Insect Armageddon, 75 percent decline in Germany

Scientists warn that insects could be facing “Armageddon” after a new study found that more than 75 percent of the insect population in Germany has declined in the last two decades. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/scientists-warn-insect-armageddon-after-dramatic-drop-populations-n812401 More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809 Music composed by Piotr Wojtowicz aka…

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

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Ice Apocalypse


Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. Based on an article written by Eric Holthaus. Read the full story https://grist.org/article/antarctica-doomsday-glaciers-could-flood-coastal-cities

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Communicate Health Issues

Film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at the COP23 UN climate conference on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Schwarzenegger held a keynote at a COP23 Presidency event on health and climate called “Health Actions for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement”. He underlined the importance of also speaking to the health issues related…

More Droughts and Floods than previously Known. Effects.

Richard Damania, Lead Economist of Water Global Practice, The World Bank speaks at keynote event October 2017. What are the effects of droughts and floods on firms, farms and families? They are more significant and numerous than previously known. New data reveals how increasingly erratic rainfall, poorly managed water supplies, and deepening water deficits can…

Why forests *really* matter for climate change


Forest conservation has long been seen as a way of mitigating climate change, but across the world, natural landscapes are increasingly threatened by industrial development and urbanisation. According to the organisation Redd+, deforestation primarily in the tropical regions contributes a remarkable 10% of annual global CO2 emissions. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/11/14/forests-matter-climate-change-cop23

Super Flash Flood Hits Greece (Footage Compilation)

At least 15 people are dead and a dozen injured after overnight downpours caused sudden and catastrophic flooding in cities outside Athens, according to Reuters. In western cities like Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, citizens lost homes, cars and businesses. Forecasters expect more rain tonight. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/16/564576504/deadly-floods-devastate-western-greek-cities Part of the footage via Understanding Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTSzYz54q9g…

What’s Happening to the Greenland Ice Sheet? (October 2017)

The Greenland ice sheet is one of the largest contributors to global sea level rise, and if completely melted, could add ~7 meters to sea level. In recent years, the imbalance of the ice sheet has increased with warmer atmospheric conditions. In this talk, Visiting Assistant Professor Samiah Moustafa describes the field’s current knowledge on…

The Era of Megafires

Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist, USDA-Forest Service talks at Restoring the West Conference 2017. Context: More than a century of forest and fire management of Inland Pacific landscapes has transformed their successional and disturbance dynamics. Regional connectivity of many terrestrial and aquatic habitats is fragmented, flows of some ecological and physical processes have been altered…

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…