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Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic
 
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What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic https://youtu.be/G4H1N_yXBiA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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How to solve climate change with AI, Cube Satellites & Big Data
 
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Proposed by 10X Labs, www.10xlabs.io Recommended books: Bold - by Peter Diamandis https://www.amazon.com/Bold-Create-Wealth-Impact-World/dp/1476709580 The Inevitable - by Kevin Kelly https://www.amazon.com/Inevitable-Understanding-Technological-Forces-Future/dp/0525428089/ Exponential Organizations - by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and Yuri van Geest https://www.amazon.com/Exponential-Organizations-organizations-better-cheaper/dp/1626814236/ Recommended podcasts and newsletters: Exponential Wisdom podcast by Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan http://www.abundance360summit.com/podcast/ Andreesen-Horowitz podcast http://a16z.com/podcasts/ Exponential View newsletter by Azeem Azhar https://www.getrevue.co/profile/azeem Abundance Insider newsletter by Peter Diamandis http://diamandis.com/abundance-insider Companies to be aware of: SpaceX http://www.spacex.com/ Open AI https://openai.com/blog/ Google Deep Mind https://deepmind.com/ IBM Watson https://www.ibm.com/watson/ Get in touch with us at 10X Labs: https://www.instagram.com/10xlabs/ https://twitter.com/10xlabsio/
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How Much Does the Sun Affect Earth's Climate?
 
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The sun is obviously a big factor in the earth's weather, but changes in the solar cycle don't always affect our climate in straightforward ways. Host: Caitlin Hofmeister For special, curated artifacts of this universe, check out https://scishowfinds.com/ ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Sam Lutfi, Nicholas Smith, D.A. Noe, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, Tim Curwick, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html https://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.4449.pdf https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2010GL045777 https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/solarcycle-primer.html https://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/rind_03/ https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/science-and-impacts/science/effect-of-sun-on-climate-faq.html#.WvEBAdPwa1E https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalWarming/page3.php https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/02/23/no-the-sun-isnt-driving-global-warming/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1c353ad445e7 https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/global-warming/mid-holocene-warm-period http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1191/0959683604hl687rp https://phys.org/news/2017-03-sun-impact-climate-quantified.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sun-spots-and-climate-change/ https://www.space.com/19280-solar-activity-earth-climate.html http://science.sciencemag.org/content/294/5549/2130 http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/~infocom/The%20Website/evolution.html ------ Images: https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/tropical-beach-in-sunny-day-gm695270128-128615835 https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/the-moon-isolated-on-white-background-vector-illustration-eps-10-gm915959760-252062023 https://images.nasa.gov/details-GSFC_20171208_Archive_e001435.html https://www.videoblocks.com/video/snowflakes-in-the-air-hu22bd- https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/winter-or-autumn-headwear-collection-gm804438994-130505497 https://images.nasa.gov/details-PIA18906.html https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10804 https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4551 https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/earth-globe-gm899520532-248211452
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Are Electric Cars Actually Better For The Environment?
 
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Scientists have found that electric cars might not be as green as we thought. How could this be? There’s A Car That’s Powered By Salt Water! ►►►►http://bit.ly/1S8xAyu Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► http://bit.ly/1myXbFG Watch River Monsters Here ►►►► http://bit.ly/1SDplaR Read More: Cleaner Cars From Cradle to Grave http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/11/Cleaner-Cars-from-Cradle-to-Grave-full-report.pdf “This report compares battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) with similar gasoline vehicles by examining their global warming emissions over their “life cycles”—from the raw materials to make the car through manufacturing, driving, and disposal or recycling. Toward that end, we performed up-to date assessments of the carbon footprints of BEVs, taking into account the latest information about electricity generation and BEV models.” Tesla’s Electric Cars Aren’t As Green As You Might Think http://www.wired.com/2016/03/teslas-electric-cars-might-not-green-think/ “But how green is a Tesla, really? Devonshire Research Group, an investment firm that specializes in valuing tech companies, dug into the data and concluded that Tesla’s environmental benefits may be more hyped than warranted. Devonshire isn’t saying that Tesla is pulling a Volkswagen, or that its cars are spewing greenhouse gases from invisible tailpipes. It’s arguing that Teslas (and, by extension, all electric vehicles) create pollution and carbon emissions in other ways.” How Green Are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug In http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/automobiles/how-green-are-electric-cars-depends-on-where-you-plug-in.html?_r=1 “According to a report that the Union of Concerned Scientists plans to release on Monday, there would be a considerable difference in the amount of greenhouse gases — primarily carbon dioxide — that result from charging the cars’ battery packs. By trapping heat, greenhouse gases contribute to climate change.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Lissette Padilla on Twitter https://twitter.com/lizzette DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Sign Up For The TestTube Mailing List: http://dne.ws/1McUJdm
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Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 1/2)
 
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Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling explain how a warming earth has exacerbated the impact of forest fires, and how climate action could save lives Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
Views: 1377 The Real News Network
#ClimateFacts: The End of Coal
 
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In 1950 there were 388,000 coal miners in the U.S. Today there are 53,000. It's time to talk honestly about the real reasons why. SOURCES: [i] WashingtonPost.com. What really happened to coal? Jun 17 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-really-happened-to-coal/2017/06/07/74b3d1aa-4b90-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0d51a9eec5b0 [ia] DATA.BLS.GOV. Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey. Sept 12 2018. https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES1021210001 [ii] WashingtonPost.com. What really happened to coal? Jun 17 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-really-happened-to-coal/2017/06/07/74b3d1aa-4b90-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0d51a9eec5b0 [iii] NMA.org. U.S. Coal Mining Productivity Trends. September 2016. https://nma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/productivity_trends_2015.pdf [iiia] EIA.Gov. Average U.S. coal mining productivity increases as production falls. Mar 7 2018. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=35232 [iv] Reuters.com. Old and worn out, U.S. coal-fired power plants easy prey for gas: Kemp. Nov 16 2014. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-coal-kemp-idUSKBN13920C [iva] ELP.com. EIA: Average U.S. coal plant is pushing 40 years old. Apr 17 2017. https://www.elp.com/articles/2017/04/eia-average-u-s-coal-plant-is-pushing-40-years-old.html [v] Reuters.com. Old and worn out, U.S. coal-fired power plants easy prey for gas: Kemp. Nov 16 2014. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-coal-kemp-idUSKBN13920C [vi] Forbes.com. Closing Coal Power Plants, Replacing With Natural Gas, Makes Economic Sense. Feb 26 2018. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2018/02/26/closing-coal-power-plants-replacing-with-natural-gas-makes-economic-sense/#52425ae02389 [via] EndCoal.org. Global Coal Plant Tracker. Accessed Sept 12 2018. https://endcoal.org/global-coal-plant-tracker/ [vib] GreenTechMedia.com. Trump Can’t Save Coal. Feb 19 2018. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/trump-cant-save-coal [vii] DailyYonder.com. Jul 31 2017. https://www.dailyyonder.com/coal-mining-jobs-fatalities/2017/07/31/20555/ [viia] UCSUSA.org. Smart Energy Solutions. Accessed Sept 12 2018. https://www.ucsusa.org/clean-energy/decrease-coal-use#.W5kpQJNKjOQ [viib] UCSUSA.org. Ripe for Retirement. December 2012. https://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/smart-energy-solutions/decrease-coal/ripe-for-retirement-closing-americas-costliest-coal-plants.html#.W5koeZNKjOQ [viic] Climate.NASA.Gov. FACTS. Accessed Sept 12 2018. https://climate.nasa.gov/causes/ [viid] EPA.gov. Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Accessed Sept 12 2018. https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions [viii] Bloomberg.com. Half of All U.S. Coal Plants Would Lose Money Without Regulation. Mar 26 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-26/half-of-all-u-s-coal-plants-would-lose-money-without-regulation [ix] BusinessInsider.com. May 8 2018. https://www.businessinsider.com/solar-power-cost-decrease-2018-5 [x] Ibid. [xi] Ibid. [xii] Electrek.co. EGEB: Solar power now 50% cheaper than coal, Congress bound to cut renewable energy funding, 10 millions jobs in green energy. May 9 2018. https://electrek.co/2018/05/09/egeb-solar-power-cheaper-congress-cut-renewable-energy-10-millions-jobs/ [xiia] InsideClimateNews.org. U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People and Rising. May 30 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26052017/infographic-renewable-energy-jobs-worldwide-solar-wind-trump [xiii] WashingtonPost.com. The entire coal industry employs fewer people than Arby’s. May 31 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/31/8-surprisingly-small-industries-that-employ-more-people-than-coal/ [xiv] EWG.org. Half of Coal Plants Lose Too Much Money to Stay Open on the Free Market. Apr 4 2018. https://www.ewg.org/news-and-analysis/2018/04/half-coal-plants-lose-too-much-money-stay-open-free-market#.W5FYc5NKjOQ [xiva] VOX.com. The US coal industry is going out, not with a whimper, but with a burst of rent-seeking. Aug 26 2017. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/25/16201218/us-coal-industry-handouts [xivb] Siepr.Stanford.edu. What Is Killing the US Coal Industry?. March 2017. https://siepr.stanford.edu/research/publications/what-killing-us-coal-industry [xivc] DeSmogBlog.com. Coal Mining's Financial Failures: Two Thirds of World's Production Now Unprofitable. Dec 21 2015. https://www.desmogblog.com/2015/12/21/coal-s-financial-fail-two-thirds-world-s-production-now-unprofitable [xivd] NYTimes.com. Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here’s Why That Will Be Hard. Jun 13 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/13/climate/coal-nuclear-bailout.html
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Why did they change from global warming to climate change?
 
