Mass Extinction: Let’s Not

Published on Sep 28, 2013: “Last Hours” is the first […]

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January 10, 2014

Published on Sep 28, 2013: “Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster. Each subsequent film will highlight fact-based challenges facing the human race, and offer solutions to ameliorate these crises. The initial short film series will culminate in a feature film to be presented prior to COP21, the 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

An asset for the climate change movement, “Last Hours” will be disseminated globally to awaken modern culture worldwide about the various dangers associated with climate change.

“Last Hours” describes a science-based climate scenario where a tipping point to runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen methane. Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, has already started to percolate into the open seas and atmosphere from methane hydrate deposits beneath melting arctic ice, from the warming northern-hemisphere tundra, and from worldwide continental-shelf undersea methane clathrate pools.

Burning fossil fuels release carbon that, principally through greenhouse effect, heat the atmosphere and the seas. This is happening most rapidly at the polar extremes, and this heating has already begun the process of releasing methane. If we do not begin to significantly curtail the use of carbon-based fossil fuels, this freed methane threatens to radically accelerate the speed of global warming, potentially producing a disaster beyond the ability of the human species to adapt.

This first video is designed to awaken people to the fact that the earth has experienced five major extinctions in the deep geologic past — times when more than half of all life on earth vanished — and that we are now entering a sixth extinction. Industrial civilization with its production of greenhouse gases has the ability to trigger a mass extinction; in the extreme, it could threaten not just human civilization, but the very existence of human life on this planet.

The world community and global citizens urgently need to chart a path forward that greatly reduces green house gas emissions. To take action and follow the pathway to solutions to the climate crisis, you can explore this website and you can also sign-up for future updates. Thank you.

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“Last Hours” is presented and narrated by Thom Hartmann and directed by Leila Conners. Executive Producers are George DiCaprio and Earl Katz. Last Hours is produced by Mathew Schmid of Tree Media Foundation, and was written by Thom Hartmann, Sam Sacks, and Leila Conners. Music is composed and performed by Francesco Lupica.

Peter Sinclair notes: Thom Hartmann has produced a pretty scary, but rather accurate, piece here.

I’ve been thinking about the fine line between creating a sense of urgency vs a sense of hopelessness. There a natural urge among some folks to cut right to the “hopeless” phase, without actually wanting to do something about the problem.

There’s a lot of internet chatter about imminent doom for human civilization.  And yes, I’m talking about you, Guy MacPherson.
This is, first of all, incorrect. Secondly, not helpful.
Even the worst case scenarios in the fossil record played out over millennia, and  the experts I’ve talked to are pretty clear that no one, or at least very few, are expecting any kind of catastrophic single event in the coming few decades.
Important to remember that projected climate change impacts are a bell curve, as Stephen Schneider used to say, with “good for you” at one end, and “end of the world” on the other.  Both those extremes are the most unlikely scenarios – but there’s a whole lot of that curve on this side of “end of the world” that we would still very much not like to see happen.

Planet Earth is going to take a hit in the coming century. It falls mainly to the generation of human beings currently alive to decide if that’s going to be a 5 percent hit, a 50 percent hit, or a 90 percent hit. URL

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119 Comments

  1. Vaughn Haynes October 9, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Interesting. kinda frightening if correct

  2. Holly Gettys October 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Have we struck the match & ignited the inferno? Do we have time to
    mitigate and correct our course?

  3. Youssef Bahammi October 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Science is science.
    Last Hours

  4. Fritz Kreiss October 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    ‘ “Last Hours” describes a science-based climate scenario where a tipping
    point to runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen
    methane. Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, has already started to
    percolate into the open seas and atmosphere from methane hydrate deposits
    beneath melting arctic ice, from the warming northern-hemisphere tundra,
    and from worldwide continental-shelf undersea methane clathrate pools.

    Burning fossil fuels release carbon that, principally through greenhouse
    effect, heat the atmosphere and the seas. This is happening most rapidly at
    the polar extremes, and this heating has already begun the process of
    releasing methane. If we do not begin to significantly curtail the use of
    carbon-based fossil fuels, this freed methane threatens to radically
    accelerate the speed of global warming, potentially producing a disaster
    beyond the ability of the human species to adapt.

    This first video is designed to awaken people to the fact that the earth
    has experienced five major extinctions in the deep geologic past — times
    when more than half of all life on earth vanished — and that we are now
    entering a sixth extinction. Industrial civilization with its production of
    greenhouse gases has the ability to trigger a mass extinction; in the
    extreme, it could threaten not just human civilization, but the very
    existence of human life on this planet. ‘

  5. Dorr Asset Management October 10, 2013 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    We cannot ignore the overwhelming evidence that shows we impacting our
    environment in negative ways. http://ow.ly/pHuTd

  6. Lone Wolf October 11, 2013 at 4:24 am - Reply
  7. Brad Schrunk October 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Have another beer please. Can’t understand a foolish believe system as
    that. I suppose the world is flat and we are tortured by witches. Please
    use your brain.

