Thom Hartmann and Ari Rabin-Havt talk with Ben Collins, Senior Campaigner for the Rainforest Action from the Paris climate summit, who says there has been a lot of talk about stabilizing the climate, but very little action so far.
As world leaders and policymakers try to reach an agreement on global warming limits at the climate summit in Paris, there is one number they can’t ignore. Climate Central Chief Meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky explains.
Negotiators in Paris work on an international agreement to curb global warming as 2015 shapes up to be the hottest year on record. Chief meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky is in Paris, and has this report.
Four former U.S. military drone operators, who blew the whistle on what they called a ‘horrifying’ programme which too often kills civilians, have reportedly had their bank accounts frozen by authorities.
Mexican wind farm sending power to U.S. comes under fire
Blurb: A historic wind farm began sending electricity to San Diego from Mexico this year. For the small rural community leasing the land, it offers a financial boon. But the entire project is being challenged in court, due to claims that it violates U.S. and California state environmental laws. Special correspondent Jean Guerrero form KPBS Fronteras reports.
President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, explains the polar vortex in 2 minutes—and why climate change makes extreme weather more likely going forward. Learn more at http://wh.gov/climate-change. January 8, 2014.
We hear all the time that we need to stop the planet from warming an additional two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Why is that specific number so important though? And what happens if we exceed that limit? William Brangham offers some background on that climate science target.
Following the birth of their daughter Max, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced they will donate 99 percent of their wealth to charity. The money will be managed by a limited liability corporation called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and will focus on health and education. Gwen Ifill discusses the move with Stacy Palmer of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Water is the fundamental ingredient for life on Earth. Looking at our Earth from space, with its vast and deep ocean, it appears as though there is an abundance of water for our use. However, only a small portion of Earth’s water is accessible for our needs. How much fresh water exists and where it is stored affects us all. This animation uses Earth science data from a variety of sensors on NASA Earth observing satellites as well as cartoons to describe Earth’s water cycle and the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.
Sensors on a suite of NASA satellites observe and measure water on land, in the ocean and in the atmosphere. These measurements are important to understanding the availability and distribution of Earth’s water — vital to life and vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on a growing world population.
NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information Systems (EOSDIS)
EOSDIS is a distributed system of twelve data centers and science investigator processing systems. EOSDIS processes, archives, and distributes data from Earth observing satellites, field campaigns, airborne sensors, and related Earth science programs. These data enable the study of Earth from space to advance scientific understanding.
For more information about the data sets used in this animation please visit: http://earthdata.nasa.gov
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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