• Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?
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    Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?

    You’ve probably heard a lot about rising sea levels and flooding like never before. But the biggest water crisis brought on by climate change could be not having enough to drink. Thirty-three of the world’s biggest cities, with over 3 million people, already face extremely high water stress. That’s a total of 255 million people throughout the world. But by 2030, that number could almost double. 71% of the planet is covered in water, but only 2% of that is fresh. And only half of that is actually accessible. 1%. The rest is trapped in glaciers and ice sheets. After looking at how much water is actually available, and how…

  • What does Net Zero emissions actually mean?
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    What does Net Zero emissions actually mean?

    It’s easy to get lost in the numbers when we talk about climate cha… *DISTANT* The limit of 2 degrees or 1.5 degrees was agreed at COP21 in 2015. CO2 is at over 410ppm and emissions need to fall by… But there’s one number that is very easy to get your head around. Zero. Net zero greenhouse gas emissions, to be precise. Net zero just means adding no greenhouse gases overall. We need to reach net zero if we want to stop global warming. And the more we want to limit it, the sooner we need to reach net zero. For our most ambitious targets, we need to reach it…

  • Advanced Conversation with Jennifer on the Environment & Climate Change 🌎
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    Advanced Conversation with Jennifer on the Environment & Climate Change 🌎

    Hi everyone. I’m Jennifer from English with Jennifer, and I’m ready to share another current issue. If you’d like to communicate more confidently and effectively in English, remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I have videos on many different topics, from current issues to grammar, and everything in between: pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and American culture. Let’s get started with our new topic. A couple of things have made the environment a central issue in U.S. news. First, it’s election season here, and all the top Democratic presidential candidates have laid out their plans to address climate change. We’ll see how Trump responds as we get closer to…

  • Social Justice and the Fight Against Climate Change
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    Social Justice and the Fight Against Climate Change

    (dramatic music) – The climate story has been called the mother of all externalities. It’s the biggest threat, it’s the one that makes housing, and the opioid crisis, and everything else that deserves our attention look small, because if we can’t solve climate, we are not gonna have the ability to solve everything else. And if we don’t solve climate for everyone, not just make these clean energies available to the rich, we don’t solve climate because we’re gonna generate social unrest as the climate gets more and more uninhabitable. (gentle music) My laboratory, the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab, has a focus on decarbonizing our energy systems, but increasingly…

  • 3 Environmental Myths Debunked | What Is Recyclable? | EXPLORE MODE
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    3 Environmental Myths Debunked | What Is Recyclable? | EXPLORE MODE

    Did you know you have to wash your recyclable waste in order for it to be actually recycled? In May, Malaysia received 100 tonnes of rotting waste, allegedly “full of maggots” from Australia. Not long after, the Philippines announced it would be returning 69 containers of contaminated waste to Canada. Both countries had sent their waste to Malaysia and the Philippines for recycling, but neither complied with recycling regulations. But it’s not just waste that we humans are messing up. Forests are burning down. Icebergs are melting. Animals are going extinct. The list goes on. The environment is sending us clear warning signs and we need to act fast. The…

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    Trump re-writes environmental protections and says ‘I am a big believer in the environment’

    Today we’re taking a historic step in our campaign to slash job killing regulations and improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. What is your position on global warming? Do you think it’s a hoax? No, no. Not at all. Nothing’s a hoax about that. It’s a very serious subject. I want clean air and clean water. I want the cleanest air with the cleanest water. The environment is very important to me. Somebody wrote a book that I’m an environmentalist. They actually called it the environmentalist because I actually did this, but they wrote a book. I could get it, I have it in the other…

  • Studying Ice Cores to Understand the Earth’s Climate
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    Studying Ice Cores to Understand the Earth’s Climate

    One of the best ways to understand the Earth’s climate system as a whole is to look into the Earth’s past and to look at different time periods in the Earth’s climate history when greenhouse gases were at different levels. How much of the difference is really explained by the greenhouse gases themselves? How much is explained by other factors? Ice cores are among the best records for answering those questions. We collect ice cores both from Greenland and Antarctica. These are the two biggest ice sheets in the world, and the two ice sheets that contain really very, very old ice. If we drill down to the base of…