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David on climate change - Why did they change from global warming to climate change, when they aren't worried about climate change, only global warming?
Views: 580 Jan Helfeld
Understanding Global Change from Data - Dr. Vipin Kumar
 
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Dr. Vipin Kumar, William Norris Professor and Head of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota, gave the eighth annual Borchert Lecture, which honors the late John Borchert, University of Minnesota Regents Professor in Geography and member of the U.S. National Academy of Science. David Borchert, one of Dr. Borchert's sons, attended the event named in honor of his father. This annual lecture features notable speakers in the area of geographic information science and this year was part of the campus-wide Spatial Forum and GIS Day celebration. Dr. Kumar's current research interests include data mining, high-performance computing, and their applications in Climate/Ecosystems and Biomedical domains. He is the Lead PI of a 5-year, $10 Million project, "Understanding Climate Change - A Data Driven Approach", funded by the NSF's Expeditions in Computing program that is aimed at pushing the boundaries of computer science research. He has authored over 300 research articles, and co-edited or coauthored 10 books including the widely used text book "Introduction to Parallel Computing", and "Introduction to Data Mining" both published by Addison-Wesley. Dr. Kumar's presentation, Understanding Global Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Data Driven Research, was well-attended and many excellent questions were asked by the audience. The climate and earth sciences have recently undergone a rapid transformation from a data-poor to a data-rich environment. In particular, climate and ecosystem related observations from remote sensors on satellites, as well as outputs of climate or earth system models from large-scale computational platforms, provide terabytes of temporal, spatial and spatio-temporal data. These information-rich datasets offer huge potential for monitoring, understanding, and predicting the behavior of the Earth's ecosystem and for advancing the science of global change. This talk highlighted some of the challenges in analyzing such data sets and reported on early research results.
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Improving Traffic Prediction Using Weather Data - Ramya Raghavendra
 
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"As common sense would suggest, weather has a definite impact on traffic. But how much? And under what circumstances? Can we improve traffic (congestion) prediction given weather data? Predictive traffic is envisioned to significantly impact how driver’s plan their day by alerting users before they travel, find the best times to travel, and over time, learn from new IoT data such as road conditions, incidents, etc. This talk will cover the traffic prediction work conducted jointly by IBM and the traffic data provider. As a part of this work, we conducted a case study over five large metropolitans in the US, 2.58 billion traffic records and 262 million weather records, to quantify the boost in accuracy of traffic prediction using weather data. We will provide an overview of our lambda architecture with Apache Spark being used to build prediction models with weather and traffic data, and Spark Streaming used to score the model and provide real-time traffic predictions. This talk will also cover a suite of extensions to Spark to analyze geospatial and temporal patterns in traffic and weather data, as well as the suite of machine learning algorithms that were used with Spark framework. Initial results of this work were presented at the National Association of Broadcasters meeting in Las Vegas in April 2017, and there is work to scale the system to provide predictions in over a 100 cities. Audience will learn about our experience scaling using Spark in offline and streaming mode, building statistical and deep-learning pipelines with Spark, and techniques to work with geospatial and time-series data. Session hashtag: #EUent7"
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Russia Is Profiting Off Global Warming | VICE on HBO
 
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While many parts of the world are struggling from catastrophic effects of climate change, Russia is looking to capitalize on it, with the Kremlin driving a narrative that touts the economic benefits. Like more and faster access to petroleum and mineral reserves that were previously unreachable. The Northern Sea Passage, a legendary shipping lane along Russia’s Arctic coastline, has been largely inaccessible for part of the year because of dense sea ice. But now, that ice is melting, opening up a new trade route for Russia's cargo ships. Russian oil companies are already betting big on the new reserves they hope to find in the Russian Arctic, and other industries — like mining — are ramping up production since they now have faster shipping routes to many ports. “The problem of climate change is actually the problem of adaptation to climate change. This is not a tragedy,” said Nobel Prize-winning climatologist Oleg Anisimov. “Certainly some places will become unlivable, but other areas are places that will become more livable.” But the Russian people seem unaware, or unconcerned, about the environmental impacts of these climate change-related activities, like pollution from the booming factories, and wildfires in the North that destroyed million of acres of forest in a major tourism area. VICE’s Gianna Toboni visited Russia's Arctic to see just how big the country is betting on climate change. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo #VICEonHBO
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Climate Scientist Explains Easiest Way To Protect Environment: VOTE!
 
