Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

WGBH IdeaLab Keynote: Bill McKibben


WGBHForum

Published on Dec 21, 2018

WGBH’s 2018 Innovation IdeaLab convened powerful writers, grassroots activists, economists, architects and green designers around the theme of The Changemakers for the popular day-long gathering supported by The Kendeda Fund. The purpose of the IdeaLab is to plant new stories for public media, with sessions ranging from Saving Nature, Saving Ourselves; to The Future of Work; and Designing Green and Equitable Communities.

See the entire 2018 series: http://forum-network.org/series/chang…

 

Europe battles worst snowfall in decades – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Jan 16, 2019

Parts of Europe have been hit by the worst snowfall in decades, with dozens dead in the last month alone. In Austria, thousands were trapped on a ski resort overnight, while several others escaped an avalanche without injury. More snow is forecast over the weekend, although it is not expected to be as heavy as previously seen.

Designing Boston: Can We Talk About Climate Migration?

WGBHForum Dec 11, 2018

Communities around the world are working on solutions to make our buildings, streets and infrastructure resilient to more frequent storms and sea level rise associated with climate change. Very few, however, want to talk about the sensitive topic of managed retreat (commonly known as climate migration). How do you even begin talking about uprooting entire communities? Who will pay for it? Who makes these decisions?

The BSA Foundation hosts a conversation that starts to address these questions.

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Naomi Klein: The (Burning) Case For A Green New Deal

WGBHForum Premiered Oct 16, 2019

Naomi Klein is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. For two decades she has chronicled the economic war waged on people and the planet. Harvard Book Store describes Klein as, “an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In lucid, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, indispensable essays for a wide public.”

Her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal gathers more than a decade of her writing and pairs it with new material on the high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices.

Klein is joined by Juliet B. Schor, Boston College professor and former Guggenheim fellow. This event was co-sponsored by 350 Mass, Cambridge Forum, The Intercept, The Leap, and Sunrise Movement.

WGBH Forum Network ~ Free online lectures: Explore a world of ideas

The Climate Crisis


The Sanders Institute
Published on Jul 2, 2018

The world is not only facing climate “change” we are facing a CLIMATE CRISIS. For thirty years, scientists have warned that we were changing the climate and now those predictions are coming true with a vengeance: The five hottest years on record have all taken place since 2010, the 2017 hurricane season caused more damage than any other natural disaster in U.S. history, California wildfires devastated a million acres, and weather events have cost the American economy alone 240 billion dollars a year. We need to start addressing this climate crisis and we need to have started yesterday.

WGBH IdeaLab: Saving Nature, Saving Ourselves

WGBHForum
Published on Jan 7, 2019

WGBH’s 2018 Innovation IdeaLab convened powerful writers, grassroots activists, economists, architects and green designers around the theme of The Changemakers for the popular day-long gathering supported by The Kendeda Fund. The purpose of the IdeaLab is to plant new stories for public media, with sessions ranging from Saving Nature, Saving Ourselves; to The Future of Work; and Designing Green and Equitable Communities. In this session: » Bill McKibben, Author, Educator, Environmentalist » Tara Houska, Campaigns Director, Honor the Earth; Attorney, Couchiching First Nation » Chad Brown, US Navy Veteran; Founder, Soul River Runs Deep » Lucy Cooke, Zoologist, Author, Broadcaster

Watch the entire collection of conversations here: http://forum-network.org/series/chang…

WGBH Forum Network ~ Free online lectures: Explore a world of ideas

See McKibben Keynote

Daniel L. Albritton (NOAA) explains 1988 the Greenhouse Effect


Climate State
Published on Jan 14, 2019

On June 29th, 1988, the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the threat of global warming. Here the segment of Daniel L. Albritton’s (Director Aeronomy Laboratory NOAA) statement. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/… D. L. Albritton’s research https://www.researchgate.net/scientif…

How do we get International Climate Action? (1988)


Climate State
Published on Jan 14, 2019

On June 29th, 1988, the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the threat of global warming. James Scheuer, Jessica Mathews, and Daniel L. Albritton discussed how to act on climate change on an international scale. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/…

Did a Greenland Asteroid Cause Abrupt Warming Last Ice Age


Climate State
Published on Nov 14, 2018

We report the discovery of a large impact crater beneath Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland. From airborne radar surveys, we identify a 31-kilometer-wide, circular bedrock depression beneath up to a kilometer of ice http://advances.sciencemag.org/conten…

Hiawatha Glacier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiawath…

Sources Discovering a massive meteorite crater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ9ma…

Massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg0mA…

Abrupt Climate Change explained by Jim White, 12 Minutes excerpt (@AGU 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siWCX…

International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/in…

This new Antarctic Discovery will affect You massively

Climate Statecudo

Published on Apr 6, 2018

Past studies of Antarctica’s accelerated glacier retreat focused on regional trends, a new study now finds continental trends of over ten percent of marine terminating glaciers moving inland. Current peak retreat has been documented to be in the ballpark of 25 meters each single year, with some even in the three digits. Net retreat of Antarctic glacier grounding lines http://nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0082-z

Read Chris Mooney’s Washington Post article study summary http://goo.gl/HuxtxL

Press release University of Leeds, Antarctica is retreating across the sea floor http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4…

Tim Rumage: The Shrinking Timeline for Global Warming


Climate State
Published on Jan 14, 2019

Tim Rumage (Coordinator Environmental Studies), speaks at the Sustainable Communities Workshop November 29, 2018, the talk is titled, “The Shrinking Timeline for Global Warming.”

Source Sarasota County Government (Official) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWYl3…