- published: 15 Apr 2013
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Not my track, for educational purposes only.
Maria Timon from the Pacific Island of Kiribati discusses how climate change is not only a major environmental issue, but also an issue of human rights. Maria is part of the Pacific Calling Project run by the Edmond Rice Centre, which aims to build awareness within Australian communities about what is happening to our pacific neighbours. The video was made in association with the Edmund Rice Centre (www.erc.org.au/pcp).
For 10 years, the Pacific Calling Partnership, coordinated by the Edmund Rice Centre, has been working with our neighbours in the Pacific to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on low-lying islands. Here is a collection of memories from the past decade.
The Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) is a group that advocates on behalf of, and in partnership with low-lying, low income, vulnerable Pacific Island nations that are being effected by dangerous climate change. PCP is hosting a public workshop at the University of Sydney, on Thursday May 16 at 6pm, on the issues of climate justice, human development and the effects of climate change on nations such as Kiribati and Tuvalu. Please watch this video, and check out https://www.facebook.com/events/467197390020145/?fref=ts for more details. www.erc.org.au/pcp
An Island Calling is a truly "post-colonial" tale that revolves around a brutal double murder of a gay male couple, one of who was a human rights worker, in Fiji in mid-2001. Through exploring the incident's context, this film reveals deep historical, social and political currents that circulate throughout the Pacific. However, the documentary is, as much, an intimate story of two very different families. Directed by Annie Goldson, an Occasional Production. If you are living in NZ you can watch this film at the Cinema showcase (March 2008 - May 2008), click here for more information. http://www.worldcinemashowcase.co.nz To get a copy of the film, or to find out when it will be screening in your country get in touch with Occasional Productions: http://www.op.co.nz/ end...
The Eastern Koel ( also known as Pacific Koel ) is locally called a storm bird. This is probably because they become more vocal in stormy weather. They are part of the Cuckoo family and lay their eggs in other 'host species' nest. The Male looks black but in very good light, the feathers have a greenish sheen. The red eye is also prominent. The females are beautifully marked with a barred plumage ( see upcoming video ). Once they have bred, most Koels head back to PNG for the winter. Note. I think this is the bird that I get asked about the most due to their repetitive call. I filmed these in my garden on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Tim siggs. ABVC.
This video gives a brief insight into the participation of the Edmund Rice Centre's initiative 'Pacific Calling Partnership' at the UNFCCC COP16 summit in Cancun, Mexico in December 2010. Featured in the climate change discussions are Maria Tiimon, Jill Finnane and Phil Glendenning. Key to the presence were cultural presentations giving insight into the unique culture of Pacific island nation of Kiribati - on the frontline of threats posed by climate change.
Two young climate activists from Kiribati - Vasiti Tebamare and Tinaai Teaua - recently travelled to Australia with a message to our leaders: act on climate change, increase renewable energy use and reduce coal exports. To find out more about the Edmund Rice Centre's Pacific Calling Partnership visit: www.erc.org.au/pcp
Maria Timon from Kiribati presented 3 video clips at the Pacific Calling Partnership/Climate Action Network Australia side event at the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen on the 11th of December, 2009. This was the last of the three with a message from the young people of Kiribati.
In an interview on today’s broadcast of ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked to react to the heat he’s received in the wake of his comments about Hawaii being just an “island in the Pacific.” Sessions made those remarks when seemingly dismissing a federal judge’s order to block President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban executive order. After highlighting his comments, host George Stephanopoulos asked the AG what his response was to the criticism he’s gotten, pointing out that at least one person has called the remarks “dog whistle politics.” He asked Sessions why he didn’t just call it the state of Hawaii. “Nobody has a sense of humor anymore,” Sessions noted, before going on about the responsibilities the president has in keeping the country safe. Following his Ha...
Maria Timon from Kiribati presented 3 video clips at the Pacific Calling Partnership/Climate Action Network Australia side event at the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen on the 11th of December, 2009. This was the first clip.
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Most owls are nocturnal, and they use their voices to establish territories and attract mates in the dark. Several species begin nesting during as early as midwinter, which is one reason why you can often hear them in fall and winter, when most other birds are quiet. For more owl sounds, check out Voices of North American Owls, http://macaulaylibrary.org/guide/voices-of-north-american-owls available through our Macaulay Library. This comprehensive audio guide is highly sought after and no longer available on CD. The digital download includes nearly 200 audio recordings of North America's 19 regularly occurring owl species, plus two rarities. The accompanying 28-page booklet contains detailed text and color photographs about each of the owls featured in the audio download.
The Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) speaks to Claire Anterea, Pacific Calling Partnership and Phil Glendenning, Director of Edmund Rice Centre, Pacific Calling Parternship about the harsh challenges facing the people of Kiribati, their efforts to adapt to climate change and the increasing threat to their community and culture.