Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Web Site for the Institute

You can now find the latest information on the Climate Advocacy Institute by clicking here.

Click here for info on the morning climate sessions.

For the individual tracks, click below:

Debate & Argumentation

Journalism & New Media

Art & Performance

Monday, June 29, 2009

Campaign Video

This is a video that went viral from the Dove Soap campaign to redefine beauty. Although put out by a major corporation, it does to some extent attack consumerism.

For more videos and the whole campaign, check out their web site and read the Wikipedia article.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New video from

Check this out and please spread the word! —jt

Monday, June 8, 2009


Hey everyone. There is a YouTube page I'd like you to visit. It features a film titled Home that is only up until June 14th. To me, Home is different from videos on climate change I had seen before. It is a moving piece that took a naturalistic and pragmatic approach, presenting life and climate change as if the world was looking down. Arthus-Bertrand establishes (on my viewing) a way of thinking about human existence that I just did not have before. (Lol, once he got to cities, I hated them during the film). Time permitting, please see it through. Note that this film leans on a depressive tone, so I would not want to discourage anyone from finding more exciting videos and articles.

Thanks to Rosario's parents for fixing my computer!

Friday, May 22, 2009

"The Sixth Extinction?"

Elizabeth Kolbert has a new article in the May 25th issue of The New Yorker. If you don't subscribe, you can get the issue this week at the newstands, or read it in any library. You can think of this article, "The Sixth Extinction?", as the latest chapter of the book we're reading. Three chapters of that were originally New Yorker articles.

Monday, May 18, 2009

An Inconvenient Truth, continued

If you haven't seen Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, you should do so right away. If you have Netflix, you can watch it on Instant Play. Here's a recent talk by Gore that picks up where the movie left off, from my favorite website,