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Renowned climate scientist Michael Mann had an op-ed in The Guardian last week where he explained the growing threat of increasingly powerful storms and climate change-related weather events. But he lands the story on the simplest way that people in the United States can work towards a better future – just vote. There are obviously other steps that have to be taken from there, as Mann has explained, but it all starts with removing politicians who want to move the US backwards on energy and climate rather than forward. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/14/florence-climate-change-triple-threat?__twitter_impression=true Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Right now, we have American cities in the Carolinas that are currently underwater as a result of Hurricane Florence and the torrential rainfall and sea level rise that came along with that storm, and it's not getting any better right now. It will eventually, hopefully, but right now, it's about as bad as we've seen in a long time, but here's the thing. These kinds of storms, like Florence, luckily it slowed down to a one before it made landfall, whereas it could have been making landfall as a four, a very powerful four, but it downgraded, but this is the new normal. We saw it last year with Maria, with Harvey, with Irma, now with Florence. It's not just the new normal. They're actually getting worse. Normal's gone, out the window, and that's actually what renowned climate scientist Michael Mann told people in an op-ed for the Guardian last week, an op-ed you can find the link to it in the video description here. I strongly recommend everybody take the time to read through that op-ed, and after you've read it, I want you to reread the final paragraph of it, because it is in that final paragraph that Michael Mann tells us the most powerful thing that anyone in the United States can do to help protect the environment and to help basically do what we can to fight climate change. If you don't want to read it yourself, don't worry. I'll read it to you. "We must transition away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy even more rapidly, and we must elect politicians who will support such efforts. In the US, there's an opportunity to do so in less than two months now in the upcoming midterm elections, where we must elect politicians who support enlightened policies on energy and climate, and vote out of office those who don't." Now, there's a lot of steps that need to be taken in order to reduce our emissions, help combat climate change effectively, get renewable energy going. All of those are things that need to be done. We have to fix factory farming, but nothing, none of that can even be done if we have a government controlled by people who routinely deny that science is real. That's the point that Michael Mann is trying to make there. Dr. Mann understands that. He knows that as long as we get these politicians who are funded by fossil fuel interests, who go to work on the Senate floor and throw a snowball and say, "If global warming's a thing, how is there a snowball here? Huh? Think about that." As long as we have morons like that in the US Senate or the US House, we will never be able to get any kind of meaningful action on climate change ever, and even Obama. I mean, look, he did talk a great game on climate change. He did some great things on it. He also took a couple steps backwards on the issue. I mean, oil drilling, offshore drilling in the United States hit a record pace at the time under his administration, but at least we were also putting other things in place to help control emissions from power plants, trying to protect waters and streams.
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The Power of AI and Machine Learning to Plan for Climate Change
 
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The Economist Intelligence Unit produced a 3-part series on the power of data: perspectives from experts. This interview is with Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change at the US Geological Survey. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAS SOFTWARE YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sassoftware ABOUT SAS SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. VISIT SAS http://www.sas.com CONNECT WITH SAS SAS ► http://www.sas.com SAS Customer Support ► http://support.sas.com SAS Communities ► http://communities.sas.com Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/SASsoftware Twitter ► https://www.twitter.com/SASsoftware LinkedIn ► http://www.linkedin.com/company/sas Google+ ► https://plus.google.com/+sassoftware Blogs ► http://blogs.sas.com RSS ►http://www.sas.com/rss
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Environment Impact Assessment Part 1
 
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Support us : https://www.instamojo.com/@exambin/ Download our app : http://examb.in/app Environmental Impact Assessment Developmental projects in the past were undertaken without any consideration to their environmental consequences. As a result the whole environment got polluted and degraded. In view of the colossal damage done to the environment, governments and public are now concerned about the environmental impacts of developmental activities. So, to assess the environmental impacts, the mechanism of Environmental Impact Assessment also known as EIA was introduced. EIA is a tool to anticipate the likely environmental impacts that may arise out of the proposed developmental activities and suggest measures and strategies to reduce them. EIA was introduced in India in 1978, with respect to river valley projects. Later the EIA legislation was enhanced to include other developmental sections since 1941. EIA comes under Notification on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of developmental projects 1994 under the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Besides EIA, the Government of India under Environment (Protection) Act 1986 issued a number of other notifications, which are related to environmental impact assessment. EIA is now mandatory for 30 categories of projects, and these projects get Environmental Clearance (EC) only after the EIA requirements are fulfilled. Environmental clearance or the ‘go ahead’ signal is granted by the Impact Assessment Agency in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Projects that require clearance from central government can be broadly categorized into the following sectors • Industries • Mining • Thermal power plants • River valley projects • Infrastructure • Coastal Regulation Zone and • Nuclear power projects The important aspects of EIA are risk assessment, environmental management and Post product monitoring. Functions of EIA is to 1. Serve as a primary environmental tool with clear provisions. 2. Apply consistently to all proposals with potential environmental impacts. 3. Use scientific practice and suggest strategies for mitigation. 4. Address all possible factors such as short term, long term, small scale and large scale effects. 5. Consider sustainable aspects such as capacity for assimilation, carrying capacity, biodiversity protection etc... 6. Lay down a flexible approach for public involvement 7. Have a built-in mechanism of follow up and feedback. 8. Include mechanisms for monitoring, auditing and evaluation. In order to carry out an environmental impact assessment, the following are essential: 1. Assessment of existing environmental status. 2. Assessment of various factors of ecosystem (air, water, land, biological). 3. Analysis of adverse environmental impacts of the proposed project to be started. 4. Impact on people in the neighborhood. Benefits of EIA • EIA provides a cost effective method to eliminate or minimize the adverse impact of developmental projects. • EIA enables the decision makers to analyses the effect of developmental activities on the environment well before the developmental project is implemented. • EIA encourages the adaptation of mitigation strategies in the developmental plan. • EIA makes sure that the developmental plan is environmentally sound and within limits of the capacity of assimilation and regeneration of the ecosystem. • EIA links environment with development. The goal is to ensure environmentally safe and sustainable development. Environmental Components of EIA: The EIA process looks into the following components of the environment: • Air environment • Noise component : • Water environment • Biological environment • Land environment EIA Process and Procedures Steps in Preparation of EIA report • Collection of baseline data from primary and secondary sources; • Prediction of impacts based on past experience and mathematical modelling; • Evolution of impacts versus evaluation of net cost benefit; • Preparation of environmental management plans to reduce the impacts to the minimum; • Quantitative estimation of financial cost of monitoring plan and the mitigation measures. Environment Management Plan • Delineation of mitigation measures including prevention and control for each environmental component, rehabilitation and resettlement plan. EIA process: EIA process is cyclical with interaction between the various steps. 1. Screening 2. Scoping 3. Collection of baseline data 4. Impact prediction 5. Mitigation measures and EIA report 6. Public hearing 7. Decision making 8. Assessment of Alternatives, Delineation of Mitigation Measures and Environmental Impact Assessment Report 9. Risk assessment
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State of Denial | Fault Lines
 
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Fault Lines - State of Denial Within the first few days of Donald Trump's presidency, environmental activists and scientists watched with alarm as the Obama administration's data on climate change simply vanished from government websites. It was the first of many steps that made it clear that this administration would be taking a vastly different approach to confronting global warming than its predecessor. For Republicans, having a friend in the White House means they now have an open door to strike down key regulations that will be a boon to the energy industry. It's a path they had been building well before Trump took office, with Republicans not only denying that humans are increasing global warming - but accusing scientists of lying to the public. As a new administration takes power in Washington, Phil Torres explores what the Trump era will mean for the scientific community - and the future of the planet. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Coal CEO claims Earth cooling & climate change a hoax
 
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Asked about the economic analysis behind President Barack Obama's energy regulations, Murray said, "There's no scientific analysis either. I have 4,000 scientists that tell me global warming is a hoax. The Earth has cooled for 20 years." Murray Energy is the country's largest coal miner. Asked for clarification, a spokesperson for Murray Energy sent links to the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change, which says "human-caused climate change is not a global crisis," and the Global Warming Petition Project, a list of science degree holders who don't think humans cause climate change. Murray's claim that there is no scientific analysis behind climate change is not true. A landmark 2013 study assessed 4,000 peer-reviewed papers by 10,000 climate scientists that gave an opinion on the cause of climate change. It showed 97 percent of the authors attributed climate change to manmade causes. His second claim that Earth is cooling is also false. Temperatures were the warmest on record last year, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was the third year in a row global average temperatures set a record. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/murray-energy-ceo-claims-global-warming-is-a-hoax.html References Fact Sheets Coal: A Long History of Subsidies http://www.taxpayer.net/library/article/coal-a-long-history-of-subsidies Federal coal subsidies http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Federal_coal_subsidies Mining Coal, Mounting Costs: The life cycle consequences of coal http://www.chgeharvard.org/resource/mining-coal-mounting-costs-life-cycle-consequences-coal Murray Energy Corporation http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Murray_Energy_Corporation
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Friendly Guide to Climate Change - and what you can do to help #everytoncounts
 
