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Climate Change & Global Warming

Climate Change & Global WarmingOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on climate change and global warming. They cover the impacts of climate change on human health, quality of life, the economy, and geopolitics. Topics include the evidence of global warming, employment and economic opportunities that stem from transitioning to a low carbon economy, carbon taxes, and cap and trade systems.

Specific topics include the science of climate change, carbon-free energy sources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the effects of climate change on biodiversity, habitat loss, extinctions, melting glaciers, extreme weather, rainfall and snowfall patterns, ocean currents, natural fire patterns, and the food supply. This section also includes videos that discuss dying coral reefs, coral bleaching, forest loss, sea level rise, droughts, spreading deserts, water shortages, and energy supply interruptions.

The Emerging Market To Protect The Sky. Presentation excerpt by Michel Gelobter. Discusses the importance of designing products with a smaller carbon footprint instead of producing carbon intensive products that require an offset, and even then the offset doesn't really solve the problem. About 3 minutes. Play Video >>

How To Solve Global Warming. Presentation excerpt by Reese Halter. Talks about the accelerating threat of global warming and its effect on water supplies, agriculture, and energy production, the importance of taking action now, and the business and job opportunities that can be generated as we re-tool for a greener planet. About 6 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >>

Global Climate Summit: Opening. Presentation excerpt by Terry Tamminen. Tamminen talks about the first day of the summit, the signing of an agreement to preserve global forests, the progress made in forging other climate solutions, and the hard work of those responsible for making the summit successful. About 4 minutes. Play Video >>

National Teach-In On Global Warming Solutions. Online presentation by Eban Goodstein. A call to action for young people to get involved in global climate issues through National Teach-In. About 2 minutes. Play Video >>

Greening Buffalo. Presentation by Denis Hayes. Talks about the science of climate change, and gives a summary of current legal and legislalive efforts to address it. About 30 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2.

The Bird-Watcher Who Saw the Future. Presentation by George Divoky. Follows Divoky on his ongoing research focusing on the Guillemots of Cooper Island. He explains how climate change is affecting this boundary zone between the artic and the sub-artic. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Al Gore Green Energy by 2018 Speech. Al Gore's speech calling for the U.S. "to commit to producing 100% of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years." Gore said this strategic initiative is important to help solve the climate crisis, boost the economy, and end reliance on foreign oil. About 27 minutes. Play Video >>

"" The Climate Crisis And Poverty. Former Vice President Al Gore and musician and activist Bono discuss the interconnections between climate change and poverty during a World Economic Forum discussion in Davos, Switzerland. About 64 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Al Gore Gives Climate Crisis Update. In March 2008 at the annual TED Conference, Al Gore gives the premiere of a short slideshow presentation with new evidence on the rapid pace of climate change. He calls for immediate global action to "mobilize resources and political will" to combat the climate crisis. About 28 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See. This video provides a rational argument for acting to prevent global climate change. It argues that the potential for catastrophic consequences from inaction are just too grave to ignore. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Hope And Profit In Greentech. John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers discusses how he and his partners scoured the globe to assess the state of greentech in order to help combat climate change and find profit in the process. However, Doerr explains that we are facing an uphill battle and that companies and individuals need to multiply their conservation efforts. About 19 minutes. Play Video >>

"" California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Alex Farrell, director of the U.C. Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center, discusses California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) plan and possible nationwide implementation using it as a model. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>