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Can you insure against climate change? | The Economist

Can you insure against climate change? | The Economist

Extreme weather events like these are becoming more frequent Fire seasons growing longer and more intense Florence could produce 50% more rain… …than it otherwise would have… …in a non-climate change environment I don’t know how to describe this… …other than we’re in the middle of a climate emergency right now It’s not just causing …

How Volcanoes Froze the Earth (Twice)

How Volcanoes Froze the Earth (Twice)

Imagine a world covered in ice. Estimates vary, but some scientists think at the poles, it could reach negative 130 degrees celsius. And there was no escaping the cold even at the equator, where temperatures would have dipped below 0 degrees. Sheets of ice coat both land and sea, and beneath them, the world is …

Thousands of UK students strike over climate change

[Chanting] What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now! What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now! [Chanting] System change, not climate change! System change, not climate change! I’m here at the [unclear] with loads of other students because we need our voices to be heard. We’re …

How Will Earth Change If All the Ice Melts?

How Will Earth Change If All the Ice Melts?

This RealLifeLore video is sponsored by the upcoming film, An Inconvenient Sequel. You’ve probably heard news, at some point in your life, that the Earth is warming, and as result is that the Arctic ice is melting. There is no debate that Earth is warming up. The planet’s average temperature as increased 1.1 °C since …

Global Warming 101 (2 of 5) – The Human Impact

Global Warming 101 (2 of 5) – The Human Impact

Continuing our discussion of global warming and climate change, we’ll focus in this session on the human impact on our global surroundings. Previously, we’ve noted the importance of the Earth’s greenhouse effect and how this effect is driven by less than 1% of the gases in Earth’s incredibly thin atmosphere. We discussed that water vapor, …

Plants and Ozone Pollution with Dr. Danica Lombardozzi

Plants and Ozone Pollution with Dr. Danica Lombardozzi

Scientists at NCAR’s Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory are studying the Earth system. Dr. Danica Lombardozzi, who studies terrestrial ecosystems, tells us more. I’ve been working here at NCAR for the past seven years. I started as a post-doc and I currently work as a project scientist. What type of science is being done in …