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…

High Stakes as International Climate Conference Begins #COP24

A major international climate conference kicked off Sunday in Poland. #COP24 https://www.npr.org/2018/12/03/671243911/high-stakes-as-international-climate-conference-begins At COP24 countries will finalize the Paris Agreement Implementation Guidelines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX1gyNmyCKc Teaser image by Czarek Sokolowski, a power plant near Katowice, Poland, the host city for a major global climate conference that began on Dec. 2, 2018. It is the most important climate…

Solving Extinction, Health & Climate: Central Roles Food & Agriculture

Professor David Tilman (University of Minnesota), a leading expert in the fields of ecology, evolution and resource competition, gives the keynote lecture for the 2018 ONE Network event for staff and graduate students across the University of Oxford. http://www.one.ox.ac.uk/events/one-event-181113.html Video via Environmental Change Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfATHJ54qXw

They talk about our Climate Crisis #WeDontHaveTime

Part of We Don’t Have Time Climate Emergency Plan, streamed November 24, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHeE3Z6SdVg First speaker Ingmar Rentzhog, the second speaker is Per Espen Stoknes https://twitter.com/estoknes Watch the full stream here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHeE3Z6SdVg A crucial discussion about transformation and how to expand the movements for climate action. The first ever Climate Seminar by We Don’t Have…

The Club Of Rome Climate Emergency Plan

The Club of Rome Climate Emergency Plan, a collaborative call for climate action. Read the Club Of Rome Climate Emergency Plan here https://www.clubofrome.org Speaker Anders Wijkman, co-president of the Club of Rome between 2012 and 2018, is chairman of the Swedish Association of Recycling Industries, and member of the Board of the Swedish Development Authority…

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…

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…

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…

Expert talks global warming and what needs to be done

Dr. Ramanathan outlines the current state of climate change, at the Super Pollutant Day conference September 2018. Speakers Dr. Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego David Beckman, President, Pisces Foundation Original release (with panel discussion) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HCLqTgbNk4 Teaser image by University of California…

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…

French President to U.S. Congress: There is No Planet B!

“I believe in building a better future for our children, which requires offering them a planet that is still habitable in 25 years,” he says. Macron is confident that “one day” the U.S. will recommit to the Paris climate agreement. After all, as he says in the address, “there is no Planet B.” https://grist.org/briefly/the-french-president-gave-america-the-climate-change-speech-that-trump-never-will Full…

Why is Great Pacific Garbage Patch Increasing Exponentially?

Plastic within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is ‘increasing exponentially,’ scientists find That’s the title of a new Washington Post article, written by Chris Mooney. He explains, the results of a new study. Seventy nine thousand tons of plastic debris, in the form of 1.8 trillion pieces, now occupy an area three times the size…