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This resources page for climate change, global warming includes resources, audio, videos, movies, articles, books, quotes, cartoons, songs, climate adaptation, geoengineering, weird weather, climate shift, shifting climate, global warming resources, climate change resources, global warming information, climate change information, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, global temperatures, increasing temperatures, temperature shift, lists of organizations and groups on climate change, global warming, and issues related to climate change, global warming.

 

AUDIO
      . . . about Climate Change / Global Warming

CATEGORY:  SPECIES, CLIMATE — 24.JUN.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Uprising

As Ocean Acidity Rises, Will Phytoplankton Health Fall? — Microscopic ocean creatures called phytoplankton produce an astonishing 60 percent of the Earth’s oxygen and they occupy the crucial bottom rung of our world’s ocean food chain. The survival of most life on this planet depends on healthy phytoplankton. Researcher William Cochlan discusses a new study that is attempting to predict the likely impact to phytoplankton from rising CO2 and ocean acidity levels. Though results are still unfolding, it appears that some phytoplankton turn more toxic in a higher acidity environment and, in turn, harm the shellfish and other marine animals that feed on them.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   21:06

GP comment:  Ocean impact is one of the more worrying effects of humanity's continuing mismanagement of the planet.

Original Show Pub Date: 18.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE) — 17.JUN.2014

Rating: 2 of 5 - OK; if you've got the time... Living on Earth

EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules Ignore Methane — Climate protection advocates have applauded the EPA's recent power plant regulations, but environmental lawyer Bill Snape says the new rules don’t deal with methane, and that's a serious problem for the climate. More broadly, it's a continuation of Obama's policy of underregulating the natural gas extraction industry.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   10:43

GP comment:  He's right about the sweetheart deals for fracking, but he generally applauds the new GHG rules. Sorry, but they are a fractional measure and will prove totally ineffective at stopping runaway climate shift.

Original Show Pub Date: 13.Jun.2014

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE) — 10.JUN.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Alternative Visions

Obama's New CO2 Rules—The Bogus Brain Behind the Happy Face — Energy analyst Steve Breyman discusses the new Obama/EPA proposal to reduce CO2 emissions from existing industrial plants in the US by 30% by 2030. Are the proposals too little, too late, and cleverly crafted to defer the pain until after Obama leaves office? Topics include the slippery climate math of fracked natural gas; the XL pipeline loophole; a backdoor approach to cap and trade; increased taxation vs. consumer rebates; the future for coal-fired power plants.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   1:00:27

GP comment:  Though most of the mainstream environmental groups are trying to put a happy face on the new carbon rules, in reality the result will be increased taxation and energy costs to consumers without solving the climate problem. The guest and host make many good points here, but they are surprisingly naive about "Obama the Hopeful" vs. "Obama the Tool of the Elites."

Original Show Pub Date: 07.Jun.2014

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VIDEOS
      . . . about Climate Change / Global Warming

 

 
FUNNY
 
funny video about the reasons for global warming link; thumb of two polar bears ice-fishing
POLAR BEARS DISCUSS GLOBAL WARMING
Polar bears come up with a few amusing reasons why their environment is melting. The parallel to the reasoning abilities of some humans is bearly disguised.  Watch funny video about the reasons for global warming(1:30)

  SERIOUS
 
climate feedback loop video link; thumb of global warming slide
THE REAL THIRD RAIL OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The two stereotypical sides of the climate debate are (a) climate change is a potential planet-killer and MUST be addressed; and (b) climate change is nothing to worry about, it's all part of a natural cycle. Guy McPherson reviews the scientific evidence that there is a third scenario: Climate change has already entered a runaway-feedback mode and there is now nothing humans can do to reverse the catastrophic level of warming that's coming—and coming soon. The good news? McPherson delivers his dark news clearly, with a great sense of humor, and with excellent insights into the human condition.  Watch climate feedback loop video(1:51:49)

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MOVIES
      . . . about Climate Change / Global Warming

Age of Stupid, The (2009)

Starring: Pete Postlethwaite

A man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055 looks at film footage from 2008 and asks: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?

Check it out at the film's web page

Category 7: The End of the World (2005)

Starring: Gina Gershon, Cameron Daddo

REVIEW: Super-severe tornados and hurricanes set about wiping out the world's major cities. Is global warming to blame? Well, it's a little more complicated that that, but the answer and the action are presented in an engaging way, albeit with the normal amount of over-Hollywooded silliness. If you enjoyed The Day After Tomorrow, you'll like this too.

Check out DVD on Amazon.com

Day After Tomorrow, The (2004)

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal

REVIEW: What happens if the most pessimistic predictions of the gloomiest global-warming doomsayers turn out to be right? See for yourself in this movie! It's a Hollywood-ization of the climate-change problem, for sure, but the overdramatization and over-compressed timeline of the disastrous effects can be excused—the special effects and shear epic-ness of the presentation are well worth the viewing time.

