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How to Solve Climate Change with Data Science Once and For All
 
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New video up! "IS TESLA DOOMED??" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j0iaVmQKlQ --~-- // Looking to Buy a Tesla? Get $1,000 Off + Free Supercharging Use our referral code and instantly get a discount plus free supercharging on your new Model S or X. *** Get Started https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9QapXri9iY *** Human Factors are causing Global Warming and we finally have proof. In addition to a recent study produced by Bloomberg comparing I have completed my own analysis and found the algorithm, we can use to solve climate change once and for all with data science. // Follow Me online facebook: https://fb.com/ben.sullins.data twitter: http://twitter.com/bensullins web: http://bensullins.com // Sources http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/ // What is Climate Change? Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as global warming. Scientists actively work to understand past and future climate by using observations and theoretical models. A climate record—extending deep into the Earth's past—has been assembled, and continues to be built up, based on geological evidence from borehole temperature profiles, cores removed from deep accumulations of ice, floral and faunal records, glacial and periglacial processes, stable-isotope and other analyses of sediment layers, and records of past sea levels. More recent data are provided by the instrumental record. General circulation models, based on the physical sciences, are often used in theoretical approaches to match past climate data, make future projections, and link causes and effects in climate change.
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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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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RedTalks | Climate Change and Humanitarian Response - Impacts on Communities
 
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Francesca O'Hanlon speaks at a recent RedR UK panel discussion of her experience working in humanitarian response, and the effects of climate change on disaster affected communities. Panellists: Chair: Angharad Evans | Senior Learning & Development Adviser | RedR Speaker: Francesca O'Hanlon | PhD Researcher | University of Cambridge Claudia V. Thyme | Director Emerging Markets Development | XL Catlin About the topic: Climate Change and Humanitarian Response Climate Change is increasingly impacting the scale, magnitude and frequency of environmental disasters, which often affect the most vulnerable populations hardest. Not only is Climate Change increasing the need for humanitarian response, but it is also making it more complicated to effectively respond to disasters. While the global community is starting to recognize the importance of climate protection efforts, there is still a lot of work to be done to truly make an impact. Our expert panel aims to discuss challenges around climate resilience, response to environmental disasters, and concepts of climate justice. https://www.redr.org.uk/
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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
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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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Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance
 
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Sources: Terrorist surveillance program: Original press release: http://1.usa.gov/1p0lZXT Assessment of potential effect of surveillance measures if implemented before 9/11: Interview with FBI director Robert Mueller: http://bit.ly/1MvHNpB FBI investigations of immigrants: "NSEERS effect" report: http://bit.ly/1qU8Wcu Quote on aggressive racial profiling: Article "Are we safer?" by David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center: http://bit.ly/1Sc8tLo Extent of NSA surveillance: NSA power point slides on collecting buddy lists, obtained by Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1cWi0SM NSA slides on prism data collection, obtained by The Guardian: http://bit.ly/1qmj46r NSA results from mass surveillance vs. target surveillance: Report from the Presidents NSA Review group 2013 (recommending to stop mass data mining because of lack of results): http://1.usa.gov/1bK0q7x Article from ProPublica: http://bit.ly/1PAusfR Analysis from the New America Foundation: http://bit.ly/1SSq8ea Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier Surveillance program didn`t stop any major attacks: Full video of court hearing with NSA director Keith B. Alexander on surveillance: http://cs.pn/1Yv1G0N Official report on results of phone surveillance policy: http://1.usa.gov/1bK0q7x Article on debunked claims: http://bit.ly/1p0n2ae Official judge ruling on matter points to no evidence: https://www.propublica.org/documents/item/902454-judge-leon-ruling#document/p62 Report by the legal affairs and human rights committee of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe: http://bit.ly/1qr9aXC Boston marathon bomber was known to FBI: Official press release: http://1.usa.gov/1Vrw4vI FBI asked Apple for help: Official court order: http://bit.ly/24auFf6 Apple`s refusal to crack iPhone: Official public statement: http://apple.co/1Lt7ReW Objections against FBI demands from cryptographers: Brad Smith keynote at the RSA information security conference: http://bit.ly/1Vrwd1Y (especially relevant from minute 7 on) Statement by Information Technology Industry Council: http://bit.ly/1Q9cg7N Amicus briefs supporting Apple: http://apple.co/1OSBypU FBI changing their story about needing Apple`s help: Initial article on Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1KqHIT7 Initial story on Reutersblog: http://reut.rs/1SCl73o Update on Reuters: http://reut.rs/1NdTJae Article on ACLU about possible work-around: http://bit.ly/1OZ2nZL Blogpost on another possible workaround: http://bit.ly/1Vrwv98 NSA can turn on iPhone remotely: BBC interview with Edward Snowden: http://bit.ly/1Nab09Q Article on Wired: http://bit.ly/1hvZMNn Abuse of anti-terrorism laws: Proof of Patriot Act laws used for investigating other crimes, especially drugs: http://bit.ly/1LXBu9X „Sneak and Peak“ report: http://bit.ly/1RVGhgM Enforcement of French anti-terrorism laws: Detailed explanation of new powers given by extended laws: http://bit.ly/1OYBpSl Original law text (in french): http://bit.ly/1qraiKQ Abuse of french anti-terrorism laws: Human rights watch reports cases: http://bit.ly/1SZmwpH Climate change protesters placed under house arrest: http://reut.rs/20DYZfa Censorship in Hungary, Poland and Spain: http://bit.ly/20DZ3eS http://bit.ly/1Qgc7lX http://bit.ly/1WtmIyv http://bit.ly/1MvJ8N7 Jail time for government critics in Turkey: http://bit.ly/1oXBctf Effects of surveillance on our society: List of issues of power abuse since 9/11 by American Civil liberties union: http://bit.ly/1U6Rux4 General overview over the topic: http://bit.ly/1Pyj8uR http://bit.ly/1RVH2GF http://bit.ly/MZe4qY Safe and Sorry– Terrorism & Mass Surveillance Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
Environmental Impact Assessment - Analyzing Benefits and Actions (Examrace)
 
