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.…

Will We Change? Courage in the Anthropocene

The concluding installment of Dr. Aaron Thierry’s Courage in the Anthropocene series, delivered at the University of Sheffield and hosted by the Carbon Neutral University Network. In this talk, Dr. Thierry takes an innovative look at what prevents change and how fresh thinking could help us deliver a sustainable future. Part 1: http://climatestate.com/2018/10/05/aaron-thierry-explores-the-risks-and-realities-of-climate-change-part-1-must-we-change/ Part 2:…

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…

Climate Change is an Existential Threat to Civilisation

#EnvironmentNaturalResourceSecurity Climate One, Climate Change and the Threat to Civilization with Michael Mann (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WiiP2KTRXg Veerabhadran Ramanathan: Climate change morphing into an existential problem (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmmFwfF8Gig World Economic Forum: Humanity’s most existential risks are getting worse. Here’s a major reason why https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/humanity-s-most-existential-risks-are-getting-worse-heres-why UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Climate change: An ‘existential threat’ to humanity, UN chief…

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,…

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),…

CLIMATE SCIENTIST: We Need Disruptive Change

Excerpt of a May 4th 2018 discussion, Anthropocene Lecture, in Berlin, with Bruno Latour (Philosopher) and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), watch the full talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-n_44M2nLw Bruno Latour https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Latour Hans Joachim Schellnhuber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Joachim_Schellnhuber Film and production: Dusan Solomun Moderated by Bernd M. Scherer Further information https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/anthropocene_lectures/anthropocene_lectures_start.php

We’ve reached a point where we have a crisis, an emergency

David Spratt (Breakthrough Institute), speaks 2014 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology about climate change, myths, and realities. His latest 2018 report “What Lies Beneath” with a foreword by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber can be read here https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au/publications For more visit http://www.climatecodered.org/2018/08/take-unprecedented-action-or-bear.html “We’ve reached a point where we have a crisis, an emergency, but people…

Hothouse Earth Researchers explain Climate Threshold

Earth Could Spiral Into A ‘Hothouse’ State Even If We Reduce CO2 Emissions, Warns New Report https://www.inquisitr.com/5019576/earth-could-spiral-into-a-hothouse-state-even-if-we-reduce-co2-emissions-warns-new-report Read the study paper http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115 The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change) http://climatestate.com/2018/08/08/the-climate-state-of-the-holocene-and-anthropocene-rates-of-change Sources RT: Climate Change academic Professor Katherine Richardson on Paris Agreement surviving Trump’s America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw2JoKRFTjc Channel 4 News: Climate change: How…