Daily Archives: March 2, 2015

Disruption: A Call To Act On Climate Change


Peak Planet

Published on Sep 13, 2014

‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’

Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.

The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.

This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

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Moving Forward on Climate Change and Sustainability


WGBHForum

Published on Feb 2, 2015

Speakers
Nigel Purvis, President and CEO, Climate Advisors
Gavin Schmidt, Climate Modeler, NASA and Columbia University
Mary Anne Hitt, Executive Director, Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal
Prof. Julian Agyeman, Tufts University

Part of a series from the WGBH Idea Lab, “Wrestling with Wicked Problems: Finding the Game-Changers” convened in 2014 at the WGBH Studios in Boston. The speakers discuss efforts to stop deforestation, climate modeling, a grassroots effort to reduce or clean up coal-fired power plants, and a presentation on building greener and more equitable cities.

The Innovation IdeaLab is an invitation-only, day-long gathering that brings together powerful thought leaders and doers for the purpose of inspiring new public media stories on topics ranging from climate change, food and health, and creativity and entrepreneurship, to building more equitable societies.

For Prof. Julian Agyeman, Tufts University, see particularly:

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Davos 2015 – Better Growth, Better Climate The Challenge for 2015


World Economic Forum

Published on Feb 2, 2015

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In 2015 we face a new global context – including a pressing need to invest in infrastructure, significantly lower oil prices and the increasing risk of dangerous climate change. In this session Al Gore will discuss the climate change challenge that we face, and how awareness of the challenge will be raised in 2015. Following this, members of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate will outline how we can meet these challenges and achieve better economic growth.
Speakers
• Felipe Calderón, Honorary Chairman, The Global Commission on Economy and Climate, Mexico
• 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
• Jeremy Oppenheim, Director, The Global Commission on Economy and Climate, USA
• Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever, United Kingdom
• Lord Stern, President, The British Academy, United Kingdom

Moderated by
• Dominic Kailash Nath Waughray, Head of Public-Private Partnership, Member of the Management Committee, World Economic Forum.

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Abrupt Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future


xraymike79

Published on Dec 19, 2014

Climate is changing as humans put more and more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. With CO2 levels today around 400ppm, we are clearly committed to far more climate change, both in the near term, and well beyond our children’s future. A key question is how that change will occur. Abrupt climate changes are those that exceed our expectations, preparedness, and ability to adapt. Such changes challenge us economically, physically, and socially. This talk will draw upon results from ice core research over the past twenty years, as well as a new NRC report on abrupt climate change in order to address abrupt change, as seen in the past in ice cores, as seen today in key environmental systems upon which humans depend, and what may be coming in the future.
~ James White, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

See also: “Anticipating Surprises”

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The State of the Climate: Scientists on the Hottest Year


yaleclimateforum

Published on Jan 19, 2015

Weeks before the official announcement, scientists gathered at the annual American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco were well aware that data was showing 2014 would be among the hottest years on record.

Together with Physicist and blogger John Cook, and blogger Collin Maessen, Peter Sinclair interviewed 2 dozen of the world’s best known climate scientists. Here is the update on the state of the Planet.

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Time to Wake Up: Citizens United Crushed the Debate on Climate Change


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Published on Jan 22, 2015

January 22, 2015- In this week’s “Time to Wake Up” speech, Sen. Whitehouse discusses how the Citizens United decision allowed dark money to suppress real bipartisan debate on climate change.

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Time to Wake Up: The Effects of Climate Change From New York to Florida


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Published on Feb 25, 2015

February 25, 2015- In his 90th “Time to Wake Up” speech, Sen. Whitehouse discusses evidence from across the country that human contribution to climate change is no longer up for debate.

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Welcome to Kochistan…


thomhartmann

Published on Mar 2, 2015

Thom Hartmann explains how the Koch Brothers are able to have an enormous influence over U.S. politics.

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Solar Flares, Magnetic Storm | S0 News March 2, 2015


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Published on Mar 2, 2015

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Spectacular Solar Flares – March 2, 2015


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Published on Mar 2, 2015

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NOAA Space Weather: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov
NASA/SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/

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