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CATEGORY: CLIMATE, COLLAPSE — 24.SEP.2014
Near-Term Climate-Driven Human Extinction—Or Not —
In the first clip, conservation biologist Guy McPherson lays out his case that runaway feedback mechanisms have already been tripped and will alter the climate so significantly that humans will be unable to survive—and we'll be toast within just a few decades. Psychologist Carolyn Baker agrees and offers tips on how to live a happy life in the meantime. ~~ In part two, environmental writer Scott K. Johnson says it ain't so, that McPherson cherry picks data and extrapolates in inappropriate ways. Podcaster KMO, an excellent deep-thinker on collapse issues, says McPherson seems to be trying to make the data fit his foregone conclusions. Just as "collapse from peak oil" has not happened as precipitously as many predicted, so neither is "collapse from climate chaos" likely to drive human extinction in our lifetimes.
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GP comment: I agree that McPherson is likely overstating the case, though there are enough possible bad climate scenarios that his message can't be discounted completely. What no one here mentioned is that no countries or politicians—and not even most of the scientists or environmentalists—are advocating the sort of radical climate action that would actually solve the problem. Climate chaos is coming, even if it's not in McPherson's timeframe.
Original Show Pub Date: 17.Sep.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT (FORESTS, CLIMATE) — 29.SEP.2014
Fires in Northern Canada a Major Event in the Life of the Earth System —
Northern Canada just experienced the worst fire season ever recorded. A Canadian scientist calls them "a major event in the life of the earth system." Soot from these fires may be a primary cause of the snow surface in Greenland turning from white to dark and dirty—i.e. a major change in albido. Marc-Andre Parisien, a research scientist for the Canadian Fire Service, talks about the characteristics of the great Boreal forest and why the fires there are such a major issue.
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GP comment: Darker surface = more sun-energy absorption = more melting.
Original Show Pub Date: 24.Sep.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE) — 11.SEP.2014
The High Arctic and High Anxiety —
Alex Smith provides a review of some of the disturbing climate news in the high Arctic—trends that predict a hotter and less stable climate for all of us. Climate scientist Paul Beckwith, who is just back from the glaciers of Alaska, explains. ~~ Psychologist Susie Burke talks about mental preparation for disasters and ways to cope with eco-anxiety.
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GP comment: As the Arctic goes, so goes North America's temperate climate.
Original Show Pub Date: 02.Sep.2014, Original story title: The High Arctic and Eco-Anxiety
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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?
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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.
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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
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.
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For more movies on such topics, see the following section of Grinning Planet's movies page:
|GLOBAL WARMING CONSPIRACIES (Climate Change Article #209)||01-NOV-2009|
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 ONLY LOOKS GREAT IN A FUN-HOUSE MIRROR
Biomass and Sustainability
|GLOBAL WARMING & MELTING ICE (Climate Change #194A)||05-AUG-2008|
CLIMATE-CHANGE SKEPTICS’ ARGUMENTS MELTING AWAY
LIKE ARCTIC ICE
Global Warming, Melting Ice
|GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS (Global Warming Article #192)||10-JUN-2008|
THE BI-POLAR BEAR HIBERNATED IN HIS FACT-FREE DEN
Stupid Global Warming Idiots
|GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS (Climate Change Article #156)||03-JUN-2008|
THE HEAT IS ON ... YOU ... TO TAKE ACTION
Global Warming Solutions
|GLOBAL WARMING HISTORY (Global Warming Issue #181)||26-AUG-2007|
“AND HOW ’BOUT THE GLOBAL WARMING
FROM THAT RAY GUN, PAL?”
Global Warming Comic Strip
|GLOBAL WARMING & TAX SHIFTS (Global Warming Article #176)||05-JUN-2007|
ALCOHOL, CIGARETTES, AND BTUS:
MOVING BEYOND SIN TAXES TO SHIFTING TAXES
Global Warming & Tax Shifting
|GLOBAL WARMING & AGRICULTURE (Climate Article #175)||08-MAY-2007|
OLD McDONALD HAD SOME GAS, E-I-E-I-O
Effects of Global Warming on Agriculture
|GLOBAL WARMING / CLIMATE CHANGE TERMINOLOGY (#166)||02-JAN-2007|
“GLOBAL WARMING VS. CLIMATE CHANGE” —
A KNOCK-OUT IN ROUND 1?
Differences Between "Climate Change" and "Global Warming"
|GLOBAL WARMING MYTHS/FACTS (Climate Change Article #133)||21-JUN-2005|
|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|
WHETHER WE CAN WEATHER THE WEATHER
The Day After Tomorrow – Science
|CLIMATE CHANGE, MICHAEL CRICHTON & FICTION (Article #119)||15-MAR-2005|
|TODAY THE TREES, TOMORROW THE WORLD!
Environmentalists in Fiction — The New Bad Guys?
|POLITICS AND GLOBAL WARMING (Article Climate Change #87)||17-AUG-2004|
|“SENATOR PINOCCHIO, MEET BARON MUNCHAUSEN”
Political Lies, Political Truth, and Global Warming
|OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL WARMING DATA (Climate Change #37)||27-JAN-2004|
|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|
|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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"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
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— Sheldon, in The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
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