  8. necowboy October 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    It goes on constantly. Isn’t that great! We are amazingly adaptive.

  9. RancheroBFT October 14, 2013 at 2:41 am - Reply

    You don’t need a degree to figure out that we’re being lied to about
    Climate Change. And even if Climate Change was nearly as dramatic as it is
    being presented all the time, it certainly gives no one the right to impose
    regulation on me based on this or tax the shit outta me to make me a good
    climate slave. If you’re female, please realize that it is thanks to
    industrialization, that you are not being oppressed and treated as equal.
    So if anything you should root for more industrialization.

  10. hyhhy October 14, 2013 at 11:50 am - Reply

    “So why should we risk these catastrophic events?” Because the power
    released by burning fossil fuels, the economic activity whose side effect
    is deforestation, etc., is very USEFUL to many people and institutions.

  11. 33Crazydude October 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    It doesn’t appear our kids are going to have a pleasant future if we carry
    on with our continued path of ecological destruction. You don’t have to
    agree with everything in this documentary, but if we keep ignoring the
    scientists and carry on, I worry about the long term consequences.

  12. TheShockmister October 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Bull Shit.

  13. John Tripp October 15, 2013 at 5:13 am - Reply

    An energy revolution is coming, you can make millions from the shift to
    clean energy. Stop denying on get on board now while you can. In ten years,
    clean energy will be what google is to the internet. It’s going to happen
    with or without you.

  14. John Tripp October 15, 2013 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Google drunken trees. Then report back to head quarters.

  15. Bjarki2330 October 15, 2013 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Also, a fun fact: The Ice Age isn’t even fully over, and life will
    adapt…unless something fucked up happens, which is highly unlikely.

  16. atvinnumadur October 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    how the hell do they know how many times this has happened? and when its
    what? 450 million years ago…

  17. TLCTugger October 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    ^^ life will adapt ^^ How insane! Do you know what adaptation means? It
    means death for those specimens not adatped. It’s simple. We could usher an
    age of misery or we could take simple steps to reduce our impact on ecology
    and biodiversity. It starts with smaller family size. EVERY habitat problem
    has a number of humans as a factor.

  18. KidTwisted78 October 16, 2013 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Damn … I was hoping the human race would die out a lot sooner than this
    is predicting. The world is filling up so quickly with ignorant, self
    absorbed fucktards that the sooner it happens the better in my opinion :)

  19. MrCoffeeFiend October 18, 2013 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Go read a book.

  20. Brad Neustaedter October 18, 2013 at 8:32 am - Reply

    And before I go to bed, some cheerful news.

    Also, a handy website that summarizes our situation:

    http://planetextinction.com/

  21. Permafry42 October 19, 2013 at 6:27 am - Reply

    I believe in climate change, but people have used that particular argument,
    the ontological argument, to justify so many things, including cults and
    dictatorships.

  22. John Kellden October 22, 2013 at 7:08 am - Reply

    *”**+Last Hours**”* is the first in a series of short films that explore
    the perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster.
    (10 mins) lasthours.org

  23. Nicodin Bogdan October 22, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

    “Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the
    perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster. Each
    subsequent film will highlight fact-based challenges facing the human race,
    and offer solutions to ameliorate these crises. The initial short film
    series will culminate in a feature film to be presented prior to COP21, the
    2015 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

    An asset for the climate change movement, “Last Hours” will be disseminated
    globally to awaken modern culture worldwide about the various dangers
    associated with climate change.

    “Last Hours” describes a science-based climate scenario where a tipping
    point to runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen
    methane. Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, has already started to
    percolate into the open seas and atmosphere from methane hydrate deposits
    beneath melting arctic ice, from the warming northern-hemisphere tundra,
    and from worldwide continental-shelf undersea methane clathrate pools.

    Burning fossil fuels release carbon that, principally through greenhouse
    effect, heat the atmosphere and the seas. This is happening most rapidly at
    the polar extremes, and this heating has already begun the process of
    releasing methane. If we do not begin to significantly curtail the use of
    carbon-based fossil fuels, this freed methane threatens to radically
    accelerate the speed of global warming, potentially producing a disaster
    beyond the ability of the human species to adapt.

    This first video is designed to awaken people to the fact that the earth
    has experienced five major extinctions in the deep geologic past — times
    when more than half of all life on earth vanished — and that we are now
    entering a sixth extinction. Industrial civilization with its production of
    greenhouse gases has the ability to trigger a mass extinction; in the
    extreme, it could threaten not just human civilization, but the very
    existence of human life on this planet.

    The world community and global citizens urgently need to chart a path
    forward that greatly reduces green house gas emissions.

    “Last Hours” is presented and narrated by Thom Hartmann and directed by
    Leila Conners. Executive Producers are George DiCaprio and Earl Katz. Last
    Hours is produced by Mathew Schmid of Tree Media Foundation, and was
    written by Thom Hartmann, Sam Sacks, and Leila Conners. Music is composed
    and performed by Francesco Lupica.

    http://lasthours.org/

    Last Hours

  24. Dan Wright October 22, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    “Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the
    perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster. Each
    subsequent film will highlight fact-based challenges facing the human race,
    and offer solutions to ameliorate these crises. The initial short film
    series will culminate in a feature film to be presented prior to COP21, the
    2015 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

    An asset for the climate change movement, “Last Hours” will be disseminated
    globally to awaken modern culture worldwide about the various dangers
    associated with climate change.

    “Last Hours” describes a science-based climate scenario where a tipping
    point to runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen
    methane. Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, has already started to
    percolate into the open seas and atmosphere from methane hydrate deposits
    beneath melting arctic ice, from the warming northern-hemisphere tundra,
    and from worldwide continental-shelf undersea methane clathrate pools.

    Burning fossil fuels release carbon that, principally through greenhouse
    effect, heat the atmosphere and the seas. This is happening most rapidly at
    the polar extremes, and this heating has already begun the process of
    releasing methane. If we do not begin to significantly curtail the use of
    carbon-based fossil fuels, this freed methane threatens to radically
    accelerate the speed of global warming, potentially producing a disaster
    beyond the ability of the human species to adapt.

    This first video is designed to awaken people to the fact that the earth
    has experienced five major extinctions in the deep geologic past — times
    when more than half of all life on earth vanished — and that we are now
    entering a sixth extinction. Industrial civilization with its production of
    greenhouse gases has the ability to trigger a mass extinction; in the
    extreme, it could threaten not just human civilization, but the very
    existence of human life on this planet.

    The world community and global citizens urgently need to chart a path
    forward that greatly reduces green house gas emissions.

    “Last Hours” is presented and narrated by Thom Hartmann and directed by
    Leila Conners. Executive Producers are George DiCaprio and Earl Katz. Last
    Hours is produced by Mathew Schmid of Tree Media Foundation, and was
    written by Thom Hartmann, Sam Sacks, and Leila Conners. Music is composed
    and performed by Francesco Lupica.

    http://lasthours.org/

    Last Hours

  25. Mike Knowles October 22, 2013 at 10:50 am - Reply

    *”**+Last Hours**”* is the first in a series of short films that explore
    the perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster.
    (10 mins) lasthours.org

  26. graham mewburn October 23, 2013 at 9:04 am - Reply

    LAST HOURS
    .
    A thought provoking documentary
    Last Hours

  27. MrLibertad78 October 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Even propaganda on global warming. =_= All of our solar system and planet
    have warmed, the sun is the cause, so if you want to cool the earth, you
    need to cool the sun. this works per cycle, everything is natural, but when
    man decides to play with the ignorance of others, he sees a good way to
    make money by taxing the sheep, claiming that it is our fault. Not only is
    the warming has ceased from 15 years, but we begin the cycle of cooling, it
    is urgent to tax you, before you notice the scam. :P

  28. MrLibertad78 October 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Of course, I have no calls people to pollute, but we must open our eyes
    and not be manipulated by governments, in French, the word “gouvernement”
    comes from two separate words, “gouverner” (govern) and “mentir” (lie), the
    words still have meaning :D

  29. acomputer121 October 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Many? Evidence please.

  30. MrLibertad78 October 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    you must search a bit, I have articles and interviews with climatologists
    French, but in English, it is more complicated, as I said, propaganda comes
    from the United States, then it does not help not, but as I see some people
    here prefer to note my comments in spam, it is simpler to believe
    everything we say, continue to believe, as September 11, 2001. traduisez
    cette interview, ce sera un bon début. h t t p : / / w w w . pensee-unique
    . fr/leroux.pdf

  31. Ceejae Devine October 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Think you can’t DO ANYTHING to help the ENVIRONMENT?

    You can > VOTE for Democrats. Recycle. Stop buying stuff you don’t need.
    Travel less. Eat organic food.

    I am astounded we have to keep talking about some of this. Like recycling.
    I see so many recyclables in my local garbage. What has happened? Why isn’t
    everyone recycling everything or taking their own cups etc. to events? &
    the only way we are going to get the green energy changes our world needs
    is by policy change.

    Everyone oohs and ahhs when they see the beauty of our world, but then it
    seems like brains switch off when people have to DO anything to help it.
    THE PLANET NEEDS OUR HELP NOW.

    IMPORTANT > Last Hours Video by Thom Hartmann

  32. acomputer121 October 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    It is indisputable that CO2 rises and temperature rises are linked, its
    happen before in the history of our planet, with no human action, take the
    Permian mass extinction for example. The question isn’t whether CO2 causes
    warming, its whether or not we’re the ones doing it, and, if you look at
    the CO2 levels in the atmosphere, and see when they started rapidly rising,
    you’ll notice it happened right around the time of the industrial
    revolution.

