Climate Change - The Facts

Climate Change - The Facts

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Pandey. Is this summer but nothing like what we're gonna get into starting, tomorrow, today. The mercury hits a scorching, 35, degrees Celsius the temperatures, are set to rise even further this week and could, even break the all-time, record. Right. Now we. Are facing our, greatest, threat in, thousands. Of years. Climate. Change. For. A long time climate change was something that scientists, were predicting, that would happen in the future. But. That's no longer the case, what we're doing right now is. We're, so rapidly, changing, the climate for, the first time in the world's history people. Can see the impact of climate change. Greatest, owns. Way. To floods, way. To heat waves extreme. Sea level lies all. Of this is happening far, faster than many, of us thought possible. And scientists. Across, the globe are. In no doubt that, at the current rate of warming, we risk a devastating. Future. It's, difficult to see how with the population, the world will actually feel itself it's. Happening, in your world it's happening in my world time is running short there's. Still time but. There isn't much time left. The. Science, is now clear that. Urgent. Action, is needed. We. Can change history right. What, happens now and in, these next few years will. Profoundly affect, the. Next few thousand. Years. What, can be done to, avert disaster, and, ensure. The survival of, our civilizations. And the. Natural world upon. Which we depend. It's. Our future we can't just let us slip away from us. Standing. Here in the English countryside, it. May not seem obvious, but, we. Are facing a man-made, disaster on, a, global scale, in. The. 20, years since I first started talking about the impact, of climate change on our world. Conditions. Have changed far, faster, than I ever imagined. It. May sound frightening but. The scientific, evidence is, that, if we have not taken dramatic. Action within the next decade, we. Could face irreversible. Damage to the natural world and the, collapse of our, societies. We're. Running out of time, but. There is still hope I. Believe. That, if we better understand, the threat we face the. More likely it is that we can avoid such, a catastrophic, future. Our. Climate, is changing, because. Of one simple, fact. Our. World is, getting hotter. We. Have temperature records going back over a hundred years. There. Are dips, and troughs numerous mus that are not as warm as other years. But. What we've seen is this steady and, unremitting. Temperature. Trend. 20. Of the warmest years on record have all occurred in the last 22, years. It's, not just met office records that are showing this trend. Data. From, the US Climate, Center NOAA, the. Japanese. Met Office and, NASA. All. Show the same sharp rise in temperatures. When. Scientists, first became concerned, about these increasing. Temperatures. Nobody. Could be sure exactly what, was driving. For decades of research later. On. Land, at. Sea. And in. The far reaches, of our atmosphere. The. Evidence, is now unequivocal. While. Striking, this that warming, trend cannot. Be explained by natural factors. But. Is caused by human, activities.

In. Particular by. Use of fossil fuels. The, problem is that everything we do our entire economy from the moment you wake up in the morning and turn on the, light or look at your cell phone to the moment, you go to bed at night and even then because your cell phone is still joined power at night I mean we're all using energy all the time and, in the industrialized, world that, energy is almost entirely fossil, fuels. We, burn fossil fuels coal. Gas. And oil to. Power our energy generation. To. Heat our homes to, drive our factories, to, power our cars and, our trains and, travel, around the world. And when we burn fossil fuels. It. Produces, carbon dioxide as, a waste product, carbon. Dioxide. Acts, like a blanket. It, absorbs. The heat radiation. From the Earth's surface and that that. Keeps the surface warmer, than it would be otherwise. The. Problem is what we're doing now is we're adding extra, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases so. We're increasing the thickness, of this blanket. Before. We started to burn coals, the, amount of carbon, dioxide in, the atmosphere was, about 280, parts per million, it's. Now over, 400 parts. Per million. And the, planet, gets warmer and warmer. We, have pumped so much carbon. Dioxide into. Our atmosphere that. Our world is an hour around 1 degree Celsius hotter, than, it was in pre-industrial. Times. This. Warming, is enough, to bring about the raft of effects, we call climate, change. 1. Degree Celsius that may not sound like much but. Is having a dramatic effect, on our weather you warm up the planet well of course you're gonna get more intense and more frequent, heat waves, you're. Gonna dry out the soils, so. You're gonna get worse droughts we. See an extreme heat in southern, Africa, Japan. North, America, in, the UK as well it. Is officially, the hottest day of the year so far. Often. The, question is did climate, change cause a certain, event and, you can never really answer that question but, what scientists, do is to look at whether climate change made a certain event more, or less likely or more or less intense. Last. Year we had a heatwave that was actually the joint warmest, on record alongside. 1976. And, we've been analyzing this, here are the metals. What. That showed us was that the chances. Of that heat wave had increased by about 30 times so, it's now about 30 times more likely that. We had that heatwave than, we would have had without climate, change today the mercury hit a scorching, 35, degrees Celsius so. It doesn't mean to say that every, single weather event is due to climate change, but. What climate change does mean is that with the baseline climate, having changed, then, the frequency, of the extreme temperatures, is, increasing. And. That has a substantial effect. In. November. Last year, when. Temperatures, in towns Australia. Hit, 42. Degrees. Even. Creatures. Specifically. Adapted to heat were. Unable to survive. And. Just. Everywhere. When, we got here in the morning that's the first time really we saw it. They. Were just dead bats as far as the eye can see. There. Is a deafening. Sound of late is fine. And. Just. Don't. Know where to start. So, we just are finding, babies basically. Baby. Attached. To us dead month. Like. All species, flying. Foxes, have ways of dealing with the conditions, of their environment. But. It seems their, usual, cooling, methods are, no longer enough for, the kind of temperatures, Australia. Is now facing, last. Year temperature, records were broken across. The country. Scientists. Have shown that, is, simply inconceivable. That you would see these temperatures without. The. Facts of climate change. We. Saved. About. 350. The. Rest is dead so, over. 11,000, died. And, if you had two more events like we had this missions going. To. Change. You. No. Need. To wake up. I've, seen for myself that. In addition, to the many other threats, they face, animals. Of all kinds are, now struggling, to adapt to rapidly, changing, conditions. Think, of the equator as. Climate. Change occurs. That. Can a central. Part of the world becomes increasingly. Uninhabitable. If. Climate, change is too fast we're, pushing, them off the planet in effect we're. Causing, extinction. Of species already, and. That's. Irreversible. Scientists. Believe that 8%. Of species, are now at threat of extinction, Sony, due to climate change. This. Isn't just about losing wonders, of nature with. The loss of even the smallest organisms. We. Destabilize, and. Ultimately, risk collapsing. The world's ecosystems.

The. Networks, that, support the whole of, life on Earth. What's. Happening, in recent it's really showing us what, one degree Celsius really. Means not just the wildlife for people for their safety for their livelihoods and for their futures. As. Temperatures. Rise. The. Threats we face multiply. Last. Year saw record-breaking. Wildfires. Take hold across, the, Clem. Firefighters. Are working around, the clock to, be seen to, be Billy Australia. Is seeing some of its worst fires, in years. We've. Seen wildfires, break out in Greece, and. Even in the Arctic, wild. Plant sweeping, across some of the coldest countries, on earth we've, seen a tripling, in the extent of wildfire, in the western US, the California. The. Facet swept through California, last year, caused. 24. Billion, dollars, worth of damage a. Hundred. And six people lost, their lives. We're. Not just talking about an inconvenience, we're talking, about people's lives their, livelihoods and their communities, being damaged. -. Even ignition source. What. Big. Maybe. Cigarette. Butts or lightning, and then you need the weather conditions, that are conducive to, that fire in that fire spreading. Research. Has shown that the chances, of having these very hot dry, conditions has, increased, as a result of climate change. I was, a dead-end road so we knew that it was our only option to, drive forward. And all, sides of the, road just can completely, engulfed, in flames. Explode. He's. Going dad dad we're gonna die we're gonna die and, I said no we're gonna be fine you know. I. Stayed. Calm oh I think being a father you trying to keep your son calm - at that point. We. Could hear he's literally, exploding, falling, all around us, a. Lodge. Branch, run right over the top of the car the. Whole top of the roof was burning, and we didn't realize it and. There was a tree, down. That. Was the moment when I really thought that we. Might die. I. Decided. To put the car in reverse I, had to drive backwards through everything we had already passed through to, the lakeshore. And, this one little boat was dominated, watching, the fire and we were able to wave them in to, help us get out of there. That. To me was just a miracle. But. It's not just through extreme. Heat events that. Climate, change is, having an effect it's. Changing, our weather systems, in other, ways. This. Is a basic result of physics with, the degree sizes, at warming there's, more moisture evaporating. Off the oceans. When. There's more moisture in the air you're gonna get more rain. You're gonna get super storms, and force flooding events. We. Are seeing the impacts of climate change now play, out in real time they're no longer subtle. You've. Had the worst rain. In China. In, in, Japan, you've, had a deluge in, Kerala, the, crisis. Deepens, for hundreds, of thousands, in Kerala. Whilst, they can't all be attributed, to climate change. Last. Year's extreme, weather events. Meant. That millions, of people needed. Humanitarian aid. Join, the dots it's.

