34:28 | Even if we could switch today to entirely renewable energy, it will be necessary to remove trillions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.
40:11 | Dr. Barnabas Daru discusses the vital importance of seagrasses in maintaining the health of the oceans.
34:23 | Dr. Daniel Cziczo explains how CO2 buildup affects Earth’s atmosphere, and how the present CO2 human-caused accumulation differs from the natural heating cycles over eons.
39:31 | In New England, rising temperatures will lead to a smaller winter snowpack and increased frequency of soil freeze/thaw cycles, which may damage trees and decrease the ability of our forests to sequester carbon.
1:01:07 | Modern urban development requires a multi-dimensional design approach to encompass energy-efficient architecture, pedestrian-friendly environment and vibrant open spaces.
33:08 | Dr. Andrew Myers explains why and how offshore wind farms will be a major source of renewable energy.
38:03 | Dr. Andrew Rosenberg explains how Trump’s administration impedes environmental and health regulations, rejects facts about climate change, and undermines the work of science-related government agencies.
46:16 | Prof. Daniel Cziczo provides an overview of the climate change issue and then a critique of geoengineering.
34:07 | In this presentation Dr. Prentiss explains the vital need to switch to renewable energy and she describes here – and in her book Energy Revolution – just how that change can be implemented.
55:18 | Dr. Daniel Cziczo explains the science of climate change, plus the efforts at developing policy, and what we can do to adapt and to influence policy.
35:59 | Briir an Helmuth and John Coley combines their respective experiences and expertise to analyze why people differ in considering the facts of climate change.
31:39 | The present sea level rise is due to human-produced climate change. That accelerating rise is unevenly distributed around the globe, with certain areas much more vulnerable than others.
1:10:17 | Professor Daniel Cziczo explains the vital relationship between clouds and climate, and the present options for reducing atmospheric CO2.
11:57 | The U.S., which, under the Obama administration, was a major force in creating the 2015 Paris accord, is now almost alone among nations in rejecting this commitment.
32:35 | “Green” batteries are made from organic molecules (or synthesis). Dr. Alán Aspuru-Guzik explains how candidate plant molecules are selected and how such batteries work and store energy.
50:47 | Multiple species in the same environment may experience the impact of climate change very differently. This must be considered in the strategies we adopt for climate change — and in the way we teach students and the general public.
50:44 | Restorative development addresses some of the gravest of climate risks, such as increased droughts, floods and atmospheric pollution.
44:04 | Philip Warburg is the author of two respected books on renewable energy, Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability and Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future.
39:35 | Dr. Jeremy Shakun discusses how information about ancient climate cycles is preserved in stalactites and stalagmites (speleothems) in Arctic caves.
29:11 | Professor Daniel Cziczo explains the CO2 problem and the three major types of geoengineering. We learn why the only viable approach is CO2 sequestration — pulling the CO2 out of the atmosphere.
45:17 | Dr. Henrik Selin assesses the recent Paris agreement and he explains why public engagement and pressure willor might be essential to establishing a viable climate policy.
47:35 | Jeff Deyette gives an update on the rapid transition to renewable energy across the US, a change that is occurring despite the well-financed resistance of the fossil fuel industry.
52:06 | Conversion to wind and solar power could generate 100 percent of the United States average total energy demand for the foreseeable future.
44:13 | Dr. Amala Mahadevan explains the relationship between the mixing of warm and cold ocean water and the phytoplankton blooms. The phytoplankton are essential to the cycle of CO2 absorption that occurs in the world’s oceans.
51:11 | Seacoast ecosystems are vitally important in preserving the health of the planet. Dr. Brian Helmuth discusses his work in international efforts to save coastal ecosystems as climate change advances.
1:01:23 | Dr. Naomi Oreskes discusses the disinformation campaigns about tobacco and cancer, CFCs and the ozone hole, coal and acid rain, and now climate change.