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Climate Change: How Doomed ARE We?

Climate Change: How Doomed ARE We?

(bouncy music) – All right, so climate change is the existential question that humanity is facing. Just hearing those two words, I can feel my heart rate going up. – [Man] Climate change! – Oh, Oh, There it goes. But here’s my worry, are we too late? Has climate change reached the point of no …

#BCSummer: Human Tracks in the Urban Landscape

#BCSummer: Human Tracks in the Urban Landscape

We’re here today to talk about a new course that we’re designing here in the art education program and it’s called, “Human Tracks in the Urban Landscape.” I’m Linda Louis and I’m an Associate Professor of Art Education here at Brooklyn College. It’s an interdisciplinary course that takes a look at the complementary nature of …

Cloudy climate change: How clouds affect Earth’s temperature – Jasper Kirkby

Cloudy climate change: How clouds affect Earth’s temperature – Jasper Kirkby

Cloudy climate change: How clouds affect Earth’s temperature. Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by .8 Celsius since 1750. When carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have doubled, which is expected before the end of the 21st century, researchers project global temperatures will have risen by 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius. If the increase is …

Science, Technology & Environment

Science, Technology & Environment

Our world is becoming increasingly science and technology savvy and opportunities to study these areas are at Ohio State are growing every day. Students might choose to begin in Science, Technology & Environment Exploration if they are interested in comparing theoretical and applied sciences, exploring ways to make our environment and natural resources more sustainable, …

Why Are Adults Bad At New Languages?

Why Are Adults Bad At New Languages?

Hola – soy David de MinuteEarth. You’ve probably heard that an old dog can’t learn new tricks – and that’s mostly true. While senior doggos can be better than puppies at solving some small puzzles – it seems like there’s some barrier to them picking up totally new behaviors. And the same is true for …

Is Climate Change Just A Lot Of Hot Air?

Is Climate Change Just A Lot Of Hot Air?

You’ve probably heard that weather is getting more extreme and that this is in part because accumulating greenhouse gases have caused the air at earth’s surface to warm by an average of 0.8 degrees celsius over the last century. But how could a barely perceptible rise in air temperature lead to such crazy changes in …

Why Pets Have Surprisingly Small Brains

Why Pets Have Surprisingly Small Brains

This video was sponsored by 23andMe. Hi, this is Emily from MinuteEarth. Domestication has puppified dogs, fluffified sheep, and spotified horses – but there’s a less obvious physical change that virtually all domesticated animals share: shrunken brains. Duck brains have shrunk by about 15%, cat brains by 30%, and pig brains by a whopping 35%. …

Cow Burps Are Warming the Planet

Cow Burps Are Warming the Planet

Thanks to CuriosityStream for supporting PBS Digital Studios. If you grew up in suburbia like me, you might not have ever considered the fact that cows are pretty gassy creatures. Just ask the German farmer who in 2014 had to deal with a slight exploding shed problem, thanks to his dairy cattle’s burps. Turns out …