Happening, It's happening in, your world it's happening, in my world and, let's. Be very clear about this it is, going to get much worse. Climate. Change goes, far, beyond, the weather. Thousands. Of miles away and out of sight of most of us another. Threat is building. Earth's. Ice, frozen. For, millennia, is. Melting. Earth. Temperature is risen by what, most people would think is a small, amount over the past century mile, one degree centigrade and that's too, much for a size to withstand. In. The last year we've had a global assessment of, ice. Losses, from Antarctica, run from Greenland, and they, tell, us that things are worse than we'd, expected. The. Greenland ice sheet is melting. It's, lost 4 trillion, tons of ice and. It's losing five times as much ice today as it was 25 years ago. If. You go, to the southern hemisphere in. The past most. Of the models predicted that Antarctica, would grow that's. Not the, case. Antarctica. Is losing three times as much ice today as, it was 25 years ago. In. Antarctica, really small changes, in ocean temperature in, particular melt, a lot of ice. The. Ocean is only about, half a degree centigrade, warmer than it should be. But. That's melting, colossal, amounts of ice from enormous. Glaciers. The. Water that melts from the ice sheets ends. Up in one place and, that's the oceans and that's, when, it starts to affect people, around, the rest of the planet. Sea-level, has been stable, for several thousand, years. But. If the ice sheets lose. Icebergs. Faster. And faster to, the ocean and sea level goes up. We. Know that sea level has already risen, by, about 20 centimeters, in the last hundred years. Rising. Seeds are displacing. Hundreds, of thousands, of people, from already vulnerable, coastal. Areas in the, South Pacific. Indonesia. Bangladesh. The. Impact on families is. Going. To be something that I don't think we, could ever prepare for. In. The United States Louisiana.

Is On the front line of this climate crisis, it's. A losing land at one of the fastest rates on the planet, at. About. The rate of a football field every 45, minutes. The, eel Dajjal, was, once home to 400. People. But. Subsidence. Caused by oil and gas extraction and now, rising, seas means, that in the last six decades much. Of it has, disappeared. Before. This, was all lad. But. Due to sea, level rise slowly. But, surely it's. Washing, away. What we looking at right here is. Where. I was born and raised in. 1946. It's, a very. Very sad to, see what happened to my, mom and dad's home. And what they. Raised is that I. Wanted. To finish my life as well over here. For, the people on elders no Charles, they're running out of options. And now what we see is just 10%, of what, used to be there. We. Have been working with the state to, move an entire community this, is the first time the, federal government, of the United States has offered dollars. For, the, relocation of, folks due to climate change. When, it comes to the relocation this, is the only place. They're ever known that's home I, don't. Want to abandon it I don't. Want to forget it. A lot, of people say that this. Land that were living like won't be here in 20. Years from now and, yeah that's kind of hard to you know I think about like where you grew up isn't gonna be here anymore. The, residents, of iljin jean-charles have. Been labeled, as the first climate refugees, in the United States and that. May be true but what. We know for sure is that they won't be the last. See. Levels, are not only increased, by melting, ice. The. World's oceans, are expanding, because. They're getting warmer. Over. 90 percent of the increased, heat trapped, in our atmosphere has. Been stored in the oceans. I've. Witnessed the, devastating. Effect this is having. In. The. Last three years. Repeated. Heat stress has. Caused a third of the world's corals, to, first breach and, then. Die. Our. Generation, is going to be responsible, for the loss of one of the most majestic. Ecosystems. On the face of the earth. We're. Literally watching. The, death of, this. Natural. Wonder. In, many ways what's, happening, now across the world doesn't. Come as a surprise. Much. Of what we are now experiencing. Scientists. Warned, about over. 30 years ago. What, we're seeing at the moment is, exactly, what we, predicted, what. I'd like to do today is to start with, dr. James Hanson in, the summer of 1988. I testified. To Congress number. One the. Earth is warmer, in 1988, than at any time in, the history of instrumental, measurements. I said. I was 99%. Confident, that this was a real. Physical. Effect of the, increasing. Carbon dioxide, the, earth is warming by an amount which is too large to be a chance fluctuation. James, Hansen, was absolutely. A pioneer. In trying, to reach the public and politicians, he played a major role there's no doubt in putting climate change on the international agenda those who think were powerless to, do anything about this greenhouse, effect are forgetting about.

The, White House effect the. Short-term, response was, pretty good we. Are the Lord's creatures, the. Trustees, of this planet. The. Politicians, were saying the right things that we should avoid dangerous. Human, made changes. To climate, it's, just that the policies, needed to achieve that, were, never adopted. There. Are many reasons we haven't acted on climate, change science, is definitely part of the story the science is complicated, economist. Had to look at well ok so what are the costs gonna be and then technologists. Had to work out well what actually, can we do about it and. That's. One of the reasons why it took a long time of her government's really to put policies, in place, however. There, was also resistance, let's be honest about this there are incumbent, industries, that then they. Knew about climate change but they didn't really want anything, to, happen. 9. Billion, dollars, the organizations, that had the most to lose back to and climate change were the fossil fuel companies the most profitable industry. Possibly, in the history of mankind making. Huge profits they, wanted to continue that 11. Point, billion dollar profit. Many. Of those industries been, through the oil and gas industry, the fossil fuel industry they. Undertook a quite concerted, campaign, to. Confuse, the. Science that confused the message this, is industry, funded, and industry driven fossil, fuel companies, engage. PR, consultants, who used exactly, the same tactics. That have been used by the tobacco companies. And there's ample documentation the. Basic strategy is to cast doubt on the science see science is so distorted and, misstated to promote the message that we don't really know there, isn't a consensus. There are too many complexities, around climate, science and it will be too expensive to fix anyway we've, had a flat line temperatures, globally, for the last eight years. The. Cycle of denial has worked and. Even. Today the president united states says, that it's not true all. Of this with the global, warming and a, lot of it's a hoax it's a hoax I mean it's a money-making industry ok. In. The UK we, have the climate change act from, 2008. Which, was the first law anywhere, in the world to, make a legally, binding target.

For Reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But. What we've also seen, here, is a number of people in politics, who. Have decided, really to campaign, against, action on climate, change there's plenty of evidence that. Warming. In we. Have bring benefits, as well as maybe disadvantages. The arguments, have been well. Climate change is, happening but it may not be that serious there are huge benefits. From. A warming, Vonage than the IPCC, has ever bought is, fewer, deaths from cold related diseases they. Say we should just adapt to it rather than try to reduce. Greenhouse gas emissions and. Of course that's very attractive to, politicians. Because. To. Decide not to do something it's much more comfortable I think that many of us were willing, to hear that message because we too depend. Upon fossil fuels for our lifestyle, so we're all implicated. In this economic. System but it's not like we're all equally responsible right. There's. No doubt that that seeding, of doubt has slowed. The transition, to a clean energy economy. We. Haven't entirely wasted, the 30 years but it would have been so, easy. To. Solve the problem, if we had started, gradually. To. Make fossil. Fuels more expensive. And. Developed. The technology, is to replace, them. But. We didn't do that. And. Now, there, are consequences. Greenhouse. Gas emissions, have, continued, to rise and, the. Problem, is getting, harder to solve. The. World's great forests, play a vital role in determining. The balance of carbon dioxide in. Our atmosphere. Trees. And plants absorb carbon, dioxide. Using. It to build their leaves stems. And, roots. In. This, process, of photosynthesis. They have sucked up and stored nearly, 1/3 of our emissions. The. Main driver of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions. Forests. Are one of our ways out. They. Are like the lungs of the planet. They. Are big climate, regulators, at a global scale. July. 23rd, 1972. My. Work has always been about monitoring, the land surface enforce. We. Gained new perspective, on ourselves. Since. 1972. Till now Landsat, has been tracking, and taking, pictures of the Earth's surface. It. Offers an ideal meetings. To monitor, change and. In 2008, the. US government says it's open free of charge and accessible. Over the Internet, millions. Of images automatically. It's, just this huge, leap in capability. It. Was only then where we saw the whole planet. And when, you see the hole. It. Was a bit of a revelation. And, yeah. The the alarm bells go off. These. Worn oranjee tones that's forced disturbance, that means forest was removed. We. Didn't know that was going on. Colombia. Peru. Paraguay. Bolivia we. Can go anywhere. And see. Actual. Force, being cleared. It. Usually starts with logging. Rainforests, are cleared and burned. They. Then replace, it with soybeans, rubber. Pasture. For cattle. But. One, of the big drivers, is. Palm oil. Palm. Oil is like a magical. Fruit. We. All have palm oil in our houses right now it's. Found in almost every good, you can think about it's, in soaps it's seen in shampoo, is in chocolate, is in bread is even, in crisps, what. We're doing, accidentally. And inadvertently. Is actually causing, deforestation in, other countries, because, our demand, for this product. That. Means the, natural system. Is not working. Habitats. Are disappearing. But. Also in these high carbon, stock forests. That our centuries-old. Are. Cleared. And burned, co2. Is added to the atmosphere those. Emissions go up and warm the planet. When. You look at our maps our, results are showing that it's just it's it's accelerating. It. Almost looks like a contagion. You know it looks like a, disease. Across the planet I mean that the ever-increasing. Pattern. If you continue this level of deforestation, we'll take it all. And our ability to mitigate. Climate change and, turn the story around becomes, really, vanishingly, small. Trees, are now being cut down and, burnt at, such a rate. That, nearly a third of our carbon dioxide, emissions, are. Caused, by, deforestation. It. Sucks, I'm. A pretty light-hearted optimistic. Guy but, just look at these data you just look at the stories it's like, you. Know. I'd. Like to see some evidence of really. Strong strong. Kind of unified, political. Response, that was, more than an aspiration, on a kind of piece of paper right, that. Would be cool. Looking. Ahead to the future we, know that, if we continue releasing, carbon dioxide into. Our atmosphere. Temperatures. Will keep rising and the, consequences. Will get progressively worse. But. Do we know how much, worse. There. Are thousands, of scientists, around the world in, almost, every, single country working. To understand. What, will happen in the future if we don't act we, don't do more. So. We use really powerful, climate, models which, are numerical. Representations. Of the whole of the earth system the oceans, that land the atmosphere.

And The ice on the planet. And. Then we drive, it with increased. Carbon, dioxide, based on predictions, of the future and then, we see what, the model does. They. Predict, that if we carry on as we are now where. Co2, continues. To increase we, would hit one, and a half degrees global, warming by, between. 2040. And 2050. We're. On course to go through 1.5. Degrees in. Just. A few decades time, and the models differ, slightly as, to exactly when and not, long after that we're. On a trajectory to, go, through two degrees. Whilst. We don't know exactly, what a two degree warmer, world will look like there's. Growing evidence about. The consequences. Of crossing, this threshold. We. Know that with, increased. Storms, increased. Floods, droughts. And heat waves, production. Of food will, be more problematic. It. Really becomes difficult, to see at such levels of warming how are we going to maintain our agriculture. Such that the population in the world can actually feed itself. In. Ensuring people have access to clean, safe drinking water will, become much more difficult. Developing. Countries, that at the frontline of this, battle. Those parts, of the globe which. Will suffer, the most and, the soonest are, not. Those parts the globe which have actually loaded, all those carbon dioxides the atmosphere in the first instance. But. You have to understand, this is also a crisis, for the world. The. Fact is that if the poor are suffering, today then, the rich will also, suffer tomorrow. As we. Look further into the future predicting. How our climate system might, behave becomes. More complex. This. Uncertainty. In in climate, projection, not, least because we. Don't know what our generation, when we're older is going to be doing and what the future generations, are going to be doing. But. Based, on our current trajectory, the. Various, models predict, that by the end of the century our, planet, will be somewhere between three, and six. Degrees, hotter. Even. If we, are looking at the bottom, end of predictions, that's, still really bad. Over. 600. Million people live, in coastal, areas that. Are less than 10 meters above sea level. Some, models predict, if we don't do anything to curb, climate change, then, we could be looking at 80, centimeters. To a meter of sea level wise by. The end of the century. So. Sea level is, dangerous, for, us in the UK as indeed elsewhere the, main impacts, of what might seem a gradual, rise of sea level is the risk from storms, surges. Of sea that we've never seen before. If. We lose all our coastal, cities we've got a different, planet and we've got a economic. Situation. Which is out of control. While, there's, a lot we understand, about what the future might hold the, big, fear is that there may be other more extreme, dangers, lurking, beyond, those we already know about. Scientists. Call these tipping. Points a. Tipping. Point is we're in. A part of the climate system just. A little bit of extra warming, could nudge, it into, a different. State and irreversible. Change. At. The moment which is our ongoing, emissions. That, are driving global temperatures. Up. But. If we cost tipping points, that. Could spiral beyond. Our control. If. We imagine, a map of the world it, turns out that there are climate, tipping points dotted, all around it. Greenland. And West Antarctica. Could, be tipped. Into irreversible meltdown. There. Are major ecosystems. That. We could dip into an alternative, state. For. Example triggering. A climate, induced dieback of the rainforests turning. It into a savanna. Once. You've crossed the tipping point that's it you've triggered, a catastrophic. Change it's, going to carry on getting, even hotter because. You've. Triggered something, that you can't undo. One. Of the potential, tipping, points scientists. Have identified. Involves. A greenhouse, gas locked, underground. We. Know that there's large amounts of methane stored in the permafrost in the, Arctic, and we're worried that ask that permafrost, starts, to actually unfreeze. The, methane, trapped underneath will, start to bubble up. You. Bubbles down in there and. We look down into the ice we, see. White. Pockets, of gas. We. Can see that there are bubbles in the surface layer and then there's a whole column, of bubbles that stacks up. When. This ice sheet melts. The. Gases, are released into, the atmosphere and you can actually hear the gas is coming out. Let's. Have a look. These. Layers that we're doing demonstrates. That the bubbles, contain, methane, as. A very potent greenhouse gas. Methane. Is, 21. Times more powerful, as a greenhouse. Gas than, co2 so. You can imagine a large amount, of gas, burping. Out of the permafrost actually. Causing, acceleration. In, the global warming that we see already, happened. If you look out across the, millions of lakes in the Arctic you start, to wonder just how much methane, all of these lakes could release.

The. Future looks alarming, indeed but. It's not without hope, there. Is still time if we act now with. Determination, and urgency. What. The government's, industries. Nations and we as individuals. Need, to do to. Change our course. At the, 2015. United, Nations. Climate, summit in Paris for. The first time ever nearly. Every country in the world came, to an agreement. It. Set an objective, to, hold temperatures, below two degrees and, try. To limit warming to, 1.5. If, you want to try and keep the global climate to, one and a half degrees we. Have to half out carbon emissions by 2030, and, then, hit zero, carbon, emissions globally, by. 2050. This. Supposes, a huge, challenge, as emissions. Must be cut from almost every, part of the economy but. 25%, come. From how we produce electricity, and, heat and alternatives. Are already, within our grasp it's. Actually not that complicated we need to shift our energy system away from fossil fuels. That produce greenhouse, gases, and and, towards, renewable energies that don't. Every. Country has got a different resource, in. Norway, you've got an awful lot of hydropower. If. You're in India or Morocco. There's lots and lots of Sun, the. Problem, was, that renewables, were, much, more expensive than. Fossil, fuels. What's. Happened recently is, rapid, falls in the price of renewable energy. Solar. Power has led the way with this. Germany. Went first with many of the key technologies and, solar and China really picked up the baton. This. Tremendous, technological innovation, taking place around, the world solar, power is now the cheapest, form of newly installed electricity, in more than 60 countries. We're. Seeing a huge growth in renewable energy, despite. Entrenched. Fossil, fuel interests they've, been unable to stop that transition, and. We've. Got to do even more. In the, UK for, a long time we've been considering future energy sources it, used to be 10 20 years ago that nuclear power offered, a relatively. Cheap way through and one. Really good advantage of nuclear is that, it doesn't produce emissions. But. What's become clearer recently, is that some technologies, are performing, better than others. And. Increasingly, that's been about wind. Here. In the UK we are building some of the biggest offshore. Wind turbines, in the world. The bigger the turbine, the more wind can, be captured. Just, one revolution. Of these blades can. Power a house for, a day. With, the chris capacity. When resources about, to become as cheap, and much cheaper in the future than fossil fuels so. Far around. 30 percent of the uk's electricity. Comes, from renewable. Sources if. That is to continue, to grow we'll, need to develop parallel.

