Can We Build a Giant Ocean Wall to Stop Sea Level Rise?

Is unavoidable sea level rise an engineering problem, do we have the capabilities for a technological fix? John C. Moore from the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland presents these ideas in his October 2018 talk, “Stopping the flood – Can we engineer ice sheets and save the homes of a billion people?” Open…

Trump + Others on Hurricane Michael & Climate Change

Donald Trump on Hurricane Michael https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1050421238429077505

Arnold Schwarzenegger says Tremendous Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn39BNUYe-w

Donald Trump with Bill Oreilly on Global Warming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGEzFbRl-g8

MSNBC on Hurricane Michael and Climate, with Jason Samenow of the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpyDFWsEQWo

Reed Timmer footage via https://twitter.com/ReedTimmerAccu/status/1050418256757121026

Intro voice by Kerry Emanuel (MIT).

Young Scientist: Can We Change? [Avoid Catastrophic Consequences]

The second installment of Dr. Aaron Thierry’s three part exploration of our critical place in the climate change story, delivered at the University of Sheffield. Here Dr. Thierry investigates whether or not it is possible for human society to make the changes necessary to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change. Part 1: http://climatestate.com/2018/10/05/aaron-thierry-explores-the-risks-and-realities-of-climate-change-part-1-must-we-change/ Part…

The Coming Disruption of the Carbon Bubble

In order to avert the most serious climate scenarios, governments and people around the world need to phase out fossil fuel emissions, coal, gas, and switch to clean energy and electric transportation. This video presents some recent discussions and fundamental obstacles. Speakers include Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Climate Impact Research),…

Sea Level Rise is a Hockey Stick

Larry Goldzband (Bay Area Conservation), Jim White (INSTAAR), Tiffany Troxler (Florida International University), and citizen scientists discuss sea level rise today and for the future. We’re planning for 4-7 feet (+2 meters) of sea level rise by the end of the century, which is about twice as much as was projected just some years ago.…

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change)

Supplemental of Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber PNAS August 6, 2018. 201810141;…

Sea Level Rise, Migration, Security and War


Cornell University – 2017 Climate Change Seminar by Prof. Charles Geisler (Development Sociology). Recorded at Cornell University – February 12, 2018, part of Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge seminar series.

More info http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/events/ClimateChangeSem.php

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Responding to Climate Change (Warren Buffet, Bloomberg, Al Gore, Albright)

Responding to Climate Change (Warren Buffet, Bloomberg, Al Gore, Albright) “Big Problems. Big Thinkers.” features acclaimed journalist Terre Blair interviewing an extraordinary group of leaders to find solutions to some of the most urgent challenges facing humanity. Terre asks Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, Madeleine Albright, and others if a framework of ethics and values can…

Fiji moves 40 villages Inland in light of Rising Seas

Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji’s attorney general said. http://news.trust.org/item/20171117103442-72wi4

Glacier calving footage by rqmondo

Teaser image https://pixabay.com/en/beach-woman-sea-swing-blue-coast-2858720

Sound effects http://TrailerMusicAcademy.com

The Future of Finland #Energy #Welfare #Forests

The science documentary ‘The future of Finland’ aims to discover what skills will be crucial for Finland in the following decades. The first three episodes of the programme talk about forestry: about new uses for wood pulp, about renewable energy and the welfare effects of wood. https://www.smy.fi/en/artikkeli/science-documentary-shows-the-future-of-finland-to-lie-in-the-forest Release via https://vimeo.com/141634352 The Future of Finland: The…

Can Trump’s Hideout Mar-a-Lago Survive Irma?

Twin megastorms have scientists fearing this may be the new normal Destructive force of Irma and Harvey has Trump expressing awe, but those in power should focus on the environmental causes https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/06/twin-megastorms-irma-harvey-scientists-fear-new-normal Mar-a-Lago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar-a-Lago Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida estate to be submerged by rising sea levels due to climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-climate-change-mar-a-lago-florida-flooded-sea-level-rise-global-warming-winter-white-a7677596.html Florida plans to abandon…

Warlike Climate Mobilization

The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan, written by Ezra Silk, is a policy document that tangibly demonstrates how the U.S. could eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, contribute to a global effort to restore a safe climate, and reverse ecological overshoot through a massive WWII-scale mobilization. http://www.postcarbon.org/the-climate-mobilization-victory-plan-foreword The Victory Plan (PDF) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByftlCTrJRYVejBuYUZkM1dKcms/view The Climate Mobilization…