Two cities, two very different responses to rising sea levels


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 2, 2015

While New York City is taking aggressive action to prevent future catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy, other vulnerable cities, such as Charleston, South Carolina, are not tackling the threat of rising sea level and climate change with the same urgency. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.

View the full story/transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/two-ci…

Rising Sea Levels Put Coastal Cities At Risk


TheRealNews

Published on Jul 19, 2017

With the current rate of sea level rise roughly twice as fast as it was over the course of the 20th century, coastal cities should brace for more flooding, says climate policy scholar Robert Kopp

(245) Is Extreme Heat the New Normal?


TheRealNews

Published on Jul 25, 2017

The Real News team spoke with first responders and science and medial experts in Arizona, where high temperatures have grounded planes and significantly increased health emergencies

Al Gore: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change (TED 2016)


Climate Reality

Published on Feb 25, 2016

https://climaterealityproject.org/joi…
In his latest TED talk, Al Gore, founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, poses three questions that will determine the future of our planet – and why there’s good reason to be optimistic.

Under the rubric “Ideas worth spreading,” each year, the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference brings together a collection of the world’s most compelling, surprising, and original thinkers to connect and explore the themes, factors, and forces shaping our world today – and pointing to our world of tomorrow.
The theme of this year’s conference in Vancouver, British Columbia – which ran February 15—19 – was “Dream.” TED curators invited Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore to headline the “Nightmares” session. But instead of focusing exclusively on the terrifying aspects of climate change, former Vice President Gore turned the topic on its head, outlining why he’s optimistic and why – even in the face of rising seas and melting glaciers – we can dare to dream of a safe and sustainable future planet. Here are three ideas worth spreading from the talk.

1. DO WE REALLY HAVE TO CHANGE?
The challenge came first. Each day, manmade greenhouse gas pollution traps the same amount of heat energy as would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs. This trapped heat is warming the oceans and increasing the water vapor and energy in our atmosphere, leading to stronger storms, more extreme floods, increasingly long droughts, and other results he characterized as “a nature hike through the Book of Revelations.”

2. CAN WE CHANGE?
Fortunately, we’ve already started to change. Renewable energy is growing exponentially. In fact, its growth has significantly beaten expert projections time and time again. And the cost of solar energy has come down around 10 percent every year for the past 30 years. With all this expansion, the renewable energy transition could very well be the biggest business opportunity in the world right now.

3. WILL WE CHANGE?
This question is up to us – all of us – right now. In December 2015, 195 countries approved the Paris Agreement on climate change and agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It was truly a breakthrough after decades of failed attempts. And around the world, from China to India to the US, countries are adding more and more capacity in renewable energy (in fact, 69 percent of new electrical capacity added in the US last year came from renewables). The change is happening – what’s up to us right now is how long we take to get there.

“An Inconvenient Sequel”: Al Gore on New Film, Trump, Climate Change & His Opposition to DAPL


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 24, 2017

http://democracynow.org – More than a decade after the release of the groundbreaking film “An Inconvenient Truth,” former Vice President Al Gore is back with a new film about the climate crisis, “An Inconvenient Sequel.” On Sunday, Gore was part of a panel moderated by Amy Goodman at the Sundance Film Festival.

India floods: Monsoon rains kill at least 16


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 25, 2017

Heavy monsoon rains in India have killed at least 16 people and displaced more than 24,000.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a financial aid package to help those in the worst affected areas.

FRONTLINE | Preview “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” | PBS


PBS

Published on Oct 18, 2013

Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365104403… (US Only)
Coming Oct. 22nd http://to.pbs.org/1gAB5LJ

Has the age of antibiotics come to an end?

From a young girl thrust onto life support in Arizona to an uncontrollable outbreak at one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, FRONTLINE investigates the alarming rise of a deadly type of bacteria that our modern antibiotics can’t stop.

Feef Ban

Published on Nov 21, 2016