Robert Costanza, Wellbeing Economy needs to be Primary Goal

Robert Costanza (Australian National University), speaks about planetary boundaries and ecological economy at the Club of Rome 50th Anniversary Meeting in Rome, October 2018. Watch the full panel via https://www.facebook.com/clubofrome/videos/1885081848213161/ and https://50thclubofrome.com Parts of the talks slides can be viewed here in more detail http://www.idakub.com/academics/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2016_Costanza_SDGs-EcoEco.pdf and at http://www.robertcostanza.com/research-projects/ Modelling and measuring sustainable wellbeing in connection…

Johan Rockström: Potential irreversible Planet thresholds for a disastrous Future

Johan Rockström (Stockholm Resilience Centre), talks about planetary boundaries and tipping points, “Living in the Anthropocene”, at the Club of Rome 50th Anniversary Meeting in Rome, October 2018. https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/in-short/new-report-updates-201climits-of-growth201d-pik-experts-speak-at-club-of-rome-anniversary-conference And briefly outlines the report, “Transformation is feasible – How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries” https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-10-17-a-smarter-scenario.html Source https://www.facebook.com/clubofrome/videos/321777088377685/ and https://50thclubofrome.com Johan Rockström…

Actual Expert tells audience, We won’t have an Ice Age again!

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), speaks October 2018 at the 50th Anniversary Summit of the Club of Rome, Aurelio Peccei Lecture, in Rome. The talk is titled, “Climate, Complexity, Conversion”. The talk briefly discusses the 2018 landmark study, “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene” https://www.pnas.org/content/115/33/8252 , delves into societies…

Prefab Housing Bolsters Climate Change Prevention Efforts Significantly

Despite valiant efforts by environmentally-conscious individuals worldwide, both the impacts and costs of global warming are expected to be far more severe than expected according to an assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was released in October this year in South Korea. With the past decade being riddled with an increasing number of forest…

How Individuals, Companies, and Local Government Can Deal with the Effects of Climate Change in a Practical Manner

The effects of global warming and climate change are only just starting to become evident to the greater population. While some leaders are oblivious and in denial about the realities, the rest of us must see what we can do to reduce the progression of environmental damage and adjust to deal with the changes to…

Sir Tim Smit: We enter Era where Nations not matter much

He climbed a 4500 years old tree, mentions that we know something is out of control, and that the secret is the Beatles. In this keynote presentation he speaks about, humans are a part of nature, and not apart from it, and related learnings, insights and wisdoms. Sir Timothy Bartel Smit KBE (born 25 September…

U.S. General talks Challenge of Sea Level Rise, Climate and Security Nexus

In this episode of The Climate and Security Podcast, host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty talks to General Gerald “Gerry” Galloway, USA (Ret) about the delicate relationship between “natural” and “national” security, how lessons and solutions from the Mississippi River Basin can inform the Mekong Delta and vice versa, examples of nation-wide community reliance, solar power for…

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.…