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:

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…

NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2018

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2018 – Tracking recent environmental changes, with 14 essays prepared by an international team of 81 scientists from 12 different countries and an independent peer-review organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Arctic Council. See https://www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card Release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XntO9a-NpeM

Expert explains Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching

Prof Terry Hughes is the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Townsville. He was awarded the 2018 John Maddox Prize for his “courageous efforts in communicating research evidence on coral reef bleaching to the public”. He has also been awarded the Darwin Medal…

Hugh Montgomery: Are Humans Like a Virus on Planet Earth?

The EPA, as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action, hosted a public lecture on health and climate change presented by Prof. Hugh Montgomery. The EPA’s Climate Change lecture series has been running since late 2007, bringing a range of Irish and international speakers to The Mansion House in Dublin to update Irish audiences…

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…

CO2 May Make Earth +10-15ºC Hotter, Like Early Paleogene

A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period – 56-48 million years ago. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/july/co2-levels-paleogene-period.html Read The Atlantic article here: They were strange days…

The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change)

Supplemental of Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber PNAS August 6, 2018. 201810141;…

Tracking Global Carbon Cycle CO2 Emissions from Space

A Tale of Three Continents: Record carbon dioxide growth during the 2015 El Niño, presented by Kevin Bowman (NASA). Originally presented at the Fall AGU 2017 conference on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Release via NASA Scientific Visualization Studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICL9MZHCPw4 Carbon cycle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle #NASA #CarbonCycle #ElNino