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CATEGORY: CLIMATE — 09.APR.2014
Quirks & Quarks
IPCC Climate Change Report Advocates Adaptation —
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued its latest report, which focuses on "Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability," or how humans and the natural systems are likely to be affected by climate change, and how we can try to adapt to it. We are definitely already seeing the impacts of climate change, and while we've started to prepare for the more serious issues to come—including extreme weather, drought, floods, potential crop failures, and wildfires—there is still much to do.
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GP comment: Because of their nature as "consensus reports," IPCC reports have always been far behind current science, understating impacts and lowballing predictions. Even with the increased urgency here, this report is no exception. It's good that they're focusing on adaptation to warming, because avoidance is no longer an option.
Original Show Pub Date: 05.Apr.2014
CATEGORY: CLIMATE — 26.MAR.2014
Red Ice Radio
Climate Change, Geoengineering, and the Collapse of Civilization —
Dane Wigington is a former employee of Bechtel Power Corp, with an extensive background in solar energy. When he began to lose significant amounts of solar uptake due to ever-increasing "solar obscuration," Wigington undertook an investigation that has turned into a 10-year quest to understand and document government geoengineering programs, their impact on the weather and climate; their use for political pressure, military conquests, and land grabs; and their impact on environmental and human health. He explains why he thinks all this tinkering with earth's natural systems has gotten out of control, setting us up for catastrophic collapse.
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GP comment: Though this is an area that is often ignored as mere wild-eye conspiracy talk, Wigington's presentation is clear and cogent, and it weaves together a number of details that have previously been difficult to place.
Original Show Pub Date: 14.Mar.2014
CATEGORY: CLIMATE — 10.MAR.2014
Against the Grain
Ocean Acidification—A Basic Problem —
Carbon dioxide generated by the burning of fossil fuels is being absorbed into the oceans with already serious (and potentially catastrophic) consequences for marine life and, eventually, human life. Meg Chadsey describes the phenomenon of ocean acidification and the myriad physical and civilizational threats it poses.
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GP comment: The question may be less one of the absolute acidity level vs. the rapidity of the change. Regardless, if the oceans die, we die.
Original Show Pub Date: 24.Feb.2014
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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?
→ 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
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
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
"The ice caps are melting, Leonard. In the future, swimming won't be optional."
— Sheldon, in The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
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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