SEN’s Prayer for Mother Earth got an answer with Rupert Murdoch’s admission that Global Warming IS real. Murdoch owns News Corp and News Corp owns Fox News. Now we petition Murdoch and News Corp to require Global Warming Facts on Fox News, where panderers like Glenn Beck claim Global Warming is “a hoax” and Sarah Palin calls it “snake-oil science”.
The Union of Concerned Scientists & Change.org have followed our lead, you can sign all 3 petitions right now!
Good news for Palin Alaska Boycott Campaign!
The coalition we champion at Palin Alaska Boycott Central on SEN gained another boost this week from Credo, which will unleash a ramp-up of the pressure on Discovery Communications during its annual shareholder meeting in NYC. And Defenders of Wildlife is placing posters there (SEN contributed) condemning Discovery for buying Palin’s Alaska to air on TLC.
As SEN’s Co-Founder Gregory Hilbert told Huffington bloggers Mary Ellen Harte PhD and John Harte PhD of cooltheearth*, “The Discovery Palin Alaska petition-condemnation-boycott campaigns by Defenders of Wildlife, Credo, Change.org, Center for Biodiversity, Care2 Petitioners, Facebook groups and SEN have already obtained over 550,000 signatures.”
“Every week brings another organization or campaign, more blogs, and more televised ridicule of Palin**. By the time Alaska airs, if it does, the number engaged by signature alone would easily exceed one million. And if Palin Alaska airs, there will then be boycott fury!”
“Murdoch, News Corp and Fox News? I think we have a fair chance of getting results faster with a simple petition than we have with Discovery Communications. Murdoch and News Corp already put their names on the line for Global Warming. Discovery’s CEO put his on the line for Palin. We know Discovery’s advertisers are snickering about it. Let’s hope Discovery’s shareholders feel the heat from Credo, and let Discovery’s CEO know they don’t think this thing is shaping up to be funny.”
Click Here for Palin Alaska Boycott Central on SEN to Join the ACTION!
SEN is pleased to announce its latest Honorary Advisor, Mark Terry, President of Polar Cap Productions in Canada. Mark is the Producer of The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning.
In addition to an SEN Honorary Advisorship to Mark, Green Education Network has awarded the film GEN’s Seal of Approval, which grants PCP the cost-free right to display and charactertize the Seal award as it wishes. The international award-winning documentary, The Antarctica Challenge, is a TV-hour HD film that explores the past, present and future of scientific exploration on the world’s most mysterious continent with a focus on the latest discoveries of climate change researchers. Previously unreleased data raise alarming questions about what is happening on Antarctica and its impact on the rest of the world.
The Antarctica Challenge has been invited to the IPY Science Conference in Oslo, Norway, June 8 to 12. Only 10 films were selected to screen to the world’s scientific community gathering for this historic event. This film is the only one being screened three times and has also been invited to the PolarCINEMA Film Festival in Oslo at the same time.
The filmmakers are raising funds to help support their involvement in this high-profile event. Five sponsorships are available at $1,000 each. (If you’re interested, Mr Murdoch or News Corp, please contact email@example.com)
SEN wishes to thank Lynn Hasselberger, an environmental champion and friend who blogs at http://icountformyearth.wordpress.com/ , for bringing The Antarctica Challenge to our attention. It comes as no surprise that among our friends in common is Janet Hughs, already resident with SEN Co-Founder Suzanne Sparling and Greenhouse Neutral Foundation Chairman Bob Williamson in Gregory Hilbert’s astonishing “They Make It All Worthwhile and Glorious” (click to download PDF stored on mediafire). Lynn surely belongs with the Harte’s and the many others including Care2 friends to be added to the 2010 edition!
** Jay Leno delivering the latest ridicule of Palin at the May 1, 2010 White House Correspondents dinner. “There’s talk now that this oil slick could end up being bigger than that huge disaster they had up in Alaska.” [Pause before the punch line...] “Really? Bigger than Sarah Palin?”