Climate change does not exist for people in terms of the evidence, however strong it is; it exists in the socially constructed narratives that we have around it. And these narratives become the life and essence of the issue rather than the true and major threat it represents. In this podcast George Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network, discusses how we might break the silence that commonly defines the climate change narrative by being open about our convictions and beliefs.
This brilliant track comes from Carlin's CD/HBO Special "You Are All Diseased". Recorded two years before 9/11, this routine offers a special insight to America's greatest comedian's thoughts about the world and it's people.
Seventy years ago, on June 5, 1947, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall stood on the steps of Harvard’s Memorial Church and delivered a short, unadorned Commencement speech that seemed unremarkable to most listeners at the time. Yet it changed the world.
The retired five-star general, credited during World War II with organizing the fastest and biggest military buildup in U.S. history, took just under 11 minutes to announce the creation of one of the largest international economic aid programs in history. Over the next four years, the United States delivered nearly $13 billion (in today’s dollars, $121 billion) in assistance to participating European nations under the European Recovery Program, soon known as the Marshall Plan.