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Understanding why our Earth system is warming

Understanding why our Earth system is warming

[Music plays] [Music plays] (Dr Pep Canadell) Climate change it is like a global problem in the sense that the atmosphere is a commons for society. What we Australians do or somebody else does at the other end of the world, it actually all gets mixed within a year. So we really need to develop …

Back to the Greenhouse World

Back to the Greenhouse World

So we’re on track to push the world back to a climate that we haven’t seen for fifty million years and do so, just within our kids lifetimes. I’m a paleontologist and I use fossils that we extract from deep-sea sediments to reconstruct what the ancient world looked like. In fact, in the summer of …

An introduction to climate change in 60 seconds

An introduction to climate change in 60 seconds

As the sun’s rays reach the Earth’s surface, some are absorbed and re-emitted as heat. Greenhouse gases such as water vapour and carbon dioxide absorb and re-radiate some of this heat. Increased amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere mean more heat is trapped, warming the Earth. Human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels, …

President Obama on America’s Clean Power Plan

President Obama on America’s Clean Power Plan

(music) The President: Our climate is changing. It’s changing in ways that threaten our economy, our security, and our health. This isn’t opinion; it’s fact, backed up by decades of carefully collected data and overwhelming scientific consensus. And it has serious implications for the way that we live now. We can see it and we …

Global Warming is Destroying People’s Homes

Global Warming is Destroying People’s Homes

Global warming is already destroying the environment. Hello, this is ideas4Earth, and today I have an idea for you. Climate change has started its path of destruction and Kiribati is the warning light for the world. Signs of global warming can be observed on the Kiribati islands, which is an Island Republic, comprised of 33 …

Climate Science: What You Need To Know

Climate Science: What You Need To Know

[MUSIC] Let’s not beat around the rapidly melting iceberg here: climate change is happening, and we’re causing it. The evidence is overwhelming. Scientists usually reserve this level of agreement for claims like “Earth is a planet” and “air is real” yet here we are, the climate change ship has now left the dock, and lots …

Benefits of Proposed EPA Power Plant Rules

Benefits of Proposed EPA Power Plant Rules

This is Duke University. Power plants produce one-third of the nation’s greenhouse gases. In June, the Environmental Protection Agency will produce rules for the first time ever regulating those sources of those gases. The proposed rules clearly will aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, there’s four other benefits that will come from the rules …