The 1984 Climate Change Documentary

During the late 1970s it became increasingly clear that the planet was warming, culminating in the landmark Charney report, published in 1979, The Charney Report: 40 years ago, scientists accurately predicted climate change https://phys.org/news/2019-07-charney-years-scientists-accurately-climate.html Topics discussed include, the scientific consensus, weather patterns, sea level rise, adaptation, climate actions, or the greenhouse effect. This 1984 documentary…

The 1988 Climate & Environmental Song ‘If a Tree Falls’ by Bruce Cockburn

Music video by Bruce Cockburn performing If A Tree Falls. “If a Tree Falls,” part of the 1988 published album Big Circumstance, is among one of Cockburn’s best-known songs—decrying the deforestation of the Amazon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cockburn Bruce Cockburn If a Tree Falls 1988 Climate Music Video Music video by Bruce Cockburn performing If A Tree Falls, part of…

Global Warming is Accelerating

Back in 1982, Exxon’s environmental affairs office circulated an internal report to Exxon’s management which said that the consequences of climate change could be catastrophic, and that a significant reduction in fossil fuel consumption would be necessary to curtail future climate change. It also said that “there is concern among some scientific groups that once…

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:

Daniel L. Albritton (NOAA) explains 1988 the Greenhouse Effect

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 Daniel L. Albritton’s (Director Aeronomy Laboratory NOAA) statement. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/current-drought-global-warming D. L. Albritton’s research https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/76163582_D_L_Albritton Watch from this hearing

The Incredible Track Record of Early Climate Models

Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress that the age of climate change had arrived. The Incredible Track Record of Early Climate Models The Incredible Track Record of Early Climate Models Sources Ashley Byrne interviews Jim Hansen for DW (published August 24, 2018) https://www.dw.com/en/worldlink-meet-mr-climate-change/av-45197919 Hansen et al 1981 https://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ha04600x.html Hansen et al…

Roger Revelle’s 1980 Discussion of CO2 and Climate Risks

Roger Revelle, is a pioneering researcher in the study of the human influence on the atmosphere, carbon cycle and climate https://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/roger-revelles-1980-discussion-of-co2-and-climate-risks In 1980, then director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Revelle gave the talk “The Role of the Oceans in Earth’s Climate and Carbon Budget” at Lawrence Livermore National Labs. He gives a great overview…

Carl Sagan, Al Gore in 1985 +2m SLR +5°C by 2100 Manabe, MacDonald, Cicerone, Abrahamson

Carl Sagan, Al Gore in 1985 +2m SLR +5°C by 2100 Manabe, MacDonald, Cicerone, Abrahamson December 10, 1985 – A group of senators and scientists today called for national and international action to avert a predicted warming of the earth’s climate resulting from a buildup of carbon dioxide and other man-made gases in the atmosphere.…

The Strong Climate and Environmental Message from Bush 1988

On August 31, 1988, George H. W. Bush gave a progressive campaign speech on the environment, touching on many issues present still. After becoming the 41st President he appointed the first environmentalist, William Reilly ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_K._Reilly ), to head the EPA. Environmental policy of the United States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_policy_of_the_United_States#The_George_H._W._Bush_Administration_.281989.E2.80.931993.29 Reagan, Bush 41 memos reveal sharp contrast…

George HW Bush’s 1988 Environmental Speech

On August 31, 1988, George H. W. Bush gave a progressive campaign speech on the environment, touching on many issues present still today. After becoming the 41st President he appointed the first environmentalist, William Reilly ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_K._Reilly ), to head the EPA. However, in 1992 he refused to sign the international biodiversity treaty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_Biological_Diversity and…