FLOODS & CLIMATE TODAY
Why I Must Speak up About Climate Change
Dr. James Hansen, NASA scientist
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.
NYTimes article on Dr. James Hansen's decision to leave NASA and become more publicaly involved.
Curated video selections documenting, depicting, and explaining climate changes we face today.
Earth Under Water
Miami, New Orleans and New York City completely under water. It's a very real possibility if sea levels continue to rise. In Earth Under Water we'll see these events unfold as leading experts forecast how mankind will be impacted if global warming continues. They'll break down the science behind these predictions and explore ways humanity could adapt, including engineering vast dams near San Francisco, or building floating cities outside of New York.
Chasing Ice: Largest Glacier Calving Event Ever Filmed
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.
Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.
EARTH UNDER WATER
YALE CLIMATE FORUM ON HISTORIC FLOODING (2014)
NASA SCIENTIST SPEAKS OUT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Historic storms rip through much of southwestern coast of United Kingdom virtually since the start of 2014, suggesting slim odds they occurred naturally.
The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
in cooperation with The University of Lethbridge Climate Education in Alberta, Canada.
Published February 25, 2014