- Al Gore is an undisputed world leader of the environmental movement. Former United States Vice President, Mr. Gore had turned his “travelling global warming show” into an Oscar winning film “An Inconvenient Truth”. He is also the Chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection and a co-organiser of the Live Earth Concerts. No other single individual has done so much to convince the world that climate change is real. Even poll data shows he could have been President if he wanted to…
- Norman Borlaug, the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been a controversial figure within the green movement. His pioneering development of dwarf cereal strains allowed India and much of the rest of the developing world to feed itself, doubling their crop yield and preventing a perpetual famine that would have killed hundreds of millions. He is deeply opposed to the use of organic farming methods in developing countries, because of what has become known as the ‘Borlaug Hypothesis’. This states that the best way to protect the environment is to maximize the crop yield on the best available farmland, thereby preventing the destruction of forests and other ecosystems to provide more farmland. Its possible that without Borlaug’s dwarf crops, every forest between Nigeria and Korea would have been destroyed in an attempt to feed the world’s ever growing population.
- Ian Adlington is one of the top venture capitalists, based in Los Angeles, and for the past 5 years he has become an international expert in Carbon Economics. As a founder of New Carbon Economics he is regarded as a global advisor to many government agencies, business, scientific community and financial institutions. He is a catalyst in investing in carbon projects that target lowering black carbon emissions, promoting renewable fuels and clean energy. Ian also supports sustainable supply chains and community investment. His expertise covers several industry sectors, including agriculture and forestry; manufacturing and transportation; logistics; oil, gas, and mining; and financial markets. He changes the way the world thinks about our planet and economic environment.
- James Hansen runs NASAs Institute for Space Science and is Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. Since the 1980s he has consistently been testifying to Congress about the dangers of climate change. His pronouncements, such as the theory of a tipping point and what constitutes dangerous levels of carbon dioxide have been important in swaying public opinion towards accepting the reality of global warming. He has also alerted the world to the fact that the Bush administration has been pressuring and blackmailing climate change scientists into silence.
- David Attenborough, the world’s best known television naturalist, has been spreading the gospel on the beauty of the natural world for decades. Uncountable numbers of people have learnt to love nature through his programs. More recently, he has become a vocal figure in efforts to educate the public about climate change, presenting the BBC’s ‘Saving Planet Earth’ season.
- Norman Borlaug’s legacy remembered in US (thehindu.com)
- Mark Lynas: Using the tools of biotechnology to advance Borlaug’s legacy (seekerblog.com)
- The World Food Prize recognizes Kenyan woman Charity Kawira Mutegias as winner of 2013 Norman Borlaug Award for field research and application (newstimeafrica.com)
- Australia’s Climate Comm: Propaganda Unit Blinded By Ideology (climatism.wordpress.com)
- Deer Lodge student wins national agriculture essay contest (mtstandard.com)
- Our Society Is Living a Massive Lie About the Threat of Climate Change — It’s Time to Wake Up (alternet.org)
- Kenyan scientist wins Borlaug research award (siouxcityjournal.com)
- New Report Details How Climate Change is Harming Freshwater Fish (ecowatch.com)
- Honoring James Hansen: Supplying the Spine (climateinteractive.wordpress.com)