Expert asks, can we control the climate crisis in time?

Stefan Rahmstorf speaks at the 2017 Bonn climate conference, explaining the basics of global climate change, and outlines our current emissions pathway – asking if we can control the climate crisis. The talk is titled Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash?

Stefan Rahmstorf’s homepage http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~stefan

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…

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…

David Attenborough on Climate Facts & Blue Planet Two #Oceans #Plastics

“All we have to do is keep declaring the facts as we see the facts, and producing the evidence whenever we can” – David Attenborough. Read the full article on climate change, optimism and Blue Planet Two at https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/09/25/david-attenborough-climate-change-science-storytelling-blue-planet-ii “Sir David Attenborough may be 91, but he is a busy 91. As we set up…

The Future of Finland #Energy #Welfare #Forests

The science documentary ‘The future of Finland’ aims to discover what skills will be crucial for Finland in the following decades. The first three episodes of the programme talk about forestry: about new uses for wood pulp, about renewable energy and the welfare effects of wood. https://www.smy.fi/en/artikkeli/science-documentary-shows-the-future-of-finland-to-lie-in-the-forest Release via https://vimeo.com/141634352 The Future of Finland: The…

Pope says humanity will ‘go down’


Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-irma-pope-climatechange/pope-says-humanity-will-go-down-if-it-does-not-address-climate-change-idUSKCN1BM1M4

Remembering Helmut Kohl’s Call for Climate Action (1995)

Today Helmut Kohl died, aged 87, he was chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998, and responsible to reunite Germany’s eastern and western parts. Back in 1995 he called for CO2 reductions, at a United Nations conference. Related Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited Germany, Dies at 87 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/world/europe/helmut-kohl-german-chancellor-dead.html German: Der schwarze Riese http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/zum-tode-helmut-kohls-der-schwarze-riese-a-1152559.html Release via…

Media, Political Leaders React to U.S. Paris Climate Exit

A compilation of recent responses to Donald Trump’s announcement from June 1, 2017, to exit the Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations.

Woodrow Wilson Center

FOX and CNN via

Emmanuel Macron

Secular Talk

ABC News

Aljazeera
http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/eu-and-china-agree-on-joint-climate-change-action/5458479676001

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Globe heaps scorn on Trump for Paris exit
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/336176-globe-heaps-scorn-on-trump-for-paris-exit