Systems, To, keep our energy reliable. And store. What we produce the. Bit that comes next. That means that we have to decarbonize industry. And we're going to decarbonize the transport, sector. And. That means using, things like electric. Vehicles, battery powered, vehicles, potentially, even hydrogen, powered vehicles. We. Know what we have to do we. Really have to get on and do it and this is the political, decision, the brave decision that needs to be taken do we incur a small cost no, not. Insignificant costs, let's be clear on it or do, we wait and see. The needs to adapt and the, economics, is really clear on this that the course of action are dwarfed. By the cost of inaction. If, we take this path now we, could potentially buy, ourselves time to. Crack some, of the most challenging sources. Of emissions like, aviation. One. Of the major barriers to, obtaining. Electric, flight is the. The. Power that we can get from batteries, today. But. We are seeing strides, being made and seeing. A reduction. In the, weight of, these batteries. Recently. The world's first fully, electric. Plane made. It across, the channel this. Was a single passenger 60. Kilowatt, power jet. Now. We're trying to retrofit a 20-ton aircraft, and get. It flying. We'll. Be replacing one of the engines with an, electric, motor driving, the fan. I'm, going to take these hybrid. Electric systems, and test, them in the air test them in flight at different altitudes and, different temperatures and this, is going to give us the key to understand, how, we might integrate, these systems, for future aircraft designs. To. Limit warming to 1.5. Degrees as. Well as reducing, the amount of carbon dioxide we. Release into the atmosphere we. Need to find ways to, reduce the, vast amount that's already there. There's, a great, deal of interest, in the kind of technologies, that we might have that can actually remove carbon, dioxide from, the atmosphere now. The first thing to say is we already have these technologies and they're called trees. If. We reforest. And reward, vast, areas, of the world then, we can lock up huge. Amounts of carbon that is currently, in the atmosphere. In. The future there are other technologies that might work. Like. Direct air capture. This. Is one of the world's first carbon, collectors. Air. Is sucked into the collector, inside. There is a filter, unit, that. Absorb. Co2. The. Co2 sticks, to the filter. And. Then. It's dissolved, in water and. Under. High pressure we, pop it down to, 1,800, meters this is the same as the depth of the Grand Canyon and, there. It enters the bedrock. This. Is a core, taken. From deep within the ground at, the. Site where we inject it our co2. It's. Bassets the. Water just flows through, these pores, and. React. With, the rock so. The white that we see here is the co2 turned into stone. So. It's not affecting, our atmosphere. Technologies. Like this may be able to help us in the future but, to meet emission, targets, action. Is needed now can. What we do as individuals make. A difference so. The average UK, person, has got, a footprint, of roughly 13. Tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per. Person, per year and that's. Of everything, that they buy and do traced, right back down, the supply chain. And. We. Can pick a few things to start with that will make a really significant, difference we. Should be making our homes as energy, efficient, as possible that, can be as simple as getting, your house insulated, so you waste less energy which by the way will save you money.

Everything. That we buy, even. If we can't see it has, a carbon footprint, from. Smart phones to clothes to furniture, we. Have all become completely, used, to. Buying. Things, produced, using. Fossil, fuels a, lot. Of the time we really, don't know. That. Take. A washing, machine may. Be made out of metal and that starts, off with a mine. An, ore is gonna be taken took a blast furnace to. Extract the metal an enormous, amount of fossil fuel is gonna be used, and then, parts. Have turned, into components. More emissions again. Lastly. Its shipped all over the world to. Arrive, at your local, shop. So. We need to think about buying, less. Physical, products, when, we do so by, higher quality, and then make it last. We've. Been such a wasteful, world especially, in, the more developed parts, of the world you actually can be far less wasteful, and. Not. Affect the quality of your life at all. Food. Is about a quarter of our carbon footprint in the UK if we. Take, three steps, then. We can cut that in half. First. Step just, to eat everything. That we buy when. The UK we waste an enormous, proportion, of our food and. Second. Avoid. Air freighted, food. Which. Is about a hundred times as impactful, as putting on a boat and suddenly, becomes a carbon disaster. Lastly. The most important, thing to do is to, reduce our, meat. And dairy consumption, especially. Beef. And lamb. The. Problem is not traditional. Farming, techniques. Problem. Is with intensive, farming. It. Takes a lot of resources to rear an animal and cows. And sheep are. Especially high impact because they ruminate, which means they burp up methane, and. The science on this is absolutely. Clear-cut. Our. Studies have shown that if we take, these three steps we. Could knock perhaps even two tons of the average UK person's carbon footprint these. Things really do matter they, only get you part of the way but, again if we don't have them we can we won't make the final target. What. Happens, next is up to us all. I truly. Believe that together, we can, bring about the transformative. Change, that, is needed. Your. Influence really kicks in is the. Way that you push for. The cultural change that we need to see and the political change that we need to see people. Being able to make their, voice heard, really. Matters. You. Should not underestimate your. Own power or inertia. Mate your own significance, to, change people's minds and change people's behavior. When. I was younger I had lots of plans. Of. Becoming. Different. Things everything from an. Actor to. Scientists. But. Then my. Teachers, in school told, me about climate. Change. There. Was sort of an eye-opener to, me. The. More I read about it the more I understood, how dangerous. It was for, everyone. I. Stopped. Going to school I stopped talking because, I was just so sad and, then. That. Made me very. Concerned. One, day I decided that this. Was enough I wasn't going to accept this, anymore, my. Future, and everyone else's future is at risk and, nothing. Is being done no, one is doing anything so then. I have to do something. So. I set myself down, on the ground outside the Swedish parliament and I. Decided. That I wasn't going to go, to school. The. First day I said all alone. Then. The second day people, started. Joining me I.

Wouldn't. Have imagined, in. My wildest, dreams that this would happen. It happened so fast, now. Hundreds, and thousands of pupils, follow Europe were not going to school. You. Are on the front pages of the most influential, newspapers, and magazines I thought. That nothing was happening and no, one was doing anything so when I have to do something and I. Want to be able to when I drove the to look back and say that I did what I could back. It. Is amazing. That tens of thousands of children all around the world. Have. Done the same thing as I did. Saying, that why, should we go to school, if. There's, no future and why. Should we learn facts, when the most important, facts, don't. Matter. I've. Learned that you are never too small to make a difference. And. If a few children can get headlines all, over the world just by not going to school then. Imagine, but we could all do together if we really wanted to. Change. Is coming, whether you like it or not, today. Was a day we led by the children, in dozens, of protests, across the country. We. Still have time to turn. Everything around to, to. Pull the emergency brake, and to take, action, but. That. Short. Period of time isn't. Going to last long. There's. A message, for, all of us in, the voices of these young people, it. Is after all their generation. Who will inherit this, dangerous. Legacy. We. Now stand at a unique point in our planet's history, one. Where we must all share, responsibility. Both, for our present, well-being, and for. The future of life, on Earth. Every. One of us has the power to make changes, and make, them now. Our. Wonderful. Natural world and the lives of our children and, grandchildren. And all those who follow them, depend. Upon us doing. So. You.

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Thanks from Estonia! This needs to be shared globally.

We all need to do something pronto but what do we do to help. We're all in this together in this together we can do this we can do the impossible. Here's what we should all do raise awarness tell your friends spread the world

How do we change this ? I know some people that still don't believe it, but how do we correct it. I think we should promote more ways on what we should do to correct this disaster. I find it hard to realize that some people still do not accept it is happening. I think it is time we punish people and countries that do nothing to correct but instead they just add more things to make climate change increase. Example cars that use gasoline instead of electric cars. There are far to many cars being made each year and there should be controls on how many cars are added to the various countries World wide.

We have done too little , too late . we need to stop burning fossil fuels and producing total crap


Lots of cute fluffy animals, scary music and smokestack silhouettes against the setting sun. Who needs a rational discussion about this issue when we can jerk the emotion knob 'round to 11...?

Play this to Donald please

YVONNE JONES is clearly diverting the subsidy money to political donors, or she is doing a terrible job for some other reason. Appoint an MP that grew up in the North.

YVONNE JONES has got to go. She is doing a terrible job. Appoint an MP that grew up in the North.

Thank you for sharing.  Agree that this video is far too important is be restricted to a limited audience for a very limited period of time.

Excellent good to see something from the big companies sharing facts

Nowhere did Sir David mention the insult that human population growth is causing. NOWHERE! This is the only thing that has changed in human history. Our greediness and bickering and disgusting habits have been with us all along. But it is population that has changed. And it affects everything. The more of us the less flexibility we have. David Attenborough knows this. If we are to have any chance at all tackle the world's mindless religions who encourage population growth .

Theft is theft

Thank you. What can we are ordinary people do to change our way of thinking? A lot! Australia has an election coming up! We need to vote for the right party.

For a Godless generation without purpose this is perfect. Man is beyond redemption but the earth can be saved with your tax dollars and sacrifice. Man made climate change has now morphed from pseudo science to ideology to a new faith the holiest of holies on the alter of our precious UN. Beware deniers and skeptics you are the new pariahs and all platforms will be denied to you to spit out your hate speech and expect the same treatment as Galileo and Copernicus. Reminds me of speakers corner Sunday afternoon with the call of sinners to repent the end is nigh and Armageddon and doom are around the corner. Come one come all the climate change Church is for all the naive and deceived

Thanks from a Brit living in northern Thailand. Crazy hot here, the locals have never seen anything like it. Many wells drying up and very little rain these last few years.

Einstein once claimed “only two things is infinite, universe, and to be honest I am not completely sure about that and human stupidity”. What a proof of that statement this film is!

Stop breathing everyone. You are producing greenhouse gases.

Thanks from Geelong, Humans in Geelong are going to add a link to this youtube and Greta's talk to EU Parliament. Proud to say people in our region are taking action to put pressure on our leaders.

Support energy dense nuclear.

AGW is a theory and like all scientific theories must have factors that will prove it wrong. What then are the factors that would be needed to prove AGW wrong?

Please, keep it available for everyone to watch it! please join the extinction rebellion a call for climate justice who we are...PRINCIPLES & VALUES WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE Creating a world that is fit for generations to come. WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this. WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable. WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change. WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences. WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces. WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation. WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame. WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change. WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALIZATION We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion. OUR DEMANDS: 1) The Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens. 2) The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels. 3) A national Citizen’s Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose

"There is still hope" Nope, it's far too late now. Get ready for mass genocide to start in about 20 years.

Acanthus as a complement to trees, instead of grasses as a substitute to trees: We have blindly substituted forests with grasslands to grow livestock, unfortunately grass needs sunshine to be able to grow! Grass spreads and survives droughts and fires through rhizome root systems that are protected underneath soil, and store water like rainwater tanks. It also spreads rapidly with seeds. However, grass does not grow very well under dark shadows of trees. There is a better type of livestock edible 'green carpet,' that also survives drought and fire through the use of even bigger rhizome root systems than grass, a special plant that manages to harness in its rhymezones more rainwater beneath the soil than grasses, that also spreads rapidly by seed, and grows faster than grass. That plant is called Acanthus. Livestock love Acanthus. Actually, livestock prefer Acanthus to lush green grass: (as can be seen from this video) Once eaten, Acanthus sprouts back from its rhizomes faster than grass. It eventually wins over grass by providing a low canopy of green ground growth that cuts all sunlight to grass. More importantly, Acanthus thrives better beneath the deepest shadows of trees, and it helps trees to grow by helping to preserve low ground humidity directly around the roots of trees. So there's no need for dumb climate-change provoking deforestation to provide grassland for livestock. Once Acanthus forms a green carpet 'canopy' with its wide, almost horizontal-held leaves, it traps the humidity and heat that can be used as a direct widespread-low efficient compost-heap, (better still compost-spread,) by simply throwing, spreading, organic matter to decompose inside that Acanthus canopy. You can afford to accidentally squeeze Acanthus with heavy organic material, it will simply thrive around that material with the help of rhimezones and seeds. My suggestion to livestock farmers, to help reverse Climate-Change, is to plant nutritional fruit and nut trees with Acanthus seeds around them every ten metres of their grasslands. Please partially restore former forests. Avocados are particularly nutricional fruits, and easy to grow. Your livestock will also thrive better, more organically relaxed under the shade of trees, and far better nutritional fed with Acanthus than with ordinary grass. Also to orchard farmers, to place Acanthus around your trees, to improve ground fertility and humidity. Thus increasing the carbon-sink areas of the Planet, both above and beneath Acanthus.

Acanthus as a complement to trees, instead of grasses as a substitute to trees:

Thank you from Sweden. Even though I was aware of most of this, it made me cry watching this. I just made my first climate friendly (ish) longer trip, by taking the bus and train from Paris to Stockholm. It worked very well, and I can definitely recommend everyone to try travelling with other means than flying. Buses in Europe are really cheap, and of course it might take a little longer, but it can also be an adventure. The change is possible if we want to.

Yes Governments need to issue those 2 official cards. #1 I support oil/fossil fuel! #2 I do not support oil/fossil fuel. But you can not benefit from them unless you have a signed #1 card! That will silence the crooks and critics.

Irony of ironies - the BBC was complicit in sowing the seeds of doubt about climate change more than a decade ago. Well done whoever put this on Youtube, way too important for tv ‘licence’ fee payers only. However once again too much emphasis placed on the single issue of CO2 emissions and not enough on protecting existing old growth tropical forest, wetlands, mangrove swamps etc. Please read ‘CLIMATE - A NEW STORY’ by Charles Eisenstein.

Where we are leading world (in the hell) is pretty clear even without this document. Also thanks for sharing. Maybe it will open more eyes. It's up to us who we pick as our representatives in local elections. And the green world should be main topic in their plans. Maybe one thing that can be quickly done and improve current situation. Make all cryptocurrencies not worth anything or illegal. The way how we make them is a pure waste of sources.

Renewable energy is not always renewable (and btw we are the most wasteful of creatures, work on that too .. ) .. Whole forests worth of trees are being cut to be used as biomass ... and how about the impact on natural habitat ? "We know what we need to do... " Do we really ... ? Glad they do talk about are mega wasteful ways of life. bout animals.. They should really not be daily food. Fish included. They are of a terrible violence we don't want to see... We have become so many, and we want what was just for an occasion morning, noon and night. And we all want our own... washingmachine etc ... When 8 billion people do all those small things ... our minds and hearts will shift.. We can do it out of love (And an IMMEDIATE stop to the felling of trees ... please. Re-use available wood. Now we just throw it in incinerators)

Right now in our world,more people are aware of a homeless man buying a Lamborghini than the effects of climate change.Two days ago a Youtuber posted a video of a Homeless man buying a Lamborghini and right now that video has received approximately 13.4million views.Currently this documentary has received 104 thousand views.That is just a fraction of the amount of people on this planet.This is important.This needs to be heard.We are killing the planet with our greedy demands.

NEVER FORGET....WHERE THERE IS LIFE THERE IS HOPE..........Climate change is the most important crisis we need to fight, herbicide and pesticide use is not far behind this, and now we have a new problem in 5G wireless EMF and of course over population. Big corporations need to be broken up into smaller industries, capitalism needs serious changes or we as a world consider true communism, not authoritarianism or dictatorships but real democracy and all people working together for the benefit of the earth and its living creatures......Wellington, Prince Edward Island, Canada, thank you explore512.

We should start a huge company that plants trees everywhere. If only we could employ those that chop down the trees.

And climate change is just the tree hiding the forest, a whole world of continuous economic growth in a finite system.

The key to understand "Climate Change" is overpopulation, no word about it in this politically correct documentary. Not to brusque fundamentalists? Anyway, one hour waste of time...

We are fucked so fuck

There is still a high level of political correctness in this film that will ultimately render it ineffective. No one knows for sure if we still have time, they can't claim that. Odds are that we don't. Until these people admit this publicly, nothing that really can matter will change. The right way to put this is not "we still have time", but instead, "It's probably too late, but at least we must try". Another wrong part of the speech is that this will only concern young people or their children. Unless you're 60+, you will have to deal with this in ways we can't even conceive right now.

I am sharing with families and friends in the United States - as many people as possible need to see this

More underhanded stuff?

Just more propaganda. Here's a clearer view: An example of the BBC's ever downward spiralling standard of bias. Many children will have picked up on the fantasies portrayed in this video and believed them. Not being able to detect propaganda, you're spoiling their lives by putting out this abomination.

I call my friends from across the planet for civil disobedience. No longer can I stand mute, no longer can I stand blind, no longer can I breathe in peace. A deep pain echoes through my heart and tears roll down my eye. My blood rages at the greatest injustice of all history. The magic of life being looted and extinguished. I call my fellow sentient beings to stand and demand for change. I request you to disobey and let this planet be.

Lets recover ecosystems through food production!

if you disliked this video then you didn't watch it.

please let this be shared gloablly!

Thank you for sharing! This and Merchants of Doubt are perfect companion documentaries. Worldwide scale and teeny tiny fit-in-the-cash-lined-pocket scale warnings.

Also, I know it was sad when Notre dame burned and a piece of history was lost, but nobody cries and raises a billion dollars to replant the forests that are lost everyday. Trees are people too.

This message is brutal; yet more needs to be said. We need harsher, more overwhelming, more crushing, more devastating, more eye-opening messages just like this one. The children had to start missing school. We've reached that point. The children, the youngest, the ones who're going to live through this mess, had to come to tell us, "enough is enough. Do something! Do it now!" Because we weren't moving fast enough. We were not moving at all. Now you see masses of people blocking streets (think #ExtinctionRebellion, #FridaysForFuture), and to some it may seem like an inconvenience... but, to hell with traffic! The bigger inconvenience is out there, it's happening now. And none of us will be safe from the effects of this #climateEmergency. This is an important message, but like everything else—it's not enough. Not enough to jolt us out of our comfort zones. Those comfort zones are shrinking. We need messages to heartbreak. We need messages to anger. We need to flip a mindset and give a little shock: "This is what we have. And now we need to react and act," and perhaps panic. We need to harrow and distress and strain and writhe. It's not too late, but time's running out... And we don't want to be looking over the precipice one day with no more ways out. We wouldn't want to say, "what have we done? We've fuck'd up."

Thanks for the upload! Stupid BBC with their stupid rules and so called rights....this is way too important to be thinking about money!!!

David Attenborough is on my dinner party list.

How many of these programs do people have to see before they act. There are countless documentaries out there and have been for many years warning humans about this. I am still very surprised no one says "stop having children" With the population growing so rapidly (1812 = 1 billion, 1912 = 1.5 billion, 2012 = 7 billion) even if a human reduces it's carbon footprint by half as soon as you have a child you're back to where you started. So maybe...stop having kids......stop animal agricultural (Yes that means go Vegan)....stop buying crap we don't need.....use hydrogen fuel cell cars. That's all very easy to do. So why don't we do it?


Sharing the daylights out of this in the hopes my decedents have daylight to live. :(

In a global economy based on growth this will continue, too many people, but no one wants to talk about population control.

In the past few months NASA reported growing glaciers and diminishing sun activity. But we don't want to discuss that do we.

.... I am a small independent business owner and I have been forced to pay a new tax called " climate levy " for the last 15 years, and I believe this tax is being collected all across the world. My question is, where is this money going to? And what is being done to counter climate change? London council's are saying nothing more than, it is going towards the climate change!!

It's time to make some drastic changes. Thank you for sharing this.

Tell the truth!!!!!!! Climate change is happening ONLY BECAUSE WE ARE TOO MANY. Every hour are born 10.000 people. They need food,energy and so on.......... But it's TABU........because " we have the right to be parents " How is gonna be when things will happen so quick and you can't help your children?? No answer....... It's not my fault, others are to blame No worries, nature will do selection..... very soon

You can't feed, house and clothe 7.7 billion people without burning TONS of fossil fuels.

To Mayer I spose you think diversity is our strength as well, "I don't believe in conspiracy theories my governerment loves me" (Omar Simpson)


All newly elected, or reelected, politicians should be required to watch these types of videos as part of their swearing-in procedures. Then be required to write a 50 page book report on the subject prior to working on any other legislation. All book reports will be cataloged in the Library of Congress - forever!

That part about the bats is heartbreaking. It can be difficult to grasp the impact of climate change when talking numbers and figures...but when you see it like this - the forest floor strewn with bats dying from the intense heat...for me at least, it really hit home. Great to see Attenborough coming out strong on climate change. The voice for the planet has spoken - we must take heed.

Remember the Y2K alarm in 2000. Computers were supposed to shut down causing the infrastructure of the world to collapse. Guess what.....nothing happened, the computer clocks ticked over to Jan 1st 2000 and carried on working.

+Kelly Kobayashi I don't remember reading or hearing of anybodies computer, private or otherwise crashing at that time. Large organisations like banks took precautions by modernising their computers just in case the advise from the many self appointed "consultants" who came out of the woods at the time anticipating panic were right. Remember the song from Butch Cassidy and the sundance kid.......raindrops keep falling on my head......I did me some talking to the sun......THATS where the earths climate is dictated THE SUN. Of course there's no money to be made out of blaming the sun.

sklenars Because companies and organisations worldwide checked, fixed, and upgraded their computer systems in advance to address the anticipated problem... while media outlets milked hysteria for ratings. This is rather the opposite. Companies, governments, and media outlets have sat on their cash-filled hands. Except of course, when a natural disaster can be milked for ratings or political advantage.

That the occurrence of fires and deforestation will lead to a difference in the percentage of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and their impact on humans agricultural crops and wind trends, which need to be balanced now ... Yousif A Tobiya Forcibly displaced

Why can we not elect people that promise, in writing, that business will be given so many years to find a way to make a product with no pollution or the product will not be sold in this country. The government did it during WWII. There was a rubber blockade and the tire companies were told they had to use synthetic rubber. The factories were up and running in 2 years. What would you be willing to give up to make the change? We all make excuses. If 10 people were put in a room and given a topic what are the chances of them all agreeing? Put the carrot, the big green carrot, $$$$$, out in front of the jackass that can find the way to make the change, business. It worked in WWII it can work now! We just need to get the leaders noeses out of big businesses back end. Do you know how to spot a big banker or businessman? Watch the bathrooms; when they come out their hair is all wet. They don't give a dam which end is up as long as they can get a hand out to grab the money!

Silence is beautiful, but you can not remain silent in front of providing advices or assistance... Governments and their countries must prepare and organize to host and shelter the refugees of climate change and its disasters... Yousif A Tobiya Forcibly displaced

This is the last desperate effort by the alarmists to get your carbon dollar (or pound)

conspiracy nut case

The new effects of climate change: Water levels continue to drop at lake Mead,Powell&Colorado river basin,which feeds the two reservoirs has been drying out over the last two decades... These phenomenons because of the end of the second theory of climate change and global warming(dynamic vertical movement ),dry lakes and rivers has a bad results on climate change... Yousif A Tobiya Forcibly displaced

I sent thousands of scientific messages to the whole world telling them to stop the melting of ice caps of polars and Himalayas to reduce tsunami, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, & ,& ,&... The world made sins when he did not study and hear the studies and the advices of the others... The people plan their future, but you do not plan the future of the earth... At these disasters the time is over... Yousif A Tobiya Forcibly displaced

And this B/S still continues....and this old fool has sold the world out for his pieces of silver......NOAA have been discredited over their "Modified " data (modified is the more acceptable way of saying FALSIFIED...even NASA have admitted manipulating their data for people like Al Gore , the village idiot.These sell out climate con artists will NOT face the REAL scientists to debate their false data , they simply cannot prove their lies. The truth is already very clear , our own weather history proves that our earth is continually experiencing climate change , both heat and cold and it is fairly predictable.....and the real scientists HAVE PROVEN THEIR CASE..... These fools who want to reduce our cabon footprint are insane.....Carbon is the life blood of nature , without it all living things will die ,no trees, no plants of any kind....and of course NO oxygen for the PEOPLE....These conmen who push the false narrative of climate disaster are the same people involved in the Geoengineering pollution areosol spraying known as weather modification... being done in our skies every day that is actually causing massive problems with our weather patterns world wide . Our world has never seen so many weather extremes of Droughts in areas that have never had droughts....and once in a 100 year Flooding events that happens 3 times a year , Hundreds more Hurricanes than ever before....ALL CAUSED BY GEOENGINEERING SPRAYING IN OUR SKIES EVERY DAY.......but the scamming climate fraudsters try to blame it on the climate itself.....but fortunately for the world THEY CANNOT PROVE THEIR LIES....they have only succeeded in fooling the most gullible ones in society today.

