|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!
2010 Hurricane Season
TS = Tropical Storm
NOAA National Weather Service
| 2010 Sep 25
The National Film Board of Canada presents
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
World People's Conference on Climate Change
and the Rights of Mother Earth
| 2010 Apr 15
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?
BBC World Service
2010 February 18
Audio - 28 minutes
Hooked on Growth
Our misguided quest for prosperity
A very inspiring video.
If there is one video to watch it is this one.
Video - 50 min
| 2009 Nov 04
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Join Gwynne Dyer and host Paul Kennedy on "Climate Wars"
Wednesday, 2009 January 14, 9:00pm
Part 2 airs Wednesday, 2009 January 21, 9:00 pm
Part 3 airs Wednesday, 2009 January 28, 9:00 pm
| 2009 January 12 - 30
A 15-city speaking tour, 2009 January 12 - 30
| 2008 Nov 28
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
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.
2008 June 21
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
Megan Quinn Bachman
Prepared closing remarks, International Conference on Peak Oil and Climate Change, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 30-June 1, 2008.