  33. acomputer121 October 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    And, even if our contribution to the global temperature increases is
    minimal, shouldn’t we be doing all we can to keep them as low as possible?
    Not just for some hippy “safe the planet” type deal, but for our own sakes,
    for our children’s sakes, for our grandchildren, and all the future
    generations. I’d much prefer we do all we can to stop climate change, and
    find out it was nothing to be worried about after all, than to do nothing,
    and find out we’re the cause.

  34. MrLibertad78 October 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Co² rise temperature -> totaly wrong ! h t t p : / / youtu . be /
    pWma5e3CVj0 first look reveals that the independent people, and then if you
    want to continue to debate, that will be a good foundation for the time you
    just throw the propaganda of governments, and I have other things to do
    than to answer.

  35. MrCoffeeFiend October 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    You discribe writ of law prefectly. If the carbon tax is too light then the
    industries just pass it on to the consumers. If you make it too high they
    shut down. There is no middle ground. So either you do nothing but raise
    prices or you cause a sudden shutdown brought on by writ of law. Both of
    those choices are bad.

  36. MrCoffeeFiend October 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    The Madeiran Large White went extinct because of the use of fertilizer and
    construction, not CO2. The Golden Toad went extinct in 1989. The Baiji
    Dolphin in 2007. So the “Mass extiction that has already begun” according
    to rprohbeck is just 2 in 18 years. Hardly massive. As to the 82% fish
    figure you tossed out. It is a meaningless made up number. Nobody can
    actually know something like that. What they have is computer code that
    churned out a number.

  37. mike strain October 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    it blows my mind that the comments under a video like this end up being
    more about weather climate change is real or caused by humans or lets blame
    government my favorite is concern for the economic impact of steps taken to
    curb climate change if its real and we do nothing we are all dead i think
    giving up some junk and money may be even suffering a little would seem
    better then continuing the way things are and taking the chance that we are
    all dead any ways

  38. acomputer121 October 27, 2013 at 5:11 am - Reply

    “Fertilizer and construction” = pollution. Not CO2 pollution, but still
    pollution. And, as far as I know, Climate Change has been around since the
    industrial revolution, it was hypothesized even back then. maybe not
    accurately, but the general idea was put forward. And you’re right, no one
    can know, because this is the first time anything like it has happened in
    the course of human history. Computer’s are the best chance of knowing what
    will happen.

  39. Joe Weis October 28, 2013 at 2:55 am - Reply

    WHERE WERE YOU WHEN REPUBLICONS DESTROYED THE WORLD ?

  40. EYEMHEMPSTER October 28, 2013 at 4:13 am - Reply

    no buddy,,, corporations own your government , democrats as well ,,,

  41. Luis Fisch October 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    This is a real & silent threat.

  42. Synergetic Press October 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Underground, underwater and below the ice.
    A time bomb is ticking.
    Scientists are seeing the evidence.
    Runaway climate change could be closer than we think.

  43. Doodle Maier October 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Underground, underwater and below the ice.
    A time bomb is ticking.
    Scientists are seeing the evidence.
    Runaway climate change could be closer than we think.

  44. kerxham October 29, 2013 at 5:47 am - Reply

    I stopped watching when he said that climate change could end all life on
    earth. Don’t get me wrong, climate change is a real threat to humanity and
    many species but it wouldn’t mean the end of all life on earth. Life has
    survived way worse. Even if it’s only bacteria and other simple organisms,
    life on earth will go on. We are at a weird adolescent stage where we can
    destroy ourselves but not a planet.

  45. acomputer121 October 29, 2013 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Did you hear about the Permian mass extinction? Life almost didn’t survive
    that, and it was because of climate change.

  46. acomputer121 October 29, 2013 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Computers do the nasty calculations we don’t like. Take 1835720*901284932,
    I can’t say I’d enjoy doing that, if it needed to be done. Computers don’t
    do the thinking for us, we do the thinking, and, after telling to computers
    our thinking, they do the nasty calculations, which we could do, but, to
    save time, and effort, we don’t. I daresay that when checking your expenses
    on your credit card you don’t add it up in your head. (cont)

  47. acomputer121 October 29, 2013 at 10:32 am - Reply

    And you’re 100% correct, the climate has always changed, and always will
    change, but never this rapidly. Not once in human history have we seen
    400ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. We can’t know what will happen based off
    calculations done off the top of our head, we need computers to crunch the
    numbers so we can analyse them and apply them to the world. And, as a side
    note, it is rather difficult to determine how species are dying, its mostly
    conjecture and hypothesis.

  48. acomputer121 October 29, 2013 at 10:36 am - Reply

    In Australia, we have privatised power (really stupid, I know), if the
    government where to slam the power industry with a massive carbon tax /
    carbon pricing scheme, it would instantly force the highest polluters out
    of business, and, if the money that was gathered from this tax / pricing
    scheme was used to support businesses, then they could survive. Pushing the
    most polluting power stations out of business and replacing them with gov.
    ones, with a gov. operated power distributor, that (cont)

  49. acomputer121 October 29, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    charged very little for power, majority of people would switch to them,
    making it harder for coal power plants to get any form of revenue, and
    making it easy for the government to buy back the power stations(not
    exactly like this). Then they replace them all with Nuclear / renewables,
    and could sell them back to private companies (if they really wanted to),
    and not allow the building of any coal stations. It would be very hard on
    people financially, but in the long run it would most likely help.

