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…

How Climate Change Affects Travel

Climate change is affecting a wide range of industries, from energy and fossil fuels, to agriculture, to insurance. And it’s also greatly affecting the travel and tourism industries. Below are just a few of the ways that climate change is already affecting — and will affect — global travel and tourism: Road Trips We’re experiencing…

Earth Atmosphere Contains 415ppm CO2

Measurements at Mauna Loa by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography recorded 415.50ppm carbon dioxide CO2 concentration in the atmosphere for the first time in millions of years. This includes humans who evolved with around 280ppm. Temperature follows CO2, thus as additional carbon pollution is heating the atmosphere, with about 90% of this extra energy accumulated…

Virtual Climate Change Lecture [CS – Space Alpha]

Demonstration of a virtual climate lecture. Watch the full lecture at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TL_BbAd-s This footage is an early implementation of a climate lecture, for the game Climate State, currently in development with Unreal Engine. For more updates, progress, and infos on the alpha test follow https://www.youtube.com/user/AlphaSpaceDev/videos

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…

Al Gore, David Attenborough and Jacinda Ardern, Safeguarding Our Planet

January 22, 2019, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore talks with Jacinda Ardern, and Sir David Attenborough at the World Economic Forum in Davos, about safeguarding our Planet and what to say to world leaders who don’t believe the climate crisis is real. Visit Voice for the Planet website http://voicefortheplanet.org Source: https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting/sessions/our-planet

The 2018 Special IPCC Report on Climate Risks

Part of the panel discussion at COP24 in Katowice (Poland) December 4, 2018, on climate risks, as part of the IPCC Special Event: Unpacking the new scientific knowledge and key findings in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C. Watch the full panel here https://unfccc-cop24.streamworld.de/webcast/sbsta-ipcc-special-event-unpacking-the-new-scienti Read the summary report here https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps

Polar Vortex: How the Jet Stream and Climate Change Bring on Cold Snaps https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02022018/cold-weather-polar-vortex-jet-stream-explained-global-warming-arctic-ice-climate-change Temperatures are rising much faster in the Arctic than the global average (“Arctic Amplification”). https://twitter.com/ZLabe/status/1086714347399700480 Broward County declares cold weather emergency https://news.google.com/?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of…

Tony Janetos: The 4th US National Climate Assessment

Anthony Janetos talks at the Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, about the 4th US National Climate Assessment, January 19, 2019. Read the report summary here https://nca2018.globalchange.gov National Climate Assessment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Climate_Assessment Watch the full panel recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDjGP-_CXq0

Jim White: The Past and Future of Climate Communication

Jim White (University of Colorado Boulder) talks January 17, 2019 about past and future climate progress, at the Weather and Climate Summit 2019. The talk is titled, “A look back and forward: 30 years of crying in the wildness.” Watch the full live stream recording by StormCenter Communications https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw5SFTJktTM

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,…

How do We react to Rising Temperatures? Human Conflict?

Marshall Burke (Stanford University) discusses the impact of climate change on human behavior with Russ Altman (January 2019). Obscured behind the better-known impacts of climate change are a host of potentially more serious effects global leaders have yet to reckon with. Via Stanford University School of Engineering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0DfR0FEZdU

Jessica Mathews talks about Irreversible Climate Risks (1988)

On June 29th, 1988, the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the threat of global warming. Here the segment of Jessica Mathews’s (World Resource Institute) statement. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/current-drought-global-warming Jessica Mathews https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Mathews Watch from this hearing: