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Tag: Climate Change

National Geographic: Before the Flood – Full Documentary

Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and aims to discover what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet in the future. The Oscar-winning actor’s documentary Before The Flood debuted in its entirety overnight via National Geographic’s YouTube channel, quickly racking up to over 5 …

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TED: Al Gore | The Case for Optimism on Climate Change

Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet — and the solutions we’re designing to combat them.  

TED Ed: Can wildlife adapt to climate change? – Erin Eastwood

With rising temperatures and seas, massive droughts, and changing landscapes, successfully adapting to climate change is increasingly important. For humans, this can mean using technology to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the most ancient solution of all: evolution. Erin Eastwood explains how animals are adapting to climate …

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NASA: Phytoplankton Levels Dropping

Via the process of photosynthesis, phytoplankton release oxygen into the water and half of the world’s oxygen is produced via phytoplankton photosynthesis. With the other half produced via photosynthesis on land by trees, grasses and other plants. New research led by NASA researchers has found populations of the microscopic marine plants, phytoplankton, have decreased in …

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National Geographic: Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye

Climate Change is a real and serious issue. In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains what causes climate change, how it affects our planet, why we need to act promptly to mitigate its effects, and how each of us can contribute to a solution.  

TED: Why Climate Change Is a Threat to Human Rights | Mary Robinson

Climate change is unfair. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended — and their human rights threatened — by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands. Mary Robinson asks us to join the movement for worldwide …

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Stockholm Resilience Centre TV: How will the world evolve towards the middle of the century?

A seminar with Professor Jörgen Randers at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Jorgen Randers is professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate and energy issues, scenario analysis and system dynamics. Prof Randers has spent one third of his life in academia, one third in business and one third in …

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University of California: Human-Climate Interactions and Evolution: Past and Future

This symposium presents varied perspectives from earth scientists, ecologists, and paleoanthropologists on how climate may have shaped human evolution, as well as the prospects for the future of world climate, ecosystems, and our species. Elizabeth Hadly begins with a discussion about A Tipping Point: Using the Past to Forecast Our Future, followed by Naomi Oreskes …

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Columbia University: World Leaders Forum | Extreme Weather and Climate

This World Leaders Forum program launches the new Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. It features a panel discussion on understanding the risks to human life and property from extreme weather events, both in the present and future climates, and on developing solutions to mitigate those risks. The discussion was followed by a question …

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Harvard University: Presidential Panel on Climate Change

Experts from the worlds of science, government, economics, business, and history gather in Sanders Theatre for a wide-ranging panel discussion on how society in general and universities in particular can best confront the perils posed by climate change. Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre Moderator: Charlie Rose Host and Executive Producer, …

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Harvard University: Catalyzing Climate Change Solutions

On April 7, 2014, President Drew Faust announced the creation of the Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund to support research initiatives intended to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, and to propel innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy and a greener world. Seven …

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NASA: 2014 Warmest Year On Record

The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists. Nine of the 10 warmest years since modern records began have now occurred since 2000, according to a global temperature analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. 2014’s record-breaking warmth …

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AMNH: Our Earth’s Future – A Conversation about Climate Change

On December 1, we’re “opening the doors” of our online classroom and inviting you to join us for a Google+ Hangout event: Our Earth’s Future—A Conversation about Climate Change. As part of the curriculum in the American Museum of Natural History’s online course Our Earth’s Future, scientists will discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and …

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AMNH: SciCafe | Islands at the Edge – Climate Change, Globalization, and Island Culture

Jennifer Newell, curator of Pacific Ethnography, and Tina Stege of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, discuss how island life is being affected by the rising seas.  

TED-Ed: Lieven Scheire| How quantum mechanics explains global warming

You’ve probably heard that carbon dioxide is warming the Earth. But how exactly is it doing it? Lieven Scheire uses a rainbow, a light bulb and a bit of quantum physics to describe the science behind global warming. Lesson by Lieven Scheire, animation by STK Films.  

David Victor: Getting Serious About Climate Change

This year, the Keeling Lecture features UCSD School of International Relations and Pacific Studies Professor David Victor, an internationally recognized leader in research on energy and climate change policy He is the Director of the school’s new Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, and author of numerous books including his most recent, “Global Warming Gridlock: …

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Cambridge University: ‘Extreme Sleepover’ — all aboard the floating science factory

Deep sea sediment cores — they’re cold, they’re muddy, and they’re revealing 30,000 years of climate history — as University of Cambridge PhD student Julia Gottschalk reports from her voyage aboard the James Cook research ship last summer. The James Cook is a British Royal Research Ship operated by the Natural Environment Research Council and …

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Sabina Shaikh: Economics of Global Climate Change

“Economics of Global Climate Change” A presentation by Sabina Shaikh, economist on the faculty in the University of Chicago’s Program on Global Environment and Public Policy Studies.Part of the 2008 Summer Teacher Institute on Climate Change at the University of Chicago Center for International Studies. Dr. Sabina Shaikh is an economist on the faculty at …

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National Geographic: Neil deGrasse Tyson – Cosmos – Weather Versus Climate Change

Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the differences between weather and climate change.  

NASA: West Antarctica Glaciers: Past the Point of No Return

A rapidly disappearing section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be on an unstoppable path to complete meltdown. The glaciers contain enough ice to raise global sea level by 4 feet (1.2 meters)  

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