Media Regarding the Green Revolution and Other News

Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 8:08pm
Iran's renewed protest movement has been dubbed the Green Revolution. It has nothing to do with the environment or climate of course, that is unless you're talking about political climate. Green is the colour of the official opposition and can be seen clearly in many of the videos that have managed to escape the statewide ban on media and the throttling of Internet access in the country.

Although there won't be an article today, here are a couple of links to some videos relevant to the Green Revolution:

You know a movement is catching attention when the Muppets get involved! Speaking of movements, some of you may have heard about Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao's hunger strike in India. Mr. KCR as he is sometimes called for the formation of a new state within India comprising of a particularly poor area of the country. The call for this state has been ignored for almost 50 years, but Mr. KCR's efforts, which have led to health problems, pushed the government into agreeing. Read the full story on the BBC's website. The parallels between KCR, who is now being called the Tiger of Telangana, and Mahatma Gandhi are unquestionable and it's great to see that Gandhi's legacy lives on in his country.

Also in the news today, Jack Layton, leader of the NDP calls for the government to open an enquiry into the allegations that Canadian soldiers turned over prisoners of war to Afghan officials resulting in the torture of the prisoners. He provides the compelling argument that if Canada won't do it, it's likely the world will start asking questions and do it for us, which could lead to an embarrassing situation. Read the full story at the CBC.ca.

-Adje


Borderlands DLC Includes Unwanted Feature

Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 10:06pm
Borderlands downloadable content was released today. Among its features were new monsters, new areas, new quests and SecuRom. Today's article is a little background on the disgusting software known as SecuRom that to many PC users is equivalent to an STD.

No new COP15 article today in part due to lack of information (also due to lack of time), but it seems that a few groups within Canada are asking for 'ambitious targets'; Alberta happens to be one of them and the others are Canadian Olympians. I can't say I'm surprised that Alberta would say it so publicly, I'll be waiting to see if they respect the targets and don't leech off the success of the emission reduction by provinces such as British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Developing nations are split on the issue of legally binding targets; poorer nations want them, but richer developing countries such as India and China don't out of fear that they will curb their economic growth. The BBC, learned today that poorer nations have yet to receive funds promised at Kyoto. Copenhagen organisers are funding projects in bangladesh to offset carbon emissions of the summit. Al Gore granted some interviews in which he disputed 'climategate'. Speaking of climategate, a video has popped up on youtube poking fun at climate sceptics.

In other news:

Here is today's article!


-Adje


Copenhagen and Iranian Protests Day 2

Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 9:10pm
Today is the second day of the climate change summit and of student protests in Iran; I've managed to write an article about each of them so take a look! I don't know if I'll be able to cover the summit daily simply because I don't know how much information about the summit will be released, but I'll keep an eye out and write updates as information becomes available.

Here's some other news for today:

Here are today's articles!


-Adje


Here are some older articles!