Jeremy Rifkin – The Third Industrial Revolution

Repost from 2012: Join Jeremy Rifkin as he describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses and millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct business, govern society, educate our children, and engage…

What Exxon Knew

Newly released documents show that scientists at Exxon Oil Corporation conducted research on climate change and the greenhouse effect in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their conclusions were in accord with mainstream scientific groups in academia, NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy, showing that global warming posed a serious problem, with potential “catastrophic…

Call to Earth: An important Message from the World’s Astronauts #COP21

The Association of Space Explorers reached out to their fellow astronauts to pass on a simple message of solidarity, hope and collaboration to combat climate change and reach our political leaders during such a crucial time. Featuring: Germany: Astronaut Ernst Messerschmid, Ph.D – Space Shuttle Japan: Astronaut Soichi Noguchi – Space Shuttle, Soyuz, ISS Astronaut…

Elon Musk talks Climate Change and Carbon Tax

Elon Musk is at Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne to talk about the danger of climate change and his vision of what we can do to help the world transition to a sustainable future. Overview: 03:34. Carbon cycle & temperature rise 08.10. Fossil Fuels Era 10:44. Carbon Tax Q&A 16:18. Importance of climate change 17:35. Effectiveness of…

James Hansen Talks Climate (In)Justice and Governmental (Dis)Honesty #COP21

James Hansen talks at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 1, 2015. Filmed by Paul Beckwith, visit Paul’s website @ http://paulbeckwith.net/ for more climate coverage. Release http://paulbeckwith.net/2015/12/02/james-hansen-talks-climate-change-at-cop21/ Related study papers by Hansen Isolation of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Part I http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20150921_IceMeltPredictions.pdf Predictions Implicit in “Ice Melt” Paper and Global Implications http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20151127_Isolation.pdf Ice Melt,…

Nothing less than a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet

By Christopher Grainger via TheConversation: In the late 1960s a good chunk of the world’s brightest minds and fanciest labs were devoted to one thing: space exploration. When NASA’s funding peaked in 1966 the organisation employed 400,000 people and consumed more than 4% of the US federal budget. Three years later, after less than a decade of serious…

How the benefits of climate action may outweigh the costs

For two economists, the probability of true catastrophe due to human-caused global warming prompted them to write “Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet,” which examines looming dangers and possible solutions. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at how we might weigh the costs and benefits of taking serious action to prevent…