)" - Tim Kasser, Transition Culture
2010 Feb 27 - Added in Articles, "Consumerism, Psychology, Transition and Resilience (Part 1)" - Tim Kasser, Transition Culture
2010 Feb 22 - Added in Articles, "Debt Dynamite Dominoes: The Coming Financial Catastrophe" - Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research
2010 Feb 22 - Added in Articles, "The Chemist's War" - Deborah Blum, How the U.S. govt. poisoned alcohol during Prohibition
2010 Feb 22 - Added in Articles, "The IMF destroys Iceland and Latvia" - Nathan Lewis, The Huffington Post
2010 Feb 20 - Added in Recommended Videos, "Walmart: High Cost of Low Price" - video, 1hr 38min
2010 Feb 18 - Audio clip, "One Planet" - BBC World Service, 28 minutes audio, see below
2010 Feb 17 - Upcoming Event, "Walk the Path to Sustainability" - Kenrick Chin presentation, 2010 March 06, see below
2010 Feb 14 - Added in Recommended Videos, "What Would Jesus Buy?" - video, 1hr 31min
2010 Feb 11 - Added in Articles, Haiti: A Creditor, Not a Debtor, Naomi Klein, The Nation
2010 Jan 30 - Added in Articles, The Fateful Geological Prize called Haiti, F. William Engdahl, Global Research
2010 Jan 26 - Added in Articles, "Crisis in Haiti" - Where will all the money go?
2010 Jan 16 - Added link in Links, "Growth Busters ", Dave Gardner, "Hooked on Growth - Our misguided quest for prosperity" - documentary in production
2010 Jan 06 - Added in Articles, The Coming Fury of an angry America, Aetius Romulous, Information Clearing House