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This video is a short, sweet, and pragmatic summary of climate change - what the problem is, why, and what you can actually do about it. VOICE TRANSLATIONS: - Dutch: https://youtu.be/UqFKtD_W5EE - French: https://youtu.be/blVH3lyHz7w VIEW THE DRAWING: http://everytoncounts.org/images/Friendly-Guide-to-Climate-Change.jpeg LEARN MORE: http://everytoncounts.org SEE THE TRANSCRIPT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eW-SfSCFwRQrxx2IPeec33ZHELXuDkFIvG0BdtCH1Ww/pub MUSIC "Henrik's Jam" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFK1oO2xNLQ HELP TRANSLATE THE SUBTITLES TO YOUR LANGUAGE: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=3CM_KkDuzGQ&ref=share CONTACT / FEEDBACK / TRANSLATION OFFERS Email climate AT crisp.se MAIN REFERENCES: Consensus on consensus: a synthesis of consensus estimates on human-caused global warming http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/048002 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 5th assessment report http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/AR5_SYR_FINAL_SPM.pdf http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg3/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-policymakers.pdf http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg2/ar5_wgII_spm_en.pdf International Energy Agency - Key CO2 emissions and trends 2016 http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/KeyCO2EmissionsTrends.pdf International Energy Agency - CO2 emissions from fuel combustion 2016 https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/CO2EmissionsfromFuelCombustion_Highlights_2016.pdf US Environmental Protection Agency - Climate Change Indicators https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-atmospheric-concentrations-greenhouse-gases Crowd-funded solar panels in Africa http://jointrine.com Electricity map: https://www.electricitymap.org/ 1:48 WTF = “Why This Flooding?” What did you think? :) ALL REFERENCES: Here is a full list of all references, in chronological order: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zh2aqWDguue6Cig-3T1G7wTcLcxbGi2WXZpFMj9M9Tw/edit
Views: 40544 Henrik Kniberg
🇦🇷 Is the G-20 facing an identity crisis? | Counting the Cost
 
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Nineteen leaders of the world's biggest economies and a representative of the European Union are meeting in Argentina to discuss the world's most pressing challenges during the G20 Summit. These are the group of countries that generate 80 percent of world output. They also burn more fossil fuels than the rest of the world. The group was formed in 1999 but took on greater importance in the wake of the global financial crisis. However, these days the group finds it hard to agree on almost anything let alone trade disputes, migration and climate change. The G20 "still has its relevance, particularly at a time when we need good international economic institutions," according to Tim Harcourt, an author and economist. The group's response to the global financial crisis in 2008 is a testament to the impact members can have when they work together. "It's one of the few forums where you get the major powers together in a summit like this." In 2017, the United States turned its back on its commitment to the Paris Agreement - an agreement it was instrumental in brokering, thus isolating itself among G20 members. Argentina and member countries will also be focused on preventing the further deterioration of the G20's commitment, as the US reaffirms its position and as new administrations reassess their commitments on climate. There's an absence of consensus on climate change between member countries, because "in some ways the burdens aren't being shared quite properly, and in some cases they're expecting developing countries to share some of the burden right at the time when industrialisation is actually pulling a lot of people out of poverty," explains Harcourt, "so they're probably less willing to give up some of that momentum they'd been able to get in countries like China, India and Indonesia... I expect there won't me much consensus on climate change in terms of causes but also in terms of what solutions you use." While a host of issues are up for discussion, the G20 conference will also tackle issues surrounding data privacy, Harcourt points out. "In some ways the G20 nations are geared by the great information age and the great information rich capitalist institutions in the US and Japan where they're using data mining for consumer-driven behavior, while countries that have a bigger tradition of social control like China are using data mining for social control with its own citizens ... so they're both tackling the same issues of how to gather data but they're putting them to quite different purposes." Zimbabwe one year on from Mugabe It has been a year since the army overthrew Robert Mugabe, a strongman ruler for nearly four decades. Since then, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been trying to revive Zimbabwe's ailing economy, only to fail at attracting much needed foreign direct investment. Ordinary Zimbabweans are still worse off since Mugabe's removal, according to Charles Robertson, the global chief economist at Renaissance Capital. "There's still huge challenges particularly on the currency and banking side. There's still a lack of investment going into the economy." Zimbabwe one year on from Mugabe Ultimately, a country needs "three underlying things to industrialise and become a middle-income country", points out Robertson. "Education, and Zimbabwe's had a great education system for many decades; secondly, you've gotta have electricity, and Zimbabwe's got plenty; and thirdly you need high investment, and that's where Zimbabwe's been lacking." Also on this episode of Counting the Cost: Zimbabwe economy: The country is trying to reboot its economy, one year on from the the army coup that overthrew Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa was elected last July, but his government is failing to attract much needed foreign investment. Thousands of Zimbabweans have been out protesting, as Haru Mutasa reports from Harare. Gender pay gap: Women may face a much wider wage gap than commonly cited data indicate, according to a new study by the Washington-based Institute for Women's Policy Research. Economists there analysed the incomes of men and women who worked for at least one year between 2001 and 2015 and found women earn just 49 cents to the typical men's dollar - far less than the 80 cents usually reported. General Motors plant closures: Thousands of jobs are set to go in the largest restructuring by US carmaker General Motors since the 2008 financial crash. The planned closure of five big car manufacturing plants in North America is a blow to President Donald Trump, who has promised to turn around the industry, as More from Counting the Cost on: YouTube - http://aje.io/countingthecostYT Website - http://aljazeera.com/countingthecost/ - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
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Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable
 
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Climate scientist Michael Mann says that, under a business-as-usual scenario, the mass displacement of billions could trigger an unprecedented national security crisis Visit https://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at https://therealnews.com/donate.
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Climate Change, Biodiversity and the Future of Conservation in America
 
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A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson Pellegrino University Research Professor, Emeritus in Entomology at Harvard University Author, The Origins of Creativity, Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Terry Tempest Williams Writer-in-residence, Harvard Divinity School Naturalist and Environmental Writer Author, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks Jonathan B. Jarvis Director, U.S. National Park Service (2009-2017) Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, University of California, Berkeley Author, The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water Linda J. Bilmes (Moderator) Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS Member, National Park Service Advisory Board
The Most Powerful Evidence Climate Scientists Have of Global Warming - Fraudulent Sea-Level Data
 