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Dr. Manishika Jain in this lecture explains the concept of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and difference between EIA and Strategic EIA. Tool to identify environmental, social and economic impacts of a project prior to decision-making – UNEP In India, Started in 1978-79 by river valley projects EIA has now been made mandatory under the Environmental Protection Act, 1986 for 29 categories of developmental activities that involves investments of Rs. 50 crores & more EIA – Definition @0:07 Stages Involved in EIA @4:51 Which Projects fall under EIA? @6:16 What to Address? @7:59 Benefits of EIA @9:19 Procedure @10:12 Follow Up @11:56 Polluter’s Pay Principle @12:07 Precautionary Principle @12:24 Strategic EIA @13:24 Environment Impact Assessment @14:09 Strategic Environment Assessment @14:19 #Implementation #Effluents #Concentration #Hazardous #Cumulatively #Screening #Compliance #Enforcement #Developmental #Investments #Manishika #Examrace Stages Involved in EIA Screening Scoping Assessment & Evaluation Report EIA: Non-technical summary for the general audience Review EIS Decision Making: Whether to approve project or not Monitoring, Compliance, Enforcement Environmental Auditing Which projects fall under EIA? Which can significantly alter the landscape, land use pattern & lead to concentration of working population Which need upstream development activity like assured mineral and forest products supply Which need downstream industrial process development Those involving manufacture, handling and use of hazardous materials Those sited near ecologically sensitive areas, urban centers, hill resorts, places of scientific and religious importance Industrial Estates which could cumulatively cause significant environmental damage What to Address? Meteorology and air quality Hydrology and water quality Site and its surroundings Occupational safety and health Details of the treatment and disposal of effluents and the methods of alternative uses Transportation of raw material and details of material handling Control equipment and measures proposed to be adopted Benefits of EIA Environmental benefits Economic benefits Reduced cost and time of project implementation and design Avoided treatment Clean-up costs Impacts of laws and regulations Procedure Follow Up Precautionary Principle: If an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public, or environment, in the absence of scientific consensus, the burden of proof falls on those taking the action. Part of Rio Declaration & Kyoto Protocol. Polluter’s Pay Principle: To make the party responsible for producing pollution responsible for paying for the damage done to the natural environment. Support from OECD and European Community. Strategic EIA Formalized, systematic & comprehensive process to identify & evaluate environmental consequences of proposed policies, plans or programs Ensure full inclusion Address at earliest possible stage of decision-making on a par with economic & social considerations Can be applied to entire sector For NET Paper 1 material refer - http://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/CBSE-UGC-NET-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-CBSE-UGC-NET-Paper-I-Series.htm Examrace is number 1 education portal for competitive and scholastic exam like UPSC, NET, SSC, Bank PO, IBPS, NEET, AIIMS, JEE and more. We provide free study material, exam & sample papers, information on deadlines, exam format etc. Our vision is to provide preparation resources to each and every student even in distant corders of the globe. Dr. Manishika Jain served as visiting professor at Gujarat University. Earlier she was serving in the Planning Department, City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA with focus on application of GIS for Downtown Development and Renewal. She completed her fellowship in Community-focused Urban Development from Colorado State University, Colorado, USA. For more information - https://www.examrace.com/About-Examrace/Company-Information/Examrace-Authors.html
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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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Zimbabwe farmers share ideas on curbing the impact of climate change
 
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Farmers in Zimbabwe recently gathered for a knowledge and technical skills exchange programme. It's one of the many strides the country is taking to curb the effects of climate change -- which is threatening food security in the region. Vik Chege explains. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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EARTH IS BOILING OVER IN A PROGRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE!!
 
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The last 12-month period has seen the highest global temperatures on the planet, according to figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and, even though we’re barely halfway through, it’s clear that 2015 is set to be record breaking year. Not since the 1970s have land and sea measurements dropped beneath the expected average and all the data from environmental watchdogs points towards a steady rise currently at one degree C above where it should be. It might seem like just a small amount but yet the geographical impact is reported on a daily basis at the polar ice-caps and coastal regions, and what about the direct human effects? Just in case you need enlightening on how climate change projections like these would affect you and yours, take a look at these five reasons how we could be boiling ourselves to death. Disease: malaria will be everywhere Vector-borne diseases like dengue fever and malaria are expected to surge as temperatures go up with what are currently temperate zones becoming suitable habitats for the insects. In addition, more extreme weather conditions, such as the storms and flash floods expected to accompany the change, have already been shown to expand the larval habit and food supply for mosquitos. Conservative estimates are that that climate change will account for a 5-10 per cent rise in the risk of malaria by 2100 and, that by just 2020, the UK will be one of many new areas where the disease will arise. Despite efforts from the World Health Organisation, large scale attempts at malaria prevention have only been effective in a few regions. Turn up the temperature and things will get a lot worse everywhere. Food: our crops don’t like the heat Crops like wheat, corn, soybeans and rice are incredibly sensitive to temperature. Recordings of mean summer temperatures in the US - one of the world's big cereal producers - have already shown how just a degree or two can cause an enormous drop in yields. crops.jpg Crop yields predicted down by 85 per cent (Getty) According to the American Climate Prospectus, by the end of the century, it's expected that crop yields will be down by as much as 85 per cent across much of North America. With more mouths to feed on an ever overcrowded planet, these projections of food supply from North America would be a disaster. Migration: masses will be homeless Through war, failing crops, the loss of coastal areas and natural disasters, there is a huge cost to those individuals caught up in what’s going at ground level, and to everyone around them too. migrants-9.jpg Migration on steady rise Migration, both within and between nations, is on an upward trend and a rise in global temperatures would likely compound it as people search for food, shelter and even just the space to live. Over 20,000 people were newly displaced in 2012 with the figure expected to rise to 25,00 this year. War: more heat, more conflict The relationship between conflict and temperature is a far less direct one but one that’s been documented nonetheless in at least three separate regions. One study concerning East Africa, published in the journal Science, linked just a one degree rise in mean temperatures to an 80 per cent increase in the risk of conflict 4-Iraqi-Fighter-AFP.jpg Small rises in temperature linked to increase risk of violence (AFP) US government think tanks have described climate change’s impact as a ‘threat multiplier’ which would exacerbate some of the big drivers of conflict including mass migration the competition for resources. Cost: everything gets expensive The more extreme weather conditions associated with a temperature rise could cause the cost of energy to soar. Off-shore rigs and other key structures are easily ravaged by hurricane conditions, as was the case with Katrina, and it’s also been predicted that there could be a decrease in river flow through drought which would make hydro-electric power virtually non-existent. AN49425167Oil-Platforms-und.jpg Cost of energy and living likely to soar Add the cost of energy into the scarcity of land, food and clean water, plus the issues of war, and it's unsurprising that the DARA environmental agency has topped it all off with a warning on how the cost per person will change depending upon what global action - or lack of it - will be taken. So, you might not care about polar bears but it all looks a little different on a human scale.
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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.
Views: 29168 The Real News Network
Climate Webinar: Climate and Carbon Impacts on Productivity, Chemistry, and Invasive Species
 
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The ecosystems of the Great Lakes are critical national resources, yet their large-scale functioning and interactions with climate change are poorly explained. How do physical drivers impact chemistry and ecology? How are invasive species reacting to physical change? How will the Great Lakes respond to increasing atmospheric CO2? Numerical models and data help us to answer these questions, and to identify future research priorities. This webinar will provide information about: Biogeochemistry, carbon cycling and invasive species in Lakes Superior and Michigan Impacts of physical change on carbon cycling and invasive species Prospects for acidification of the Great Lakes due to CO2 uptake from the atmosphere Galen A. McKinley
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Predicting the Hydrologic Response of the Columbia River System to Climate Change
 
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2014 Fall Meeting Section: Hydrology Session: Advances in Hydrometeorological Predictions and Applications I Title: Predicting the Hydrologic Response of the Columbia River System to Climate Change Authors: Lee, S Y, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Hamman, J, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Mote, P, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States Ishottama, F, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Xiao, M, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Stumbaugh, M R, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Nijssen, B, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Chegwidden, O, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Lettenmaier, D P, Dept. of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles (effective Nov., 2014), Los Angeles, CA, United States Abstract: The Columbia River, located in the northwestern United States with headwaters in Canada (Pacific Northwest), is intensely managed for hydropower generation, irrigation, flood control, ecosystem services (particularly salmonids), navigation, and recreation. Effects of anthropogenic climate change already manifest themselves in the Pacific Northwest through reduced winter snow accumulation at lower elevations and earlier spring melt. As the climate warms, the Columbia River, whose flow regime is heavily dependent on seasonal snow melt, is likely to experience significant changes in the timing of its seasonal hydrograph and possibly in total flow volume. We report on a new study co-funded by the Bonneville Power Administration to update and enhance an existing climate change streamflow data set developed by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group in 2009-2010. Our new study is based on the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 climate projections from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Version 5 (CMIP5). In contrast to earlier studies, we are using a suite of three hydrologic models, the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model, the Unified Land Model and the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System, each implemented at 1/16 degree (~6 km) over the Pacific Northwest. In addition, we will use multiple statistical downscaling methods based on the output from a subset of 10 CMIP5 global climate models (GCMs). The use of multiple hydrologic models, downscaling methods and GCMs is motivated by the need to assess the impact of methodological choices in the modeling process on projected changes in Columbia River flows. We discuss the implementation of the three hydrologic models as well as our development of a glacier model for VIC, which is intended to better represent the effects of climate change on streamflows from the Columbia River headwaters region. Finally, we report on our application of a new auto-calibration method that uses an inverse routing scheme to develop spatially-distributed runoff fields from naturalized flows at gauge locations. This allows us to calibrate the hydrologic models at the level of the individual grid cell rather than sub-basin. Cite as: Author(s) (2014), Title, Abstract H34A-06 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 15-19 Dec. Learn more here: http://abstractsearch.agu.org/meetings/2014/FM/H34A-06
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Effective Climate Action Requires Data-driven Collaboration
 
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By the end of 2016, the world has generated an estimated 3.77 Zettabytes of data globally. As this data is layered together, patterns emerge. These patterns can reveal insights about how diseases travel, the correlation between mobile use and food security, rate of adoption of eco-friendly products, and so much more. The challenge lies in accessing and fully analyzing this data, the vast majority of which is gathered and held privately. Global Pulse, the United Nations innovation initiative on big data, and Western Digital, recently launched the Data for Climate Action Challenge in February of this year. This open innovation challenge encouraged the global research community to come together in pursuit of solutions to one of our most pressing issues: Sustainable Development Goal #13, Climate Action. Winners will be announced at an exclusive event in Bonn, Germany at the Sustainable Innovation Forum during COP-23. Only with access to novel data sources, and the collaboration of public and private organizations can we take meaningful action for the climate. Watch this video to learn about the challenge we face, then visit http://DataForClimateAction.org to learn about data innovation projects underway that tackles this issue head on. Learn more: http://www.datamakespossible.com/ Join the conversation on Twitter with @WesternDigital and #DataMakesPossible and on Linked in at https://www.linkedin.com/company/data-makes-possible
Climate Data: Mysteries, wonders, and reality
 
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16th Annual Kendall Lecture with Thomas R. Karl | Tuesday, April 18 - 5:00pm Speaker: Thomas R. Karl, Independent Scholar and Past Director of the National Climatic Data Center - NOAA (1998-2015) Climate data comes in a rich variety of quality with varying time and space resolutions. The mystery behind climate observations stem from the fact they require careful understanding of their limitations and usefulness. The wonder of all this data is being able to deduce changes and variations in the Earth’s climate from a surprisingly robust set of independent methods to reconstruct past and present climate from an exponentially growing set of data (approaching exabyte size --- 1018 or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes). This includes thousands of climate variables and diverse methods of processing these data. The mystery and wonder often come together as a not so glamorous nitty-gritty reality of trying to make sense of all the observations. Considerable scientific discourse is often necessary to develop and interpret data sets and models that help us understand the state and changing state of the climate system. A few examples of how this has evolved will be presented. This will include the data and methods used to deduce changes and variations in the Earth’s temperature and precipitation during the Anthropocene. About the Speaker Thomas Karl received his B.S. from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from North Carolina State University. After a brief TV/Radio weather forecasting position, Tom joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1975. He held a variety of assignments in NOAA including Senior Scientist (1992-1998), Director of the National Climatic Data Center (1998-2015) and Director of the National Centers for Environmental Information (2015-2016). In 2010, he was asked by the President’s Science Advisor to Chair the $2.5b US Global Change Research Program’s Subcommittee on Global Change Research. There he was responsible for ensuring the delivery to Congress of an interagency Global Change Research Plan, Assessments, and annual Progress Reports for all agencies engaged in global change research. He continued in that position until 2016 when he retired from federal service after a 41-year career. He is now an Independent Scholar. About the Series The 16th annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture was sponsored by the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Center for Global Change Science. The lecture series honors the memory of Professor Henry Kendall (1926-1999), a 1990 Nobel Laureate, longtime member of MIT’s physics faculty, and dedicated environmentalist. A founding member and chair of the Union of Concerned Scientists, he played a leading role in organizing scientific community statements on global problems, including the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity in 1992 and the Call for Action at the Kyoto Climate Summit in 1997. Read more: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/news/2017/correcting-records
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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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
Cows, Carbon and Climate | Joel Salatin | TEDxCharlottesville
 
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Joel Salatin, an organic farmer located in the Shanendoah Valley in Virginia, loves his grass - and so do his cows. In this talk Salatin outlines the role that this often unsung hero of the plant world plays in sustainable farming, and the effects that its efficient utilization can have on the world around us. Joel Salatin is a third generation beyond organic farmer and author whose family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, forage-based rabbits and direct markets everything to 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets. A prolific author, Salatin's nine books to date include both how-to and big picture themes. The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan's NYT bestseller Omnivore's Dilemma and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Big Data and Climate Action
 
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The Director of UN Global Pulse talks in this interview about the opportunities and challenges of accelerating solutions to climate change with big data and artificial intelligence during #COP23.
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2018 Fall Meeting Press Conference: Explaining extreme events of 2017 from a climate perspective
 
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Scientists can now attribute weather extremes to human-caused climate change with increasingly specific and useful findings about new norms of unusual, high-impact events. At this press conference, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society documents these advancing capabilities with the release of its 7th annual special collection of attribution research—17 independent studies of extreme events including drought in the U.S. Northern Plains and East Africa; floods in Bangladesh, China, and Peru; and fires in Australia. Participants: Martin Hoerling, NOAA, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.; Lindene Patton, Earth & Water Law Group, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.; Jeff Rosenfeld, American Meteorological Society, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.; Julie Vano, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
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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/
Views: 17902 Al Jazeera English
Webinar: Resources for Climate Model Data and Climate Model Informed Hydrology Projections
 
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Title: Resources for Climate Model Data and Climate Model Informed Hydrology Projections Presenter: Laura Condon, Hydrologic Engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2 PM Central (Mexico City) Abstract: Climate change and climate variability are increasingly becoming ubiquitous in natural resource management and research. Equally increasing are the datasets and sources for information relevant to such considerations of future climate. This webinar will provide an overview of some datasets and sources available to researchers and managers, with emphasis on an archive of climate projections and climate informed hydrology data developed and maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation and other collaborators. The site makes data from both the Coupled Model Inter-Comparison Project (CMIP) 3 and 5 ensembles available for public download. Furthermore, these ensembles have been downscaled and bias corrected to make finer resolution data available to potential users. Last, owing to the relative simplicity of hydrologic processes in climate models, output from the downscaled ensembles has been used to drive the high-resolution Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) hydrology model and develop climate informed streamflow projections. Through this archive, data requests can be easily customized for specific geographic areas, time domains, variables of interest, spatial resolutions, emission scenarios, and climate models. About the Presenter: Laura Condon is a Hydrologic Engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Water Resources Planning and Operations Support Group, Technical Service Center. She has nearly eight years of professional experience in the water resources development field, both as a consultant in the private sector and in the Federal Government assessing regional scale climate change impacts. She has worked with managers and planners across the western US to evaluate future water supply, demand and risk of extreme events in many of Reclamation's Basin Studies. In addition to her work with Reclamation, she is also pursuing her PhD at Colorado School of Mines investigating groundwater surface water interactions and their implications for water management operations and planning.
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Climate Change and Land Management: Social Network Analysis
 
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This webinar was held as a part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, a partnership between the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the FWS National Conservation Training Center. Webinar Description: Many federal agencies are currently striving to plan for climate change adaptation. Researchers for this project explored 1) the degree to which federal resource managers believe that climate change adaptation is important in their work and 2) the degree to which these managers are connected to each other and to a broader research community that can provide a scientific basis for climate change adaptation actions. The project consisted of a social network analysis of federal resource managers in the regions encompassed by the Southwest and North Central CSCs. Methods for this project included an online survey targeting resource managers from the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as a snowball survey to garner opinions from people within academic, nongovernmental and federal research organizations (e.g., USGS), as well as from state resource managers. This study resulted in a number of different findings, including an overall strong concern for climate change impacts on natural resources among resource managers and a varying degree of connectedness between resource management agencies and research units.
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SAVE OUR PLANET - Latin American eco atlas reveals pressures of climate change
 
