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Videos on Sea Level Rise & Wetland Impacts, including simulations
Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00

The Oceans, Ice and Climate Change

NASA – February 2013 – Video
The causes of sea level rise are discussed in this video produced by the Center for Climate Sciences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The video features Dr. Josh Willis, project scientist for the Jason-3 ocean surface topography mission; Dr. Carmen Boening, research scientist in the Climate Physics group at JPL; and Dr. Felix Landerer, research scientist in the Geodynamics and Space Geodesy group at JPL. To view video, click here.

Chasing Ice, Documentary

Submarine Deluxe – September 2012
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. To view trailer, click here.

NOVA: Inside the Megastorm

PBS – November 21, 2012 – Video
Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? "Inside the Megastorm" takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts, and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, "Inside the Megastorm" gives scientific context to a new breed of storms. For video, click here.

NOAA: Communication & Climate Change

NOAA – February 15, 2012 – Video
Social scientist and communication expert Mathew Nisbet talks about the state of public climate literacy today. What actions are people likely or not likely to take, and why? How might scientists better engage the public in critical decision-making forums? Constant debates about whether or not global warming is really happening have grown stale and miss the point entirely. Shouldn’t we be talking about how society can leverage climate science in ways that promote economic growth; save lives and valuable natural resources; and create new markets for jobs, products, and services? Social scientist and communication expert Mathew Nisbet talks about the state of public climate literacy today. What actions are people likely or not likely to take, and why? How might scientists better engage the public in critical decision-making forums? Constant debates about whether or not global warming is really happening have grown stale and miss the point entirely. Shouldn’t we be talking about how society can leverage climate science in ways that promote economic growth; save lives and valuable natural resources; and create new markets for jobs, products, and services? For video, click here.

Video: Converging Currents in Climate-Relevant Conservation: Water, Infrastructure, and Institutions

By John Matthews – Conservation International – September 2011
The conservation community has not fully accounted for the implications of climate change to our work, which has become integrated with economic development in recent decades. Many of the largest impacts on ecosystems and species come from infrastructure investments, especially water infrastructure. Given the sensitivity of the water cycle to climate change, there is a high risk of long-lived water infrastructure developing such severe mismatches with its ambient climate that the investment both impoverishes developing countries and accelerates ecosystem declines. We suggest some mechanisms to reduce these impacts. For video, click here.