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Using fraudulent data doctored by NASA and NOAA we were able to show how catastrophic anthropogenic "Global Warming" really is. "I tell you It's a wake-up call" said Diamond from the Oppenheimer Ranch Project. " When you can get all the government funding you need to prove that using fraudulent data you can achieve any result asked for. Boom. Science is dead." https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03102017/infographic-ocean-heat-powerful-climate-change-evidence-global-warming https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Post-Glacial_Sea_Level.png https://climatism.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/jevrejeva-sea-levels-1700-1800-1900-2000-global-2.gif?w=590 Sea Level Graphs: https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/mean-sea-level-trend-key-west-fl.jpg https://sunshinehours.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/wismar.png?w=730 https://i1.wp.com/www.sealevel.info/9455090_Seward_2016-04.png http://www.sealevel.info/9410170_San_Diego_2016-04.png http://www.sealevel.info/110-092_Swinoujscie_2015-10.png https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2Y9ERtIJdvw/hqdefault.jpg https://i1.wp.com/www.sealevel.info/060-051_Vaasa_2016-05.png https://i2.wp.com/www.sealevel.info/680-140_Sydney_2016-04.png https://i.ytimg.com/vi/K4Wx_FnCW6I/maxresdefault.jpg https://climatism.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/slr3.png?w=590 https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/annapolis_slr.png https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/clip_image00211.jpg https://i0.wp.com/sealevel.info/8518750_The_Battery_2017-01_since_1925.png https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DEn7lTXUAAAwcre_shadow.png http://www.sealevel.info/9452400_Skagway_2016-04.png Blatant Sea-Level Data Manipulation = FRAUD http://behindtheblack.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/12_15_seaLevel_left-2.gif Bill Gates Institute of Fraudulent Papers @v Researchgate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lijing_Cheng https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Trends_in_global_average_absolute_sea_level%2C_1880-2013.png Please Visit Our Facebook Resources: Solar Shutdown: https://www.facebook.com/SolarShutdown/ Comet C/2017 K2 - Panstarrs: https://www.facebook.com/OppenheimerRanchProject/ Plasma Geology: https://www.facebook.com/Plasma-Geology-321021831434846/ Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel if you enjoyed the content. Share this video with like-minded individuals.
How One of NASA’s Deep Space Challenges Could Be Solved in the Ocean | The Swim
 
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A long-distance swimmer and a NASA astronaut have some surprising things in common, including the quest to protect their bones from deteriorating. This Is the Engineering You'd Need to Cross the Pacific Ocean - https://youtu.be/4nEV76CpF6M Follow The Swim on Seeker's website http://www.seeker.com/theswim Follow Ben on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BenLecomteTheSwim/ Read More A 51-year-old just began a 5,500-mile swim across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco http://www.businessinsider.com/swimmer-crossing-the-pacific-ocean-2018-5 "Throughout the entire trip, Lecomte and the boat accompanying him on the journey plan to collect samples and test the water, looking for everything from contamination from the Fukushima incident to the presence of microplastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch." Fishing For Answers on Bone Loss in Space https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/medaka_studies “The fish in space showed normal body growth even though they had decreased mineral density in bones and teeth. The investigators observed the fish regularly and while the Medaka swam normally at first, they tended to become motionless late in the flight. This indicates that microgravity’s effect on bone density likely involves changes in mechanical force that lowers overall physical activity and therefore causes osteoclast activation.” The scoop on how mouse poop might get humans to Mars https://www.popsci.com/space-mouse-poop-mars “Despite the trickier conditions, astronauts will acquire a precious poo pellet from each mouse every two weeks. They’ll measure each creature’s mass and bone density at least twice over the course of the experiment, draw blood, and film their habitat for three 48-hour periods too. Then, at the end of 30 days, they’ll “process” 10 of the mice (a polite euphemism for euthanasia and dissection). The surviving 10 will live on for another two months before making the same sacrifice.” ____________________ Ben Lecomte's historic swim across the Pacific Ocean is a feat that can’t be missed. Join us as we dive into the most extensive data set of the Pacific Ocean ever collected. Learn about the technology the Seeker crew is using to deter sharks away from Ben and measure the impact of the long-distance swim on his mind and body. Ben's core mission is to raise awareness for ocean health issues, so we’ll investigate key topics such as pollution and plastics as he swims closer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, discover potential consequences from climate change, and examine how factors like ocean currents can impact his progress along the way. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Discovery on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Discovery/ Nomadica Films http://www.nomadicafilms.com/
Views: 59884 Seeker
Vipin Kumar "Big Data in Climate and Earth Sciences"
 
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Vipin Kumar April 27, 2018 Big Data in Climate and Earth Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities for Machine Learning Computational Sustainability Virtual Seminar Series http://www.compsust.net/seminar.php Abstract: The climate and earth sciences have recently undergone a rapid transformation from a data-poor to a data-rich environment. In particular, massive amount of data about Earth and its environment is now continuously being generated by a large number of Earth observing satellites as well as physics-based earth system models running on large-scale computational platforms. These massive and information-rich datasets offer huge potential for understanding how the Earth's climate and ecosystem have been changing and how they are being impacted by human’s actions. This talk will discuss various challenges involved in analyzing these massive data sets as well as opportunities they present for both advancing machine learning as well as the science of climate change in the context of monitoring the state of the tropical forests and surface water on a global scale. Biography Vipin Kumar is a Regents Professor and holds William Norris Chair in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include data mining, high-performance computing, and their applications in Climate/Ecosystems and health care. He is currently leading an NSF Expedition project on understanding climate change using data science approaches. His research has resulted in the development of the concept of isoefficiency metric for evaluating the scalability of parallel algorithms, as well as highly efficient parallel algorithms and software for sparse matrix factorization (PSPASES) and graph partitioning (METIS, ParMetis, hMetis). He has authored over 300 research articles, and co-edited or coauthored 10 books including the widely used text book ``Introduction to Parallel Computing", and "Introduction to Data Mining". Kumar has served as chair/co-chair for many international conferences and workshops in the area of data mining and parallel computing, including 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (2002), and International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (2001). Kumar is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, and SIAM. Kumar's research has been honored by the ACM SIGKDD 2012 Innovation Award, which is the highest award for technical excellence in the field of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), and the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award, one of IEEE Computer Society's highest awards in high performance computing.
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Waiting for Superman: Coastal Erosion and Environmental Accountability | Alex Liebeskind | TEDxCSUSM
 
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As Alex noticed the threat to the grunion on his beloved family grunion runs, he began working as an academic researcher on computer models and simulations of various coastlines. In this talk, Alex provides insight into coastal erosion, how we may preemptively mitigate it, and what it reveals about our approach to the environment. Alex Liebeskind is a high school senior at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California. After discovering a love for coding early in his education, Alex joined the UCLA Computer Graphics and Vision Laboratory , where he has been developing image processing and data mining algorithms for facial recognition software and for assisted medical diagnoses for patient brain functional MRI scans. More recently, Alex became interested in how computer modeling can be applied to predictive simulations of the coastline and ocean systems. Alex is currently working with the Lynett Wave Research Group at the USC Department of Environmental Engineering to make such projections more widely accessible to the general public. Growing up in Southern California playing soccer, backpacking, and going to the beach, Alex is passionate about taking action to preserve the environment. Alex Liebeskind is a high school senior at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California. After discovering a love for coding early in his education, Alex joined the UCLA Computer Graphics and Vision Laboratory, where he has been developing image processing and data mining algorithms for facial recognition software and for assisted medical diagnoses for patient brain functional MRI scans. More recently, Alex became interested in how computer modeling can be applied to predictive simulations of the coastline and ocean systems. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Escape and evade: EPA's McCarthy refuses to quantify climate impact of Paris climate agreement
 
