Oil Wars, Fossil Fuel Subsidies and the Global Climate Crisis

An oil war is a conflict about petroleum resources, or their transportation, consumption, or regulation. The term may also refer generally to any conflict in a region that contains oil reserves or is geographically positioned in a location where an entity has or may wish to develop production or transportation infrastructure for petroleum products. Historically,…

How Trump’s Coupe to get Venezuela Oil may cost him the Presidency

It comes to no surprise that Donald Trump’s plan always was to adhere the agenda of drill baby drill. Now, with the ongoing Coup d’état in Venezuela by a Trump loyal puppet people may wonder why the Trump Administration is so cheerful of it. Simply put, it is about Venezuela’s oil reserves – the largest…

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

Does Climate Change affect Conflict?

Climate & Migration Coalition provides a perspective on the current literature about climate change and the spectrum of conflicts. #ClimateSecurity What do we know about the links between climate change and conflict? Will life on a hotter planet be on with more armed violence? This webinar explores the existing evidence connecting climate change with conflict.…

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…

Sea Level Rise, Migration, Security and War

Cornell University – 2017 Climate Change Seminar by Prof. Charles Geisler (Development Sociology). Recorded at Cornell University – February 12, 2018, part of Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge seminar series. More info http://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/events/ClimateChangeSem.php Related Sampling bias in climate–conflict research https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0068-2

James Hansen outlines Climate Research in 2005

Climate change and national security panel discussion from the World Affairs Council on May 3, 2005. Then NASA chief James Hansen outlined the state of global climate change research. In late 2005, however, Dr. Hansen’s ability to voice his concerns about global warming was severely compromised by NASA public affairs officials. After he called on…

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:…

How the U.S. and Russia teamed up on Climate Change

After the Cold War, climate change was the driving force behind unusual political cooperation between secret services in the United States and in Russia. This documentary tells of unknown research projects, but also of surprising friendships. http://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-the-warning/av-42269458

Are the worst climate outcomes unavoidable? Are we doomed?

At the AGU Fall Meeting 2017, Michael Mann explained why the narrative of certain doom of mankind is equal to denial, and that our actions today make a difference to what we can expect with future warming. Watch the entire panel discussion at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i2k2tpbfVk Conversation Earth content with Guy McPherson http://www.conversationearth.org/near-term-human-extinction-guy-mcpherson-218 SUPPORT CLIMATE STATE ●…

Fiji moves 40 villages Inland in light of Rising Seas

Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji’s attorney general said. http://news.trust.org/item/20171117103442-72wi4 Glacier calving footage by rqmondo Teaser image https://pixabay.com/en/beach-woman-sea-swing-blue-coast-2858720 Sound effects http://TrailerMusicAcademy.com