Daily Archives: May 17, 2020

Positivity at Last: Bill McKibben


Earth Optimism



Published on May 15, 2020

The author of “The End of Nature” and co-founder of 350.org talks about what gives him hope.

Lauren Ward, Interviewer – Earth Science Video Producer, NASA Bill McKibben – Writer, Environmentalist & Activist

A Regenerative Secret – Kiss The Ground


Kiss The Ground

Published on Oct 24, 2018

“A Regenerative Secret” is a powerful mini-documentary that breaks the thinking that cows are the problem. Contrasting the catastrophe of the current cattle industry with the hopeful and inspiring paradigm of Regenerative Ranching. This emerging form of ranching is not only restoring ecosystems but also reversing global warming, restoring watersheds and helping ranchers across the world become more prosperous. https://kisstheground.com/regenerativ…

Presented by Kiss the Ground Produced and created by Finian Makepeace A film by Ben Cowan & Taliesin Black-Brown, Zephyr Visuals Starring Dr. Allen Williams and Finian Makepeace Made possible by Joyce Farms, Savory Institute, and Belcampo Meat Co. Special thanks to Belcampo Farms (Gazelle, CA), Dharma Lea (Sharon Springs, NY), Freestone Ranch (Valley Ford, CA)

Joseph Stiglitz – An Agenda for Reforming Economic Theory

New Economic Thinking

Apr 23, 2010

The Inaugural Conference @ King’s, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Session 3. Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and winner of Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, gives a compelling presentation at the Inaugural Conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Inequality and Climate Change: Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern in Conversation

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Apr 29, 2015

On Earth Day 2015, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two of the world’s leading experts on economics and the environment, joined in conversation about the intersection of climate change and inequality. Presented on April 22, 2015, by GC Public Programs. Cosponsored by the Luxembourg Income Study Center, the Advanced Research Collaborative, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

William Nordhaus: The Economics of Climate Change

Becker Friedman Institute at UChicago – BFI

Apr 26, 2014

In this informal talk, William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and author of two widely used models of the economics of climate change, makes the case for using markets to mitigate the issue of global climate change by putting a price on pollution. If you experience technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to bfi.

From Sea to Changing Sea | The Role of Oceans in Climate || Radcliffe Institute

Harvard University
Nov 22, 2016

THE ROLE OF OCEANS IN CLIMATE (1:12) Moderator: Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and 2014–2015 Fellow, Radcliffe Insitute for Advanced Study (6:26) Maureen E. Raymo, Lamont Research Professor and Director, Lamont-Doherty Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University (24:33) Rebecca Woodgate, Senior Principal Oceanographer and Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington (45:20) Lynne D. Talley, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego PANEL DISCUSSION (1:07:58) Q&A (1:15:47)

Charting Irreversible Climate Change with Jason-3

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Streamed live on Feb 12, 2015

As humans drive Earth’s climate into a new regime, it is critical to keep our fingers on the pulse of the planet. Sea level rise is both a stark reminder of our impact on the climate and its impact on us. The oceans capture over 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases, expanding as they warm. They also collect water from melting glaciers and ice sheets, making sea level rise a doubly important indicator of global warming. Without adaptation, a 2-meter rise would displace 187 million people worldwide. Sea level will continue to rise, but how fast? Like its predecessors, Jason-3 will serve as our eyes on sea level rise. Measuring global sea level once every 10 days, it will chart out the global rise of the oceans–a rise that is unlikely to subside or reverse for generations. But Jason-3 will be more than a sentinel of climate change. It will also measure the tilt of the ocean surface providing oceanographers with information about ocean currents, measure wind and waves helping forecasters predict marine weather, and even find local warm spots that can intensify hurricanes.

Speaker: Dr. Joshua Willis – Jason-3 Project Scientist