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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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?

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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…

Heat wave, air pollution, mortality, and adaptation, a quick look

While summer currently gears up, during exceptional continued record global warming, temperatures are set to reach the highest so far this summer in many parts of the northern hemisphere – within the next few day’s (Germany, U.S. etc). Here we look at the past 2003 heat wave and what attributed to excess deaths during that extensive heat period…

Time to Choose (2016 Documentary, selected clips)

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Another deluge hits frontpage news, this time in Germany

The SPIEGEL is currently covering what is called a Natural Disaster, official eyewitnesses from the natural disaster response describe the flash flood event as unprecedented. Here is some footage, via SPIEGEL, and context in German. Read more coverage from SPIEGEL, of the flood in Germany: Braunsbach nach dem Unwetter: “Chaos, einfach Chaos” Unprecedented, the new norm…