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The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new economic […]

“What we want to do is save humanity from extinction”, Prof. Jeffery, Behavioural Neuroscience | XR

”Heading for Extinction(and what to do about it)” : The ‘Why? The What? and The ‘How?’ of Extinction Rebellion’s 3 Demands This seminal XR Talk is written and presented by Prof Kate Jeffery, a Behavioural Neuroscientist at UCL. The lecture encapsulates Extinction Rebellion’s raison d’être: the questions of ‘Why? the movement has evolved, based upon […]

Shed A Light: Rupert Read – This civilisation is finished: so what is to be done?

Rupert Read, Environmental Philosopher and Chair of Green House Think Tank. The Paris Agreement explicitly commits us to use non-existent, utterly reckless, unaffordable and ineffective ‘Negative Emissions Technologies’ which will almost certainly fail to be realised. Barring a multifaceted miracle, within a generation, we will be facing an exponentially rising tide of climate disasters that […]

INNER CLIMATE CHANGE documentary

Visit our website: http://findhorn.org/InnerClimateChange This is the documentary INNER CLIMATE CHANGE, a Findhorn Foundation production inspired by the people who participated in the April ‘19 Climate Change and Consciousness conference held at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland. The one-hour film weaves a touching and often intimate narrative from their personal insights and resolutions in the face […]

Dr Katharine Hayhoe | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | Virtual Earth Day 2020

Healthy People, Healthy Planet. As a pandemic upends our world, it reminds us of what really matters: the health and safety of our families and our loved ones, our communities and countries. Join Katharine as she connects the dots between our health and the health of our planet, and explains how burning fossil fuels and […]

The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe

How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we’ve been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and […]

UQx DENIAL101x 0.1.1.1 Introduction to Denial (self-paced)

Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial in Denial101x, a MOOC from UQx and edX. Denial101x isn’t just a climate MOOC; it’s a MOOC about how people think about climate change. Comments on our channel are turned off. […]

BBC The Selfish Green — David Attenborough – Richard Dawkins – Richard Leakey – Jane Goodall

David Attenborough – Richard Dawkins – Richard Leakey – Jane Goodall Debate on how we should tackle the issue of saving our own planet. For education and awareness purposes only.

Game Over for the Climate?

To help translate captions for this program, contact stuart.h.scott@gmail.com. Eminent Arctic and Ocean Physicist, Dr. Peter Wadhams, and Dr. Maria Pia Casarini discuss if it’s ‘game over’ for the climate with host Stuart Scott, at COP-22 in Marrakesh. (c) 2016, Stuart Scott, All Rights Reserved

TEDxEQCHCH – Helena Norberg-Hodge – The Economics of Happiness

Part of the process of re-imaging Christchurch is taking a look at our place in the world, and in particular the rapid cultural shifts we’ve seen in the short existence of the city that urbanisation and the shift in economics have driven. One presenter who can help inform us about these issues is Helena Norberg-Hodge. […]

The Food Crisis with Tim Benton and Frances Seymour

http://www.weforum.org/ Important summary of the global food crisis from World Economic Forum.

How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger

“We’re not in a clean energy revolution; we’re in a clean energy crisis,” says climate policy expert Michael Shellenberger. His surprising solution: nuclear. In this passionate talk, he explains why it’s time to overcome longstanding fears of the technology, and why he and other environmentalists believe it’s past time to embrace nuclear as a viable […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Steve Wofsy: “Precision Tracking of CO2 Sources and Sinks”

Almost half of the carbon dioxide we put into the atmosphere disappears, and it’s not entirely clear where it’s going. Careful measurements of CO2 flux in a mature New England forest show that while the forest is still taking up CO2, the rate changes from year to year. Will it continue to be taken up […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Eli Tziperman: “How Clouds Suppress Arctic Air Mass Formation”

Higher concentrations of CO2 are not enough to explain the extremely warm temperatures of 50 million years ago. A model shows that low-level clouds over the Arctic, triggered by increased humidity from a warmer Pacific, might hold the answer to why the Earth was dramatically warmer at this time in its history. Running time: 04:05

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 […]

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

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Robert Stavins: “Using Economics to Address Climate Change”

Market-based approaches to solve environmental problems have key advantages over “command and control” solutions, primarily because they ensure that the abatement is accomplished at the lowest cost.  Examples where these policies have been spectacularly successful in the past include the phase-out of lead in gasoline and the reduction of sulfur emissions that cause acid rain. […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Dan Schrag: “Clues to Climate Sensitivity from Past Climate”

How much will global temperature rise if CO2 concentrations reach 550 parts per million, a doubling of pre-industrial CO2 levels? One way to find the answer is by looking at other periods in the Earth’s history when CO2 doubled and comparing the results to today. Running time: 5:27

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Andrew Richardson: “PhenoCam: A Continental-Scale Phenological Record”

A network of over 300 robotic cameras across North America is capturing detailed images of land ecosystems every half hour. Images are analyzed to capture the timings of leaf out in the spring and senescence in the fall, and in the process, better account for carbon flux into and out of ecosystems. Running time: 5:28

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Forest Reinhardt: “The Case Against Hidden Subsidies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions”

In economic terms, fossil fuel emissions uncover a type of “scarcity”: the physical limit of our biosphere’s ability to absorb waste gases. In the past, successful policies have created new markets to fairly allocate many kinds of limited resources. Applying the same principles to climate change would replace the current hidden subsidies for carbon fuels […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Naomi Oreskes: “An Organized Campaign to Attack Climate Science”

Oreskes draws on her personal experience as a target of a smear campaign to describe how climate change denial is just one part of an organized, politically-motivated effort to advance a radical free-market agenda. Running time: 5:29