Watch Reese Witherspoon’s powerful new PSA fighting climate change.

Not any old actor can pull off the role of planet Earth.

But Reese Witherspoon isn’t any old actor.

The Hollywood heavyweight is the voice behind a powerful new PSA by environmental group Conservation International. She narrates the minute-long video seen below, which aired at the Momentum for Change Awards on Dec. 10, 2015, during the UN climate talks in Paris.

Her role as our “home” as in, the world we all share is making waves online.

Photo via Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV/Flickr.

The PSA serves as a commanding reminder that Earth might not need us. But we certainly need Earth.

With the entirety of humanity hanging in the balance, why aren’t we prioritizing the protection of our planet?

It’s a question Dr. M. Sanjayan, executive vice president of Conservation International, wanted to emphasize with the PSA.

“We wanted something that reminds everyone we have a shared planet,” he told Mashable. “That everything we have, from our building materials, to our food, to the air we breathe and the water we drink all of it comes from home. It’s the earth itself reminding us.”

The PSA, part of Conservation International’s #INeedNature campaign, is just the latest video getting some A-list traction behind it.

Just last month, Liam Neeson took on the role of “ice” for the initiative, and other celebs including Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, and Harrison Ford have supported the cause, too.

Witherspoon’s PSA comes at a time when climate change has never been more of a hot (pardon the pun) topic.

World leaders just met up in Paris and decided upon a historic agreement to slash carbon emissions around the globe. Business leaders and philanthropists, realizing how vital the issue is, are investing billions of dollars in clean energy.

And more and more citizens around the globe are supporting organizations, like the Natural Resources Defense Council, that demand our leaders make combating climate change a #1 priority.

With Witherspoon now on board, this movement might just be unstoppable.

Watch the PSA narrated by Witherspoon below.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/watch-reese-witherspoons-powerful-new-psa-fighting-climate-change?c=tpstream

Rep. Darrell Issa blasts ‘stonewalling’ administration at Fisker hearing

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It was just yesterday that the Department of Energy was directing its followers to an online highlight reel of the last four years under Secretary Steven Chu, but not surprisingly, there’s no mention of Solyndra or Fisker; instead, the page touts the department’s $36 billion in Recovery Act investments “to support clean energy jobs across the country.”

Yesterday was Secretary Chu’s last day at DOE. Here are some highlights from the last 4+ years: go.usa.gov/T8zJ

—Energy Department (@ENERGY) April 23, 2013

Some of the people who hold those few remaining clean energy jobs testified in front of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today to discuss failed electric car company Fisker’s $529 million loan from the government. Fisker, which was expected to create thousands of new jobs, laid off 75 percent of its workforce earlier this month. How, exactly, does the company expect to pay back its loan when it hasn’t built a car since last summer?

Fisker at one point told the DOE they planned to sell 250,000 karmas by 2015, including 60,000 in both 2011 and 2012 #fisker #fiskerlulz

— Michael Ballaban (@Ballaban) April 24, 2013

An Energy Department email in June 2010 warned that the company was in trouble, but Fisker continued to receive millions in taxpayer money for another year before the assembly line stopped.

Obama was warned in 2010 Fisker failed to meet requirements of $500M government loan. Kept funneling cash until 2011 cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-5…

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) April 24, 2013

Dept of Energy still gave $32M to green carmaker Fisker even after co failed to meet key production targets in early 2011, says hearing docs

— Amanda Drury (@MandyCNBC) April 24, 2013

SHOCK: WH knew electric car maker Fisker was faltering: AP cbsn.ws/11NLIjO #tcot #tlot #p2 #Obama

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 24, 2013

@sistertoldjah Client of mine’s wife worked for Fisker in the accounting dept. She knew they were failing, but was told shut up or lose job

— Trouble to a ‘T’ (@MarineReconDad) April 24, 2013

Rep. Meadows: Biden is right that #Fisker is writing a new chapter in auto history. “But the chapter is Chapter 7.” #CongressionalComedyHour

— Nick Bunkley (@nickbunkley) April 24, 2013

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is not amused.

Issa spitting hot fire at DOE officials during #Fisker hearing oversight.house.gov/hearing/green-…

— E.W. Niedermeyer (@Tweetermeyer) April 24, 2013

Oversight chairman Issa gets heated at Fisker hearing, says Obama administration stonewalls and “lies through its teeth” on multiple issues

— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) April 24, 2013

“You are a stonewalling administration.” – Issa.

