Bill McKibben’s Assessment of the Paris COP21 Accord:
Published on Mar 10, 2016
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Published on Mar 10, 2016
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The countries most vulnerable to climate change are among the poorest and least able to respond. How to resolve that dilemma and help these places adapt to a warming world remains among the knottiest problems facing climate financing.
The good news is that identifying those most in need – step one – is now a good deal easier thanks to a global league table developed by the University of Notre Dame.
The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) measures a country’s vulnerability in relation to its ability to cope with climate change.
It calculates exposure to climate stress (for example a reliance on agriculture); sensitivity to the impact of climate shocks; and adaptive capacity. It then scores a country’s readiness – defining that in terms of a willingness to leverage its economic, governance and social resources to reduce climate risk.
According to the index, the world’s five worst performers are Eritrea, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By comparison, the overachievers – and you’d guess at least a couple of them – are New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, Britain and Germany, in that order.
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Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master’s Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with three sons.
Published on Sep 25, 2014
In this 5th video, climate scientist Paul Beckwith shares where the “safest” locations might be, where populations might migrate to and from as the climate continues to fluctuate drastically around the globe. He also touches upon future options; where we’re headed, what steps should be considered and whether governments will take the necessary steps.
Paul Beckwith is a professor of geography/meterology with a laboratory for paleoclimatology and climatology and is doctoral candidate of climatology at the University of Ottawa. He holds a science masters degree in laser physics and a BS in engineering physics. He is also a chess master. His dissertation is on abrupt climate change in the past and present. Due to the urgency of the current climate situation, Paul left up successful careers to devote himself to the study of the most pressing issue of our time – climate change.
Paul’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulHBec…
Interviewer: Reese Jones
Published on Jan 22, 2014
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Explore climate change issues with a focus on food and agriculture, population and security. Moderator: Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One at The Commonwealth Club. Panelists: Claire Kremen, Director, Berkeley Food Institute and Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley; Solomon Hsiang, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Malcolm Potts, Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability and Professor, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley. Series: “Water, Climate and Society” [1/2014] [Science] [Show ID:
Published on Jan 5, 2015
Methane Update & Huge Temp Rises Within 10 – 20 Years – Part 5 – Guy McPherson. Please be sure to subscribe for the latest updates.
In this video, Dr. McPherson discusses the latest conclusions by Paul Beckwith of the University of Ottawa as of November/December 2014. (Please see our other videos with Paul Beckwith.) The news is not good. He also discusses the conclusions of Marianne Williamson, Chris Hedges, Randy Malamud, Peter Burroughs, David Spratt, William Nordhaus, the IPCC, NOAA, the Meteorological Association and the International Energy Agency. He also briefly touches on geo-engineering and the problems of the IPCC’s conservative evaluations due to the length of time they require in presenting accredited research.
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Published on May 19, 2014
I made this for my final project in Chemistry in 11th grade. Hope you enjoy! This video details how we understand global warming, and the chemistry behind how it affects each and every one of us.
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Published on Aug 14, 2014
The Earth resembles a living organism is this beautiful, high resolution visualization by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio.
The animation shows early test renderings of a global computational model of Earth’s atmosphere based on data from the Goddard Earth Observing System Model. This particular run, called Nature Run 2, was run on a supercomputer, spanned 2 years of simulation time at 30 minute intervals, and produced Petabytes of output. The model uses a 7.5 km cube-sphere parameterization. Geographic coordinate output volumes from the model are 5760 x 2881 x 72 voxels per time step. For each voxel numerous physical parameters are available such as temperature, wind speed and direction, pressure, humidity, etc. This visualization uses a combination of the CLOUD and TAUIR parameters.
The visualization spans a little more than 7 days of simulation time which is 354 time steps. The time period was chosen because a simulated category-4 typhoon developed off the coast of China. The frames were rendered using Renderman. Brickmap volumes generated for each time step are about 2.6 Gigabytes. This short visualization referenced nearly a terabyte of brickmap files. The 7 day period is repeated several times during the course of the visualization.
This animation was presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 during the Dailies session.
Credits: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio
Published on Apr 9, 2015
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] Description: Within the last 6 months, the climate has been changing so rapidly that a number of climate scientists have become increasingly concerned. In this video, Paul Beckwith, climatology professor at the University of Ottawa, shares his latest views regarding these changes. Please be sure to subscribe for the latest video updates. The next parts of this interview will be uploaded shortly and will cover a variety of topics including solutions and the price for inaction.
Published on Apr 25, 2015
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In this update part 2, Paul Beckwith discusses the new phenomenon of altering ocean currents in the Atlantic which could impact climate in the UK and Americas. He also discusses increasing Arctic melting, sea level rise and the possibility of nuclear repercussions and more. Please be sure to subscribe to be notified of the next update. Thank you for watching, and please do comment if you wish to share your thoughts and information.
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Published on Apr 1, 2015
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] In this latest above climate interview with Dr. Guy McPherson, we discuss Florida’s recent debacle with climate denial, Charles Hugh Smith’s and John Michael Greer’s revised conservative attitudes, Arctic melt, the oil glut, solar dimming, and more. Is the party over? Dr. McPherson believes the game is up, and climate change is irreversible. Please be sure to subscribe for our latest updates coming soon.
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Interviewer: Reese Jones