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Carbon Capture – Humanity’s Last Hope?

Carbon Capture – Humanity’s Last Hope?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Skillshare. Home to over twenty five thousand classes that could teach you a new life skill. We rarely witness evolution on a timeframe short enough for a single human life to take notice. These changes usually occur over many lifetimes, the gradual drift of a …

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, …

The Future of Water

The Future of Water

What we think of as normal and what we planned for as normal and the infrastructure that we built to deal with normal isn’t normal anymore. Normal is gone. New water restrictions have been imposed in Cape Town, South Africa. In India, rising temperatures threaten to make a severe water crisis there even worse. The …

Real World: Ozone Alerts

Real World: Ozone Alerts

Good ozone? Bad ozone? What’s the difference? And why is NASA interested in measuring ozone? Find out, next, on Real World. Have you ever lived in a city that posted an ozone alert on a really hot summer day? Just what does that alert mean and what causes the problem? It all goes back to …

Air quality: Take a deep breath

Air quality: Take a deep breath

The atmosphere, crucial for life on earth It makes our planet habitable However, air pollution has become a serious problem Human activities are altering our atmosphere at an unprecedented scale This has an impact on air quality and is affecting people’s health all around the globe Studies even show that in the urbanised regions of …

Nuclear Techniques and The Marine Environment

Nuclear Techniques and The Marine Environment

(music playing) This year’s scientific forum is about the coastal marine environment. We came here to discuss two issues: the cumulative pressure on the marine environment, and also the role of nuclear technology, and understanding and addressing the threats to the coastal and marine environment. I like to talk about the big five threats: Climate …