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Carl Sagan Keynote Speech at Emerging Issues Forum (1990)

Dr. Sagan's 2/9/1990 address before the 5th Emerging Issues Forum at NCSU, broadcast live on NC Public TV. Sagan spoke at the invitation of former Gov. Jim Hunt, co-creator of the Forum. The speech begins at 6:12.
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=9Xz3ZjOSMRU

Thirty-one years ago, Carl Sagan (host of the original Cosmos television series, think of today's Neil DeGrasse Tyson) spoke on the risks and remedies of global warming and climate change. If you want to have some idea of what we knew and what was recommended at the time, and how many decades we've lost ... Watch and listen.

It's also worth emphasizing that this event was held in North Carolina, at the invitation of the governor of that state, something hard to imagine occurring today.

Though the Republican Party is revealed again as the party of denial opposed to science.

#GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #CarlSagan
 
Ronnie Chieng tells how global warming works
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32 sec video
#climatechange #globalwarming #Chieng
 
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Some people have been saying that the worst consequences of global warming are inevitable.


That is simply not true.

There is a range of possible futures, and it is our collective behavior that will determine whether we ultimately get 1.5 °C or 2 °C or 3 °C or 5 °C of warming.

#GlobalWarming #ClimateCatastrophe #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #Environment #Science
 
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Some people have been saying that the worst consequences of global warming are inevitable.


That is simply not true.

There is a range of possible futures, and it is our collective behavior that will determine whether we ultimately get 1.5 °C or 2 °C or 3 °C or 5 °C of warming.

#GlobalWarming #ClimateCatastrophe #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #Environment #Science
 

Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida


Black smoke rises from Shell’s petrochemical plant in Norco, Louisana, after Hurricane Ida knocked out the facility’s power.

Power outages from the storm have left air quality tracking systems out of commission, making public health concern hard to gauge

#environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #ClmateEmergency #Economy #HurricaneIda
 

Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida


Black smoke rises from Shell’s petrochemical plant in Norco, Louisana, after Hurricane Ida knocked out the facility’s power.

Power outages from the storm have left air quality tracking systems out of commission, making public health concern hard to gauge

#environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #ClmateEmergency #Economy #HurricaneIda
 
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Perfect image of our world today!!

No one cares, Life goes on and we ignore the catastrophe we are facing.

#climateChange #ForestFires #GlobalWarming #climatrEmergency
 
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Perfect image of our world today!!

No one cares, Life goes on and we ignore the catastrophe we are facing.

#climateChange #ForestFires #GlobalWarming #climatrEmergency
 

Here comes the second round!


I'm so sorry for people in Belgium.

Cars were carried down a street as the Meuse River flooded after heavy rainfall in Dinant, Belgium on Saturday. The extreme weather comes weeks after storms killed 36 in the country. https://t.co/OyJw50V0em

#climatecatastrophe #floods #europe #belgium #globalwarming #climatechange
 

Here comes the second round!


I'm so sorry for people in Belgium.

Cars were carried down a street as the Meuse River flooded after heavy rainfall in Dinant, Belgium on Saturday. The extreme weather comes weeks after storms killed 36 in the country. https://t.co/OyJw50V0em

#climatecatastrophe #floods #europe #belgium #globalwarming #climatechange
 
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US: Buffalo’s first, code approved grass parking lot at Five Points Bakery is one year old today.


It can absorb 3” of rainfall keeping water out of our storm sewers.
It reduces heat island effect, provides habitat for insects, helps mitigate global warming by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, looks nicer for our neighbors, helps to filter the water to keep our oceans cleaner. its cheaper than concrete, stronger than asphalt, and so much more.
We are so happy and thankful to be able to keep pioneering in Buffalo.
#Environment #Activism #GlobalWarming #SmartSolutions #ClimateChange #CliamatEmergency
 
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US: Buffalo’s first, code approved grass parking lot at Five Points Bakery is one year old today.


It can absorb 3” of rainfall keeping water out of our storm sewers.
It reduces heat island effect, provides habitat for insects, helps mitigate global warming by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, looks nicer for our neighbors, helps to filter the water to keep our oceans cleaner. its cheaper than concrete, stronger than asphalt, and so much more.
We are so happy and thankful to be able to keep pioneering in Buffalo.
#Environment #Activism #GlobalWarming #SmartSolutions #ClimateChange #CliamatEmergency
 

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored)

In August 1974, the CIA produced a study on “climatological research as it pertains to intelligence problems”. The diagnosis was dramatic. It warned of the emergence of a new era of weird weather, leading to political unrest and mass migration (which, in turn, would cause more unrest). The new era the agency imagined wasn’t necessarily one of hotter temperatures; the CIA had heard from scientists warning of global cooling as well as warming. But the direction in which the thermometer was travelling wasn’t their immediate concern; it was the political impact. They knew that the so-called “little ice age”, a series of cold snaps between, roughly, 1350 and 1850, had brought not only drought and famine, but also war – and so could these new climatic changes.