  50. MrCoffeeFiend October 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Governments keep the ability to produce power higher then demand. Its this
    crazy idea that if something bad should happen we would like to still have
    power to deal with the catastrophy. The UK is going to have a bunch of coal
    fired plants shut down for good in 2014 for the reasons you stated. The
    result will be that the energy reserve will be lowered from the 20% they
    like to keep it at to 5%. They are expecting rolling blackouts when those
    renewables aren’t producing in full.

  51. acomputer121 October 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Nuclear, my friend, nuclear.

  52. MrCoffeeFiend October 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I am fine with nuclear power, but you cannot build a nuclear plant in 6
    days. It will take a few years before any new power plants (nuclear or
    otherwise) are up and running to replace the coal plants shutting down.

  53. MrCoffeeFiend October 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Go to the climate4you website and on the left side select “Climate Models.”
    (should be 3 from the bottom) If you can’t understand all of it make sure
    you read the last section on “Computer models and the real world.” It
    explains the problem with what you stated.

  54. Green Liberation November 1, 2013 at 3:51 am - Reply

    Not good news: “Pacific Ocean ‘warming 15 times faster than ever before”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/pacific-ocean-warming-15-times-faster-than-ever-before-8916297.html…
    #climatechange

  55. Occupy The Polls November 1, 2013 at 4:31 am - Reply

    *Last Hours*

    Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the perils
    of #climateChange and the solutions to avert climate disaster.

    #HappyHalloween

  56. Steve Pirk November 1, 2013 at 5:38 am - Reply

    *Last Hours*

    Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the perils
    of #climateChange and the solutions to avert climate disaster.

    #HappyHalloween

  57. Nerethel Solindas November 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    *Last Hours*

    Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the perils
    of #climateChange and the solutions to avert climate disaster.

    #HappyHalloween

  58. Martin Doyle November 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Seriously scary stuff. If you believe it, will you act on it?

  59. TheSyndicateInfo November 3, 2013 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Thanks Tom for you dedication…

  60. AGreen Road Project November 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Can you make this creative commons license? Thanks for sharing.. Sad..

  61. james street November 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Barack Obama: “In an effort to control global warming, due to methane
    emissions, I have signed into law, by executive order, that all citizens,
    legal, illegal or otherwise, will be required to fart in a bottle from now
    on.”

  62. maxrupo November 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    in Italian: /watch?v=FZixJE3uhXw

  63. OceanicEstate November 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Good call

  64. AmerikanTube November 6, 2013 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Nice. Guy McPhersons describes over 20 irreversible positive feedback loops
    already triggered and thus irreversible human near-term human extinction.

  65. AmerikanTube November 6, 2013 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Yeah sure,scientists will save us, just as science invented the automobile,
    the a-bomb and all the other garbage that has gotten us to this cul-de-sac.
    Maybe scientists at Tepco will be our heroes !

  66. Dale Lanan November 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Carbon budget is shot, likely shot before COP 15 Copenhagen Dec 09 ended.
    Full force of human endeavor needs to be brought in spades using Act of God
    Real to force Thermodynamically HZ age. Lag time and pulse of heat rise
    hitting clathrate stability zone won’t be easily be reversed. There is
    huge greenhouse hysteresis and planet shift underway. It is from below and
    above and in movement of sky and Sea

  67. Patti Fanizza November 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    This 10-minute film describes a science-based scenario where runaway
    climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen methane… and
    the melting of these trillions of tons of carbon is already underway.

  68. winkle51 November 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    man made climate change is a myth to cover the excistance of a second sun
    in our solar system

  69. Oliver Smith November 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Funny thing is the Permian–Triassic extinction event may or may not have
    been caused by global warming. we dont even know.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permian%E2%80%93Triassic_extinction_event#Causes_of_the_extinction_event

  70. William Pfingten November 29, 2013 at 8:54 am - Reply

    i diss agree with Joseph Sadlon that government can not do about i would
    agree that we can not stop it right now but i do agree that we can prevent
    are self form die out i believe that government. can spend money on bulled
    project to build under ground colonies are perfection deices that convert
    Methane to air and under ground farming for are food I call it Vault we
    have technology and sci we can and will survive the extinction

  71. Per Strandberg December 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Previous generations have to listen to preachers scare people that hell and
    the end time is coming. Today they have been replaced by rent seeking
    climate scientists telling the same thing! You are a sinner, repent. The
    unscientific drivel in this video for something that isn’t happening has
    reached anstronomical levels.

  72. Jón Steinar December 4, 2013 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    This scare hysteria borders on the comic. This so over the top that it’s
    impossible to take it seriously. You even managed to top Al Gores comedy of
    mass hysteria. Quite a feat.
    You are definently not doing your cause a favor. Actually, this must be
    helping the opposite camp quite a bit.
    Pathetic.

  73. Jón Steinar December 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    This must be a parody.

  74. nanoballs2 December 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    New ice core evidence that Western Antarctica was warmer at times during
    the last 300 years than it is today.

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013GL057782/abstract

    These scare tactics are based on climate models that are beginning to
    exceed their error bands.

    http://www.academia.edu/4210419/Can_climate_models_explain_the_recent_stagnation_in_global_warming

    We will eventually have to move away from fossil fuels and that will
    happen, but I don’t see the need to propagandize unscientific people and
    try to make them believe the world is ending like this misleading video
    does.

  75. John Koroloff December 9, 2013 at 1:42 am - Reply

    The release of oceans of methane hydrate (currently frozen under tundra and
    ocean beds) will cause a global warming spike that will undoubtedly
    challenge the ability of all living forms to survive including
    Homo-sapiens. I hope we prove smarter than bacteria on plated media that
    will reproduce until they destroy themselves with their own waste products
    or run out of food……..

  76. Pier Bover December 16, 2013 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    At this point the only thing that can help us crash less violently, is a
    radical and extreme change in our lifestyle. As long as we keep demanding
    energy and industrial products, there will be a corporation that will
    provide it to us.

  77. dovlication December 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    CLIMATE CHANGE is coming whether you WANT IT OR NOT. humans have nothing to
    do with it. AL GORE and other UN criminals are trying to pin the guilt onto
    humans and make us sacrifice our freedoms (NWO, carbon currency,
    chemtrails) thinking we got the climate on our conscience and we have to
    save the planet when in fact the planet cant and wont be saved FROM the
    climate changes. climate changes are occuring because they should be
    occuring. its the planetary cycle ffs. WE DIDNT PROVOKE IT. C02 is absorbed
    by water and it doesnt cause climate change. it is happening on itself and
    we can do nothin about it. it is normal. the real problem are the global
    elite who are making the world suffer! IF YOU WANT TO SAVE THE PLANET GET
    RID OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE POLUTING IT INTENTIONALLY FOR ECONOMICAL REASONS!
    = CORPORATIONS!

  78. Gary Gauthier January 2, 2014 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Based on this, as they say in the movie “Snatch”, I’d say we’re pretty much
    fucked.

  79. zbethleane January 4, 2014 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Blablabla…!!! Another ridiculous frightening documentary which has
    nothing to do with Life but with money, control and pseudo science…!!!

  80. James Skarnikat January 6, 2014 at 2:22 am - Reply

    I have posted similar videos on my Facebook and of my 800+ friends, maybe 2
    or 3 would ‘like’ it or share it, demonstrating our disinterest in these
    all important matters and pretty much quashing any hope I have humanity can
    change fast enough.

  81. Avian Eddy January 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    we need to bypass many phases and deal with this NOW. currently we are
    caught up in denial, judgment, and intransigence… all resulting in
    INACTION :(

  82. Mace Windu January 7, 2014 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Oh so its called “climate change” now. They twist their words when global
    warming is now obviously bullshit. So many lies.

  83. Brad Vietje January 10, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Great info, and nicely presented.

    Your scientific credibility will be enhanced if you keep the Earth turning
    the correct way, though (@~2:35 and again @ ~2:46). Do you suppose you
    could get Jess & Derek to re-visit those sections?

  84. Santimvah January 11, 2014 at 12:01 am - Reply

    The collapse in sea ice is the result of a vicious cycle of sea ice retreat, exposure of more water to warming, and further melt. This cycle became apparent, when the observed sea ice extent started to deviate from the IPCC models from 2007 which projected the sea ice lasting into the next century.

    See this graphic: http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg46/SamCarana/85524386763845-625_zps60cd5cfb.jpg “Observed and Projected Arctic September Sea-Ice extent” based on IPCC AR4

    The sea ice retreat is already having an effect on the world climate system, as witness the increase of climate extremes over the past decade. The way this happens is explained in this video: A New Climate State: Arctic Sea Ice 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYaubXBfVqo by Yale Climate Forum.

    Note the ending from Dr Francis of Rutgers University: “The climate system is changing in front of our very eyes. You do not have to be a climate scientist. I like to hope that, if there is a silver lining in all of this, it is helping people to wake up and realise this is a big problem. It is happening now. It’s not happening generations from now. And we need to start doing something about it.”

