Climate and ecological science: The facts

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Climate Change: The Facts – BBC complete episode (June 2019): Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat.

Climate Change: The Facts – BBC 4-minute version (April 2019): 2018 was one of the hottest years on record. Looking at the science of climate change Sir David Attenborough outlines the challenge it poses for all of us.

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency – BioScience (Nov 2019): Scientists say they have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to ‘tell it like it is.’

The Emergency – Extinction Rebellion: The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We are in a life or death situation of our own making. We must act now.

Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months – BBC News (July 2019): There's a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges.

‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit – Guardian (Dec 2018): The UN climate change summit warns that today’s generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming.

Climate tipping points – too risky to bet against – Nature (Nov 2019): The growing threat of abrupt and irreversible climate changes must compel political and economic action on emissions.

What a 4 degree C rise in global average temperatures would mean for humans – Guardian (May 2019): Experts agree that global heating of 4C by 2100 will require a drastic shift in the way we live.

The Uninhabitable Earth – New York Intelligencer (July 2017): Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think. 

Exxon's Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago – Inside Climate News (Sept 2015): Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions.

How the Fossil Fuel Industry Blocks Climate Action – Climate Reality Project (Sept 2019): For decades, fossil fuel interests have run think tanks and front groups with one goal: Stop any real climate action, no matter the cost to billions.

Earth has entered into a sixth mass extinction event – Wired (July 2017): Animal populations across the planet have decreased by as much as 80 per cent since 1900 – an event akin to ‘biological annihilation’.

Nature and mental health – Science Advances (July 2019): A growing body of empirical evidence is revealing the value of nature experience for mental health.

McKinsey report on Climate Risk – McKinsey & Company (Jan 2020): How could Earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades?

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