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SAVE OUR PLANET... Latin American eco-atlas reveals pressures of climate change. With data gathered from 33 countries, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report, "Latin America and the Caribbean Atlas of our Changing Environment," outlines the many environmental tolls facing the region due to climate change. Described through more than 200 satellite images, maps, tables, graphs and text, the atlas comprises three parts: one that explores original diverse ecosystems and species, another documenting current climate issues, and finally, an analysis of 65 specific cases. Environmental impacts such as high levels of deforestation can be seen in images of Brazil, Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala, and Bolivia. Of even greater concern is the fact that many of the lands are not being cleared for human food but instead are being tilled for crops used in animal feed, industry, and fuel. Other noted climate effects across the continent include an increase in natural disasters, accelerated glacier melt and land degradation such as soil and coastal erosion, as well as desertification that currently affects more than 600 million hectares in the region. Among the recommendations made by UNEP are sustainable programs to help halt the adverse direction and restore ecosystems. We appreciate the United Nations Environment Program for these comprehensive observations, despite our alarm at their detrimental effect on the environment. Let us quickly heed such meaningful scientific data and act now to restore balance to our planet. Speaking with concern of climate change's perilous consequences during a November 2009 videoconference in Mexico, Supreme Master Ching Hai at the same time emphasized the best way to safeguard the environment and all life therein. Videoconference with Supreme Master Ching Hai Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico -- November 16, 2009 Supreme Master Ching Hai: Some of the global warming effects that we hear about are a continued rise in the Earth's atmospheric temperature, warming of the ocean, along with acidification, more frequent and stronger storms, prolonged droughts and intensified heat waves, soil desertification, plant and animal extinctions, and even melting of permafrost, which could trigger massive releases of more methane gas! That would be catastrophic beyond an unthinkable scale. Mexico and your neighboring nations have already suffered from some of these effects. "How is livestock production connected to these damaging effects?" you will ask. There are so many ways that I'm sure I don't have enough time to tell all of them. These include deforestation, soil erosion and desertification, excessive use of precious resources, land and water waste and pollution, and animal, plant and human disease or disappearance. Supreme Master Ching Hai: So, the solution is very simple. We just have to turn away from the animal products. We stop eating meat, dairy, eggs, fish. Then everything will improve, life will be easier, and we can rest knowing that our children will have a future to look forward to.
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"Environment, Climate, and National Security: Turning the Tide for a More Secure Planet"
 
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Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) and Peace & War Center (PAWC) presented “Environment, Climate, and National Security: Turning the Tide for a More Secure Planet,” a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. For more info, visit https://www.norwich.edu/cgrs/ Panelists include retired Army Chief of Staff General Gordon R. Sullivan ’59, Sherri Goodman, Bill Lyons ’90, Casey Bertram and Paul Kostecki. Casey Bartrem is executive director and environmental scientist at TerraGraphics International Foundation (TIFO), a nonprofit, international organization that assists communities in low-income countries in addressing environmental health crises associated with resource extraction. Bartrem has collaborated with Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and governments on environmental health projects in mining/recycling communities in Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and the United States. She is a visiting lecturer at the American University of Armenia’s School of Public Health and a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an international academy of occupational and environmental health experts. Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security and public policy. Paul Kostecki co-created the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) in 1989 and served as its executive director until 2009. In 2009, he established the AEHS Foundation and serves as the president. At AEHS, Kostecki developed and conducted over 60 conferences, helped found Amherst Scientific Publishers and co-created seven peer-reviewed journals. Kostecki served as Vice Provost for Research and Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 2003 to 2009. He served as Special Advisor for the Clean Energy China Initiative, Office of the President, University of Massachusetts from 2009 to 2011. He is presently Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. COL William Lyons Jr. ’90 is the president and founder of the Fort Hill Companies. He is recognized as a thought leader and innovator in the delivery of architectural and engineering services. His areas of specialty include advanced mobility, military facilities, and international development. Lyons has executed projects in 16 countries on five continents. He maintains a broad client base, including clients in the federal, state, and local government market sectors, as well as private sector clients. He is widely published in journals and in periodicals. Lyons is also an Army Reserve officer, currently serving in the rank of Colonel. GEN Gordon R. Sullivan ’59 currently serves as the chairman of the board of the Army Historical Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. He also serves as the chairman of the board at the Marshall Legacy Institute, is a member of the Mitre Army Advisory Board and the MIT Lincoln Labs Advisory Board, and is a Life Trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. From 1998 until this year, Sullivan was the president and chief executive officer of the Association of the United States Army, also headquartered in Arlington. Sullivan retired from the Army on July 31, 1995, after more than 36 years of active service. He culminated his uniformed service as the 32nd Chief of Staff and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sullivan also recently completed an appointment as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Norwich University and has served as Norwich’s Distinguished Leader in Residence for the past two years. In addition to his numerous military awards and decorations, he is also the recipient of the AUSA 2016 Marshall Award and West Point Association of Graduates’ Sylvanus Thayer Award, and is a member of the Sergeants Major Academy’s Hall of Honor. The Center for Global Resilience and Security is a Norwich University center of academic excellence dedicated to the advancement of the interrelationships between human resilience and challenges in the areas of climate change, water, energy, and infrastructure. The Peace and War Center is a Norwich University center of academic excellence for students, scholars, and practitioners seeking to advance interdisciplinary knowledge on the relationship between peace and warfare at local, national, and global levels.
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Uncertainty in Hydrological and Water Resource Modelling
 
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This talk begins with an overview of the properties of hydrological and water resource models then charts the history of their use inclimate risk assessment at the catchment-scale. Concepts such as equifinality in (hydrological) modelling and associated implications for climate impact assessment will then be explored. Uncertainties linked to hydrological model structures and parameters are placed in the wider context of other major uncertainties arising from non - climatic pressures, climate model and downscaling biases. Explanations for apparent mismatches between observed and expected hydrological change at regional scales will be offered. Two case studies will then demonstrate how models can be used as ‘virtual laboratories’ for exploring multiple working hypotheses about hydrological change (in the Boyne, Republic of Ireland), and for assessing outcomes of adaptation options (in the Upper Colorado, USA). The talk will conclude with a summary of outstanding research challenges and explain how these relate to the information needs of water planners. RECOMMENDED READING Attribution of detected changes in streamflow using multiple working hypotheses. (https://wiki.ucar.edu/download/attachments/291513802/Harrigan%20et%20al%202013%20%28for%20Wilby%29.pdf?versio n=1&modificationDate=1405000750000&api=v2)
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🇦🇷 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/
Views: 14490 Al Jazeera English
Climate change and coastal wetland monitoring, Fathom Five National Marine Park
 
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Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, visits coastal wetlands at Fathom Five National Marine Park with two Parks Canada employees, Scott Parker and Cavan Harpur. Together they collect data about different species found in the wetlands. Their discussion highlights the importance of monitoring and protecting coastal wetlands from invasive species and the effects of global warming. pc.gc.ca/fathomfive-nature Cette vidéo est aussi disponible en Francais : https://youtu.be/LqSFVjHqQ5M
Views: 569 Parks Canada
Gravitas: The cost of climate change
 