See GP's review of The Day After Tomorrow  science

Check out on Amazon.com: DVD  |  VHS

Inconvenient Truth, An  (2006) (Documentary)

REVIEW: Whatever you thought of Al Gore as a politician, you'll have to give him credit here for being a great teacher. He spends most of his time in An Inconvenient Truth guiding us through the data and science of climate change, demonstrating cause and effect and noting the impacts, both present and future—and doing so with wit, charm, and only an occasional (though deserved) political barb. Though this is largely a speaker-on-stage style documentary, it's backed by great pictures, charts, and graphs, with cutaways to on-site footage and personal annecdotes, all woven together in a way that makes the whole thing very watchable. Gore's three-decade-long study of climate change shows in his seemingly effortless presentation of the material. The result is 100% convincing, showing climate change to be not just an environmental issue, but a threat to our way of life—perhaps even to life itself. This is the last nail in the coffin of the climate skeptics.

Check out DVD on Amazon.com

Get more info at the film's web site

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ARTICLES ON THIS SITE
      . . . about Climate Change / Global Warming

       
 
  GLOBAL WARMING CONSPIRACIES   (Climate Change Article #209) 01-NOV-2009
  Global Warming Hoaxes and Conspiracies article link; thumb of picture of dry, cracked mud in barren area of Ethiopia YOUR TIN FOIL HAT WON’T SHIELD YOU FROM CLIMATE DISRUPTION
Global Warming Hoaxes and Conspiracies
 
  BIOFUELS/BIOMASS AND GLOBAL WARMING   (Article #203) 01-MAY-2009
  Biomass and Sustainability article link; thumb of man standing by switchgrass BIOMASS ONLY LOOKS GREAT IN A FUN-HOUSE MIRROR
Biomass and Sustainability — Why Biofuels Can't Replace Oil
 
  GLOBAL WARMING & MELTING ICE   (Climate Change #194A) 05-AUG-2008
  Global Warming / Melting Ice article link; thumb of thumb of graph showing arctic ice decline CLIMATE-CHANGE SKEPTICS’ ARGUMENTS MELTING AWAY
LIKE ARCTIC ICE

Global Warming, Melting Ice, and the Catastrophic Implications
 
  GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS   (Global Warming Article #192) 10-JUN-2008
  Stupid Global Warming Idiots article link; thumb of polar bear THE BI-POLAR BEAR HIBERNATED IN HIS FACT-FREE DEN
Climate Change Scientists or "Stupid Global Warming Idiots"?
 
  GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS   (Climate Change Article #156) 03-JUN-2008
  Global Warming Solutions link; thumb of sun and earth, hot THE HEAT IS ON ... YOU ... TO TAKE ACTION
Global Warming Solutions – Actions You Can Take to Mitigate Climate Change
 
  GLOBAL WARMING HISTORY   (Global Warming Issue #181) 26-AUG-2007
  Global Warming Comic Strip link; thumb of alien “AND HOW ’BOUT THE GLOBAL WARMING
FROM THAT RAY GUN, PAL?”

The Day The Earth Stood Still —
A
Global Warming Comic Strip
 
  GLOBAL WARMING & TAX SHIFTS   (Global Warming Article #176) 05-JUN-2007
  Global Warming and Tax Shifting article link; thumb of 100 dollar bill ALCOHOL, CIGARETTES, AND BTUS:
MOVING BEYOND SIN TAXES TO SHIFTING TAXES

Global Warming & Tax Shifting
 
  GLOBAL WARMING & AGRICULTURE   (Climate Article #175) 08-MAY-2007
  Effects of Global Warming on Agriculture article link; thumb of parched corn OLD McDONALD HAD SOME GAS, E-I-E-I-O
Effects of Global Warming on Agriculture — and Vice Versa
 
  GLOBAL WARMING / CLIMATE CHANGE TERMINOLOGY   (#166) 02-JAN-2007
  'Global Warming' vs. 'Climate Change' article link; thumb of hurricane “GLOBAL WARMING VS. CLIMATE CHANGE” —
A KNOCK-OUT IN ROUND 1?

The Important Differences Between "Climate Change" and "Global Warming"  ....
 
  GLOBAL WARMING MYTHS/FACTS   (Climate Change Article #133) 21-JUN-2005
  thumb of c o 2 graph; link for environmental article, Global Warming Myths and Facts - Challenging the Global Warming Skeptics MYTH MANNERS THINKS ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE
WOULD BE RUDE

Global Warming Myths and Facts – Challenging the
Global Warming Skeptics
 
  MOVIE SCIENCE vs. REAL SCIENCE  (UPDATED)   (Issue #SE1) 19-JAN-2009
  Day After Tomorrow/science article; graphic of statue of liberty underwater WHETHER WE CAN WEATHER THE WEATHER
Global Warming and The Day After Tomorrow – Science or Hollywood Fiction?
 
