Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Consequences of Climate Change (in Our Lifetimes) - Video

Journalist Peter Hadfield (aka Potholer54) has a new video out on climate change issues. Peter takes his usual effective approach of imploring people to not rely solely on blogs for information.  You have to actually read the published scientific literature ...

It's interesting that Peter is taking on the "in our lifetimes" aspect of climate change, because this is an issue I've often noticed that many people don't grasp.  There are far too many people out there who somehow erroneously came to believe that all the predictions in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth were going to happen in a few years. 

One of the most deeply complex aspects of climate change is cross generational responsibility.  There are definitely impacts that we are already seeing, and we there are more impacts that we are going to see in the coming decades.  But the worst is being saved for those who follow us.  Our children and grandchildren. 

Peter takes the time to carefully walk us through several aspects of climate change – ice melt, sea level rise, crop production, precipitation and feedbacks – with his engaging wit. And, with appropriate balance, he doesn't hesitate to address errors related to extreme climate impacts that are not scientifically supportable.

The Consequences of Climate Change (in Our Lifetimes) - Video

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