— Aaron Nathans (@anathansnewsman) April 24, 2013

Issa on Fisker: DOE cannot miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. #Fisker

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) April 24, 2013

Rep Issa: #Fisker investors had major access to White House.

— Cause of Action (@CauseofActionDC) April 24, 2013

Fisker:“Attempts to create an artificial green economy have instead created a ‘house of cards’ economy,” Issa said when A123 went bankrupt

— Rich King (@Buckyworks) April 24, 2013

Henrik Fisker declined to answer questions after hearing; was with handler who declined to give name. “We’ll be in touch,” handler said

— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) April 24, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/24/rep-darrell-issa-blasts-stonewalling-administration-at-fisker-hearing/

These 11 Inventions Are Beyond Brilliant. Why Can’t I Have Them All?

There are new inventions being created and patented every single day. Some may be more useful than others. But, some are so brilliant, you’ll wonder why millions haven’t already been made. These great inventions can be on the practical side, or luxurious, and everything in-between. Whatever their purpose, they are amazing ideas and innovations. 

1.) A outlet with a night-light built in? Yes please. No more searching around in the dark for an outlet.

1.) A outlet with a night-light built in? Yes please. No more searching around in the dark for an outlet. Pass and Seymour

2.) This is an ingenious way to get people to recycle – let them use their plastic bottles to pay for public transportation.

2.) This is an ingenious way to get people to recycle - let them use their plastic bottles to pay for public transportation. Xinhua

3.) Finally! Whenever I drink coffee I feel like a child using a mug for the first time – this drip-catching mug should help me not make such a mess of myself.

3.) Finally! Whenever I drink coffee I feel like a child using a mug for the first time - this drip-catching mug should help me not make such a mess of myself. Yanko Design

4.) These USB rechargeable batteries would really help if you need battery power fast and don’t have time (or don’t want to) go all the way to the store.

4.) These USB rechargeable batteries would really help if you need battery power fast and don't have time (or don't want to) go all the way to the store. usbcell

5.) Having a phone with a dead battery is a huge hassle. Never fear, though, this charger has your back. It charges your phone using the cold or hear from whatever beverage you’re enjoying when you’re phone is low on power. (You’re out of luck if you drink lukewarm water.)

5.) Having a phone with a dead battery is a huge hassle. Never fear, though, this charger has your back. It charges your phone using the cold or hear from whatever beverage you're enjoying when you're phone is low on power. (You're out of luck if you drink lukewarm water.) Epiphany Laboratories

6.) Ever run around your room or house for a half-hour, wondering where the heck you left your keys? By attaching these tiles, you can track down whatever important object you have misplaced using satellite technology and your smartphone.

6.) Ever run around your room or house for a half-hour, wondering where the heck you left your keys? By attaching these tiles, you can track down whatever important object you have misplaced using satellite technology and your smartphone. tile

7.) Leaving a film to go to the bathroom at a movie theater is one of the most nerve-wracking things you can do. Not only are you scrambling to the restroom after holding it for twenty minutes or so, but you might also be missing an important part of the movie. Installing screens in stalls like the one above would solve this problem in a jiffy.

7.) Leaving a film to go to the bathroom at a movie theater is one of the most nerve-wracking things you can do. Not only are you scrambling to the restroom after holding it for twenty minutes or so, but you might also be missing an important part of the movie. Installing screens in stalls like the one above would solve this problem in a jiffy. ayoye.com

8.) Sitting in the park or on a sandy beach and worried about your smartphone losing power? Just plug it in to one of these fancy solar power chargers. The future is now.

8.) Sitting in the park or on a sandy beach and worried about your smartphone losing power? Just plug it in to one of these fancy solar power chargers. The future is now. xd-design

9.) Frantically driving around a parking garage looking for a space is a special kind of torture. These light-signals let would-be-parkers know where there is and isn’t a space in any particular row.

9.) Frantically driving around a parking garage looking for a space is a special kind of torture. These light-signals let would-be-parkers know where there is and isn't a space in any particular row. reddit.com

10.) This practical idea is great. These retractable bike racks give bikers a place to keep their bicycles locks up without taking up unnecessary space on a walkway when not in use.