Lost of (????)L daily as a form of vapor of water from the ground,has a big effect to rise or reduce of temperature by veiling the rays of the sun,and decreasing the earth's radiation... Vapor condensation creates clouds that veil the sun totally,earth and atmosphere ... This a mount of water vapor became produced from(seas and oceans)... This means,the percentage of water vapor which produced from the ground and the (seas&oceans )is difficult... This means the pressures of the air in the atmosphere are different too... This case means the change at the directions of winds,which some called climate change and some called global warming, and then NINO and then LANINA, and this year they called global cooling... Results : These directions of winds, must be balanced... These studies had completed and sent on July 26th 2000... Yousif A Tobiya Forcibly displaced

Three theories or forces dominate or control upon the planet of the earth... First:The force or theory that dominates upon the atmosphere is the end of the of the first theory of climate change and global warming (dynamic horizontal movement)... The occurrence of stoms,rains,ice, and floods at times and in unexpected places, is sill under control or balance... Second:The force or theory that dominates upon Tsunami,earthquakes,volcanic eruptions,sinkholes,dry lakes and rivers,flow of sweet water from the bank of dead sea,the formation of new mountains or islands,collaps of mountains ,& ,& ,&... Third:The water is revolving or orbiting the earth... NOTE 1: The earth has a new orbit. .. NOTE 2: The earth has tilted 1 degree... Yousif A Tobiya Forcibly displaced

Is this where the cultists hang?

The summary of climate change is easy. It is the change of humidity in atmosphere, which produce between the (land)and the(seas & oceans) on the other hand... Occurring of rains, snow, storms, and floods at time and in unexpected places, confirm my theory(the change in the directions of winds)which must be balanced... How to reduce the heat of the earth and atmosphere? We must supply the earth with a natural cooling places... Results: ---------- 1- To balance the water vapor which produces between the( ground)and the(seas and oceans )... 2- To balance the pressures of the air in the atmosphere... 3- To balance the directions of winds which caused the climate change... 4- To control upon the storms and harricans... 5- To revive the the first theory of climate change (dynamic horizontal movement). NOTE :The lack of water vapor is of land not of seas and oceans... These studies had completed and sent on July 26th 2000... Yousif A Tobiya Forcibly displaced

Is the doc. from 2018 or 2019? Anybody? I'm educating myself to become a Wind Turbine Technician. Be the change you wanna see, no?

Only aired this month

OUR TIME IS NOT ENDLESS our behaviour on a global scale is disgusting, we deserve extinction and I welcome it.

The facts are its total BS, its a world wide scam, scientists favor it to retain government research grants, not necessarily to find the truth.

Why does no one mention geoengineering.?The systematic manipulation of the weather by the introduction of nano particles into our atmosphere.

Tell me how we are going to switch to electric planes in time, when new fleets of fossil fuel guzzling aircraft are being purchased all the time with multi-decade lifespans? I'm not so much worried about not having the scientific know-how as the political and economic inertia.

Heathen savage here, and I cannot believe the white man...all this, and you continue. We knew and know less, and you say we are less, but soon we all will have not. If I may be so bold as to suggest a remedy of old...stop. Please. I'll gladly beg for our earth...I'm begging you. Please stop.

Personally, if I were a climate scientist. I'd have given up by now & said "fuckit, you're on your own, we tried to warn you & you ignored us. Enjoy the destruction of humanity". Nothing has changed & mostly got worse, I guess when it starts to affect stocks & shares it might mean something, but will be way too late by then.


Thanks so very much for sharing this...I'd love to tie Donald Trump to a chair and make him watch this Documentary.

Was one of the coldest years we have had in decades wtf are these people smoking?

Jon Snow: "Houses, The iron Throne, doesnt matter if there's no one left to sit on it". There's only One war that matters, the Great war on our dying planet, and it is here."

Thanks so much for sharing this. Please BBC let it stay on youtube. The world needs to see this urgently. It's probably the best documentary I've seen on climate change and very motivating. Huge gratitude to David Attenborough and to the BBC for creating it.

Wake up to the lies Free Range self-policing sheeple-bhorg slaves. Climate ALWAYS changes and always will. We are descending into a very long profound Glacial period on the back of a very deep Solar Minima. The pole reversal and micro-nova event will wipe most of the planet into oblivion in 2028. The elite and maybe this idiot puppet will be deep deep down in their miles deep bunkers trying to sit it all out (for thousands of years). Good luck with that..... (Humanity is scheduled for extinction)

I see unfortunately, that many people, maybe, with English not being their first language are making statements based on bad translations. First, there hasn't been 1 heatwave, the whole of the world has suffered multiple heatwaves over the last 5 years. Unfortunately for many of you Im not into politics or ideology. I have used basic analogue measuring apparatus and used our UK fishing forecasts and weather station data here, and collated many incidents of severe or unusual on NOAA Wilmington's Carolina live radio Stream. But I use nature as a pointer, clouds , bird movements, bird migrations, ocean temperatures, wether there is an active EL Nino or an active La Nino. This is a very complex matter, and takes a lot of time to put together something that will be believed. Lets look at just two issues this week. Miami and Georgia had 5 fatalities from major Storm systems and intense Tornado activity that wrecked and flooded homes, even though its only April. Second, you know the UK is always rainy and damp?, and Easters are a wash out? well, the winter has been so dry, that today, a large Number of Fire appliances and helicopters are fighting a York Moor fire In April!! At Inkley Moor Yorkshire. I live quite near the Winter Hill transmitter perched on high Moors Above Bolton. Last year up to 4 fires were burning at the same time, and smoke was coming into our homes, even though that's 18 miles away was pretty bad and hung over our town like a fog for more than a week. Another point to bring up, is the person said he fried eggs on pavements and I did the same in 1976, in the United Kingdom. But your missing the point. " You could fry and egg, or have tarmac getting soft." BUT your forgetting this was only 1 year in 5 or 6 years. What we are pointing out, that EACH year, you can poach an egg , even in the UK, BUT with more frequency. Please take on board, that Our wind directions is changing. The usual direction for the UK is South Westerlies, with a portion of Easterlies in Winter. But If you check the latest few years, you will find Like right now, Our weather is being changed to Southerlies. This air in Summer comes From Morroco and North Africa, (called the Spanish Plume, once a rare event) by the time it arrives over France and carries on, its hot as hell and heavily polluted with , not only sand But industrial matter from France...................

'We love the Earth, It is our planet, It is our home.' Save the Earth. Save the Future. #WeLoveTheEarth

My carbon footprint is about 10t co2 per year. I need to plant 500 trees to make myself carbon neutral. In last 3 years i planted 282 , this year i will add 120 more and i am not planning to stop when i reach 500. My advice for those who want to start something like this is to use different species because of diversity (you are creating a new ecosystem) and to use sorts of trees which are not attractive for logging (keeps stupid people away)

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Look up Tony Heller on the web. He sorts out all this bunk. Oh by the way. 400 ppm is a good thing. More crops and plant growth etc. I am looking forward to 600 ppm and a final escape from the Ice Age CO2 drought that almost ended life as we know it.

Co2 may lead to more plant growth, but that leads to less nutrition - look it up

Mandatory watch for all policy makers, captains of industry and thought leaders in this world and act upon it!

