Tag: pollution

How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft

How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 19, 2019

Translator: Ondrej Moravcik Reviewer: Tatjana Jevdjic Once there was a Stone Age, a Bronze Age and now we are in the middle of the Plastic Age. Because every year we produce about 300,000,000 tons of plastic and fraction of that enters rivers, water ways and eventually the oceans. If you want to eat a biscuit […]

How Can We Clean Up the Oceans?

How Can We Clean Up the Oceans?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 19, 2019

Since it was invented over a century ago, plastic has become an established part of human life. It’s built into our houses, our vehicles, our food containers, our clothing And, unfortunately, our oceans. It’s a really big, bad problem — but there are some solutions that might help. An estimated 4-12 million metric tons of […]

Our Ocean Conference: Marine Pollution

Our Ocean Conference: Marine Pollution

By Micah Moen 2 Comments October 16, 2019

(music playing) ANNOUNCER: Please welcome to the podium from the United Nations Environment Programme, Jaqueline Alder. (applause) JAQUELINE ALDER, UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME: Thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce to you our next panel. We have Richard Thompson of Plymouth University, on my right here, Elizabeth Taylor Jay from Columbia’s […]

Study Environmental Science at Deakin University

Study Environmental Science at Deakin University

By Micah Moen 0 Comment October 11, 2019

Environmental Science is a lot to explain, but for me it’s how people work together within communities to work towards preserving the environment for better sustainable futures. I decided about five years ago, I did my first volunteering trip with Zoo’s Victoria trapping eastern barred bandicoots, and I realised then that I always wanted to […]

China environmental challenges study tour | RMIT University

China environmental challenges study tour | RMIT University

By Micah Moen 0 Comment October 8, 2019

The China Environmental Challenges study tour gives our environmental engineering and science students a chance to go to China and learn firsthand about some of China’s environmental challenges. (Chinese lute music) – We were basically just given an open-ended question, was how can we solve a particular environmental issue in China. – I decided to […]

GIEC :  corail et changement climatique // IPCC: coral and climate change

GIEC : corail et changement climatique // IPCC: coral and climate change

By Micah Moen 0 Comment October 7, 2019

Je pense qu’il faut saluer l’énorme travail qui a été fait par les chercheurs pour analyser la littérature plus de 900 pages rédigées. Donc ça, c’est absolument fantastique. Ça donne réellement une analyse critique de la littérature. Ce rapport confirme ce qu’on savait déjà sur la sensibilité des récifs coralliens. Ce sont vraiment les écosystèmes […]

Carbon Tax: The Best Way to Slow Climate Change?

Carbon Tax: The Best Way to Slow Climate Change?

By Micah Moen 69 Comments October 6, 2019

(lively music) – How’s everybody doin’ out there? Y’all feelin’ good? ‘Cause I’m not. See with these raging fires in California have not only given us some of the worst air quality in the world, but they’ve also got me pretty stressed about climate change. And the UN’s latest report doesn’t make me feel any […]

Toxic Air Might be Mutating Human DNA + 4 Other Horror Climate Stories

Toxic Air Might be Mutating Human DNA + 4 Other Horror Climate Stories

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 5, 2019

Welcome to Extinction Update an environmental alarm clock today we bring you five stories of human stupidity fucking up planet Earth like did you know there’s a wall of shit covered wet wipes blocking the London Thames? Or that MDMA is killing trees? Or that human DNA could be changing due to air pollution? Our […]

Can These Books Save The Planet? The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady

Can These Books Save The Planet? The Rise of Climate Fiction feat. Lindsay Ellis & Amy Brady

By Micah Moen 31 Comments October 5, 2019

Hey everybody, thanks for coming to the first ever Hot Mess book club. Today we are talking about climate fiction We all were supposed to read Parable of the Sower Does anyone want to start? No Okay, how about a really easy question, how would you define climate fiction? Do you even know what climate […]

Gov. Wolf takes executive action on climate change – but how will it impact the price of electric…

Gov. Wolf takes executive action on climate change – but how will it impact the price of electric…

By Micah Moen 2 Comments October 4, 2019

WGAL NEWS 8S’ MATT BARCARO IS AT THE STATE CAPITOL. MATT: THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE EXECUTIVE ACTION HE’S TAKING TODAY IS JUS THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS BUT IT COULD BE A BIG ON HE’S SETTING THE STAGE FOR PENNSYLVANIA TO JOIN NINE OTHER NORTHEASTERN STATES WITH THE GOAL OF CUTTING DOWN ON GREENHOUSE […]