Trends and Challenges of Global Transition to Green Economy (November 2016)

Drawing on his expertise as former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Achim Steiner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achim_Steiner Director of the Oxford Martin School, presented the trends and explored challenges of a global transition towards an inclusive green economy (November 2016). Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford ‘Towards a green economy: pathways through politics, culture and…

Now Hiring: The Growth of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs

The solar and wind industries are each creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy, according to a new report. References Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy http://fortune.com/2017/01/27/solar-wind-renewable-jobs/ http://edfclimatecorps.org/sites/edfclimatecorps.org/files/the_growth_of_americas_clean_energy_and_sustainability_jobs.pdf Hansen et al quote http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3761/2016/acp-16-3761-2016.pdf Music by Stock media…

TESLA’s energy independence and climate solution

Elon Musk talks climate and energy solutions, presenting Powerwall 2 and the incredible Solar Roof (October 28, 2016). More https://www.tesla.com/solar and https://www.tesla.com/powerwall Join the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Powerwall 2 is a battery for homes and small businesses that stores the sun’s energy and delivers clean, reliable electricity when the sun isn’t shining. Combine…

Jim Hansen: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions

Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, is a publication in Earth System Dynamics Discussion (4 October, 2016), as it is undergoing peer review. We try to make the science transparent to non-scientists. Read full article http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/2016/10/04/young-peoples-burden Publication link http://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/esd-2016-42 ###Principal Implications### A. Global temperature is already at the level of the Eemian period…

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…

Climate Change, Arctic Security and Methane Risks #3DEdition

Over the past year, the climate risks of methane (CH4) released from natural sources have attracted increasing media attention in scientific and media forums as “the Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet.”

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Jerry Brown urges bold climate action @Democratic National Convention 2016

JULY 27, 2016 | CLIP OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, DAY 3 | Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) spoke about combating global climate change. He criticized Donald Trump for not addressing climate change in his acceptance speech, saying “Trump says global warming is a hoax. I say Trump is a fraud.”

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What One Person Can Do About Climate Change | Ella Lagé | TEDxHamburg

Ella Lagé on “What One Person Can Do About Climate Change” at TEDxHamburg (http://www.tedxhamburg.de) Ella grew up in Germany, Italy, the U.S. and Israel. At 17, she received the Bavarian Environmental Award for significantly lowering the water consumption of her home town. As part of Fossil Free Berlin, she is campaigning for the city of…

Time to Choose (2016 Documentary, selected clips)

Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced – and it is also our greatest opportunity. We have the solutions we need, but we are in a race against the clock to implement them in time. Visit http://www.timetochoose.com/ for more Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson: I made TIME TO CHOOSE because climate change…

Climate action

Climate action describes various efforts to prevent what is considered dangerous climate change. See also: Politics of global warming Agriculture See also: Climate change and agriculture According to the EPA, agricultural soil management practices can lead to production and emission of nitrous oxide (N2O), a major greenhouse gas and air pollutant. Activities that can contribute…

Tesla “Not A Dream”

A surreal land of oil & gas is visited by an unlikely yet welcomed stranger. Director, Story, VFX, Edit, Sound: Freise Brothers Cinematographer: Christian Evans, Freise Brothers Actors: Giles Ashford, S. Hong Music: Diana by ‘Sonic Architect’ Tony Anderson Nikola Tesla Narration: Jonathan David Dixon It is not a dream It is a simple feat…