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Despite repeated questioning by Congressman Lamar Smith, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy refuses to quantify or acknowledge any climate impact resulting from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH: "If the Paris Climate Agreement involving 177 countries was completely implemented, okay, the entire climate agreement completely implemented, you have distinguished scientists including Bjorn Lomborg and twenty-seven other top climate scientists including three Nobel laureates have concluded that the reduction in global warming would only be one-twentieth of a degree Celsius by 2030, one-sixth of a degree Celsius in the next eighty-five years. It sounds to me like if they're anywhere close to being right, then this Paris Climate Agreement is almost all pain and no gain. Why is that not the case?" ADMINISTRATOR GINA MCCARTHY: "Well, no sir. The Paris Agreement was an incredible achievement that changed the direction of the world and is going to ultimately allow us--" CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "Do you disagree-- Do you think the Paris Climate Agreement will have a greater impact on climate change then I just said and that these twenty-seven scientists said?" ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "I think it sets us on a course to work together on a planetary scale to address the biggest environmental--" CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "Understand. As far as the actual impact on climate change do you disagree with these twenty-seven top climate scientists--" ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "I disagree with the way in which you're characterizing it, Mr. Chairman. With all due respect, it is a tremendous step in the right direction." CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "No, no." ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "The numbers you're talking about--" CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "I know those are wonderful words. I'm talking about quantifying the impact. The impact is one-sixth of a degree over then next 85 years. If every country all 177 countries, implemented--" ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "Sir, there is not a single country that signed that expecting that the 2020 goals would get us where we need to be. It is a step in that direction--" CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "But, you don't disagree with the conclusion of these scientists as far as the climate agreement goes in Paris, as it stands right now?" ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "The agreement itself was designed as a step forward." CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "Understand." ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "It was not designed to produce all of the action--" CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "Understand. But, as far as the step forward goes, the step forward was as I described it?" ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "Well sir, you can't make a marathon without getting across the starting line." CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "Okay. It's clear you don't disagree with their conclusion. You may think it's a beginning, but you can't disagree with their conclusion." ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "I don't even know what their conclusion-- the context of their conclusion. What I do know sir--" CONGRESSMAN SMITH: "Again, it's reducing global warming one-sixth of a degree Celsius over the next 85 years." ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "It's better than we were before and it's only the first step." [...] Hearing: Ensuring Sound Science at EPA House Science Committee June 22, 2016
NASA Releases Ton of Global Warming Data For Developing Nations
 
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NASA released data of climate modeling simulation results on Tuesday to help developing nations prepare for global warming. The results provide high resolution details of what our future climate may look like. The NASA data is part of the Obama administration's effort to push climate adaptation policies forward at the same time as it works to cut harmful global warming emissions like carbon dioxide. The data release should benefit developing countries. These nations are far more vulnerable to many climate impacts than industrialized countries, because they are less likely to anticipate and withstand effects like a rise in sea levels. The NASA data includes information from 21 different computer models, including how temperature and precipitation patterns may shift depending on greenhouse gas emissions through 2100. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/HCTPfbP77Ko/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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The Coming of a New Ice Age | 2017
 
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Catch up with the Last and most up to date shows in 2017 by subscribing to this channel Researcher Robert Felix speaks about climate and the possibility we . Is winter coming? Find out in this episode of Space Time. Get your own Space Time tshirt at Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: . According to scientists and a Weather data mining firm, we are on the verge of a new ice age that will start in the next three years. Support our channel and . New news headline out as NASA admits Mini Ice Age coming faster than anticipated. All continents are now showing signs of cooling. With summer snow in New .
Views: 8643 Robert Bowman
Climate & Weather Extremes: Attribution and Risk
 
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NCAR Distinguished Senior Scientist Kevin Trenberth shares the science of attribution, especially in terms of weather extremes, and notes that scientists strive for 95% confidence level, which is a high burden of proof. Today, he believes, that climate change impacts all weather-related extremes to a certain degree, especially those involving water or lack thereof, and certainly temperature extremes. The question is not "if" but rather "to what degree."
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Climate change and agriculture: how to assess future impacts?
 
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Agriculture is one of the sectors most challenged by climate change and will probably the sector most affected in the future. Global gridded crop models (GGCMs) are currently the best tools for assessing its impacts. Yet the changes in crop yields projected by different models in response to the same meteorological forcing can differ substantially. The seminar “Simulated vs. Empirical Weather Responsiveness of Crop Yields: U.S. Evidence and Implications for the Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change” held by CMCC Foundation researcher Malcolm Mistry provides a first glimpse into the origins and implications of this divergence through an inter-method comparison, both among the GGCMs, and between GGCMs and historical observations. Watch his video presentation. More information is available here: http://www.cmcc.it/article/assessing-climate-change-impacts-on-agriculture-2 Speaker: Malcolm Mistry, Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC – ECIP Division), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Dept. of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Discussant: Enrico Scoccimarro, Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC – CSP Division) Moderator: Francesco Bosello, Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC – ECIP Division), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), University Statale of Milan
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Impact of climate change
 
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assessing the impact of climate change on plant distributions using artificial neural networks. Video for the MSc Applied GIS dissertation, Kingston University This visualization depicts the potential change in distribution of a few plant species due to climate change across the 10 km National British Grid. It shows a northward and upward migration primarily due to the future increase in temperature. Plants belong to the National Vegetation Classification 'Woodland and scrub' group and their actual distribution was obtained from the National Biodiversity Network's Gateway website. Feedforward Neural Networks were trained using nine climate variables, elevation and species presence/absence (with values 1 for presence and 0 for absence). The Networks were created and trained using the open source Encog framework. Trainings were carried out with a Resilient Propagation algorithm. The evaluation of the result was carried out with an ArcGIS10 Python script. During evaluation it was possible to calculate a threshold value to be used to separate presence from absence. Future projections were obtained using the trained Networks with the predicted nine climate variables for seven 30 year overlapping future periods. The animation was made with the ArcScene10 software and the Sony Vegas MovieStudio9 software was used to add the text.
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Environmental Consequences Of Geoengineering
 
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http://GeoengineeringWatch.org TO READ OR POST COMMENTS ON THIS VIDEO, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE ARTICLE http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/geoengineering-answers-to-the-most-commonly-asked-questions/ Our hope and goal is for this video to be shared far and wide, DO NOT re-upload this video without prior written permission and conditions from GeoengineeringWatch.org Waking up to the global climate engineering reality can be overwhelming for most. Finding straightforward and accessible answers to the most commonly asked questions about climate engineering is essential for fueling further interest and investigation. GeoengineeringWatch.org has just assembled over a dozen very short and to the point videos to specifically address the most commonly asked questions on the climate engineering / geoengineering issue. With all the Q and A videos assembled on a single page, the information can easily be shared with anyone that is just waking up to the climate engineering reality. Exposing and halting the climate engineering assault is the great imperative of out time, this effort will take all of us. We must reach a critical mass of awareness within the ranks of global populations, this is the only way forward in this fight, sharing credible data is key. Make your voice heard while it can still make a difference, time is not on our side. Dane Wigington To follow us on Facebook, click here: https://www.facebook.com/dane.wigington.geoengineeringwatch.org To follow the latest GeoengineeringWatch.org videos please subscribe to our four youtube channels below: Dane Wigington https://www.youtube.com/c/DaneWigington Geoengineering Watch https://www.youtube.com/c/GeoengineeringWatch GeoengineeringWatch.org https://www.youtube.com/c/GeoengineeringWatchOrg Geo Watch https://www.youtube.com/c/GeoWatch The latest and most effective GeoengineeringWatch.org awareness raising materials can be found at the links below: 2 sided color glossy informational flyers: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/ads/ 20 page fact and photo summary booklets: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/climate-engineering-fact-and-photo-summary/ To support GeoengineeringWatch.org: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/support/
Can Climate Change Be A Good Thing?
 
