Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Doomsday Clock Ticking on Climate Change


Published on Jan 30, 2017

Dr. Michael E. Mann says that despite Trump’s team’s claims, the science is unequivocal: human caused climate change is real and catastrophic

ScIQ Interviews: Dr. Joseph Romm, Climate Expert, Author and physicist


Published on Jan 29, 2017

Jayde Lovell sits down with Joseph J. Romm, an American author, blogger, physicist and climate expert, who advocates reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and increasing energy security through energy efficiency, green energy technologies and green transportation technologies.

Romm is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2009, Rolling Stone magazine named Romm to its list of “100 People Who Are Changing America”, and Time magazine named him one of its “Heroes of the Environment”, calling him “The Web’s most influential climate-change blogger”.

This video is presented by Jayde Lovell, at Youtube Space NY.



The Leakey Foundation’s Survival Symposium brings together seven world-renowned speakers and researchers for a series of short talks focusing on evolution and the challenges of building a better, safer and more survivable future.

Survival: Climate Change | Daniel Schrag

The Leakey Foundation

Published on Jan 18, 2017

Humans and our institutions are ill prepared for the multiple timescales of climate change. More than half of the carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels will remain there for a thousand years, and roughly 20% will be there for tens of thousands of years. Even if carbon dioxide emissions ceased today, the climate would continue to warm for hundreds to thousands of years as oceans slowly warm and ice melts. And it will take at least a century to decarbonize our economy, even with ideal political and economic conditions given the scale of infrastructure required. Taking these timescales into account, attention to what has been called “climate adaptation” is essential. This adaptation will also drive profound changes in ecosystems and in social systems.

This talk is part of the Survival symposium, a series of talks focusing on evolution and the challenges of building a better, safer and more survivable future.

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Survival was presented by The Leakey Foundation in partnership with Harvard University’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, NOVA, NOVA Labs, SMASH, and WGBH.

About the speaker:
Daniel Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, professor of environmental science and engineering at Harvard University, and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment. He also directs the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Daniel’s interests include climate change, energy technology, and energy policy. He has studied climate change over the broadest range of Earth’s history, including how climate change and the chemical evolution of the atmosphere influenced the evolution of life in the past, and what steps might be taken to prepare for impacts of climate change in the future. Daniel was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. He served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), contributing to many reports, including energy technology and national energy policy, agricultural preparedness, climate change and STEM education.

Tillerson Calmly Ices Out Committee Questions About Exxon Mobil & Climate Change

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Published on Jan 12, 2017

In this Majority Report clip, Tim Kaine questions Rex Tillerson whether he knew (he did) about Exxon Mobil’s efforts to conceal their knowledge of climate change and the role of fossil fuels in global warming for decades. Tillerson refuses to answer and clearly gives zero f–ks about it.

Rex Tillerson


Uploaded on Aug 27, 2008

Video of Rex Tillerson speaking at the Texas Exes Distinguished Alumni Induction. Video Courtesy of the Texas Exes.

Rex Tillerson officially sworn in as 69th US secretary of state

Global News

Published on Feb 1, 2017

Rex Tillerson is officially sworn in as the 69th secretary of state by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Tillerson Confirmed as Next Secretary of State

Associated Press

Published on Feb 1, 2017

In a vote basically along party lines the United States Senate voted to confirm the Trump nomination of Rex Tillerson to be the nation’s chief diplomat. (Feb. 1)

Rex Tillerson Sworn in as Secretary of State

Associated Press

Published on Feb 1, 2017

Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has been sworn in as secretary of state during a ceremony with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. The Senate approved Tillerson’s nomination earlier Wednesday on a vote of 56-43. (Feb. 1)

The Military and Climate Change

The Weather Channel Posted: Feb 1 2017 10:15 AM EDT Updated: Feb 1 2017 11:35 AM EDT

This week we’re talking about the current sea level rise projections. Dr. Marshall Shepherd sits down with Anaridis Rodriguez to discuss how our military has been taking them seriously for a long time.