Imagine that aliens landed and gifted us a clean, limitless energy source. And instead of killing each other over this technology, we decided to immediately transform the world into a carbon-free society. [animation shows closing drilling rigs, oil refineries, and coal and natural gas plants.] This wonderous source would power our homes, industries, cars and
This is not a drill. My name is Greta Thunberg. We are living in the beginning of a mass extinction. Our climate is breaking down. Children like me are giving up their education to protest. But we can still fix this. You can still fix this. To survive, we need to stop burning fossil fuels.
I’m here today because I feel like it’s crucial that we act now because we’ve ruined the planet so much in this short amount of time … Like, in such a short amount of time and we don’t seem to be slowing down. And I want my grandchildren and great grandchildren to have the same
What I’m going to talk about today is just in general terms. What is needed to address the climate crisis, this is the thing that if we do, what actions can we take that will accelerate the transition out of the Fossil fuel era there’s a certain amount of carbon that is circulating through the
Dr Hoffert, your work with Exxon was focused on the carbon cycle and climate modelling. I have a slide up here. Are you familiar with this graph from 1982? Can you briefly explain what it shows? – Sure. What it shows is a projection into the future of carbon dioxide levels and climate change associated
This episode is brought to you through a collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, and the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. [Emily VO] Hey, so my time is almost up here in the US capital. But, before I left, I had a chance to sneak in and see part
Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. According to the IPCC, we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes. At places like Davos, people like to tell success stories. But their financial success has come with an unthinkable price tag.
I’m Hank green. I’m a science communicator, and also just a generalist communicator. So when I was, I don’t know, probably high school-aged I was already pretty fierce lefty. My dad was super environmentalist and worked for the Nature Conservancy and my mom was like a community organizer. We were a very liberal household and
(bouncy music) – All right, so climate change is the existential question that humanity is facing. Just hearing those two words, I can feel my heart rate going up. – [Man] Climate change! – Oh, Oh, There it goes. But here’s my worry, are we too late? Has climate change reached the point of no
DAVID: NEW YORK CITY’S 1.1 MILLION PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN A PASS ESSENTIALLY TO SKIP SCHOOL ON FRIDAY IF THEY WANT TO ATTEND U.N. INSPIRED CLIMATE PROTESTS. THE CITIES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CALLING DAY OFF ” PRINCIPAL TRUANCY” AND OFFICIAL S DID SAY THAT STUDENTS MUST HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT TO MISS CLASS, TO