  CLIMATE CHANGE, MICHAEL CRICHTON & FICTION   (Article #119) 15-MAR-2005
  thumb graphic ice shelf in antarctica; link for environmental article, Environmentalists in Fiction - The New Bad Guys? TODAY THE TREES, TOMORROW THE WORLD!
Environmentalists in Fiction — The New Bad Guys?
 
  POLITICS AND GLOBAL WARMING   (Article Climate Change #87) 17-AUG-2004
  cartoon drawing of politician with nose growing like Pinocchio; link for environmental article, Political Lies, Political Truth, and Global Warming “SENATOR PINOCCHIO, MEET BARON MUNCHAUSEN”
Political Lies, Political Truth, and Global Warming
 
  OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL WARMING DATA   (Climate Change #37) 27-JAN-2004
  picture of global warming graph; link for environmental article, The Data on Global Warming is Conclusive THERE IS SUCH A THING AS "TOO MANY HOTTIES"
The Data on Global Warming is Conclusive
  (pt 1 of 2)
 
  GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS   (Climate Change Article #38) 29-JAN-2004
  picture of coal power plant; link for environmental article, Presenting Solution Number One to the Global Warming Problem HOT CHILD IN THE CITY — AND EVERYWHERE ELSE TOO?
Presenting Solution Number One to the Global Warming Problem
  (pt 2 of 2)

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BOOKS
      . . . on Climate Change / Global Warming

 

For more reviews or purchase info, click on any title to go to Amazon.com

  book cover for Straight Up, by Joseph J. Romm, 04/19/2010

In Straight Up, physicist and climate expert Joseph J. Romm explain the dangers of and solutions to climate change—frank thoughts that you won't find in newspapers, in journals, or on TV. Romm shows how a 20% reduction in global emissions over the next quarter century could improve the economy; how we can replace most coal with alternative energy technologies; why Sarah Palin wears a polar bear pin; and why controversial, emerging technologies like biochar have to be part of the basket of solutions.

 
  book cover for No Rain in the Amazon, by  Nikolas Kozloff, 4/13/2010

How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet

Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of "carbon bomb" that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized South America expert Nikolas Kozloff talks to locals, scientists and activists about the rainforest and what should be done to avert its collapse.

 
  book cover for The Biochar Debate, by James Bruges, 1/21/2010

Charcoal's Potential to Reverse Climate Change and Build Soil Fertility

Proponents say biochar—a fine-grained charcoal used as a soil supplement—has the promise to both to sequester carbon dioxide and improve farming outcomes. But critics say adding biochar to the various global carbon-credit trading schemes could have disastrous outcomes, threatening poor communities with displacement by foreign investors seeking to profit through seizure of cheap land. The Biochar Debate covers the essential issues, from the experimental and scientific aspects of biochar to fairness and efficiency in the global economy.

 

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QUOTES
      . . . about Climate Change / Global Warming

"It's very important to understand that climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. Climate change is THE issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues."

Ross Gelbspan, author of Boiling Point

"Climate change is for real. We have just a small window of opportunity and it is closing rather rapidly. There is not a moment to lose."

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri

"The good news is we know what to do. The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need; more are being developed. And as they become available and become more affordable when produced in scale, they will make it easier to respond. But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait."

Al Gore

"The ice caps are melting, Leonard. In the future, swimming won't be optional."

Sheldon, in The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)

Global Warming/Climate Change

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CARTOONS
      . . . on Climate Change / Global Warming

     
graphic of statue of liberty underwater, A FEW AUDIENCE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE MOVIE THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW A FEW AUDIENCE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE MOVIE “THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW”
save the environment cartoon link; thumb of Red Planet water A FEW DEDICATED PEOPLE’S STRATEGIES FOR HELPING SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
 
     

Semi-Related:

 

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OTHER SITES AND RESOURCES
      . . . for Climate Change / Global Warming

Creates partnerships in the Northeast to implement solutions to climate change and build constituencies for effective climate policies and actions.

Donate your PC's spare computing power to help run global climate models

One of the better climate-change blogs, from brainy guy Joseph Rohm

Dedicated to holding public officials accountable for the integrity and effectiveness with which they use climate science and related research in government policymaking

Works to track the disastrous impact of geoengineering on climate change and the future of the planet

Global panel established to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding climate change, causes, potential impacts, and solutions

US R&D center dedicated to exploring and understanding our atmosphere and its interactions with the sun, the oceans, the biosphere, and human society

Goal is to evaluate and understand the role of the oceans in climate change with the objective of improving long-term climate forecasts

Public forum to discuss the science of climate change and the evidence for global warming, and to correct misperceptions and misinformation about the subject

Brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to try new approaches to solving the climate change issue; produces analyses of key climate issues

Includes analysis, solutions, and successes

"The Kyoto Protocol" — the agreement, status and ongoing activities

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