Sunday, December 28, 2008

Today's Weather

Kalamazoo animation festival international cartoon challenge entry from Pratt Institute 2007 Winner of People's Choice. Made in 4 days by 5 people in competition with animation teams from other colleges. The theme for the 2007 cartoon challenge was global warming.

Artists featured:
Manny Rodriguez
Alisa Stern
Javan Ivey
Isam Prado
Katie Cropper

Friday, December 12, 2008

Climate Change and Health

Google Tech Talks
October 30, 2006

Paul Epstein

Climate change has multiple direct and indirect consequences for human health. Heat waves affect health directly and are projected to take an increasing toll in developed and underdeveloped nations. The 2003 summer heatwave in Europe -- an event six standard deviations from the mean -- led to 21-35,000 excess deaths in five nations, extensive wildfires, crop failures, nuclear plant shutdowns and melted 10% of the Alpine glacial mass. This event and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrate that climate change and its impacts may be surprisingly non-linear. Credits: Speaker:Paul Epstein

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

You Control Climate Change

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The European Commission has launched a campaign to build public awareness of climate change. Using the slogan "You control climate change", the campaign encourages citizens to adopt certain everyday habits to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The campaign which kicked off on 29 May 2006 encourages the public to sort waste, leave the car in the garage, use public transport, not to leave electrical devices switched on, and so on. In short: "turn down, switch off, recycle, walk".

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Climate Rescue Station

We(greenpeace) have opened a climate rescue station in Poland on the edge of a vast coal pit mine ahead of UN climate negotiations there this December. We(greenpeace)'re asking Poland along with the rest of the world - to quit coal and save the climate.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Global Climate Change (animation)

Final Sci Vis (scientific visualization) Project for junior year. Each person in the class had to pick a topic in science and make a video on it, so I chose this. I used 3d max for all the animations and edited in Adobe Premier.

Thanks to DR. Thomas who taught me everything I need to know to save the world

Audio used in this video:
-Coldplay's and String Quartet's "In My Place"
-Discovery Channel Radio's "Global Warming"
-Alex Wurman's score from "March of the Penguins"

PS: please don't post comments about how all this science is wrong. If you really don't accept this science, that's ok. Believe me, I've heard the other side of the story.

Monday, December 1, 2008

NASA | Earth Science Week | How is the Global Earth ...

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Earth is currently in a period of warming. Over the last century, Earth's average temperature rose about 1.1 F (0.6C). In the last two decades, the rate of our world's warming accelerated. Scientists predict that the globe will continue to warm over the course of the 21st century. Is this warming trend a reason for concern? After all, our world has witnessed extreme warm periods before, such as during the time of the dinosaurs. Earth has also seen numerous ice ages on roughly 11,000-year cycles for at least the last million years. So, change is perhaps the only constant in Earth's 4.5-billion-year history.

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Pollution !!!

Awesome pics of our earth. It is so awful to destroy ourselves. I am sure that this video will receive negative comments and will NOT go on the most viewed list because it says the true. Our future is on our hands. WE MUST SAVE EARTH!!!
Pollution IS killing of animals.

Save the Earth

this is a pro environment video i made.

Environmental protection TV ad

Environmental protection TV ad produced by Altertise. May 2007.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Global Warming Ad 1990

The world has known about greenhouse gases for more than 25 years, there has been massive public campaigns more than 15 years. Look at young Whoopie Goldberg and Tom Cruise circa 1990 in this commercial.

NASA | Exploring Ozone

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This short video combines dynamic ozone visualizations with an interview with leading atmospheric NASA scientist, Dr. Paul Newman. Dr. Newman explains why ozone is important, he cites the ingredients that cause an ozone hole to form, and he remarks on the future of the ozone, pointing to exciting new areas of ozone research, including the role climate change will play in future years.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Time is running out...

NASA satellite imagery shows that Antarctic ice loss was the lowest since 1970 when they started such measurements. Thanks to NASA for the footage for this video.
There are solutions to global warming, what is it going to take for governments to wake up and take real action?
Check for more on global warming news.

