The following are highly recommended global warming (aka climate change,) educational videos. Some of them include humor to help make their points. Please watch as many as you can to quickly become educated about the escalating global warming crisis.
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Wake Up, Freak Out - Then Get a Grip 11 minutes
Description: It gives a basic yet detailed animated explanation of what is actually happening now with global warming. Pay particular attention to the animation's excellent explanation of the various critical climate tipping points. This video has been viewed over a million times and has been translated into 22 different languages.
This video gives temperature degrees in Celsius. For the temperatures used in the video, a very rough Fahrenheit temperature conversion is double the Celsius amount. The video also presents near its end a somewhat polarized viewpoint. Job One for Humanity does not support or forward polarized approaches or solutions.
Description: This video is an essential part of the reason for the existence of the Job One for Humanity Plan. With humor, it visually and dramatically reconfirms the urgency of action to fix global warming. It is a phenomenal video that examines the arguments of the climate destabilization deniers and critics, as well as those who believe climate destabilization has begun.
This video allows you to come to your own informed risk-rational global warming conclusions. At the end, it quickly and brilliantly concludes and summarizes what will happen to us if we do not fix the escalating Global warming issue, and rise to the greatest adaptive challenge and transformational, evolutionary adventure in human history. This video has been viewed over 1 million times.
The following video was released on Feb 23, 2016 by Al Gore, the former vice president of the United States. It was created on the 10th anniversary of Al Gore's global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. We are recommending it for its many strengths—not its many weaknesses as described below.
Its greatest strengths are the key current facts and consequences concerning the escalating global warming emergency in easy-to-understand videos, animations, and charts. It also shares a lot of good news and optimism about what is possible in an almost mythic, pep talk fashion.
The film’s weaknesses are that it does not explain how crossing critical global warming tipping points will immediately change everything drastically for the worse! It implies that there will be rapid, miraculous advances in technology that will save us, while hiding the deeper fact that to fully implement the technology solutions suggested will take another 20-40 years of infrastructure building. We have a decade at most to make the radical, difficult, and costly changes needed to save the future of humanity.
This film fails horribly at showing the true scale, scope and urgency of the total global mobilization needed to reverse global warming to carbon neutral in less than 10 years. (Carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released through burning and use of fossil fuels with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset, or buying enough carbon credits to make up the difference.)
Finally and most importantly, it fails to clearly state we are already in a global warming State of Emergency and provides concrete, prioritized, and specific solutions to prevent us from going over the global warming tipping points and getting to carbon neutral within the critical 10 year window. (We provide those specific solutions in the Job One For Humanity Plan found on this website.) However, in spite of its serious shortcomings, we still recommend this video for its strengths to help individuals new to the global warming issue quickly get the basic facts they will need to understand where we are now and that we are already in a serious State of Emergency—even if Al Gore forgets to say it.
What If All The Ice Melted On Earth? ft. Bill Nye 5:50 minutes
Has current information and is very basic and easy to understand. The presentation is much clearer than other videos and is in line with the financial costs & tipping points within Climageddon.
"Two degrees is the target for limiting the global temperature increase. But even that limit will have a dramatic effect on the world's climate." Very good, covers ice melt, rising temperatures, tipping points, storm severity, and has great visualization.
Earth's Long-Term Warming Trend, 1880-2015 0:30 seconds
"This visualization illustrates Earth’s long-term warming trend, showing temperature changes from 1880 to 2015 as a rolling five-year average. Orange colors represent temperatures that are warmer than the 1951-80 baseline average, and blues represent temperatures cooler than the baseline." Short and very simple to understand.
These Animals Will Go First Due To Global Warming 5:18 minutes
"Global warming is happening, whether you believe it or not, and will cause major changes to the environment, hitting hard first in areas in the southern half of the earth. According to research published in the journal Science, there are a few species that are in the most danger of extinction or low numbers, due to their biomes being altered and having nowhere else to live."
Are Humans Like a Virus on Planet Earth?
Hugh Montgomery is the presenter in this video. He is a respected physician and scientist who discovered the first gene related to fitness. The first 40 minutes are the best. Several of his many insightful comments stood out for our staff: Even without global warming, we are in terrible trouble as a planet and global society. With global warming, our current situation is absolutely desperate.
Click here to watch this well done professional easy to understand video with lots of illustrations.
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D&C explains and elaborates five major areas of Humanity’s looming breakdowns, and basically how they interacted and interconnected. These were (a) climate, (b) plastics, (c) biodiversity (with an emphasis on bio, or the life part of biodiversity), (d) Profound Overshoot illustrated by the Ecological Footprint Analysis, (e) humanity exploding Planetary Boundaries and accelerating breakdown through “the great Acceleration.
The major conclusions of D&C were that humanity collectively, particularly in developed nations like the US, needs completely new and transformed operating systems. Our operating systems, i.e., the social, political, and moral systems (ESPMs) by which we live and “lifestyle,” will lead inevitably to breakdown, disasters, and collapse. Moreover, multiple and varied disasters are coming, many of these exaggerated by our unworkable operating systems, particularly related to how we are breaking our climate system, and the question is not “how to avoid them,” but more “how to manage cooperatively in the face of these inevitable disasters.”
In essence, D&C is explicit about the need to inform and galvanize the public, with emphasis on the US, because massive collective interventions to transform our operating systems, the (ESPMs) will be necessary in order to salvage some livable parts of humans’ futures. To avoid human into extinction, a quick reduction of the human enterprise would be required since varied excessive human enterprises are driving humanity and much of Life into extinction processes. Collective reductions in the human enterprise, at whatever scale contemplated would not occur without the knowledge and involvement of the representative human communities, regions, or nations.
Meanwhile, humanity is deluded or confused (contradictions in operating systems perhaps) about the factors that will determine our collective future. Earth Systems’ analysis, starting with the five factors elaborated demonstrate the delusions and contradictions.
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