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According a U.N. panel, climate change, caused mainly by greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, is set to cause economic harm in almost all parts of the world by spurring ever more droughts, heat waves and floods. But for the 56,000 inhabitants of Greenland, a giant island a quarter the size of the United States, the melt may be unlocking frozen assets and helping businesses: Fishing, farming, mining, shipping and tourism, to name just a few. This island at ground zero of global warming and is seeking to be one of the few places on Earth to benefit. In order to capitalize on an alarming thaw that included a record early melt on the vast ice sheet in April 2016 before a cooler May, environment Minister Mala Hoy Kuko said the north Atlantic island "is in the midst of new thinking." http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/F8U5PUfiHAg/us-climatechange-greenland-idUSKCN0YZ1EM http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Man's daily observations become vital info for climate change researchers
 
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Billy Barr's Colorado cabin in the woods is home to one of the world's most valuable -- and unexpected -- troves of scientific data. Barr has been measuring snow depth and how much groundwater it produces since 1974. John Blackstone has more. Subscribe to the "CBS Evening News" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1S7Dhik Watch Full Episodes of the "CBS Evening News" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XekKA Watch the latest installment of "On the Road," only on the "CBS Evening News," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XwqMH Follow "CBS Evening News" on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1T8icTO Like "CBS Evening News" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1KxYobb Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1O3dTTe Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1Qs0aam Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- The "CBS Evening News" premiered as a half-hour broadcast on Sept. 2, 1963. Check local listings for CBS Evening News broadcast times.
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A Climate Change Solution the GOP Can Get Behind
 
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The politics of climate change in the United States have long confounded efforts to curb emissions, but Professor Joe Aldy has an idea that could appeal to both liberals and conservatives. You can read the full white paper here: http://ken.sc/2qg2Vpl
Panel - Connecting Climate Change and Public Health State of the Science (Climate & Health Meeting)
 
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http://climaterealityproject.org Panel Connecting Climate Change and Public Health State of the Science Moderator Jonathan Patz, University of Wisconsin Heat Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Extreme Weather Events and Disasters Mark Keim, DisasterDoc The Food Supply Sam Myers, Harvard University Infectious Diseases Glenn Morris, University of Florida Air Quality and Allergens Patrick Kinney, Boston University Mental Health Lise Van Susteren, Advisory Board member, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Views: 363 Climate Reality
"Facebook's algorithm has more significant impact on the world than french assembly has ever had"
 
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Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Facebook's top brass has finally admitted that it did hire a right-wing public relations firm to investigate billionaire philanthropist, George Soros. This comes in the wake of a New York Times exposé which revealed that it did hire Definers, the group to counter the fallout of the social network's use by russian operatives and data-mining Cambridge Analytica, ahead of the 2016 Presidential election. The outgoing head of communications has taken responsability for hiring the firm which used black-ops style techniques. Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en
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China's Moon Mission Chang'e 4 चंद्रमा के छिपे हुए हिस्से को जानने के लिए भेजा रोवर
 
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Fire Management, Fuels, and Climate Change Tipping Points
 
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Webinar by Bob Keane presented on August 20, 2013. There will be dramatic changes to most landscapes of the western US over the next century, such as shifts in vegetation communities, changes in fire regimes, and increases in smoke emissions. These changes will result from complex interactions among vegetation, fuels, fire, and altered climate at the finest scales causing new and unanticipated landscape behaviors that will ultimately influence how lands are managed in the future. Fuel treatments may mitigate fire severity, reduce fire intensity, reduce smoke emissions, and facilitate post-fire vegetation recovery, but will they be effective in the future? And more importantly, at what level of climate change will we experience major shifts in landscape composition and structure -- the climate change "tipping point"? We used the fine scale landscape model FireBGCv2 to simulate climate, vegetation, and fire interactions and their subsequent effects on fire and emissions on landscapes in the western US in a simulation experiment where temperature and precipitation were systematically offset to simulate possible climate change scenarios. We found that wildland fire drove major tipping points on the landscapes and that these tipping points varied by landscape.
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"Mapping Climate Change and Security for Impact in Africa" Ms. Ashley Moran
 
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The complex pathways from climate change to security impacts have demanded new datasets to fill knowledge gaps, but also new ways of presenting data to be of most use in policy planning. Have aid interventions targeted areas where climate change poses the most significant risks to sustainable development and political stability? This presentation will assess the new capabilities of integrated dynamic mapping in analyzing climate change and security issues, with a particular focus on potential uses by policy planners and citizens. About This Speaker: Ms. Ashley Moran is an Associate at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. She oversees the Center's Climate Change and African Political Stability program funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Minerva Initiative, and leads the democratic governance research team under the program. She previously served as parliamentary advisor in the Republic of Georgia for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), ran democratic reform programs and trainings in Iraq and Azerbaijan for NDI, and designed rule of law programs in Kyrgyzstan for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). She holds an MA in rule of law and development economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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Polar bear video: Is it really the ‘face of climate change’?
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JhaVNJb3ag http://marygreeley.com/?p=62345
Views: 1080 Mary Greeley
Profits Over People: Mining Ruins Lives in Malawi - SHORT
 
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Malawi’s government has failed to protect the rights and livelihoods of people living in nascent mining communities, Human Rights Watch said today in a report released on eve of the International Right to Know Day. Families living near coal and uranium mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks from mining. The 96-page report, “‘They Destroyed Everything’: Mining and Human Rights in Malawi,” examines the impact of extractive industries on communities in some of Malawi’s first mining areas, in Karonga district located on the northwestern shores of Lake Malawi. Malawi’s government has promoted private investment in mining and resource extraction to diversify its economy. But environmental risks are common in resource extraction and mining significantly contributes to climate change, which in turn affects governments’ ability to realize the rights to health, water, and food.
Views: 241 HumanRightsWatch
World’s water supply quickly running dry – NASA Report
 
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New data from NASA claims that a third of the world’s water reservoirs are running low, and numerous causes, including climate change, are being implicated. Anya Parampil has more details. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
Views: 7568 RT America
Webinar: Biodiversity as a metric of ecosystem resilience to climate change
 
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Title: Biodiversity as a metric of ecosystem resilience to climate change Presenter: Helen Poulos, PhD Date: March 13th, 2014 at 11am CST Abstract: Shifting diversity patterns and species turnover are fundamental concerns about how climate change will influence desert ecosystems. Scientists, managers, and-policy makers are searching for metrics to assist in the prediction of ecosystem responses to climate change. Temporal variation in landscape and regional-scale diversity can provide insights on the fragility or resilience of plant and animal communities in the Southwest to changing climates. This talk will explore the suite of diversity metrics and tools for measuring species turnover that are available for monitoring ecosystem change over time through the lens of biodiversity. About the Presenter: Helen's research focuses on developing risk management and decision support tools for sustainable forest and ecosystem management. She has been working in the Southwest for the last 14 years exploring local-, landscape, and regional-scale tree diversity patterns and species turnover along environmental gradients of Sky Island systems. Helen is both a field biologist and a data-mining expert, which she uses for developing decision support tools that can be readily implemented by policy-makers and on the ground by land managers. She holds a Master's degree in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University and a PhD from The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is currently part of Wesleyan University's College of the Environment.
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Our Climate Change Emergency & Three-Legged Barstool Survival: Part 1 of 3
 