“The climate change began in 1960,” the report’s first page informs us, “but no one, including the climatologists, recognised it.” Crop failures in the Soviet Union and India in the early 1960s had been attributed to standard unlucky weather. The US shipped grain to India and the Soviets killed off livestock to eat, “and premier Nikita Khrushchev was quietly deposed”. ...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jul/05/sixty-years-of-climate-change-warnings-the-signs-that-were-missed-and-ignored

This is a long-form piece with captivating detail of earlly recognition, and dismissal, of the risks of climate change and its potential for global destabilisation, dating to the 1960s. It's very much about 60 years of lost time in tackling the challenge. It covers the CIA, Stephen Schneider, Helmut Landsberg, Rafe Pomerance, Gordan MacDonald, The Jasons, Exxon, James G. Watt, and more.

The article itself is an except of a book just published by Alice Bell, Our Biggest Experiment: An Epic History of the Climate Crisis (the Guardian's bookshop link, purchases support The Guardian newspaper.)

#ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #BookExceprts #AliceBell #StephenSchneider #GordonMacDonald #RafePomerance #TheJasons
 
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This is one of the many reason US is in such a deep shit today!


Imagine living in state like Texas, with hot temperature almost 80% of the time, and as a liberal, make such post thinking it is well taught!

What kind of idiot complains about using a dryer when outside temperature is above 30 degrees?

#GlobalWarming #Texas #HeatWave #DumbFuckistan #Idiocracy #WTF
 
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This is one of the many reason US is in such a deep shit today!


Imagine living in state like Texas, with hot temperature almost 80% of the time, and as a liberal, make such post thinking it is well taught!

What kind of idiot complains about using a dryer when outside temperature is above 30 degrees?

#GlobalWarming #Texas #HeatWave #DumbFuckistan #Idiocracy #WTF
 

With a Push From Apple, Aluminum Rivals Team Up to Go Green | Bloomberg

Alcoa and Rio Tinto have developed a way to clean up one of the dirtiest metal-processing methods.
We hear a lot about what Apple gets wrong. Here's some of what they get right.

#technology #tech #Apple #environment #GreenIssues #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateBreakdown
 

Experts identify 'super-plant' that absorbs roadside air pollution | Plants | The Guardian

Bushy variety of cotoneaster works best in areas of heavy traffic, say researchers, while other plants can cool buildings or reduce flooding
#science #environment #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange
 
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Stop excluding #military #pollution from climate agreements!


#DYK: Military carbon emissions are exempted from climate negotiations, BUT the U.S. military is the largest institutional consumer of #FossilFuels in Earth globe americas!
#ClimateAction #GlobalWarming #ClimateCatastrophe

Sign this petition! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-excluding-military-pollution-from-climate-agreements
 
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Stop excluding #military #pollution from climate agreements!


#DYK: Military carbon emissions are exempted from climate negotiations, BUT the U.S. military is the largest institutional consumer of #FossilFuels in Earth globe americas!
#ClimateAction #GlobalWarming #ClimateCatastrophe

Sign this petition! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-excluding-military-pollution-from-climate-agreements
 

Ikea bought 11,000 acres of forest in Georgia to protect it from development | CNN

An investment group of Swedish retail giant Ikea has acquired forestland in southeast Georgia to protect the land and its diverse ecosystems from development.
#science #environment #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateBreakdown
 

Flower power! The movement to bring back Britain's beautiful meadows | Biodiversity | The Guardian

More than 97% of meadows have been destroyed, but the fight is now on to restore them. They are essential for plants and insects – but is it wise to lose food-producing fields?

Meadows excel at storing carbon; grasslands in Britain store more carbon than any other habitat. “What’s really exciting is that the biggest levels of carbon sequestration happen when you convert an arable field into a species-rich pasture,” says Dines. Once established, a meadow is a stable store of carbon; plough it up, and the carbon is released.
#science #environment #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateBreakdown #CarbonFootprint
 

Washington hosts first climate assembly in the United States | Crosscut

The assembly’s 80 residents and 10 alternates were selected by random-digit dialing of both landlines and cellphones, and hail from every congressional district in the state.
https://crosscut.com/environment/2021/01/washington-hosts-first-climate-assembly-united-states

#sortition #lottery #citizensassembly #citizensjury #deliberation #climate #climatechange #globalwarming #washington
 

Washington hosts first climate assembly in the United States | Crosscut

The assembly’s 80 residents and 10 alternates were selected by random-digit dialing of both landlines and cellphones, and hail from every congressional district in the state.
https://crosscut.com/environment/2021/01/washington-hosts-first-climate-assembly-united-states

#sortition #lottery #citizensassembly #citizensjury #deliberation #climate #climatechange #globalwarming #washington
 
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