A musical video that serves as investigation into the causes and effects of global climate change and our opportunities to use science to offset it. Featuring Bill Nye, David Attenborough, Richard Alley and Isaac Asimov. "Our Biggest Challenge" is the 16th episode of the Symphony of Science series. Visit http://symphonyofscience.com for more science remixes!
Global warming does not impact all areas equally, and in the future the less environmentally resilient countries will be at increasingly at risk. Bangladesh, as a flat area prone to flooding, is especially vulnerable to anthropogenic climate change. However, Bangladesh has implemented many changes in the cultural ecology to make sure that they are using the land differently to strengthen their environmental resilience.
While the world’s political leaders have left the negotiating table again without an agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, the Arctic has greater problems than ever – 75 percent of the sea ice has disappeared.
Scientists call for research on climate link to geological hazards | Environment | guardian.co.uk. Scientists call for research on climate link to geological hazards Experts say suggestions that climate change could trigger more ...
New data from Zillow shows fewer homeowners underwater, but the pattern varies widely by geography.
The Sunbelt (especially California and Florida) have the highest percentage of homeowners that are 'underwater' and owe more than the home is worth. Also hit hard are declining metro areas area of the rust belt.
Question to ponder: Why would these places be hit the hardest?
Time and time again, we're reminded of nature's beauty. It's hard to believe, but these photos of real landscapes, not abstract paintings.
Andre Ermolaev, through his photography has captured the beauty of Iceland's geomorphology. Being on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland has abundant volcanic ash which adds rich color to the fluvial systems.
DE: Despite some respiratory and eye issues, it seems from this article that no one was harmed in the eruptions. To me, this is very surprising. When I read the headline that 33,000 were evactuated due to a volcanic eruption in Guatemala, I figured there would be large death tolls. Instead, the evactuation crews managed the process very well and helped 17 villages flee the mighty act of nature.
The "Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers," with Right Livelihood Award Winner Nnimmo Bassey, explores the impacts of climate change and hydropower on the world'...
This video is related to our topic as it shows how something like a dam, which one might think is a positive agent for change can have massive a negative impact upon the people in surrounding areas and the environment in general. Something such evaporation in the pooled water reducing available drinking water is something which is easy to misunderstand, but is a real threat in areas which have drinking water issues, such as Sub-Saharan Africa.. The damming of rivers also deprives down stream areas of the water they rely upon. This video is a good introduction to these kinds of ideas, and many others.
The physical effects of climate change will prove catastrophic. But the social effects -- food riots, state collapse, mass migrations, and conflicts of every sort -- could prove even more disruptiv...
This is an inflammatory article from an environmental organization that is speculative in nature (in other words, take it with a grain of salt). Yet, this type of thinking about the future and thought exercises is worthy of our investigation. What do you foresee in the future given the current conditions?
Patrick assesses the future of world order, state sovereignty, and multilateral cooperation.
The 21st century is the dawn of a new era in human history: more people on Earth live in cities than in the countryside. The impacts of this new basic fact are far-reaching. One of those is that cities that are in particular environments are more prone to certain natural disasters and will be increasingly vulnerable as their populations increase (especially megacities in the developing world).