Number 8 Global Warming and Hurricanes While the conversation on global warming has been somewhat polarizing, the vast majority of the global scientific community has reached a consensus regarding its impact. Human activity, namely greenhouse gas emission, is often cited as a major contributor to the global rise in temperature. One of the ways nature
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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
Since the beginning of industrialization, people have been putting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Those trap heat, which increases the odds of higher temperatures, sea level rise, dangerous weather, with broad consequences for the environment, for our economies, and for national security. Those broad consequences are what put together is climate
Say you’re looking to buy a car. How do you pick the best car for the planet? There’s already a lot to consider when choosing a new ride, and factoring in climate change makes it even trickier. Well we’re here to guide you through it… even if we can’t come to the dealership with you.
[music] Is there any merit to the studies that show that historical CO2 levels lag behind temperature changes, not lead them. Well yes, there’s merit to that. In fact in the pre-industrial age, the CO2 response to temperature was that the temperature would go up and CO2 would go up. Or if the temperature went
As a percentage of our total greenhouse gas emissions, cars, trucks and power plants seem to be the biggest contributors to climate change. But the elephant in the room is that our consumption of meat is actually the leading cause. When its effects and bi-products are taken together, animal agriculture accounts for about half of
In the 1700s, as Great Britain was ramping up its manufacturing, it realized it was sitting on a seemingly endless supply of cheap energy that burned better than trees: Coal. All this black stuff in the ground was a game-changer, kicking off a new age called the Industrial Revolution. You may have heard of it.
Have you ever wondered why you live on a beautiful, blue, watery planet, and not a frozen ball of ice? That’s exactly what the French scientist Joseph Fourier wondered almost 200 years ago. He calculated Earth was far enough away from the Sun that it should be much colder. Fourier noted while sunlight can shine
>>Theresa Bierer: Global warming affects all of us, the more we learn about the nuts and bolts about global warming the better chance we have of doing something about it. On this next Inside NAU science segment professor Bruce Hungate conducts research on the peaks on global warming. >>Bruce Hungate: I find ecology fascinating, microbiology