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3 New Years Resolutions (for the Environment)

3 New Years Resolutions (for the Environment)

Happy New Year. I hope you’re recovered from whatever frivolities accompanied celebrating the earth successfully orbiting the sun. I am still working through an ice-cream sandwich hangover so if that gives you any idea of how cool i am. you’re probably right. But, this is the season of making and breaking resolutions so in that …

NASA’s Earth Minute: Earth Has a Fever

NASA’s Earth Minute: Earth Has a Fever

Did you know that the Earth’s average temperature has risen over one degree Fahrenheit in the past century? It might not sound like much, but think about it this way: A one-degree rise in your body temperature can lead to a fever. Five degrees can land you in the hospital. So guess what? Our Earth …

Ipek Gençsü on Europe’s fossil fuel subsidies

Ipek Gençsü on Europe’s fossil fuel subsidies

Through the Paris climate agreement European governments reaffirmed their commitment to limit greenhouse gases and achieve net zero carbon emissions by the second half of this century. This will require moving away from fossil fuels. EU member states have also committed to phasing out harmful fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, but our new research shows …

The other inconvenient truth | Jonathan Foley | TEDxTC

The other inconvenient truth | Jonathan Foley | TEDxTC

Translator: Michele Gianella Reviewer: Lara Garau Tonight, I want to have a conversation about this incredible global issue that’s at the intersection of land use, food, and environment, something we can all relate to, and what I’ve been calling “the other inconvenient truth”. But first, I want to take you on a little journey. Let’s …

Climate Change: The Cost of Inaction

Climate Change: The Cost of Inaction

[Music] Joel Scheraga: The climate is changing. In fact, it’s been changing for millions of years. But what’s different now is the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. We’re seeing it in rising temperatures and the increased intensity of storms, floods and droughts, and the frequency of this severe weather is increasing. Also, sea …

A breathing planet off balance

A breathing planet off balance

Our atmosphere. Just a thin layer of gases surrounding our planet. Absorbing solar radiation. Retaining heat to warm the Earth’s surface. A delicate mixture of gases separating life on Earth from the rest of the cosmos. But when this mixture of gases gets out of balance, the temperature rises and alters our climate. Carbon is …

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

[ocean waves] [music] Narrator: Oceans. They have a critical role in protecting the Earth; covering nearly 71 percent of its surface. But rising sea levels, melting ice caps and ocean acidification are endangering our planet. [woosh] Narrator: EPA scientists are studying oceans to understand the impacts of climate change. Kristin Regan: Sea level rise is …