10.) This practical idea is great. These retractable bike racks give bikers a place to keep their bicycles locks up without taking up unnecessary space on a walkway when not in use. Tong Kamonchai

11.) Ear-buds that are engineered to not tangle-up?! Oh man I need these. I need these so bad.

11.) Ear-buds that are engineered to not tangle-up?! Oh man I need these. I need these so bad. Zip Buds

(via: ebaumsworld.com)

Let’s just say all these these inventions would make some things a whole lot easier. 

Read more: http://viralnova.com/eleven-awesomely-useful-inventions/

‘#YesWeDid make Jimmy Carter look competent’: UniteBlue hashtag hijacked

http://twitter.com/#!/ScotsFyre/status/526729705815539712

The progressive group UniteBlue attempted to reignite the hashtag #YesWeDid for purposes of bragging about how the Democrat agenda has affected the United States:

UniteBlue bragged about the trending hashtag:

Not mentioned are the truth-boom comments that are helping keep it trending so high.

Reality calling:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/27/yeswedid-make-jimmy-carter-look-competent-uniteblue-hashtag-hijacked-by-reality/

These Awesome Inventions Prove That We Are Living In A Crazy Futuristic World.

Most people are pretty impatient for new gadgets and inventions. They are always asking, “Where are the flying cars?” Guess what, we don’t have them yet, okay? But we do have some pretty incredible inventions already.

Here are some of the wildest inventions we already have. These just prove that the future is now

1.) A portable record player!

2.) A clock that writes down the time.

3.) This is where we came from. 128 GB at our fingertips.

4.) Chemically resistant clothes immune to stains.

5.) A keyboard that isn’t even really there!

6.) An app that translates languages.

7.) A wrap around bike.

8.) A trash can that will catch your trash wherever you throw it.

9.) An amazing pen that can write in any color you want.

10.) Portable printers.

11.) Solar powered iPhone chargers.

12.) A Drone camera that follows you wherever you go.

13.) This tree uprooter.

Society is way more advanced than you probably realized. Don’t take for granted what we have done in the past few decades. Humans have ventured to the moon, created vaccines… and hey, we even have iPhones now! 

Share these awesome inventions with others and remind them how good they have it.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/inventions-from-the-future/

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OMG. Exxon LITERALLY Just Spilled Oil In Your Backyard. Not Joking.

189,000 gallons of oil has been spilled in Mayflower, a small town in Arkansas.  This on the heels of the Keystone pipeline XL debate. See for yourself how safe oil pipelines are. Can we start REALLY investing in clean energy yet? 

There’s still time to stop the Keystone XL pipeline from being built. Sign the petition to Secretary of State John Kerry, and share this so people know what havoc this can cause.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/omg-exxon-literally-just-spilled-oil-in-your-backyard-not-joking

White House’s deliberately ignorant Americans of the day: Free marketers

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Forbes:

It took President Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney to shock me to my senses. As someone who favors cutting government spending on clean energy and eliminating government subsidies in general, I was particularly distressed to learn (in Carney’s words) that “I am “aggressively and deliberately ignorant of the world economy not to know and understand that clean energy technologies are going to play a huge role in the 21st century.” Even worse, I learn that “I have a severely diminished capacity to understand what drives economic growth in industrialized countries in this century.”

We just don’t get it, do we?

Yesterday’s White House deliberate ignorance of the day from Paul Ryan:

Why Does Jay Carney Think Paul Ryan‘s Budget Supporters Are ’Deliberately Ignorant’? http://t.co/qDEToEwX

— I'm ur huckleberry (@jeanniemcbride) March 22, 2012

White House spox questions 'capacity' of 'deliberately ignorant' backers of Paul Ryan budget http://t.co/r4cyQtWD

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) March 21, 2012

Hey Jay, can we use fossil fuels for now? Carney calls Paul Ryan "ignorant" about our future "needs" 4 green energy – http://t.co/I0AQdkPD

— New Republitarian (@NuRepublitarian) March 22, 2012

Halp us! We R not sure! 🙁 if UR insulting us!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/22/white-houses-deliberately-ignorant-americans-of-the-day-free-marketers/

Solar power equipment manufactures express concern over GST

Manufacturers of solar equipment have raised concern over the possible cost escalation of power projects and subsequent higher tariffs burden on consumers once the Goods and Service Tax (GST) is impl

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