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On Gravitas tonight know about cost of climate change. Billions have been spend for relief and recovery of the climate. World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us at our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews
Views: 278 WION
John Christy Climate Change Denial Testimony Highlights May 13
 
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Dr. John Christy of the University of Alabama-Huntsville testified before the Natural Resources Committee on May 13, 2015, that carbon dioxide emissions have no significant impact on climate change -- a position shared by approximately 3 percent of professional climate scientists. The highlights of his testimony are included here. Learn more at http://democrats.naturalresources.house.gov.
Changes in ENSO teleconnections in a warming climate
 
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Coverage of recent research on projected changes in ENSO teleconnections to the US and Australia in a warming climate
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U.S. will change course on climate policy, Trump official says
 
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The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration. "(Trump) could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package," Ebell told a conference in London on Monday. "I have no idea of the timing." Trump, a climate change doubter, campaigned on a pledge to boost the U.S. oil and gas drilling and coal mining industries by slashing regulation. He also promised to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement aimed at curbing global warming. Trump's administration has asked the EPA to temporarily halt all contracts, grants and interagency agreements pending a review, according to sources. Ebell, who helped guide the EPA's transition after Trump was elected in November until he was sworn in on Jan. 20, said it was difficult to predict the timing of any action because government departments are still in transition. Ebell is Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington. Trump appointed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has led 14 lawsuits against the EPA, as the agency's administrator, although a vote on his nomination has not been scheduled. Trump also has drawn heavily from the energy industry lobby and pro-drilling think tanks to build its landing team for the EPA, according to a list of the newly introduced 10-member team seen by Reuters on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/-yzB2_Mb_Tw/us-usa-trump-epa-idUSKBN15E1MM http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Vote It using http://wochit.com
Views: 63 Wochit Politics
Climate Change. Peace Issue.
 
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Militarism: Declaring a War on Global Warming With the amount of money spent on war each year, our beloved 'world leaders' could easily meet the Kyoto Protocol's international targets on climate change as well as their Millennium Development Goals for poverty alleviation and development; they could phase in energy efficiency and localised renewable energy technology for all and they could prevent huge destruction of human and animal life and the environment... But what are budgetary priorities when current power relations need support and reinforcement, especially in times like these of multiple crises? War is big business and a major industry that thrives on crisis. It alone ensures constant crises either by physical force or by political discourses that justify a constant cash flow. For example, from the far Right to more moderate environmental NGOs, a discourse of panic suggests a tsunami of bodies about to hit our countries, that starving waves of climate refugees are expected to wash up on our shores. Population alarmism is linked here with a climate change scenario where the depletion of carrying capacity in overpopulated areas causes increasing wars, disease, starvation and ultimately migration to the North. We find this threat narrative reproduced in the NATO strategy paper discussed at the Strasbourg summit in April 2009, where climate change scenarios were used to justify an increase of budgets for internal and external military border control and to legitimize NATO's personal war on the very group of refugees it helped to create. If we look further at the role of the military in the climate crisis we see that the military apparatus disproportionately consumes energy supplies: energy for the manufacture of vehicles and weaponry, energy for building and dismantling military bases and facilities, energy for the construction of roads for military access, and energy consumed while rebuilding whatever the military blows up. Let alone the energy required by the military's partners, like NASA and the nuclear industry. In the case of the U.S., the irony is that the military is using vast amounts of oil to fuel a war in Iraq fought at least in part to ensure future American control of oil supplies. The Pentagon is the single largest consumer of oil worldwide. Up to 10% of total carbon dioxide emissions are a result of military activity. A single KC135 plane uses 44 gallons (167 liters) of fuel per minute the same amount of carbon dioxide as 2000 cars. The world's military forces are also responsible for the release of more than two-thirds of CFC-113 into the ozone layer. The US military is the world's single largest polluter and generates more toxics annually than the top five chemical companies combined... so much for ecological bootprint. After the direct impact of war, we are left with chemical and sometimes radioactive contamination of air and groundwater, oil spills or burned forests, and of course devastation of homes and local infrastructure, all further endangering the habitats of people and animals for generations to come. The hunger for resources extends far beyond fossil fuels like oil. The military's use of metals like aluminium, copper, nickel and platinum is greater than the entire demand for these materials in the Global South. Though it is in the Global South that US-trained paramilitary troops wage war against unarmed small farmers and indigenous communities, displaced from land to be privatised in mining projects for bauxite (aluminium), copper or uranium, and it is in the Global South that wars are raging with kalashnikovs, clubs and knives, wars to control and earn the incomes from the raw materials necessary to make more war with tanks, fighter planes and missiles. Meanwhile, in those regions where the impact of climate change is already apparent, wars over fresh water resources and arable land have already claimed many lives. The profits to be made from green capitalist solutions to the changing climate, like carbon offset plantations and agrofuels, only intensify neo-colonial land grabs. The new endorsement for nuclear power takes for granted the conflict zones and repression necessary around uranium mining sites, the depleted uranium by-product of enrichment being a welcome resource for the armour plating of tanks, bomb making, and in machine-gun bullets. Capitalism results in the need for continuous war and ever increasing rates of resource extraction, causing environmental degradation, climate change and social injustice and yet more war. The solutions to climate change within this system only feed the war machine and strengthen authoritarian regimes of control, while further degrading the rights of indigenous peoples and animals. The US military recently launched its 'war on global warming', assigning the 'military to play a key role in tackling climate change'. A new frontier in the fight for freedom and justice...
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Using data to improve the sustainability of livestock production
 
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Read the editorial: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731118000861 Gill et al. "Livestock production evolving to contribute to sustainable societies." Editorial. Animal (2018). doi: 10.1017/S1751731118000861 Video produced by https://www.researchsquare.com Read the articles: Wilkinson and Lee. "Review: Use of human-edible animal feeds by ruminant livestock." https://doi.org/10.1017/S175173111700218X Broderick. "Review: Optimizing ruminant conversion of feed protein to human food protein." https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731117002592 Makkar. "Review: Feed demand landscape and implications of food-not feed strategy for food security and climate change." https://doi.org/10.1017/S175173111700324X Givens. "Review: Dairy foods, red meat and processed meat in the diet: implications for health at key life stages." https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731118000642 Perry et al. "Review: Animal health and sustainable global livestock systems." https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731118000630 Takahashi et al. "Roles of instrumented farm-scale trials in trade-off assessments of pasture-based ruminant production systems." https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731118000502 van Kernebeek et al. "Closing the phosphorus cycle in a food system: insights from a modelling exercise." https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731118001039
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Quantifying Carbon Footprint Reduction Opportunities for U.S. Households and Communities
 
