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

Tesla’s Gamechanger Truck (500 Miles fully loaded)

The truck has a 500-mile range on one charge even if it’s fully loaded at a gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds. It also comes with a million-mile guarantee on its powertrain. Musk said it will be able to maintain a speed of 65 mph while going up a 5 percent grade. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/17/564777998/tesla-unveils-its-electric-semi-truck-and-adds-a-roadster Music by…

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…

Rockström: Earth System in 2050 – Carbon Law


Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden speaks about sustainable development goals. This talk is part of the Impacts World 2017 conference, more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wICG8eTcchM Rockström at https://twitter.com/jrockstrom

Title: World Development within a Resilient and Stable Earth system – Only Path to the SDGs

Trees and Climate the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Rupert Seidl from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria), gave this talk at the Impacts 2017 conference, titled “Climate impacts on forests: The good, the bad and the ugly.”

For the full lecture with other speakers, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7me1vjWJ60M

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…