Ecological Armageddon! Insects Vanish All over the World

‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss! By Ben Guarino from The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/10/15/hyperalarming-study-shows-massive-insect-loss Climate-driven declines in arthropod abundance restructure a rainforest food web http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/10/09/1722477115 Musc and Sound effects by Epic Stock Media http://epicstockmedia.com Teaser image https://pixabay.com/en/hummel-bombus-eye-insect-bee-1353423 Narrator Cormac Bren https://www.fiverr.com/cormacbren Further reading Professor Timothy Schowalter – Bugs are Friends: Taking an Ecosystem View on…

Most Powerful Person on Earth Doesn’t Believe in Science

Become a Patreon supporter http://patreon.com/ClimateState Donations are welcome http://paypal.com/donate/?token=FRqcp36yWhRZ0t9TczYw5ELNQBdK80nd-keYauXtiSjhTW6A-4gC72J5xaLFGpb5XWeW50&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB Sources Trump Says Disqualifying Stupid Stuff About Climate Science: ‘It’ll Change Back’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf8pHlnF52A CNN Trump on climate change: ‘Man-made or not, I mean, there’s something there’ https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/15/politics/trump-climate-change/index.html Trailer 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFXGrTng0gQ VP Mike Pence: “As the president has said, the climate is changing but what the causes…

Will We Change? Courage in the Anthropocene

The concluding installment of Dr. Aaron Thierry’s Courage in the Anthropocene series, delivered at the University of Sheffield and hosted by the Carbon Neutral University Network. In this talk, Dr. Thierry takes an innovative look at what prevents change and how fresh thinking could help us deliver a sustainable future. Part 1: http://climatestate.com/2018/10/05/aaron-thierry-explores-the-risks-and-realities-of-climate-change-part-1-must-we-change/ Part 2:…

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…

Climate Change is an Existential Threat to Civilisation

#EnvironmentNaturalResourceSecurity Climate One, Climate Change and the Threat to Civilization with Michael Mann (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WiiP2KTRXg Veerabhadran Ramanathan: Climate change morphing into an existential problem (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmmFwfF8Gig World Economic Forum: Humanity’s most existential risks are getting worse. Here’s a major reason why https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/humanity-s-most-existential-risks-are-getting-worse-heres-why UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Climate change: An ‘existential threat’ to humanity, UN chief…

The Incredible Track Record of Early Climate Models

Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that the age of climate change had arrived. Sources Ashley Byrne interviews Jim Hansen for DW (published August 24, 2018) https://www.dw.com/en/worldlink-meet-mr-climate-change/av-45197919 Hansen et al 1981 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha04600x.html Hansen et al 1988 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha02700w.html From the Archives, 1988: Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/climate/2015-paris-climate-talks/from-the-archives-1988-global-warming-has-begun-expert-tells-senate STUDY FINDS…

John McCain: Climate Change Most Critical Issue of our Future (2003)

Senator John McCain introduces legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (January 8, 2003, at Capitol Hill). Witnesses testified about proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions, global climate change, and regulations that would create mandatory limits on all sectors of the economy. https://www.c-span.org/video/?174514-1/global-warming Mr. LIEBERMAN. Mr. President, I rise today to join my friend and colleague,…

The Coming Disruption of the Carbon Bubble

In order to avert the most serious climate scenarios, governments and people around the world need to phase out fossil fuel emissions, coal, gas, and switch to clean energy and electric transportation. This video presents some recent discussions and fundamental obstacles. Speakers include Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Climate Impact Research),…

CLIMATE SCIENTIST: We Need Disruptive Change

Excerpt of a May 4th 2018 discussion, Anthropocene Lecture, in Berlin, with Bruno Latour (Philosopher) and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), watch the full talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-n_44M2nLw Bruno Latour https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Latour Hans Joachim Schellnhuber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Joachim_Schellnhuber Film and production: Dusan Solomun Moderated by Bernd M. Scherer Further information https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/anthropocene_lectures/anthropocene_lectures_start.php

Sea Level Rise is a Hockey Stick

Larry Goldzband (Bay Area Conservation), Jim White (INSTAAR), Tiffany Troxler (Florida International University), and citizen scientists discuss sea level rise today and for the future. We’re planning for 4-7 feet (+2 meters) of sea level rise by the end of the century, which is about twice as much as was projected just some years ago.…