1000 ghostly figures march the streets of hamburg in protest for the G20 summit on july 5th 2017, 1000 figures covered in clay appeared on the streets of hamburg, germany – silently protesting on the occasion of the current G20 summit. through a two-hour long performance organized by the local collective 1000 GESTALTEN, the group sent […]
Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government. Learn more about how this carbon dividends plan could trigger an international domino effect towards a […]
“Our hearts know that a more beautiful world is possible; but our minds do not know how it’s possible”. In this intelligent and inspiring talk, writer and visionary Charles Eisenstein explores how we can make the transition from the old story of separation, competition and self-interest to a new Story of the People. Charles Eisenstein […]
Baraka -1992 – Director and Cinematography – Ron Fricke,Michael Stearns by – Michael Stearns Originally shot in 25 countries on six continents, Baraka brought together a series of stunningly photographed scenes to capture what director Ron Fricke calls “a guided mediation on humanity.” It was a shoot of unprecedented technical, logistical and bureaucratic scope that would take […]
The first and last rule of capitalism is this: Make More Capital. And it’s killing us. But we can build better systems. There are plenty of options. We can change the rules.
Charles Eisenstein and Polly Higgins: A Conversation Månefisken, Oslo, Norway, November 2013 HOME http://charleseisenstein.net http://ressursbasert.no HOME We are really excited to help sharing the words of these two great minds and wonderful people. Higgins and Eisenstein will be presenting their work and ideas in a conversational way. The audience is welcome to ask questions. (norsk […]
Truthdig columnist and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges addresses fascism and the rise of the Trump war machine in the keynote speech at the “After Trump and Pussy Hats” event in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 3, 2017. Introductions by Cecilia Point of the Musqueam First Nation and Lee Lakeman of Vancouver Rape and Women’s Relief […]
Tony Seba’s Clean Disruption Keynote presentation at the Swedbank Nordic Energy Summit in Oslo, Norway, March 17th, 2016. The keynote, based on the book ‘Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation’ assert that four technology categories will disrupt energy and transportation by: 1- Batteries / Energy Storage 2- Electric Vehicles 3- Self-Driving Vehicles 4- Solar Energy […]
Running time: 4:22 The impact of melting glaciers on sea levels is not intuitive–in some places sea levels will rise, whereas thousands of miles away, sea levels will fall. Using a gravity-field model, Mitrovica’s team can predict the regional distribution, or “fingerprints,” of sea level rise under different climate scenarios.
Harvard Speaks on Climate Change: Martin Weitzman: “Fat Tails and Uncertainty in Climate Change Impacts”
Running time: 5:00 The impact on global temperatures of a doubling of pre-industrial CO2 levels is a probability distribution with a “fat tail,” meaning that as the magnitude of climate change impact increases, its probability goes to zero slowly. With a fat tail distribution, the focus should be on additional research on outlier catastrophes, rather […]
Running time: 5:25 Together with another pollutant, black carbon, methane is contributing as much to global warming as CO2. Even though methane levels are currently rising rapidly, we don’t know exactly where it is coming from.
Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Elizabeth Wolkovich: “Climate Change and the Phenology of Wine Grapes”
Running time: 5:58 There are many varieties of grapes, finely tuned to geographic regions and climate. As climate change continues, traditional growing regions will have to shift to more heat-tolerant varieties, and at the same time, other varieties will become economically viable in new wine regions.
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.
Running time: 4:47 A humanities professor makes the case that climate change is the greatest challenge facing our species–and gives examples of how a sympathetic, expansive imagination is key to tackling this problem.
Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Jody Freeman: “How Will the Trump Administration Impact Climate Policy?”
Running time: 5:23 The new administration has promised to unravel most of the Obama initiatives on climate and energy. However, legal challenges and statutory requirements will delay the process as states and the business sector continue to make progress in the transition to cleaner energy.
Running time: 6:34 Whether a cap-and-trade or a carbon tax, environmental economist Joseph Aldy argues that it’s possible to design a climate change policy that could elicit broad support from citizens as well as the business community.
Running time: 5:26 Deforestation in the Amazon not only affects ecosystems directly, but is also changing the distribution of rainfall throughout the region. Drought events, compounded by rising temperatures, will become more common.
Running time: 5:09 To extend the accuracy of climate forecasts at a regional and local level, statistical techniques can tease out patterns in historical records that are correlated with significant weather events in the US, such as heat waves. Correlations can then be applied to make better predictions–40 or more days in advance.
Running Time: 5:47 Government policies–such as a price on carbon–can jump-start the move away from fossil fuels. But this is not enough. A Harvard Business School expert who has studied industrial innovation argues that key innovations start in firms with high levels of trust and commitment.
Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Sheila Jasanoff: “Towards a More Inclusive Conversation About Climate Change”
Running time: 5:25 Why has “communicating climate science” failed to bring a consensus on climate change? Jasanoff argues that asking people to consider their common future is a better approach.
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.