Friday, November 28, 2008 - Shrinking Ice As global warming raises temperatures, glaciers in the Himalayas are melting and South Asia's water supply is at risk

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Discovery Channel - Solar Storm

A mix of documentary and fiction that shows what might happen to our civilization and technology in 2012 if we are hit by a massive solar storm - Discovery Channel.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Earth Day '08

Video: Planet Earth Trailer produced by Alastair Fothergill and narrated by David Attenborough.

Earth Photo: The Blue Marble seen from Apollo 17.

Song: Sigur Rós - Hoppípolla

Global Warming - Antarctica Ice

Glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula are melting away at an alarming rate.

Help stop Global Warming, It's destroying the world!!!

All the Destruction to this world is done by us daily, oil spills to global warming, pollution, harm to animals, and all that eventually leads to pollution which causes global warming which is destroying the Ozone Layer, which is melting Antarctica and now animals are drowning and more bad weather is taking place, eventually this will make alot of animals meet extinction!!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

GE General Electric commercial - Wind Energy

GE (General Electric) released a TV ad promoting wind energy:
Capturing the wind and putting it to good use - Wind Energy from GE, the cleanest renewable energy on earth.
The ad has been nominated for the most outstanding commercial in the Emmy Awards 2007.

The General Electric Jar ad was developed at BBDO, New York by chief creative officer David Lubars and Bill Bruce, creative director/art director John Leu, creative director/copywriter Brad Roseberry, executive producer Regina Ebel, assistant producer Filomena Lovecchio, executive music producer Melissa Chester.

Filming was directed by Traktor (Pontus & Patrik) via Partizan with director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki (Children of Men).

Editor was Gavin Cutler of Mackenzie Cutler. FX was done at Mass Market.

Music in the ad is 'Catch the Wind', performed by Donovan.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Whale Attack

A pod of orcas launch a coordinated attack on a grey whale and her calf.
Whale Attack: FRIDAY JULY 28 10P et/pt
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CFL Lightbulbs in Plain English (REVISED)

A simple explanation of the benefits (and risks) of using CFL lightbulbs. This version is revised from the original.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Climate change

A UK climate change TV advert

A New Chapter on Climate Change (Barack Obama)

(US)President-elect Obama recorded a message for the Global Climate Summit, promising "a new chapter of American leadership on climate change." Learn more at

Hundreds strip naked on glacier in global warming protest (18 August 2007)

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Parental warning: Contains (very tasteful) nudity.

Six hundred people shed their clothes on a glacier in the Swiss Alps to bodily cry out for help against a planetary emergency: global warming.

The nude volunteers posed for us and renowned naked "installation" artist Spencer Tunick on the Aletsch Glacier.

Without clothes, the human body is vulnerable, exposed, its life or death at the whim of the elements. Global warming is stripping away our glaciers and leaving our entire planet vulnerable to extreme weather, floods, sea-level rise, global decreases in carrying capacity and agricultural production, fresh water shortages, disease and mass human dislocations.

If global warming continues at its current rate, most glaciers in Switzerland will completely disappear by 2080, leaving nothing but valleys and slopes strewn with rock debris.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Polar Bears & Global Warming - NWF's senior scientist Doug Inkley, Ph.D. explains why polar bears need sea ice and what can happen to them because of global warming.

Global Warming: Point of No Return?

James Lovelock says Global Warming is now at point of no return. Other top climate scientists are more hopeful but say we only have less than 10 years before it's irreversible and time is running out. Bush Administrations been accused of asking top climate scientists at NASA to STOP
speaking out about the climate crisis and of
altering scientific journals reporting on the phenomenon. We all need to speak up NOW or the Human Race will join the MILLIONS of other Species that will be extinct by 2050 from Global Warming.

What is Climate Change? presents... A quick look at what exactly Climate Change is and how its affecting our planet.

Greenland: On Thin Ice

A photo essay on the changes Greenland in currently experiencing.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Global Warming 101

Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice. It could change our maps, and displace people from cities and tropical islands.

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An Inconvenient Truth Trailer

The inconvenient truth trailer