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Speaker: Christopher Jones, UC Berkeley The aggregated effects of billions of individual decisions each day have large adverse effects on human and ecosystem health, natural resource stocks, and global climate change. During the past decade, increasing attention has been paid to the role that behavioral sciences can play in promoting more sustainable systems of consumption and production, acting as compliments to longer-term technology and policy measures. This presentation examines different perspectives on the motivations of human behavior, and presents examples of research, tools and program models that hold promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from households and communities.
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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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The Future of Skiing: The Science Behind Snow
 
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Arapahoe Basin and Protect our Winters are proud to host a panel discussion with industry experts moderated by Alan Henceroth starting at 5:00 p.m. on the 1st floor in the A-Frame . Panelist Geraldine Link Geraldine Link directs public policy for the National Ski Areas Association in Lakewood, Colorado. She has held this position with NSAA for over twenty-one years. The association is the trade group for resort owners and operators nationwide, and its members represent over 90% of the skier/snowboarder visits in the United States. Before joining NSAA, Ms. Link was an attorney with the law firm of Arnold & Porter and specialized in environmental and natural resources law. Ms. Link focuses on public lands policy, the ski industry-US Forest Service partnership, sustainability and climate policy, federal explosives regulations, and in-house legal matters for NSAA. She has served on a number of boards and committees over her career including the federal Roadless Area Conservation National Advisory Committee (RACNAC) by appointment of the Secretary of Agriculture; the Alumni Board of Directors for the University of Colorado School of Law; the Board of the Continental Divide Trail Alliance; and the Colorado Hazardous Waste Commission by appointment of the Governor. She is currently on the Board of Advisors for Business Climate Leaders, an action team of Citizens' Climate Lobby. Elizabeth Maroon Elizabeth Maroon is a research scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her research focuses on the ocean's influence on global scale climate change, variability, and predictability. Dr. Noah Molotch​ Dr. Noah Molotch is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Research Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. His research aims to quantify Earth’s mountain snow distribution, how it changes with climate warming, and how these changes impact society. Torrey Udall Torrey grew up in Carbondale, Colorado where he forged an early and lasting connection to the ski mountain and outdoors. Torrey works closely with POW’s Executive Director to manage POW’s development strategy, including cultivation of industry partners, foundations, major donors, and execution of events. Additionally, Torrey oversees POWs finances and budget, bookkeeping, and compliance. Before joining POW in 2016, Torrey worked for three years as a strategic advisor to Jim Collins, author of the international bestseller GOOD TO GREAT, and gained unique insight into the practices of building great organizations while diagnosing challenges and opportunities with Fortune 500 corporations, leading social sector enterprises, and executive teams. Torrey is the descendant of a line of conservationists and adventurers. Torrey’s grandfather and great uncle, Morris, and Stewart Udall, each played significant roles in conserving natural landscapes throughout the United States. Torrey’s maternal grandfather, Dick Emerson, was part of the first successful American expedition to Mount Everest in 1963.
Full SUPER MOON SUmmeR VAncouver 2014 August hot weather climate change eco EH TV
 
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Full SUPER MOON SUmmeR VAncouver 2014 August hot humid weather climate change eco challenge EH TV 104 8427 How Does BITCOIN WORK Bitcoin GUY Eh TV crypto currencies Data Mining Micro Transactions 21 million
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#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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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
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America's Climate Change Future – Session 4: Pushing against climate denial and defending science
 
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America's Climate Change Future: Housing Markets, Stranded Assets, and Entrenched Interests Session 4: Pushing against climate denial and defending science Moderator: Mark Blyth (Brown University) Initial paper/presentation for discussion: “Evidence-based Solutions to Combat Scientific Misinformation,” by Justin Farrell, Robert Brulle and Kathryn McConnell (Yale University and Brown University) Panelists: Kert Davies (Climate Investigation Center) Timmons Roberts (Brown University) Kerry Ard (Ohio State University) The Rhodes Center for International Economics, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, and the Office of the President are pleased to announce a one day conference on the economic and political consequences of climate change. The conference focuses on three key areas. First, the economics of rising sea levels for real coastal estate markets, which comprise a large portion of US housing market growth and hence personal wealth. The economics of ‘stranded carbon assets.’ That is, the raw materials and financial assets tied up in carbon release that have a high current value but whose values could decline precipitously in the future, especially if ambitious action is undertaken as scientific consensus suggests is needed. The third is the organized politics of climate denial: who are the agents and institutions behind scientific disinformation and how can such a politics best be countered? A lunchtime keynote speech will be given by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Lunch will be provided for participants. Read full Research Brief on the conference: https://watson.brown.edu/research/2019/brown-university-hosts-conference-americas-climate-change-future Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Rhodes Center, and IBES, Brown University, and the Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
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/
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How The Moon Controls Biological Cycles
 
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Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/PBSDSDonate This video is FULL of cool MOON biology 😏 Don’t miss our next video! SUBSCRIBE! ►► http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓↓↓ More info and sources below ↓↓↓ Organisms of all shapes and sizes synchronize their behaviors using biological clocks. Some keep pace with the daily rising and setting sun using circadian rhythms. Others use annual cycles or the changing seasons as their cue. But many animals use moonlight and Earth’s lunar cycle to run their biological clock. Do humans do the same thing, with things like menstrual cycles? This week we take a look at living by moonlight. Menstrual cycle data courtesy of Clue app (https://helloclue.com/) Grunion footage courtesy of KQED’s Deep Look (https://www.youtube.com/user/KQEDDeepLook) and Dr. Michael Murrie - Pepperdine University SOURCES: The Myth of the Moon and Menstruation: https://medium.com/clued-in/the-myth-of-the-moon-and-menstruation-f85b151e45c3 Grant, Rachel, Tim Halliday, and Elizabeth Chadwick. "Amphibians’ response to the lunar synodic cycle—a review of current knowledge, recommendations, and implications for conservation." Behavioral Ecology 24.1 (2012): 53-62. Zhang, Lin, et al. "Dissociation of circadian and circatidal timekeeping in the marine crustacean Eurydice pulchra." Current Biology 23.19 (2013): 1863-1873. Zantke, Juliane, et al. "Circadian and circalunar clock interactions in a marine annelid." Cell reports 5.1 (2013): 99-113. Warren, H. B. Aspects of the behaviour of the impala male, Aepyceros melampus, during the rut. National Museums and Monuments of Rhodesia, 1974. ----------- FOLLOW US: Merch: https://store.dftba.com/collections/its-okay-to-be-smart Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Twitter: @okaytobesmart @DrJoeHanson Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Instagram: @DrJoeHanson Snapchat: YoDrJoe ----------- It’s Okay To Be Smart is hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Director: Joe Nicolosi Writer: Eli Kintisch Editor/animator: Stephen Fishman Producer: Stephanie Noone and Amanda Fox Produced by PBS Digital Studios Music via APM Stock images from Shutterstock http://www.shutterstock.com
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Justin Winters - One Earth, an Ambitious Plan to Slow Global Climate Change | Bioneers
 
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With contributions from scientists and partners around the world, One Earth, an initiative of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), has developed a bold, new plan to avert a climate crisis and protect our biosphere. Justin Winters, LDF's Executive Director, explains the three goals humanity needs to achieve by 2050: Transform our energy systems to 100% clean, renewable energy; Protect, connect and restore 50% of our lands and seas; and Shift to regenerative, carbon-negative agriculture globally. At the heart of this effort is a new map of the world called the Global Safety Net, which shows what the world could look like if we achieve these three goals. This vision of a world where both nature and humanity coexist and thrive can only be achieved if activists and communities around the world are connected and strengthened with the resources and solutions to make this global transformation a reality. One Earth is accelerating this transformation through innovative science, radical tools for collaboration, and creative storytelling that will inspire and galvanize our society into action. This talk was delivered at the 2018 National Bioneers Conference. For more information about One Earth and the Leo DiCaprio Foundation programs, visit http://www.leonardodicaprio.org. *** Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. To find more talks like this one, along with engaging articles, interviews, podcasts and ways to take action, visit www.bioneers.org. Subscribe to the Bioneers Radio Series, available on iTunes and other podcast providers and on your local radio station. Support Bioneers today: www.bioneers.org/donate Please join our mailing list (http://www.bioneers.org/subscribe) Stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers) Follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bioneers/)
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Forecasting Crop Productivity with High-Resolution Satellite Data: Scaling Up to the Whole...
 
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"Forecasting Crop Productivity with High-Resolution Satellite Data: Scaling Up to the Whole US Corn Belt" -- Sibo Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign High-performance computing, along with satellite datasets that provide a wide spatiotemporal coverage of agricultural lands, enables a novel and data-oriented approach to understand crop growth. Using Blue Waters, we developed a hybrid crop model (CLM-APSIM) that produces reliable long-term yield predictions in the US Corn Belt. We also developed a generic multi-sensor fusion algorithm, STAIR, that integrates satellite images at a variety of spatial and temporal resolutions. Finally, a pixel-level crop yield model, ASPIRE, uses remotely sensed images, soil condition, and climate data to predict crop yield at field level. The ultimate goal of our project is to improve our predictability skill for global crop yield modeling by integrating site measurements, satellite observations, and process-based modeling.
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The Acidic Mines Polluting South African Communities (2000)
 
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Acid Mines (981) - Fifty years ago Witbank was the heart of the mining industry that built up white wealth in South Africa. But now the earth burns where coal was once dug, and leakage harms the people and environment around it. Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures 'Acid mine drainage' bubbles up, killing everything in its path, ending up in the streams and rivers. This is not a one off case. Radioactive uranium leaks from the gold mine dumps in Fochville, poisoning the water and the children that drink it. Local farmers took test results of the contaminated water and confronted the new Canadian owners of the 'South Deep Mine'. Finally the company acknowledged that they had polluted the water. Their solution, however, is just to buy out the farmers from their land. For more information, visit https://www.journeyman.tv/film981 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures SABC Special Assignment – Ref. 0981
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Intelligentsia: Sen Warren confused that 'Stream Protection Rule' doesn't regulate air, climate
 
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In a hearing before the Senate Energy Committee, Senator Elizabeth Warren questions Interior Assistant Secretary Janice Schneider if the Administration's proposed new water regulation, the Stream Protection Rule, regulates air quality. After confirming that the rule is "not doing anything about air quality," Senator Warren again asks if the water rule regulates air and "the green house gas impact" from mining. Secretary Schneider responds, "Senator, this is not a greenhouse gas rule and is not designed for that purpose." SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN: "So let me ask, Assistant Secretary Schneider, does the Stream Protection Rule attempt to address the impact of mining on air quality?" ASSISTANT SECRETARY JANICE SCHNEIDER: "Senator, this is a rule about water quality, primarily. The Congress in 1977 after passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972 looked at the situation and felt that more needed to be done. This proposed rule seeks to further the purposes of SMCRA as set out in that statute by Congress." SENATOR WARREN: "So, Assistant Secretary, I'm not trying to give you a hard time about it other than to say there's also a problem with air quality and does this rule do anything about that? I'm just talking about how limited this rule is." SECRETARY SCHNEIDER: "Senator you are right. I'm mean the rule is narrowly constrained toward water quality." SENATOR WARREN: "So this is a very narrow rule. It's not doing anything about air quality. Let me ask one more point and that's the question about climate change. We know that coal mining and other forms of fossil fuel extraction put more greenhouse gases into the air which increases climate change. Is this proposed rule designed in any way to reduce the greenhouse gas impact of coal mining?" SECRETARY SCHNEIDER: "Senator, this is not a greenhouse gas rule and is not designed for that purpose." Senate Energy Committee October 27, 2015