June 2, 1992 – Environment Justice Act and Rio Earth Summit Sen. Gore, member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, discussed the environment as a political issue, including legislation he advocates to protect the environment, and the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development which begins June 3 in Brazil. Sen. Gore,…
Roger Revelle, is a pioneering researcher in the study of the human influence on the atmosphere, carbon cycle and climate https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/roger-revelles-1980-discussion-of-co2-and-climate-risks In 1980, then director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Revelle gave the talk “The Role of the Oceans in Earth’s Climate and Carbon Budget” at Lawrence Livermore National Labs. He gives a great overview…
Carl Sagan, Al Gore in 1985 +2m SLR +5°C by 2100 Manabe, MacDonald, Cicerone, Abrahamson December 10, 1985 – A group of senators and scientists today called for national and international action to avert a predicted warming of the earth’s climate resulting from a buildup of carbon dioxide and other man-made gases in the atmosphere.…
Governor Thomas Kean speaks at the panel Global Environmental Change hosted by the National Academy of Sciences on April 24, 1989.
Thomas Kean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kean
James Hansen on February 26, 2007 talked about global climate change, the human interference with the climate and what can be done by the public and policy makers to prevent irreversible environmental harm.
Climate change and national security panel discussion from the World Affairs Council on May 3, 2005. Then NASA chief James Hansen outlined the state of global climate change research. In late 2005, however, Dr. Hansen’s ability to voice his concerns about global warming was severely compromised by NASA public affairs officials. After he called on…
The vital ozone layer has continued to deplete in recent years over the densely populated mid-latitudes and tropics, while it is recovering at the poles https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2018/02/decline-stratospheric-ozone.html Evidence for a continuous decline in lower stratospheric ozone offsetting ozone layer recovery https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/18/1379/2018/ Ozone loss may have caused mass extinction https://climatenewsnetwork.net/ozone-loss-may-have-caused-mass-extinction Ozone Pollution Maps Show Spikes Amid Broad…
Kevin Anderson in this November 2017 talk titled, “Revealing the naked emperor”, takes on the Paris 2°C target, and carbon budgets.
Release via Centre for Environment and Development Studies in Uppsala, CEMUS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=776gGbWFLIc
Logistics giant DHL has an extensive effort to electrify its massive fleet of delivery vehicles. The company is both buying EVs and making its own. https://electrek.co/2017/12/29/bmw-i3-battery-modules-dhl-electric-vehicles
Cutting, loading, transportation, mill sawing and finishing operations of the Northern California’s redwood lumber industry. https://archive.org/details/RedwoodS1940
Pollution Below presents stories of three widely separated people who are caught up in situations caused by unexpected pollution. https://archive.org/details/pollution_below Further reading: Industries like steel mills emit particles that act as ice-forming nuclei (a particle which acts as the nucleus for the formation of an ice crystal) into the atmosphere. These may encourage snowstorms. The…
The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl Social and economic wastes resulting from continued drought in the midwestern dust bowl and efforts of the federal government in attempting to…
A brief introduction to permafrost, including newer findings.
National Park Service
Climate Change in the Arctic
Teaser image International Permafrost Association https://ipa.arcticportal.org/publications/occasional-publications/what-is-permafrost
This historic film outlined 25 years ago an assessment of emerging energy resources, and also mentions briefly solar and wind power. This film discusses energy development in light of global warming. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. Production: United States Geological Survey Digitization Date: 1996; Digitizing Organization: Carnegie Mellon University…
This lecture was held in 2008 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography geochemist Miriam Kastner. This version has been slightly edited.
Release via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSTm6cZjO14
Methane clathrate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate
Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum –
Teaser image credit: Yannis Papanastasopoulos on Unsplash
Music by WOWSound, “Tree of Life”.