Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.

James Hansen has made key insights into our global climate and inspired a generation of activists and scientists.

Find resources on climate change recommended by top scientists here.

 

“What can change in a day? Everything. On September 14, the world will focus its attention on the truth about the climate crisis. For 24 hours, we will all live in reality. Pick a faraway place or a city near you. Make it yours for one day. We’re hitting every time zone — but only once. 7 p.m. in your time zone. Choose a location and get involved.

Climate Reality hosts an amazing 24 hour event. 24 presenters. 24 time zones. 13 languages. 1 message.”

Find more information on Climate Reality here.

 

People in science, business, government, and military are all keeping their eye on the Arctic.

The rapid changes the Arctic is experiencing is one of the reasons photographing the region has been so high on my priority list.

Find out about my Greenland workshop / cruise here.

Find out about my Antarctica workshop / project here.

James Balog leads an historic photographic project the Extreme Ice Survey.
As a result surprising new data comes to light every year.
It’s a brilliant use of photography and contribution to our global community.

Find out about my Greenland workshop / cruise here.

Find out about my Antarctica workshop / project here.

The rapid changes Greenland is experiencing is one of the reasons photographing Greenland has been so high on my priority list.

Greenland has a huge impact on global climate and sea levels, like Antarctica.

Visit my blog this weekend for more updated information on Greenland.

Find out about my Greenland workshop / cruise here.

Find out about my Antarctica workshop / project here.

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Gary Braasch’s large-scale color photographs from the book  “Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World”  ( a book called “essential reading for every citizen” by Al Gore ) are currently on exhibit.

A companion exhibit for kids, parents and school groups, “How We Know About Our Changing Climate” will highlight how scientists study climate change and how youth can learn to be citizen scientists. Includes kids taking action, in the films “Young Voices on Climate Change,” produced by Lynne Cherry

The opening is tonight November 18.

The exhibit runs from November 12 – March 15, weekdays 8-5 at …
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20005

Find a preview and and the book here.
Read Gary Braasch’s insights on global warming here.

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Sat., Sept. 26, 2009, 8 pm, Planet Green Network airs A Sea Change.

A Sea Change documents an extremely pressing issue, acidification of the world’s oceans. It’s an often overlooked aspect of climate change. Essentially, it’s getting harder and harder for marine life to form shells because the oceans are rapidly becoming more acidic. The point of no return is projected by scientists to be less than 50 years away.

Look for Planet Green content on cable, Direct TV, and more. It’s the  first & only 24-hour eco-lifestyle TV network. A Sea Change airs as part of Planet Green’s “Reel Impact” series. They’re in terrific company: also airing are An Inconvenient Truth, Who Killed the Electric Car, and No-Impact Man.

Tell your friends. Email your representatives. The oceans aren’t on the table at the upcoming summit COP-15. That needs to change.

Find out more about this issue at worldchanging.com.

Michael Morrison is fascinated with how our world works, the nature of awareness and perception, the experience of wonder and beauty, and the central role humanity now plays in Earth’s evolution—and the future of Civilization. With a scientific background, his passion lead him to earn the first degree in Earth System Science at the University of New Hampshire and serve as the Scientific Coordinator for the Greenland Ice Sheet Project Two (GISP2), which produced a detailed, 100,000 year history of climate—a history that revolutionized our understanding of climate. His research activities have taken him to the the South Pole, the Transantarctic Mountains, Mt. Erebus, Alaska, The Himalayas, and the highest point on the Greenland Ice Sheet. He is anticipating an ice coring expedition to the Andes in 2010.

Though he loves and values scientific discovery, he finds that the beliefs at the core of our behavior are intriguing and stubborn beasts, not always responsive to simple facts. He believes creative expression is central not only to meaning and joy in life, but to the trajectory Civilization will take moving forward from here. Following belief, creativity, circumstances, and the digital revolution in imaging, Michael now offers fine-art digital imaging and printing services in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is co-authoring a book of photographs and stories from research expeditions with Dr. Paul Mayewski, a world-class climate scientist and the Chief Scientist of GISP2.

“Graphs, tables, and didactic discourse are important, but are not fully able to reach our collective conscious on the level called for by our time in history. This is the domain of creativity—playful, beautiful, surprising, and innovative—it reaches deep into our psyches, dreams, and motivations. Into our beliefs …”

Read more here about his personal experiences, what he’s learned, and his thoughts on what we can do.

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HOME – The Movie

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On June 5, 2009, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s powerful new movie was released. A non-commercial venture this movie is free to everyone with an internet connection. It breaks the mold. The message is timely, succinct, and powerful.

The opening lines say it all. “Listen to me. Please. You’re like me. Homo sapiens. A wise human. Life. A miracle in the universe appeared 4 billion years ago and we humans only 200,000 years ago. Yet we have succeeded in disrupting the balance that is so essential to life. Listen carefully to this story, which is yours, and decide what you want to do with it.”

Arthus-Bertrand says, “It’s time to believe what we know.”
Belief leads to action.
What will you do?

Find lots of ideas here.

Find organizations here.

See Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s TED talk here.

Find out more about / watch HOME here.

Jim Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey breaks new ground photographically.

I visited one of the locations featured in this video recently, Jokullsarlon – Iceland’s glacial lagoon, where I saw changes, and heard of even bigger changes from people who have lived there a lifetime and studied it closely. 40 years ago the ice went to the sea. 30 years ago the lagoon became more visible. Twenty years ago it retreated more. Ten years ago the lagoon was half as long. Today the area is experiencing more dramatic change. Things always change, but glaciologist provide data that things are changing faster than ever today. Fascinating! It’s worth paying attention to.

Find more climate change resources here.

Get priority status in my 2010 Iceland workshop.
Email info@johnpaulcaponigro.com.


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