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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 …

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions

for 250 years now humans have been burning coal oil and gas for energy fossil energy sources are in fact prehistoric woods millions of years have stored solar energy the exploitation of fossil fuels made the Industrial Revolution possible and has been providing us with continuous economic growth and technological progress yet this development has …

CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect

CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect

we’ve all heard the term greenhouse effect but how many of us can really explain what it means do we know why carbon dioxide has such a critical influence on the Earth’s climate do we know the main sources of this carbon dioxide join us now in an exploration of these and other questions if …

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

We can’t just sweep climate change under the rug. But what if we swept it 7000 ft under ground? You know if you visit a hot night club in Miami, you might see some international models dancing to some bass heavy techno music. But in the near future you might just see fish. You see, …

This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right?

This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right?

– All this worry about warming, when it’s just a natural cycle. Climate’s always changed, and today’s no different, right? (bell dings) If we wanna understand why the earth is warming, it just makes sense to start by taking a closer look at all the natural factors that have caused climate to change in the …

Cosmic Journeys – Earth in 1000 Years

Cosmic Journeys – Earth in 1000 Years

Ice in its varied forms covers as much as 16% of Earth’s surface, including 33% of land areas at the height of the northern winter. Glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, ice sheets and snow play an important role in Earth’s climate. They reflect energy back to space, shape ocean currents, and spawn weather patterns. But there …

The EU Emissions Trading System explained

The EU Emissions Trading System explained

the Earth’s climate is changing and each one of us plays a role in the products we buy in the electricity we use and in the energy that powers our businesses manufacturing agriculture transport waste power generation and other sectors release carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere where they trap heat from the …