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Walter Jehne: The Natural History of Water on Earth

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate – Nov 2, 2015
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Australian soil and climate scientist Walter Jehne discusses how the five kingdoms of life have created water cycles, moving water through sea, soil and air, navigating tumultuous changes through geological ages to the present, and how the human presence has brought earth’s systems into a crisis in which water is also the potential vehicle for stabilization and renewal.

Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming” conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University.

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Australian soil and climate scientist Walter Jehne discusses how the five kingdoms of life have created water cycles, moving water through sea, soil and air, navigating tumultuous changes through geological ages to the present, and how the human presence has brought earth’s systems into a crisis in which water is also the potential vehicle for stabilization and renewal. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming” conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University.

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Sir David King | Arctic Report | Climate Crisis Advisory Group


Nick Breeze ClimateGenn – Premiered Jul 30, 2021

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In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with former UK Government Chief Science Advisor, Sir David King. Sir David has recently set up the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) to respond with agility to the real-time climate crisis.

The first report is linked in the notes and focuses on the Arctic as a key regulator of global climate stability and more recently, chaotic disruption.

Key points:

Jet Stream Omega Event Johanne Rockstrum: Arctic tipping point has passed.
Are accelerating impacts at risk of outpacing action?
Scientists have mismanaged the modelling of climate change events.
Greenland ice sheet is sitting in warm air and losing ice rapidly.
We are not prepared for what we are currently seeing!
We need a UN Security Council For Climate Change.
Our future as a civilisation depends on a rapid response to the situation.
UK Policy on China: Timing-wise it could not be worse! The EU, China and US are all talking together.
Greenhouse Gas Removal: Build up oceans to what they used to be and we could absorb 30-40 billion tonnes per annum.
Refreezing the Arctic: If we don’t manage this we are cooked!
The CCAG Report is for Governments, Businesses and Financial operations.
The time for action is now!

Sir David discusses the mantra they are trying to get into the mainstream consciousness of climate action: Reduce, Remove and Repair. The message is clear that climate is now the main issue threatening our civilisation across the globe.

We are now crossing tipping points and the time rapid scaled up action is now.

Sir David also suggests the creation of a UN Security Council for Climate Change to deal specifically with the international efforts of nations and regions to tackle arising issues. This connects to my interview next week with NATO and US Government Security Advisor on Climate Change, Chad Briggs.

Next week I will also be talking to Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE, Director of the Centre for Climate Repair in Cambridge about how we need to flip our building infrastructure from a massive carbon source to carbon sink. This includes existing buildings and the colossal amount that needs to be built with resilience around the world to weather the tide of climate adversity.

Thank you for listening to Shaping The Future. You can see the full archive of podcast interviews and reporting from the last 5 COP’s at GENN.cc. Please subscribe to the podcast on any of the main channels and please do consider backing my work on Patreon.

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Sir David King: Climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced | Inspiring Visions

Shaping Horizons– Premiered May 17, 2021

Sir David King is a Professor of Physical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. He served as Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government and later as Special Representative for Climate Change. He is the Founder and Chair of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge and his recent work involves raising awareness on the climate change crisis to global stakeholders.

During this interview, he talks about the importance of international collaboration among the scientific community to have a real impact. To him it is also the only way to tackle global challenges, like the climate crisis, which he describes as the biggest existential challenge to humanity ever. This threat also means to involve the political community to lead a massive worldwide effort in science, engineering and social science over the next ten years.

Up an Atmospheric River Without a Paddle


ClimateEmergency Forum – Jan 14, 2022

Special guest Raymond Ford, specialist in Mass Spectrometry, joins Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith, and Regina Valdez as they discuss Atmospheric Rivers (ARs) and the other extreme weather events that have occurred during the past few years in British Columbia, Canada.

As a resident of Central British Columbia, Raymond has personally experienced some of the extreme weather events that have occurred over the last few years.

This program was recorded on December 10th, 2021, and published on January 14th, 2022.

Topics discussed include the following:
– The atmospheric rivers (ARs) that caused extensive damage to infrastructure and farmland
– The heatwaves and other extreme weather events that will accelerate in frequency and intensity as the climate continues to warm.
– The Lytton fire, which destroyed most of the town
– The numerous wildfires
– The mental health challenges brought on by these persistent extreme weather events in the last few years and their consequences
– The use of the Earth.nullschool.net web application as a tool to analyse extreme weather events
– The need to rapidly reduce emissions from the burning of fossil fuels
– The seeming contradictory nature of government policy that, on the one hand declared a climate emergency and the other hand funds the construction of a pipeline

Special Guest:
Raymond Ford – Specialist in Mass Spectrometry

Regular Panelists:
Dr. Peter Carter – MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute

Paul Beckwith – Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s in the Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as Carleton University

Regina Valdez – Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate

– Earth.nullschool.net https://earth.nullschool.net
– Flammagenitus cloud https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammag…
– Mudslide closes Highway 1 from Lytton to Cache Creek https://globalnews.ca/news/8119123/hi…
– The Destroyed Highway 8 in British Columbia’s interior. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR769…
– Italy: 29 inches of rain in 12 hours sets new European record as extreme weather lashes country https://news.sky.com/story/italy-29-i…
– Brazil gets snow and ice, surprising residents https://www.dw.com/en/brazil-gets-sno…
– Up to 10% of homes could now be ‘uninsurable’ because of flood risk. Yours may be one of them https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/market…
– It will cost B.C. billions and billions to rebuild key highways for climate change https://vancouversun.com/opinion/colu…
– Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after weeks-long closure due to B.C. floods, landslides https://www.abbynews.com/news/trans-m…
– How climate change affects mental health https://yaleclimateconnections.org/20…
– What are atmospheric rivers, and how are they affecting the B.C. floods? https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whatonearth/…
– B.C. shatters temperature records as atmospheric river delivers warm, moist air https://globalnews.ca/news/8419122/bc…

Special Guest:
Raymond Ford – Specialist in Mass Spectrometry

Regular Panelists:
Dr. Peter Carter – MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute

Paul Beckwith – Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s in the Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as Carleton University

Regina Valdez – Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate

Living Without Water (Water Shortage Documentary) | Real Stories


Real Stories– Oct 3, 2018

What’s it like to live without running water? In Peru’s sprawling capital, Lima, this is the everyday reality for 1.5 million children and adults, forced to pay up to a week’s salary for just one day’s water. And the problem isn’t confined to the capital, across the country, the shortage of water is putting lives in danger and provoking conflict, as it displaces communities and threatens their agricultural livelihoods.
This film goes right to the heart of the water crisis – showing how society’s poorest are caught in the middle of a struggle between business, climate change and international politics.

A World Without Water (Global Warming Documentary)


Real Stories – Apr 26, 2017

This film investigates the future of the world’s water, and paints a disturbing picture of a world running out of the most basic of life’s essentials.

8 year old Vanessa and her parents have to walk almost a mile down the cliffs of El Alto in Bolivia to collect water from an unreliable well every day. Yet, they live just a few hundred metres from their city’s main water treatment plant and can see millions of gallons just beyond the barbed wire fence. They are victims of waters increasing commodification.

The struggle for this precious resource and the battle for its ownership is explored through compelling stories of families living in Bolivia, Detroit, Dar Es Salaam and Rajestan. As the background to these stories we explore the conflicts over the future of water and see how even those living in the relatively water-rich UK hold the survival of the planet in our hands.

Walter Jehne: The Natural History of Water on Earth

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate – Nov 2, 2015

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Australian soil and climate scientist Walter Jehne discusses how the five kingdoms of life have created water cycles, moving water through sea, soil and air, navigating tumultuous changes through geological ages to the present, and how the human presence has brought earth’s systems into a crisis in which water is also the potential vehicle for stabilization and renewal. Presented at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate’s “Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming” conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University.

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Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
– Apr 29, 2018
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/
Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate presents
A talk by Walter Jehne
Australian climate scientist and soil microbiologist
Director of Healthy Soils Australia
Introduction by Didi Pershouse

Presented on April 26, 2018 at Harvard University

As well as other links to the work of Walter Jehne ( + background sources)

Walter Jehne: The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
– Apr 29, 2018
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/
Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate presents
A talk by Walter Jehne
Australian climate scientist and soil microbiologist
Director of Healthy Soils Australia
Introduction by Didi Pershouse

Presented on April 26, 2018 at Harvard University