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Interview with Pat Mooney on All Together Now on geoengineering and synthetic biology

Charlene Spretnak, host of All Together Now, talks with Pat Mooney, Executive Director of ETC Group, in Ottawa, about the push by many governments for “techno fixes” (instead of burning far less fossil fuel), such as “solar radiation management,” GHG sequestration, and weather modification — and the corporate push for various types of synthetic biology.

 

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Listings left over from the previous incarnation of this site

Please note that we recently improved the audio and video features of this website. Unfortunately, we haven't yet had the chance to review and migrate the old content yet, so some of the links below may no longer work. Please bear with us as we do a little house-cleaning.

 

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Climate Change

(en français!) Portrait Pat Mooney, directeur du groupe canadien ETC (Erosion, Technologie et Concentration) - http://sites.radiofrance.fr/chaines/france-culture2/emissions/terre_a_terre/

Geoengineering

Jim Thomas interview on Ocean Fertilisation for Earthbeat Radio (recorded Jan 27, 2009):
http://www.earthbeatradio.org/2009/01/

Synthetic Biology

Jim Thomas of the ETC Group discusses what’s behind Exxon pouring millions of dollars into the world’s first synthetic life form, algae named ‘Synthia.’ (June 2010)
http://www.earthbeatradio.org/home/chemical-and-cancer-connections/

Jim Thomas on Program "Genes That Fit"; SETI radio (July 2008)
http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Genes_That_Fit

Jim Thomas speaks with Earthbeat Radio (September 26, 2006).Multiple audio files to listen to at the Earthbeat site.

Biotechnology

From the radio program LIVING ON EARTH; Genes For Sale / Bob Carty
Air Date: April 27, 2007 (transcript available here)
Rapid advances in biotechnology raise concerns about the ownership of genetic material. Living on Earth re-airs our 1995 award-winning piece "Who Owns Life? Patenting Human Genes" by reporter Bob Carty. Host21 Jeff Young then follows up with Pat Mooney, a source in the piece. (17:30)

Nanotechnology

Pat Mooney speaks with Earthbeat Radio (September 26, 2006)

Multiple audio files to listen to at the Earthbeat site.

Pat Mooney talks about ‘Technologies Converging at the Nano-Scale: Implications for biodiversity, poverty eradication and the economies of the Global South’, at a seminar hosted by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation on May 29 & 30, 2006, in Sweden.
29 May, 19-20.30, Uppsala (28 MB)
30 May, 9.30 – 11.45, Stockholm (35 MB)

 

Video

Geoengineering

Playing God: Geoengineering and Synthentic Biology

At the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, Kontext TV talked to Pat Mooney about the dangers of geo engineering (the technical manipulation of earth systems), nano technology and synthetic biology, about the earth summit in Rio in 2012 and his experiences with the protests against "Stuttgart 21". (April 2011)

ORIGINAL LINK = http://www.kontext-tv.de/node/90

 

Silvia Ribeiro visits IFG (INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION) to discuss Geoengineering (and the Asilomar conference) in April 2010.

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeVc9Yesang

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA07qi_CA04&feature=related

Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTcrvkwO5e0&feature=related

Jim Thomas interview on ocean fertilisation/lohafex for channel 4 (UK)
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/science_technology/antarctica+research+suspended/2910817

Synthetic Biology

Playing God: Geoengineering and Synthentic Biology

At the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, Kontext TV talked to Pat Mooney about the dangers of geo engineering (the technical manipulation of earth systems), nano technology and synthetic biology, about the earth summit in Rio in 2012 and his experiences with the protests against "Stuttgart 21". (April 2011)

ORIGINAL LINK = http://www.kontext-tv.de/node/90

 

Jim Thomas speaks on Benefits and Risks of Synthetic Biology at the "The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues" in Washington. (July 2010)

http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/bioethics/100708/default.cfm?id=12579&type=flv&test=0&live=0


The Story of "Synthia" the (theoretical) human-made synthetic microbe-THE ANIMATED CARTOON!

Drew Endy vs. Jim Thomas: Synthetic Biology Debate

Long Now Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Monday November 17, 2008
long version:

http://fora.tv/2008/11/17/Drew_Endy_and_Jim_Thomas_Debate_Synthetic_Biology
short clip: 

http://www.wired.com/video/latest-videos/latest/1815816633/synthetic-biology--jim-thomas/3339498001
Whole DVD of event available for purchase here: http://www.wholeearthfilms.com/endy_drew.html

Pat Mooney on Synthetic Biology
Location: Synthetic Biology Teach-In, San Francisco, November 13, 2008
Pat Mooney of ETC Group talks about the global and historic impact of Synthetic Biology.

Ignacio Chapela on Synthetic Biology (split into 2 files due to length)
Location: Synthetic Biology Teach-In, San Francisco, November 13, 2008 Ignacio Chapela talks about the implications of Synthetic Biology on people and the natural world.
Part 1
Part 2

Jim Thomas' presentation at the Rathenau Institute, Netherlands
(second video on page - about 20 mins)

Interview with Jim Thomas and other experts on social concerns about synthetic Biology by the EU's Synbiosafe project (click on different 'experts' on the right hand side)

Seeds and Intellectual Property

Hope Shand speaking about Seeds and the patenting of life at a COP9 side event
http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=ummimTHl3pU
 

The Fight to BAN Terminator

Pat Mooney on Canada's Position on 'Case by Case' Risk Assessment of Terminator Technology. (recorded March 2006)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqF_2oNLN7g

Terminator Technology Suicide Seed Technology:

These are some video clips from the ‘Terminator on Trial’ event in Ottawa, 20th March 2005. They were filmed by ETC staff, who were also involved in the coordination of the event. The event was hosted by Bob Carty of CBC Radio, with speakers including Gerry Barr of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation; Vandana Shiva, a physicist, environmental activist and author; Percy Schmeiser, Saskatchewan Farmer who became an international symbol and spokesperson for independent farmers' rights and the regulation of transgenic crops during his legal battle with agrichemical giant Monsanto; Colleen Ross, Women’s President of Canada’s National Farmers Union; and various guests (including Pat Mooney of ETC Group) by live telephone link to Curitiba.
Dr Vandana Shiva discusses the health impacts of eating "dead food." (765 KB)
Dr Vandana Shiva contrasts the prayer of farmers to the prayer of the corporations pushing Terminator Technology. (557 KB)
Dr Vandana Shiva talks about the impacts of releasing terminator into ecosystems. (802 KB)
Dr Vandana Shiva at Terminator on Trial describes terminator as a "crime against nature." (481 KB)
Percy Schmeiser asks what kind of a legacy we want to leave for future generations. (270 KB)
Percy Schmeiser discusses the potential effect of Terminator on removing farmers' rights. (1,009 KB)
Colleen Ross addresses the cooption of publicly funded plant varieties by multinational seed companies. (604 KB)
Jim’s Thomas’s Video Diary of COP8 in Curitiba, Brazil in March of 2006. This is at the height of the Terminator Debate in 2006. (27 MB) (This video was shown at the March 20th Event in Ottawa.)

 

For further information on this issue and more photos from the worldwide movement to Ban Terminator, please go to www.banterminator.org.

 

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