Jared Diamond Warns of Interconnected Issues, not addressed could spell Global Collapse

Intelligencer’s David Wallace-Wells discussed the new book Upheaval, by author Jared Diamond known for his works The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005); and The World Until Yesterday (2012). Jared Diamond said, “Today, the risk that we’re facing is not of societies collapsing one by one, but because of globalization, the risk we are facing…

Climate Leaders talk at Davos World Economic Forum

Panel discussion on climate leadership at the World Economic Forum, January 24, 2019. Speakers Andy Serwer (Editor in Chief Yahoo Finance) Mark Rutte (Prime Minister of the Netherlands) Christian Mumenthaler (CEO Swiss Re) Feike Sybesma (CEO Royal DSM) Rachel Kyte (UN Sustainable Energy) Ma Jun (Chairman China Green Finance) According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel…

Extreme Weather + Lack of Climate Action top Davos Global Risks Report 2019

The world is facing the increased risk of political confrontations between major powers, which is hindering solutions to challenges like climate change, according to the The WEF report, called the Global Risks Report 2019. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/16/davos-founders-warn-of-rising-tension-between-the-worlds-superpowers.html Read the report https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2019 Speakers: Aengus Collins, Head of Global Risks and Geopolitical Agenda Alison Martin, Group Chief Risk Officer,…

Tim Rumage: The Transition from Fossil Energy to Solar Power

Tim Rumage (Coordinator Environmental Studies), speaks at the Sustainable Communities Workshop November 29, 2018, the talk is titled, “The Shrinking Timeline for Global Warming.” Source Sarasota County Government (Official) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWYl3o3bWgg

Robert Costanza, Wellbeing Economy needs to be Primary Goal

Robert Costanza (Australian National University), speaks about planetary boundaries and ecological economy at the Club of Rome 50th Anniversary Meeting in Rome, October 2018. Watch the full panel via https://www.facebook.com/clubofrome/videos/1885081848213161/ and https://50thclubofrome.com Parts of the talks slides can be viewed here in more detail http://www.idakub.com/academics/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2016_Costanza_SDGs-EcoEco.pdf and at http://www.robertcostanza.com/research-projects/ Modelling and measuring sustainable wellbeing in connection…

Johan Rockström: Potential irreversible Planet thresholds for a disastrous Future

Johan Rockström (Stockholm Resilience Centre), talks about planetary boundaries and tipping points, “Living in the Anthropocene”, at the Club of Rome 50th Anniversary Meeting in Rome, October 2018. https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/in-short/new-report-updates-201climits-of-growth201d-pik-experts-speak-at-club-of-rome-anniversary-conference And briefly outlines the report, “Transformation is feasible – How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries” https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-10-17-a-smarter-scenario.html Source https://www.facebook.com/clubofrome/videos/321777088377685/ and https://50thclubofrome.com Johan Rockström…

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…

U.S. General talks Challenge of Sea Level Rise, Climate and Security Nexus

In this episode of The Climate and Security Podcast, host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty talks to General Gerald “Gerry” Galloway, USA (Ret) about the delicate relationship between “natural” and “national” security, how lessons and solutions from the Mississippi River Basin can inform the Mekong Delta and vice versa, examples of nation-wide community reliance, solar power for…

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…