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I build a very strong scientific case showing that our climate system is spiralling out of control, threatening our very survival on Earth. I then discuss how government leaders around the planet must declare a climate change emergency. This would open up money and resources to deploy the three-legged-barstool survival strategies: Leg 1: slash fossil fuel emissions; Leg 2: deploy carbon dioxide removal tech; Leg 3: cool the Arctic. Please support my work with a donation at http://paulbeckwith.net
Views: 14429 Paul Beckwith
The Amazing Future of Deep Ocean Exploration
 
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Biofluorescent sharks, deep sea mining, seafloor vents, underwater drones, and the disturbing effects of ocean acidification: exploring the future of oceanographic discovery. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: Timelapse (TDC Remix): MotionArray.com Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod: Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400021 Consequence: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans Hydra (TDC Remix): YT Audio Library The Stranger (Glimpse): https://soundcloud.com/glimpse_official Dark Night by Matt Stewart Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans Featured videos: Mining: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/video/2017/jun/28/robots-ocean-floor-deep-sea-mining-video Sonar mapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRQuID0IwbY Microbes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uktdKw_bJ_8 Biofluorescence: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/david-gruber/ Susan Avery TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMQIgKyX3oU Triona McGrath TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJPpJhQxaLw Robert Ballard's EV Nautilus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIOXvU0_qk James Cameron's Deepsea Challenger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSfESqX-E84 Wired's profile on HOV's vs ROV's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUzz_ilsFa0 Onboard the Okeanos Explorer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0G68ORc8uQ With 95% of the ocean floor unexplored, the deep sea is Earth’s last frontier. Its pioneers are scientists leveraging the latest technology to cast light on the massive and incomprehensibly dark environment that extends more than 35,000 feet down. Until recently, this world was known only to our planet’s most unearthly species. This is the story of our largest biome—and the people devoting themselves to understanding it and saving it for future generations. 40 years ago we discovered hydrothermal vents, which act as Earth's plumbing system, transporting chemicals and extreme heat from the molten core of our planet, helping to regulate the chemical makeup of the oceans. But this seemingly toxic environment is still home to life. Organisms that don’t need photosynthesis to survive can live down here. And with most of the seafloor left to explore, many species remain undiscovered. Studying these unlikely ecosystems can teach us about the earliest stages of life’s evolution here on Earth, and about the possibility of life on other planets. That’s why NASA is working with oceanographers to help plan the mission to explore Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa. And because these vents form in active volcanic zones, they also help us better understand how landforms and moves over time. Plus, the sludge that’s constantly spewing from the vents contains some of the most valuable metals known to man. [Guardian video journalist] “In the deep ocean, where the water is as dark as ink, lie riches that no treasure hunters have managed to retrieve. They are deposits of precious minerals, from cobalt to gold, that have tantalized miners and nations for decades...” In 2019, a Canadian company will make the first-ever attempt at extracting these minerals. Using the latest technologies and massive, custom designed vehicles, it aims to bring up $1.5 billion worth of metals from a single site 25km off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Nautilus says it will minimize environmental damage by using infrared cameras and sonar to pinpoint the exact location of ore deposits, allowing it to shred less of the ocean floor. But environmentalists aren’t buying it. Preserving a sensitive ecosystem 8,000 feet underwater from the impact of mining is just not that simple. Unfortunately, we may not have much choice. There’s growing demand for these metals, but dwindling supplies of them on land. Cobalt — for instance — is used in jet engines, lithium-ion batteries, and the computer or smartphone you’re watching this video on—and the machines we made it on. But this age-old clash between miners and environment is really just one chapter in a much larger story of technology development—innovations aimed at maintaining the delicate balance of the increasingly threatened ocean ecosystem. One such tool is the EK80 broadband acoustic echo sounder. It uses a range of frequencies to paint a much more comprehensive picture of the amount and types of species living in a selected area of water.
Views: 34386 The Daily Conversation
Frozen Operation Ice Bridge - TechKnow
 
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On this episode, TechKnow tags along with NASA's Operation Ice Bridge. As part of a mission based out of Greenland, researchers have to fly a precise path each year and compare measurements of the glacial ice sheet, depth of ice and snow covers, and other data that help track climate change in the Arctic Sea. With Arctic temperatures rising twice as fast as anywhere else in the world, the annual change due to melting glaciers is often visible to the naked eye—but NASA's flyovers offer a far more specific report of global warming and its impact on rising ocean levels. For more TechKnow: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow.html
Views: 3202 Al Jazeera America
Can Latin America Achieve Sustainable Development by 2030?
 
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Join the conversation on Twitter #LatAm2030 Latin America has made considerable social progress in recent years especially on reducing extreme poverty and hunger. The region played a central role in the design of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted last month. Latin American countries are also playing an important part in the UN negotiations to reach a new global agreement on climate change this year. The new agreement will include all countries’ national climate plans, which outline various targets to be achieved by 2030. Despite these advances, business as usual in Latin America is no longer viable. The ongoing economic slowdown across the region has exposed the vulnerability of Latin American countries’ unsustainable development models. A number of leaders’ approval ratings are troublingly low, illustrating how an emboldened citizenry is rejecting corruption and demanding better services, security and infrastructure. Citizens across the region are also very concerned about climate change and other environmental issues, as the impacts of a changing climate are being felt today and are likely to worsen. These impacts could result in billions of dollars in damages, and threaten hard-won development gains. A panel of experts discussed the prospects for Latin America to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and the likely implications of a new global agreement on climate change for the region. The discussion addressed issues including cities, energy, natural resources, financing sustainable development, national climate change plans, and Latin America’s global partnerships.
Climate change portends danger for Africa
 
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Despite overwhelming data on the dangers of Climate Change in Africa, the continent seems unprepared to monitor and deal with emerging threats to the environment. Experts say much as the effects of climate change are already being experienced at a high level here, there is no observation mechanism. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
Views: 361 NTVUganda
Randy Sargent: Timelapse on Google Earth Engine | Talks at Google
 
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2014 People’s Voice Webby award winner Randy Sargent of Carnegie Mellon University is the architect behind Timelapse, the Earth Engine feature that allows us to watch how the entire globe has change since 1984. In this talk he shows us the impact of urbanization, glacial retreating, deforestation and mining in ways we never thought possible. Thanks to his work at Google, we are able to see the impact humans have on the world in an entirely new way. ABOUT THE SERIES: Great things always seem to happen when Academia and Industry come together to share ideas and insights, and at Google we care deeply about maintaining that open dialogue. In our ongoing efforts to support interesting research, we're picking some of our favorite projects and sharing their stories with the world. Presented December 9, 2014 at Google in Mountain View, California
Views: 10861 Talks at Google
Exploring the Deep - Traces of Climate Change | Tomorrow Today
 
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Marine researchers Ursula Röhl and Alex Wülbers are investigating what the ocean floor has to tell us about the climate in the past. In this report they tell about a challenging expedition to the Arctic.There, where the once supposedly eternal ice cap has begun to disappear, drillings are now being carried out deep into the sea bed.The cores of sediment from the ocean floor provide fascinating data that could help predict future climate change. Deep sea exploration is viewed by marine scientists as one of the greatest scientific challenges of the future. This gigantic area covers two thirds of the earths surface and is an unfamiliar world full of bizarre geological structures and exotic creatures. A mere one percent of this habitat has been explored to date. In collaboration with the MARUM Research Center in Bremen, Tomorrow Today's five part series takes a fascinating look at the work of marine scientists.
Views: 1185 DW News