Earthwatch a historic disaster documentary

Extreme weather events and other disasters, and what to do were discussed in the late 50s and 70s, including the consideration of climate change (1958), or more broadly pollution (1972). This short presents a compilation of historic disaster documentary style film footage. Climate Change 1958: The Bell Telephone Science Hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-AXBbuDxRY Your Chance to Live:…

The Sciences of the Anthropocene explained

In this opening lecture of the Environmental Change Institute’s MSc in Environmental Change and Management, Professor Yadvinder Malhi discusses the emerging concept of the Anthropocene. In his lecture he explores the history of the concept, how it is used in disciplines ranging from the Earth system sciences, geology, ecology, social sciences and in the wider…

Rivers of the Sea: Global Ocean Survey Studies #GEOSECS (1975)

Film about GEOSECS, the Geochemical Ocean Sections Study, a global survey of the three-dimensional distribution of chemical, isotopic and radiochemical tracers in the ocean. George Veronis of Yale University speaks about models for ocean layers and circulation in the world ocean, and data gathering by R.V. Melville (SIO) and R.V. Knorr (WHOI). Extensive footage onboard…

James Lovelock speaks Planetary Stewardship 1991

For a historical perspective on climate progress, James Lovelock talked at The University of Kansas, addressing our responsibility in light of global warming, almost 3 decades ago in 1991. This video has been edited with the scope on the science, full release at https://archive.org/details/JAMESLOVELOCKKU Related Earthrise image by NASA https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1249.html Deforestation around the Panama Canal…

Scientist explains Global Warming in 1990

Climate scientist Stephen Schneider talks climate change, in 1990. Dr. Stephen Schneider is one of the most notable and outspoken scientists on the topic of climate change. His moderate and scientific approach to explaining climate change has helped congressmen, journalists, and citizens understand the complex, and often contradictory, issues related to global warming. In this…