    The speed of this change is very alarming. Look at this graph of sea ice volume, showing a trend to ZERO for September 2015 – a month of ice-free Arctic Ocean: PIOMASS Exponential Trend (Ziang & Rothreek 2007) http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg46/SamCarana/85637858946-625_zpsa8d19ad4.png
    Info from Arctic Methane Emergency Group – Arctic Sea Ice – Methane Release – Planetary Emergency – Sea ice crashes – AMEG was right http://ameg.me/index.php/2-ameg/42-sea-ice-crashes-2

    ‘We’re F#cked!’ Conceptualising Catastrophe July 13, 2013
    The inspiration for this came from Stephen Emmott’s recent sell-out play 10 Billion. At the end of the play, having reviewed the different ways in which humanity has altered Earth’s climate, the Oxford professor (and expert in complex natural systems) states ‘I think we’re already fucked’. This is a sentiment that has been surfaced by others, including US geophysicist Brad Werner in a conference paper last year. Indeed, short of the expletive, the theme of humanity’s suicidal trajectory in the Anthropocene has been highlighted by writers such as Clive Hamilton, Mark Lynas and George Monbiot. This has been reinforced with increasing urgency by scientists around the world, with US climate scientist James Hansen this week publishing a paper highlighting that ‘conceivable levels of human-made climate forcing could yield the low-end runaway greenhouse effect’ including ‘out-of-control amplifying feedbacks such as ice sheet disintegration and melting of methane hydrates’.
    http://climatepeopleorg.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/were-fcked-conceptualising-catastrophe/

    On carbon transport and fate in the East Siberian Arctic land–shelf–atmosphere system (2012)
    Igor P Semiletov, Natalia E Shakhova, Valentin I Sergienko, Irina I Pipko, and Oleg V Dudarev.
    http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/1/015201/pdf/1748-9326_7_1_015201.pdf

    Assessing ‘‘Dangerous Climate Change’’: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature by James Hansen et al. May 2013
    “Methane hydrates – methane molecules trapped in frozen water
    molecule cages in tundra and on continental shelves – and organic
    matter such as peat locked in frozen soils (permafrost) are likely
    mechanisms in the past hyperthermals, and they provide another
    climate feedback with the potential to amplify global warming if
    large scale thawing occurs [209–210]. Paleoclimate data reveal
    instances of rapid global warming, as much as 5–6C, as a sudden
    additional warming spike during a longer period of gradual
    warming [see Text S1]. The candidates for the carbon injected
    into the climate system during those warmings are methane
    hydrates on continental shelves destabilized by sea floor warming
    [211] and carbon released from frozen soils [212]. As for the
    present, there are reports of methane release from thawing
    permafrost on land [213] and from sea-bed methane hydrate
    deposits [214], but amounts so far are small and the data are
    snapshots that do not prove that there is as yet a temporal increase
    of emissions. ”
    http://www.plos.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/pone-8-12-hansen.pdf

    Related on Climate State
    http://climatestate.com/2014/01/09/thawing-permafrost-could-release-vast-carbon-deposits-diseases/
    http://climatestate.com/2014/01/03/usgs-climate-hydrate-interactions/
    http://climatestate.com/2013/12/23/permafrost-methane-time-bomb/

    http://climatestate.com/2014/01/08/melting-point-greenland-2012-documentary/
    http://climatestate.com/2014/01/05/antarcticas-ice-loss-on-the-rise-december-2013/
    http://climatestate.com/2013/12/21/abrupt-climate-change-in-the-arctic-and-beyond-an-update/
    http://climatestate.com/2013/11/22/arctic-sea-ice-minimum-volumes-1979-2013/
    http://climatestate.com/2013/08/05/greenland-anomaly-late-season-melt-pulse-methane-emissions-august-4th-2013/
    http://climatestate.com/2013/07/29/greenland-ice-sheet-starting-to-slip/

  85. Citizens Climate Lobby Bangladesh January 12, 2014 at 10:45 am - Reply

    This is the most urgent message!! Be aware now!!

  86. energyquicksand January 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    This is the ultimate human IQ test! Are we going to get a failing grade?
    The price will be high, indeed.

  87. MarkMc03 January 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    My only concern with this film is that illustrations showing the current
    configuration of continents existing at the time of the great Permian
    extinction undermines the film’s scientific credibility. I understand,
    however, that most people looking at an image of Pangea, the supercontinent
    which existed at that geologic time would not necessarily associate it with
    the world as we know it, but they could have superimposed the continents’
    traced familiar shapes in order to make that point.

    This is too important a matter to quibble over something as minor as this,
    but given the vehemence of the opposition, I’d hate to give them something
    as simple and obvious as that to point to.

  88. Alex S January 18, 2014 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    We need to frame this as “Humans are killing themselves” in order for
    people to act. This helps to end the “pansy environmentalist” narrative
    capitalists continue to perpetuate. Even a selfish person wants to
    prevent their own death.

  89. Aleque January 19, 2014 at 1:53 am - Reply

    All I hear is “blablabla”.. only talk. No action.

  90. OceanicEstate January 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    It’s possibly too late to correct these issues, 400 ppm Co2 is a death
    sentence if we do not pump it out within 50 years. However if we stop
    burning CO2 now it will avoid runaway just barely but we would still end up
    with massive sea level rises and droughts.

  91. PentaMaker January 26, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    This is a message to both radical sides of the argument. How about you
    stop watching these types of videos which try get you in trans with this
    weird music and finally for once listen what the climatologists have
    actually to say.

