Mark Ruffalo, known for his portrayal of Dr. Banner and the Incredible Hulk, spoke with Mark Jacobson of the Stanford Atmosphere/Energy Program and Marco Krapels of Rabobank about powering the world with wind, water and sunlight.
This feature-length animation is a richly illustrated cartoon film with an environmental message: how much longer can humans foul their own nest and ignore the consequences? Made by a joint team of Canadian and Yugoslav animation artists, the film transmits its warning with unflagging humour, imagination, movement and design. In between animated sequences, Dr. Fred H. Knelman, Professor of Science and Human Affairs at Montreal’s Concordia University, comments on the importance of what is shown and on what lies in store if more responsibility is not taken on a global scale to conserve what is left of our vital resources.
This is an extract from the Elephant podcast.
This graphic demonstrates how quickly we are using up the global carbon budget and how close we are to the 1.5 C and 2 C limits.
Democracy Now speaks with Kevin Anderson who has come to the Paris talks with a shocking message: The climate crisis is more severe than even many scientists have acknowledged. He has said many scientists are self-censoring their work to downplay the severity of the climate crisis.
Kevin Anderson shares his thoughts on what will need to happen if we are to meet the declarations in Paris, why it's a matter of justice that we act, and why he personally has made the difficult decision to give up air travel.
Kevin Anderson revisits the scale of the climate challenge, arguing that whilst the science of climate change has progressed, there has been no corresponding acknowledgement of the rate at which our emissions from energy need to be reduced.
The World Bank warns that rising temperatures could be disastrous, and urges more action to "Turn Down the Heat."
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This interview was conducted as part of the documentary "A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity", co-produced by Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander.