Plan B: They want to Flood the Desert

The idea is “risky, unproven, even unlikely to work,” according to Y Combinator. But if it did work, it could slow climate change. By James Rainey. Imagine flooding a desert half the size of the Sahara. Using 238 trillion gallons of desalinated ocean water to do the job. Creating millions of 1-acre-square micro-reservoirs to grow…

Intro: Extract and Store Carbon Dioxide [CO2] from the Atmosphere

Increasing numbers of scientists and climate policy experts are claiming that carbon removal (also known as negative emissions technologies) is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement goals. How can we assess carbon removal as part of a portfolio response to climate change and as individual technologies or approaches? Moderation by Dr. Simon Nicholson and Dr.…

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…

Transformation: Rockström, are we condemned to a Hothouse Earth?

Mission 2020 and Exponential Roadmap presentation with Johan Rockström and Christiana Figueres at Global Climate Action Summit 2018. Are we condemned to a Hothouse Earth? Speakers Christiana Figueres: Former IPCC, Founding Partner, Global Optimism and Convenor, Mission 2020 Johan Rockström: Professor of Environmental Sciences at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Incoming Director of the Potsdam Institute for…

John McCain: Climate Change Most Critical Issue of our Future (2003)

Senator John McCain introduces legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (January 8, 2003, at Capitol Hill). Witnesses testified about proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions, global climate change, and regulations that would create mandatory limits on all sectors of the economy. https://www.c-span.org/video/?174514-1/global-warming Mr. LIEBERMAN. Mr. President, I rise today to join my friend and colleague,…

Capturing Carbon with Soils

Negative emissions from soil management. Speaker: Pete Smith (May 2018) Pete Smith is the Professor of Soils and Global Change at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK), and is Science Director of the Scottish Climate Change Centre of Expertise (ClimateXChange). Since 1996, he has served as Convening…

Trees and Climate the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Rupert Seidl from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria), gave this talk at the Impacts 2017 conference, titled “Climate impacts on forests: The good, the bad and the ugly.”

For the full lecture with other speakers, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7me1vjWJ60M

Watch the 1st Company to Capture CO2 from Air

Climeworks, the swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025 https://www.carbonbrief.org/swiss-company-hoping-capture-1-global-co2-emissions-2025 Carbon Brief: A plant that captures CO2 directly from the air has just opened in Switzerland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-0zOnULQQ Climeworks – Capturing CO2 from air https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63S0t4k_Glw For more infos visit http://www.climeworks.com Patreon http://patreon.com/Climatestate My GoFundme page https://www.gofundme.com/climatestate Paypal email for donations is…

Kevin Anderson: Delivering on 2 degrees #IPCC #Paris #COP21

As part of the ‘Delivering on 2 degrees’ talks and debate evening organised by the Carbon Neutral University Network, Kevin talks about the Paris Agreement within the background of Climate Science and what is needed to stop global warming at 2C or even 1.5C. Kevin Anderson says that we basically lost the chance to stay…

Regenerating soil holds the key to tackling climate change

The last 14 consecutive months broke the global temperature record. Summer sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean in 2016 hit a new low, with a staggering 260000 square km below the previous record for June, set in 2010. We’re not doing much to stop this trend: according to Professor Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s…

Nigel Roulet: Greenhouse gases and Carbon sinks explained #Methane #CO2 #Forest #3DEdition

Climate change and preserving cold carbon (March 24, 2016) Prof. Nigel Roulet, Department of Geography Support more Climate State coverage: Paypal email: donate@ClimateState.com Patreon https://www.patreon.com/ClimateState Synopsis The countries participating in COP21 in Paris, December 2015 agreed to take steps to emissions so that the global mean annual temperature increase would not be more than 2ºC…

Alan Robock: We need to move ahead aggressively with the grid and battery technology

Climate scientist Alan Robock, studies nuclear winter, volcanic eruptions and climate, geoengineering, and global warming.http://envsci.rutgers.edu/~robock ClimateState staff interviewed Alan to give us a snapshot of the current state on these topics. There is enough Sun and wind to power the planet Robert Bristow: Do you agree that increased nuclear power generating facilities are required, and should be…