2009 Dec 29 - Added in Recommended Videos, video presentation by David Korten, 2009 Jan 23 at Trinity Institute conference on Radical Abundance
2009 Nov 26 - Added in Articles, "When Money is Plentiful"
2009 Nov 24 - Added link in Articles, "The Economic Crisis and what must be done", Richard Cook, Global Research
2009 Nov 23 - Added link in Articles, "Economic Meltdown - A call for systemic change", John Perkins, Global Research
2009 Nov 22 - Added link in Articles, "Red Alert: The second wave of the financial tsunami", Matthias Chang, Global Research
2009 Nov 20 - Added in Articles, "From the Ashes of the Crash", new economics foundation, 28 pages, 363KB pdf
2009 Nov 20 - Added in Articles, "After the Meltdown", Economic Redesign for the 21st Century, David Korten, 11 pages, 2.4MB pdf
2009 Nov 10 - Added in Articles, "Searching for a Miracle", Richard Heinberg, 83 pages, 2.7MB pdf
2009 Nov 09 - Added link in Articles, "Peak Oil: Key figures were distorted by US pressure", Terry Macalister, The Guardian
2009 Nov 04 - Added link below, "The War in the Country", Interview with Thomas Pawlick, on The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio
2009 Nov 04 - Added in Articles, "Our addiction to money"
2009 Oct 16 - Added link in Articles, "Which way is the world turning?", Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Society
2009 Oct 13 - Added in link below, "Climate Change", Interview with Tim Flannery, on The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio
2009 Oct 04 - Added in Articles, "Where is the democracy?", How to regain our democracy through voluntary simplicity
2009 Sep 29 - Added in Articles, "Gandhi's Swadeshi", What does Gandhian Self Reliance mean Here and Now?
2009 Sep 29 - Added link in Videos, "The Century of The Self", Adam Curtis, on how Sigmund Freud's theories were used to control the minds of the masses
2009 Sep 09 - Added link in Videos, "Extreme Ice Loss", James Balog on Time Lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss
2009 Sep 09 - Added link in Links, "Extreme Ice Survey", James Balog, Time Lapse Photography of melting glaciers
2009 Sep 07 - Added link in Articles, "The Simpler Way - Transition Strategy", Ted Trainer
2009 Aug 17 - Added link in Articles, "Is there any point in fighting to stave off industrial apocalypse?", Paul Kingsnorth vs George Monbiot, The Guardian
2009 Aug 16 - Added link in Articles, "Moving Toward a Steady-State Economy", Susan Arterian Chang, The Investment Professional
2009 Aug 12 - Added in Articles, "We are too clever"
2009 Jul 16 - Added link in Articles, "Twenty Dollars per Gallon", Christopher Steiner,
2009 Jul 14 - Added video in Recommended Videos, "The Truth about Global Warming", CBC Newsworld
2009 Jul 14 - Added book in Recommended Reading, "Agenda for a New Economy", David Korten
2009 Jul 10 - Added link in Articles, "The New Economy", David Korten, Yes! Magazine
2009 Jul 10 - Added link in Articles, "The Transition Initiative", Jay Griffiths, Orion Magazine
2009 Jun 22 - Added link in Articles, "Transition Culture", Alastair Bland, North Bay Bohemia
2009 Jun 22 - Added link in Links, "Everdale Organic Farm & Environmental Learning Centre", Hillsburgh, ON, Canada
2009 Jun 20 - Added link in Articles, "Imagine: Prosperity without growth", Murray Dobbin,
2009 Jun 12 - Added link in Links,, getting below 350 parts per million CO2.
2009 Jun 02 - Added link in Articles, "Toward a new sustainable economy", Robert Costanza, 2009 Mar 12.
2009 Jun 02 - Added link in Links, "Toxic Textbooks", Toxic textbooks that helped cause the economic meltdown
2009 Jun 02 - Added link in Links, "Post-Autistic Economics Network",
2009 Jun 02 - Added link in Links, "Web of Debt", Ellen Hodgson Brown
2009 Jun 02 - Added link in Links, "COMER", The Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform
2009 May 27 - Added link below, "Gaia - James Lovelock", The Current - CBC Radio, 2009 May 27.
2009 May 25 - Added link below, "Jeff Rubin ", The Current - CBC Radio, 2009 May 25.
2009 May 24 - Added video in Recommended Videos, "Why Green Energy?", Ontario Green Energy Act
2009 May 24 - Added links in Links, "Ontario Green Energy Act", Ontario Green Energy Act Alliance
2009 May 21 - Added pdf in Recommended Reading, "Prosperity without Growth?", Sustainable Development Commission
2009 May 21 - Added link in Articles, "Prosperity without Growth?", Tim Jackson, Sustainable Development Commission
2009 May 20 - Added link in Articles, "Plague of plastic chokes the seas", Los Angeles Times, 2006 Aug 02
2009 May 18 - Added link below, "David Cay Johnston", The Current - CBC Radio, 2009 May 18.
2009 May 13 - Added link in Articles, "Bigger isn't better", Peter Victor, Ottawa Citizen.
2009 May 11 - Added link in Articles, "Trade growth-based economy for a steady-state one", Rob Dietz, CASSE
2009 May 10 - Added link in Articles, "Time to gamble on a post-carbon world",, 2009 Mar 17.
2009 May 09 - Added link in Articles, "Don't fix the economy - change it", The Toronto Star, 2008 Dec 26.
2009 Apr 27 - Added link in Articles, "Economies in Transition", Transition Culture.
2009 Apr 19 - Added link in Articles, "The Profit Motive".
2009 Apr 16 - Added link in Articles, "Sandpoint Transition Town", The New York Times.
2009 Apr 14 - Added link in Articles, "Boulder's Transition Movement", Cindy Sutter.
2009 Apr 12 - Added link in Articles, "Sustainability".
2009 Apr 06 - Added link in Articles, "Escape from the Zombie Food Court", Joe Bageant.
2009 Apr 06 - Added link in Articles, "Earthquake warnings ignored".
2009 Apr 05 - Added link in Articles, "Towards a Steady-State Economy", Herman Daly on The Oil Drum.
2009 Mar 30 - Added video in Recommended Videos, A Farm for the Future, Natural World - BBC.
2009 Mar 22 - Added video in Recommended Videos, Ecological Economics, Rex Weyler, Greenpeace.
2009 Mar 22 - Added link in Articles, "Deep Green", Rex Weyler, Greenpeace.
2009 Mar 22 - Added video in Recommended Videos, "E-Waste in India", Greenpeace.
2009 Mar 17 - Added video in Recommended Videos, "How to fix the economy", Dr. Michael Hudson, economist.
2009 Mar 10 - Added link in Articles, "The Federal Reserve is bankrupt", Matthias Chang.
2009 Mar 09 - Added link in Articles, "We are breeding ourselves to extinction", Chris Hedges.
2009 Mar 09 - Added in Articles, "We have been screwed!".
2009 Mar 04 - Added link in Articles, "Food-backed Local Money", article by Jason Bradford on The Oil Drum.
2009 Feb 27 - Added link in Articles, "The truth about Afganistan", Michael Skinner, Global Research.
2009 Feb 27 - Added new page "Redefining Economics".

Hurricane Igor - September 2010

Hurricane Igor

Hurricane Igor was the most destructive tropical cyclone on record to strike the Canadian island province of Newfoundland. The origins of Igor were within a broad area of low pressure that formed on August 26, 2010, over Ghana. Tracking slowly westward, it developed into a tropical depression on September 8 and a tropical storm shortly thereafter. Increased wind shear temporarily halted intensification over the following days. On September 12, explosive intensification took place, with Igor reaching Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. A prolonged turn towards the north was apparent by this time. Peaking with winds of 155 mph (250 km/h), the system gradually weakened before brushing Bermuda as a minimal hurricane on September 20. Turning northeast, Igor began to transition into extratropical cyclone, completing this phase within hours of striking southern Newfoundland. The remnants of Igor were later absorbed by another cyclone on September 23 over the water between Labrador and Greenland.

