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Climate Science: What You Need To Know

Learn the basic science of climate change in 24 easy steps Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jtotheizzoe Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and […]

The Story of Bottled Water (2010)

http://storyofbottledwater.org The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores […]

The High Price of Materialism

More at http://www.newdream.org Video by the Center for a New American Dream Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. James Anderson: “Ozone Loss Over the United States”

Running time: 5:55 Continued climate change raises the possibility of the formation of an ozone hole over the US.  With increasing frequency and severity, convective storms in the Midwest enhance transport of water vapor to the stratosphere. There, water participates in a well-studied chemical reaction that depletes the ozone layer.

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. James Stock: “Economic Policies for Carbon Reduction”

To reach the goal of decarbonizing our economy, we can start by looking at the spectrum of carbon reducing policies that are already in place and tweaking them to be more efficient and harmonious. Running time: 5:06

Davos 2015 – What’s Next? A Climate for Action

http://www.weforum.org/ Through a powerful visual narrative, Nobel Laureate Al Gore reveals what’s next for climate in 2015. Al Gore, Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001); Chairman and Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management, USA; Meta-Council on the New Architecture of Governance Kevin Wall, Founder and Executive Producer, Live Earth, USA Pharrell Williams, Creative Director and Brand Ambassador, […]

The Climate Mobilization: A Route to Reclaiming Democracy & Preventing Ecological Collapse

The Climate Mobilization: A Route to Reclaiming Democracy & Preventing Ecological Collapse Presented by Margaret Klein Salamon This is Session 2 from the 2015 Left Forum, held May 29 -31 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The conference theme was “No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism & […]

Going Beyond “Dangerous” Climate Change

Date: Thursday 4 February 2016 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building Speaker: Professor Kevin Anderson Chair: Professor Tim Dyson Despite high-level statements to the contrary, there is little to no chance of maintaining the global mean surface temperature increase at or below 2 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the impacts associated with 2°C have been revised […]

Can Art change the World? | Zena El Khalil | TEDxHyderabad

Art and activism, unlikely friends? Listen to Zena tell us about how she brought the two together. Is she an artist or is she an activist? Why does Zena do things differently? What compels her to risk her life and preach about love. She speaks to us about her take on art and how, through […]

How You Get People to Take Climate Change Personally

Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the nation’s top environmental agency, discusses strategies for encouraging actionable responses to climate change. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/communicating-climate-change Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript – We are seeing now climate impacts that are tremendously costly and tremendously challenging. And EPA’s role is to try […]

“Time is Running Out: Ecology or Economics?” – David Suzuki – May 6, 2013

Environmentalist and activist David Suzuki gave a lecture titled “Time is Running Out: Ecology or Economics?” at noon on May 6, 2013 at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, as part of Western’s annual Japan Week Celebration. The event was co-sponsored by Japan Week and Western’s Office of Sustainability. Suzuki is best known […]

Arctic Methane: A Catastrophe in the Making

Up to 2005, the oceans over the shallow continental shelves in the Russian Arctic (ESAS, Laptev) were ice covered, keeping the -100 meter deep oceans near freezing temperatures. Since 2005, the ice cap cover has gone. The water has warmed as high as 17 degrees C there in summer, heating the sea-floor, perforating the permafrost […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Jennifer Leaning: “The Humanitarian Impact of Climate Change”

Darfur and Syria are tragic warnings of how climate change, especially more droughts, could lead to crop failures, forced migration, and internal and external conflicts. Running time: 5:52

Leonardo DiCaprio (UN Messenger of Peace) at the opening of Climate Summit 2014

United Nations – Statement by Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, at the opening of the Climate Summit 2014. Climate Summit 2014: http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/

Paul Hawken – Project Drawdown | Bioneers

Providing key context and framing for the important race to ‘drawdown’ greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, legendary author and entrepreneur Paul Hawken outlines Project Drawdown: a book, a digital platform, and open-source database. Through measuring the beneficial financial, social and environmental impact that ‘state-of-the-shelf’ solutions can deliver, Project Drawdown shows the world that if it’s […]

A rich life with less stuff | The Minimalists | TEDxWhitefish

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, better known to their 2 million readers as The Minimalists, are the authors of several bestselling books, including EVERYTHING THAT REMAINS. They spoke at TEDxWhitefish about minimalism, the value of community, and discovering what makes people rich. For more […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Stephen Ansolabehere: “Public Opinion About Energy Sources”

Running time: 5:20 A 12-year study of public attitudes towards energy sources shows that a consumer model, comparing energy sources by price and potential harm to the environment, is a more effective way to gain support for addressing climate change than directly talking about climate impacts.

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Dustin Tingley: “Public Opinion About Climate Change”

A large percentage of the population in both the US and China agree that climate change is caused by humans and that it is a problem. But they believe that the proportion of people in the other country that share these beliefs is lower than it actually is. This mismatch could have serious implications for […]

Ditt 2062: Kalde fakta om varmere klima

http://www.ditt2062.no Klimakrisen forklart på 2 minutter http://goo.gl/DJHD6 Hvor er vi på vei? Og hva kan vi gjøre med det? Filmkonkurransen Ditt 2062 vil din filmide. Er du mellom 15 og 23, går du inn http://www.ditt2062.no og sender inn ditt bidrag!

The Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes( Video and audio restoration )

This is an incredible video of a Canadian girl who spoke to the United Nations and left them completely silent and speechless for six minutes. Her name is Severn Cullis-Suzuki, and her speech was given at a U.N. assembly in Brazil when she was twelve years old. She had raised all the money to travel […]