  92. J Meiring Borcherds January 26, 2014 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Very interesting and informative video…

  93. artoffacts101 February 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    don’t worry Vierotchka,even then I still wouldn’t eat you,by that time we
    will be enlighten to a higher conscious one way or another

  94. louis stalker February 7, 2014 at 12:32 am - Reply

    google ARTIC NEWS for more info.

  95. Grant T B February 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    One of the best vids I have ever seen.

  96. Robert Pollard February 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    One of the best vids I have ever seen.

  97. Robert Pollard February 15, 2014 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    One of the best vids I have ever seen.

  98. Cian Curran February 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    it just dawned on me.. the global economic system would die if it lost its
    rights to extract petroleum (futures markets), and is not going to kill
    itself. its just not.

    since a cessation of industrial activity would remove dimming, it wouldn’t
    do any good anyway.

    we’re not going to stop pushing. climate change is not going to stop
    accelerating, and the biosphere will not stop collapsing.

    we need to begin, individually and in our own time, to accept this.

  99. Gunston Lake March 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    The human species is here for a good time; not for a long time. It is 100%
    certain we will become extinct sometime in the future. Cockroaches and ants
    will continue on, long after we’ve all perished. No doubt, there will be a
    pod drifting somewhere in outer space containing the frozen remains of the
    world’s richest man. All the money in the world will not buy our survival.
    All the money in the world is actually just down payments for our hastened
    extinction.

  100. Inge Scott March 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Are we willing to change our behavior or face the consequences???

  101. RemyMill March 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Possessions, Jobs, and Money-or Life, for you, your friends, your family,
    and future generations? You choose whichever one is more important people.
    We are the only ones who can stop this; it starts with us,

  102. Joe Parente March 16, 2014 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Sorry to say this, but it’s already too late.

  103. grizzlewolf brown March 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    humans can’t go extinct anymore; not by natural causes: worst case
    scenarios many die, and survivors live in bunkers powered by nuclear
    energy. Only a second stupid, sorry, cold war turned hot could cause
    extinction. As for the other life forms, well that’s the real issue.

  104. Jason Richards March 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    There is a comment below that says voting Democrat will solve the problem.
    I don’t think you really understand the problem. The answer to any problem
    is rarely government.

  105. AmazingApe March 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Nobody is going to do anything to “curb carbon emissions” unfortunately.
    Humanity is facing something new here, our collective IQ is not high enough
    to solve this, so Nature is going to fix this problem for us.
    There will be no soft landing; we’re passengers on a giant jetliner that’s
    in a nosedive with all four engines cranked up to take-off power.

  106. Karen Strong March 31, 2014 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Thank you for these thought provoking videos … We all need to know these
    things … I am telling everyone I know to investigate these articles … I
    know truth when I hear it … What we are doing in the name of progress is
    nothing short of criminal … And beyond sad …

  107. James Schuetze April 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    In case you missed it. It won’t miss You !!!

  108. Uhemai Notmeh April 1, 2014 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    #climatechange Last Warning , Last Hours….your worst nightmares may
    became a reality IN YOUR LIFETIME !!!

  109. Stuart Scott April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I agree that things look grim. But it is our moral responsibility to do
    everything possible to change the outcome. Social tipping points can also
    be powerful.

  110. Stuart Scott April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I agree that things look grim. But it is our moral responsibility to do
    everything possible to change the outcome. Social tipping points can also
    be powerful.

  111. Kevin68ification April 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    ‘Final six’ – Slayer

  112. Maureen S April 8, 2014 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Why are scientists concerned about the gasses that lie underneath the polar
    ice caps?

  113. TheLamelyNamed April 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    and then there are people who still think climate change is natural and its
    A-O-K.

    Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!!! Stop breathing oxygen, you are wasting it for the
    rest of us who has braincells.

  114. Naomi Fishman April 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Time to go.

  115. Naomi Fishman April 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Corporations will not do anything but bring us to our end.

  116. Kitty Cat April 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    “Phytoplankton are photosynthesizing microscopic organisms that inhabit the
    upper sunlit layer of almost all oceans and bodies of fresh water.
    Phytoplankton are responsible for much of the oxygen present in the Earth’s
    atmosphere – half of the total amount produced by all plant life.” —
    Wikipedia

    Kill the oceans and we die.

  117. peter joseph May 1, 2014 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Blue Marble,
    Breaking Badly:
    Love that Crystal Meth.

  118. SPEZIO27 May 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    It has only been 7 months since this video was published, but the basic
    predictive claims presented here are continually being confirmed.
    It is increasingly probable that a large burp of methane will be released
    in the Arctic this summer.
    By September or sooner we will know how much time we have left.
    Clarion calls for cutting back on emissions are hopelessly naive.
    Hell on earth is accelerating now.

  119. Dave Beckwith June 2, 2014 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Here is a 10 minute video everyone should see.

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