It resulted in minor damage throughout Bermuda, totaling about $500,000. Later, before becoming an extratropical cyclone, Igor caused significant damage in Newfoundland, roughly $200 million. Due to the extent of damage in Newfoundland, the name Igor was later retired by the World Meteorological Organization and replaced with Ian.



Severe Weather Watch

Global Warming brings Climate Change and increasing amounts of precipitation. Wake up folks!
Around the globe we will experience more extreme weather, from drought to floods, in the months ahead.

2010 Dec Philippines Floods
2010 Dec Ireland Floods
2010 Dec Europe Severe winter storms
2010 Dec Balkans Floods
2010 Dec New Brunswick, Canada Storms, flooding
2010 Nov Nova Scotia, Canada Storms, flooding
2010 Nov Colombia Floods
2010 Nov Malaysia Floods
2010 Oct Thailand Floods
2010 Oct Indonesia Floods
2010 Sep Artic Northwest Passage and Northen Sea Route ice-free
2010 Aug Iowa Floods
2010 Aug Nigeria Floods
2010 Jul-Oct Brazil Severe drought
2010 Jul Milwaukee Floods
2010 Jun-Jul Europe, USA, Japan Heatwave
2010 Jun-Jul Pakistan Floods
2010 Jun-Jul Russia Drought, wildfires
2010 Jun Romania Floods
2010 Jun Singapore Floods
2010 Jun Saskatchewan, Canada Floods
2010 Jun France Floods
2010 Jun Arkansas Floods
2010 May Tennessee Floods
2010 May China Floods
2010 Apr Brazil Floods, mudslides
2010 Mar Melbourne Floods
2010 Feb Maderia Floods, mudslides
2010 Jan-Apr China Drought
2010 Jan Albania Floods


2010 Hurricane Season

System Category Date Winds km/h Pressure mbars Location
Alex 2 25 Jun - 2 Jul 157 947 Mexico
Bonnie TS 22 - 24 Jul 65 1006 Florida
Colin TS 2 - 8 Aug 93 997 Bermuda
Danielle 4 21 - 31 Aug 213 942 Atlantic
Earl 4 25 Aug - 5 Sep 231 928 Nova Scotia
Fiona TS 30 Aug - 4 Sep 93 997 Atlantic
Gaston TS 1 - 2 Sep 65 1005 Atlantic
Hermine TS 6 - 9 Sep 102 991 Texas
Igor 4 8 - 21 Sep 250 925 Newfoundland
Julia 4 12 - 20 Sep 213 950 Atlantic
Karl 3 14 - 18 Sep 194 956 Mexico
Lisa 1 21 - 26 Sep 130 987 Atlantic
Matthew TS 23 - 26 Sep 83 998 Central America
Nicole TS 28 - 29 Sep 65 996 Cuba
Otto 1 6 - 10 Oct 139 972 Atlantic
Paula 2 11 - 15 Oct 157 981 Cuba
Richard 1 21 - 26 Oct 148 981 Mexico
Shary 1 29 - 30 Oct 120 989 Atlantic
Tomas 2 29 Oct - 6 Nov 157 982 Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica

TS = Tropical Storm
Annual average tropical disturbances = 11. For Year 2010 = 19.
Annual average hurricanes = 6. For Year 2010 = 12.

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NHC - National Hurricane Center

UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research


Hurricane Watch

National Weather Service - National Hurricane Centre

Current Tropical Cyclones


NOAA National Weather Service

Storm Prediction Center


2010 Sep 25

The National Film Board of Canada presents

The Test Tube with David Suzuki

Are we smarter than bacteria?



2010 Jul 28

Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean

Video: 18 min (requires Flash Player)


2010 Jul 25


We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.

2009 June 03

YouTube Video - 1hour 33 minutes


2010 Apr 22

Cochabamba Accord

World People's Conference on Climate Change

and the Rights of Mother Earth



2010 Apr 15

The Current

Watch video from 28:30 to 43:28 (end)

Anna Maria Tremonti interviews Bill McKibben

author of "The End of Nature", "Deep Economy" and "Eaarth"


2010 Feb 28

How far would nations go to secure oil resources?

Could the earthquake in Haiti be man made?

Did mining and oil drilling trigger the Haiti earthquake?

Did HAARP cause Haiti's earthquake?

Was the Haiti earthquake caused by a Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Chavez and the Russian Fleet: U.S. used "Earthquake Weapon" on Haiti



One Planet

BBC World Service

2010 February 18

Audio - 28 minutes


Hooked on Growth

Our misguided quest for prosperity



A Farm for the Future

Rebecca Hosking

A very inspiring video.

