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Global Warming Explained

Global Warming Explained

So, we’ve all heard of global warming and climate change and that carbon dioxide is causing our planet to heat up. But what exactly is the science behind it? To get there, we first have to understand the greenhouse effect The greenhouse effect is a process that maintains our planet’s temperatures at liveable levels and …

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

It all started with a big bang. Wait, we don’t have to go back that far. The earth was formed 4.5 billion years ago. No, still too far. Try this. It’s the middle ages. People in Britain run out of firewood. They start burning coal, but they use up the coal on the ground. Miners …

How can we use wind power when there’s no wind?

How can we use wind power when there’s no wind?

“What happens when the wind isn’t blowing, the tide is turning and someone wants a cup of hot chocolate in the night? If it was up to environmentalists the answer would be ‘tough you’ll have to go without’.” Anybody who’s a fan of wind or solar power has heard the argument that the wind doesn’t …

Oil | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

Oil | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

Tonight I wanna talk about America’s obsession with oil. When I say oil, I’m not talking about the weird stuff Gwyneth Paltrow sells on Goop. I am talking about oil– black gold, Texas tea, Saudi sauce, Cheney lotion– oil. And unless you’re one of the people Al Gore pays to hang out with him, you …

Tackling the global water crisis

Tackling the global water crisis

– [Narrator] Today, 39% of all the fresh water taken from rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in the United States is earmarked for the cooling needs of power plants, that use fossil fuels, or nuclear power. The problem? A large portion of that water ends up floating away in clouds of vapor. In other words, hundreds …

Are We Too Late to Solve The Climate Change Crisis?

Are We Too Late to Solve The Climate Change Crisis?

It’s one of the questions we hear most frequently about the climate crisis: Are we too late? Have we already cooked in dangerous climate change for our kids — and theirs? According to the experts, almost. But not quite. The calculus demands that we get our carbon footprint down to ​zero ​​to stabilize the climate …