The hard facts about global warming – a defining issue of our time. Climate change is happening now, and even world leaders meeting for climate talks at this year’s Cop25 know we aren’t doing enough to stop it. In fact, we’re going backwards. The UN says carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere are going up, and the earth is on track to warm by 3.2 degrees before the century is over. The consequences of that acceleration are already proving disastrous for communities around the world. This week’s episode of Start Here cuts through the science and the politics, to get you what you need to know about what’s at stake for the planet.
#AGU20 Fall Meeting will be one of the world’s largest virtual scientific conferences, with exciting programming and events. This will be our most diverse, engaging and dynamic Fall Meeting to date.
#AGU20 is scheduled from 1-17 December to accommodate over a thousand hours of virtual content to minimize conflicts while maximizing global engagement. Scientific program content will be available on-demand, with pre-recorded oral presentations and virtual posters available for attendees to view and peruse outside of the scheduled live Q&A sessions during the meeting.
Join us for the virtual Bay Area premiere of the inspirational new film SHE IS THE OCEAN followed by an all-star ocean-loving panel featuring director Inna Blokhina, surfing legend Andrea Moller and San Francisco Surfrider Foundation activist Olivia Angus, Delia Bense-Kang, Surfrider Foundation, moderated by marine ecologist Dr. Heidi Weiskel, Marin Surfrider Foundation.
SHE IS THE OCEAN features the Stories of Nine Extraordinary Women from Across the Globe Who Define the Courage and Spirituality it Takes to Call the Vast Ocean Their Home that will appeal to surf enthusiasts around the world!
The ocean “heroes” featured in the documentary include teen surfing prodigy Cinta Hansel; Pro Hawaiian surfer and Coco Ho (daughter of Pro surfer Michael Ho); Pro surfer and winner of the WSL “Barrel of the Year 2016”, Keala Kennelly; Big wave surfer and winner of WSL “Women Best Performance 2016” and Big Wave World Champion in 2019, Andrea Moller; German high diver and 7-time European Champion in cliff diving, Anna Bader; Free-diver and ballet dancer, Rose Molina; Shark conservationist and freediver from Hawaii, Ocean Ramsey; Surfing icon and mother of the late legendary surfer Todd Chesser, Jeannie Chesser; and Marine biologist, explorer and the first female chief scientist of the U.S., Sylvia Earle.
SHE IS THE OCEAN is receiving rave reviews and was highly acclaimed by
LA Femme Film Festival – ”Best Documentary Feature Winner”,
Maui Film Festival – “Audience Award –Best World Documentary Feature”,
Rainbow Honolulu International Film Festival – “Best Documentary Feature Winner”,
Honolulu Surf Film Festival – “Director’s Choice Award”.
Cinta Hansel – Balinese Pro surfer working on realizing her dream to become a World Champion.
Coco Ho – Hawaiian Professional surfer & daughter to legendary Pro surfer Michael Ho.
Anna Bader – German high diver & 7-time European Champion in cliff diving (Red Bull Cliff-diving).
Ocean Ramsey – Shark conservationist & free diver from Hawaii, model.
Keala Kennelly – Legendary Professional surfer & winner of the WSL “Barrel of the year 2016“ and Big Wave World Champion in 2019,
Andrea Moller – Famous athlete, 8 times World Champion SUP for long-distance, Big Wave surfer & winner of WSL “Women best performance 2016“
Rose Molina – Free-diver, ballet dancer
Jeannie Chesser – Surfing icon & mother of the late legendary surfer Todd Chester
Sylvia Earle – Marine biologist, explorer & the first female chief scientist of the U.S., “Her Royal Deepness”/The Times.
Shot in stunning 4k cinematography, the film captures these ocean stories in a spectacularly immersive way, bringing to life every ocean encounter in breathtaking fashion – from free-swimming with sharks far below the surface, to the top of the world’s biggest waves. A journey of both natural beauty and human empathy, SHE IS THE OCEAN is the story of powerful women with depths unknown.
Be careful what you commit to. #TheVowHBO, a documentary series that provides an unprecedented look into the self-help group NXIVM, Sundays at 10 pm starting August 23 on HBO. #HBO#HBODocs
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7
From Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (“The Square,” “Control Room,” “Startup.com”), The Vow examines the self-improvement group NXIVM, whose leaders have been charged with sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy. The docuseries takes a deep, nuanced look at the experiences of its members, spotlighting their universal desire for personal growth. Amidst claims by NXIVM participants of both profound transformation and devastating abuse, the series seeks to reveal the issues behind the headlines and explore the emotional toll of unfolding events on these individuals.
Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h
Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Subscribe to
INDIE TRAILERS: http://goo.gl/iPUuo
Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73
The Square Official Trailer #1 (2013) – Documentary HD A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience. The Movieclips Trailers channel is your destination for the hottest new trailers the second they drop. Whether it’s the latest studio release, an indie horror flick, an evocative documentary, or that new RomCom you’ve been waiting for, the Movieclips team is here day and night to make sure all the best new movie trailers are here for you the moment they’re released. In addition to being the #1 Movie Trailers Channel on YouTube, we deliver amazing and engaging original videos each week.
Watch our exclusive Ultimate Trailers, Showdowns, Instant Trailer Reviews, Monthly MashUps, Movie News, and so much more to keep you in the know. Here at Movieclips, we love movies as much as you!
They took your data. Then they took control. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. In select theaters and on Netflix July 24.
Three weeks after China told the world it is aiming for carbon neutrality, an important study outlines a roadmap to that goal, and challenges along the way.
Chinese president Xi Jinping told the UN general assembly on 22 September that China would achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. The announcement sparked a huge response and gave rise to speculation as to how this would be achieved.
On 12 October, research into a possible route to that target was published by Tsinghua University’s Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development (ICCSD) – the most authoritative roadmap to emerge since the commitment was made. If China follows the recommendations of the report, it could mean tougher energy-saving and emissions-reductions targets for the 14th Five Year Plan (FYP), a more ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for 2030, with yet faster and deeper decarbonisation to come from 2030 onwards.
Decarbonising for the 1.5C target
The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to limit climate warming to 2C (compared to pre-industrial levels) at the end of the century, while pursing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5C. That 1.5C target has been controversial because it requires greater emissions cuts and it was only added to the text of the agreement at the last minute.
Professor He Jiankun, project leader of the new study and chair of the ICCSD’s academic committee, said at a press briefing on the research that “achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 essentially means a long-term deep decarbonisation process oriented at the 1.5C target”. The director of the ICCSD is Xie Zhenhua, formerly China’s special climate envoy. Xie was also overall supervisor of this research project.
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.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
The links are listed here to be used in whatever manner they may be helpful in public information campaigns, course preparation, teaching, letter-writing, lectures, class presentations, policy discussions, article writing, civic or Congressional hearings and citizen action campaigns, etc. For further information on this blog see: About this weblog. and How to use this weblog.
Calendar – Click on Date for links entered on that Day