If there is one video to watch it is this one.

Video - 50 min



Past Events

2009 Nov 04

The Current - CBC Radio

The War in the Country

Listen to Part 2 & 3, aired on Wednesday, 2009 Nov 04, conversation with Thomas Pawlick ,

author of "The War in the Country" - a book about the decline of family farms and rural Canada.


2009 Oct 13

The Current - CBC Radio

Climate Change

Listen to Part 2, aired on Tuesday, 2009 Oct 13, Interview with Tim Flannery ,

author of "The Weather Makers" and "Now or Never: Why we need to act now to achieve a sustainable future".



2009 May 27

The Current - CBC Radio


Listen to Part 2, aired on Wednesday, 2009 May 27, Interview with James Lovelock,

author of "The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning".




2009 May 25

The Current - CBC Radio

Oil - Jeff Rubin - former Chief Economist for CIBC World Markets

Listen to Part 2, aired on Monday, 2009 May 25. Interview with Jeff Rubin,

author of "Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization".



2009 May 18

The Current - CBC Radio

Why we are in such a financial mess.

Listen to Part 3, aired on Monday, 2009 May 18. Interview with David Cay Johnston,

author of "Free Lunch: How the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense and stick you with the bill".



2009 May 1

The Current - CBC Radio

The Global Deal

Listen to Part 1, aired on Friday, 2009 May 1. Interview with Nicholas Stern,

author of "The Global Deal: Climate Change and The Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity".



2009 Feb 19

The Current - CBC Radio

Obama & Dirty Oil

Listen to Part 1, aired on Thursday, 2009 Feb 19. Interview with Terry Tamminen,

author of "Lives Per Gallon, The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction".



2009 Jan 14

CBC Radio, "Ideas"

Join Gwynne Dyer and host Paul Kennedy on "Climate Wars"

Wednesday, 2009 January 14, 9:00pm

Global warming is moving much more quickly than scientists thought it would. Even if the biggest current and prospective emitters - the United States, China and India - were to slam on the brakes today, the earth would continue to heat up for decades. At best, we may be able to slow things down and deal with the consequences, without social and political breakdown. Gwynne Dyer examines several radical short- and medium-term measures now being considered—all of them controversial.

Part 2 airs Wednesday, 2009 January 21, 9:00 pm

Part 3 airs Wednesday, 2009 January 28, 9:00 pm


2009 January 12 - 30

Tap into Public Drinking Water

Maude Barlow

A 15-city speaking tour, 2009 January 12 - 30

The Council of Canadians and CUPE Ontario are hosting an educational tour to encourage more municipalities and other institutions to take practical action to “Unbottle It!,” and tap into clean, safe, public water. Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians’ Chairperson and Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the UN General Assembly, and Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario President, will be touring 15 Ontario communities to raise awareness about this important issue and encourage people into action. More

Blue Planet Project

The Council of Canadians



2008 Nov 28

The Current - CBC Radio

Listen to Part 2, aired on Friday, 2008 Nov 28. Interview with Benjamin Barber,

author of "Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Children Whole".


2008 Nov 18

The Current - CBC Radio

Listen to Part 3, aired on Tuesday, 2008 Nov 18. Interview with Niall Ferguson,

author of "The Ascent of Money - A Financial History of The World"


2008 Aug 21


Copied from Wikipedia

I.O.U.S.A. is a 2008 documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon.

It competed in the Documentary Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

The film focuses on the shape and impact of the United States national debt. The film focuses on Robert Bixby, director of the Concord Coalition, and David Walker, the U.S. Comptroller-General, as they travel around the United States on a tour to let communities know of the potential dangers of the national debt. This is a tour carried out through the Concord Coalition, and is known as the "Fiscal Wake-Up Tour." In February 2008, Walker announced that he would be resigning from his post as Comptroller General to become the president and CEO of the newly established Peter G. Peterson Foundation. His term was supposed to end in 2013. He states that he feels he can more freely draw attention to the serious issues the U.S. is facing from this position.

The film will have its first nationwide showing on 8-21-2008 with a live discussion among Warren Buffet, Pete Peterson, and David Walker following the screening. Go to the official IOUSA website show below for details about the event, and how to find a theater showing this.

Here are some links to I.O.U.S.A and the upcoming live discussion on August 21, 2008 with Warren Buffet, Peter Peterson and David Walker.


2008 June 21

Hope for a Change

Listen to Bob McDonald, CBC Radio host of the popular science program "Quirks & Quarks" aired on June 21, 2008.

Interview with Chris Turner, author of "The Geography of Hope - A tour of the world we need"


2008 June 01

Where Do We Go From Here?

Megan Quinn Bachman
Prepared closing remarks, International Conference on Peak Oil and Climate Change, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 30-June 1, 2008.



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