What we buy or eat, and how we travel are at least as important as how we vote, and how we vote needs to be based on the climate emergency. Bullshit in every sense of the word is no longer an option. One planet, one problem, one solution. Beannachtaí ó Éirinn. Greetings from the green island- Ireland!

al gore said the same thing over 10 years ago

David changed the ways in which we use plastic and reduced it, but can this documentary be powerful enough to stop climate change and fossil fuels? I am not too sure, I feel the government should be doing more than us particuarly as they are meant to be the ones in charge, but I feel all they care about is money, and too much greed and these multinational companies is part of the problem :(

Thanks from Malaysia for uploading Let's do what we can before it's too late

Climate change propaganda is the next new industry, plenty of money to be made by some, just like religion, anyone who dare question it will be treated like a terrorist.... I choose to ignore all BBC output... If you are that concerned by man made climate change, sell your car and start growing your own food, just stay away from me.

Climate change is a natural evolution and nothing to do with us humans. It's just a big moneymaker for the elite

Climate change is unstoppable, since we started this process, another thing is to start preparing for the aftermath, reservation of fresh water, grow up trees, replacement of plastics, selection of drought-resistant plants, resettlement of people from the area prone to flooding, informing the population about changes in climate cycles, for example in some regions is summer disseapear, water in the lakes not warm, people wait summer already 3-4 years, but have rainy days and wind. The distance from the sun has not disappeared anywhere, which means that in northern latitudes there will be short extrem cold, storng wind, no summer, rainfall, in southern latitudes drought, flooding, possibly hail or snow. Climate changing its not only hot, its abnormal temperature swings.

Ecosia is a search engine that donates at least 80% of its profits from ad revenue to a tree planting program in Burkina Faso. By searching with Ecosia you can help the environment for free!

Thanks for posting this. Should be shared everywhere.

Thank you so much for uploading this here!

Thanks for posting! Watching from rural Australia.

Plant trees (as many as possible)

46:29 Pedantic correction: while the Airbus E-Fan was one of the first *battery-powered* electric planes to cross the English Channel, the first electric plane to do so was the MacCready Solar Challenger in 1981. Airbus also concedes that it was beaten by Hugues Duval's MC15E Cri-Cri flight some 12 hours earlier, and that the E-Fan record is specifically for a two-engined battery-powered electric plane. Duval's record is also contested due to its mid-air launch.

Ugh. We are a virus.

climate change ha ha ZZZzzzz you bbc lovin  lefties peabrains need money for their beloved illegal PARASITES to kill countries Europeans and their cultures in Europe. you lefties are a fucking joke..  when the commigloblists have used you youre next on the genocide list after your sell by date runs out KAPUT.

the gullible lefties cant even think for themselves they need these bbc lefty bullshitters to explain everything to them. ZZZzzz and boy oh boy do they .....ha ha

In a nutshell - some emotional crap, followed by the repeated outright assertion that CO2 is driving climate change (no evidence supplied, it is merely asserted as a fact), more emotional crap, some dead animals, more unproven assertions, and then the "feel good" factor of some aspergic 16 year old girl who is going to help us save the world You should hear what the old bastard has to say about depopulation

FFS 2 minutes in and Greta Thunberg

everyone in the USA, india and china should watch this as those countries are the biggest polluters and contributors to this severe environmental problem. if they claim to care for their children's future (and their childrens children), they should take this video seriously.

I would also recommend cowspiracy, a great documentary about the infuence of livestock on the climate change

The American government has failed and now we are a nation of gullible TV watching fools!!!

If anyone is interested, I have posted a petition online that calls for a worldwide referendum on global carbon fee-and-dividend

So will the BBC stop sending all their staff such as Steve Wright half way round the world to pretend to be country music fans at our expense?. And any other hangers on who get free unnecessary trips to music and sports events all over the world! I bet all BBC presenters and actors get taxi's laid on. HYPOCRITE'S.

If we don't act who will, everyone of us has to power to make favorite quotes, so very true

I'm frequently critical of the BBC, but I'd really like to thank them for this documentary.

We needa start school strikes

This just to show and prove how stupid and foolish many politicians have been and still are by not believing in the global warming. Even though it's been proven by scientists. .And I seriously don't blame any of the students who protested about the impact of it. Because they'll have just as much rights to live a good happy life as we adults of today do when they reach that stage of life too. But the future generations are going to be under even more of a threat than us of today, because there'll be more of the gases than there is now. But if nothing's done in time, humanity will end up becoming extinct too because the earth will be too hot.

Why the music? i feel manipulated already. Why show 2 morons that drive into a wildfire, what has to do with anything? Why show Micheal Mann who revealed his arrogance in climatgate and several debates? No facts whatsovere, no pointing at where sceptics and warmists meet at a logical frontline. Just emotional Bla Bla, some political history, some Greta prohecy child, random stupid short quotes. This is SO bad. I really agree though that enviromentalists should focus on preserving the forrest and national parks. But Co2 plays a very minor role in all of this, get we got lucky.

There is no way renewables can support our civilization. Nuclear is our only hope.

A critically important message covers this most important story regularly and fairly, almost daily. Thanks from East Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

My only criticism is in the section where suggestions are made about what we can do as individuals there is no mention of educing petrol engine vehicle usage. Transport amounts to approximately 30% in the U.K. and 15% globally and is probably one of the toughest to eliminate. Electric vehicles may be part of the answer but going forward we should create our built environment in a way that journeys with motorised vehicles are less necessary.

Who gives a shit about fucking century old building??? Stop putting your money into that useless shit and save the fucking planet! Notre Dam will be destroyed again anyway along with the dumb asses who think it’s more important then the ocean, animals etc.

I think the only way is a mass change in thinking from everyone, not just those in power but us at the bottom too. For one, those in power haven't change anything in 30 years, why would they now? Those in power are just confusing the public and delaying things for the benefits of the companies at the top (who are really the ones in power). And anyway, in my opinion that's not even the problem. The problem is we want comfort and we aren't willing to suffer for the good of something else other than ourselves. Taking action to prevent climate change means giving up lots of comforts, and overcoming the pulls of our insecurities - for example, insecurities about appearance that may force someone to buy new clothes and make up every week, insecurities regarding the need to have new technology for example. We need to become conscious that our behaviour is triggered and pulled by the avoidance of suffering, and the craving for comfort, and then fight this behaviour. Put ourselves in uncomfortable situations, "suffer" temporarily for the good of something else, walk an extra 10 minutes to the shop that sells things by weight ad opposed to in plastic, ride a bike instead of driving, give up the need to always update your phone, your clothes, your car. Accept that it's going to suck but say I'm willing to do this.

Climate change is a natural cycle that's been going on since the earth was born.

P.S. And producing all of these things, some people became richer and more powerful.

But to produce all of these wind generators and solar panels you need fossil fuels. To move them to their places you need fossil fuels. To produce machines, which produce the wind generators and solar panels you need fossil fuels.

Thanks for sharing! Together we can protect this planet

The name of this show should be Climate: Change the facts. Whenever Michael Mann is involved, you know that scientific fraud abounds October 27, 2009: email 1256735067 It is appropriate that Mike Mann’s last words in the Climategate repository explain what it’s all about. To Phil Jones and Gavin Schmidt: “As we all know, this isn’t about truth at all” Its a shame Attenborough, whose many shows I have enjoyed, in his dotage is degrading himself with global warming hysteria. A better BBC show to watch would be this one - The great global warming swindle

They are more wasteful in the developed part of the world??? Really

If the homes need to be insulated make it law fir building firms to do this!!

WHAT COMPLETE BULLSHIT this is yet again a ideologically driven piece of propaganda by the Bullshit Broadcast Corporation that we have all come to expect, the complete miss representation of scientific data and facts is beyond belief. The blatant lack of understanding of whats happen around the world is absolutely astonishing, and the complete lack of understanding of how the global economy operates is even worse not to mention the bureaucracy and political scum that are trying to sell them selves as savours total disgusting.

This is why drinks companies want to buy oceans and control water supplies.. water will cost the price of an expensive bottle of alcohol

This feels like a saviour will be created where genetically modified foods and animals will be needed to feed the population. So you better start turning to veganism and other self sufficient forms of food production .

A third of the emissions are caused by deforestation... then stop organisations chopping down the forest!!!!!

Stop logging, make palm oil illegal I bet we find a substitute oh and penalise fossil fuel companies that do not come up with alternative forms of energy

The only people that need to watch this are govts and they already have this information and they support capitalism even ‘liberal’ governments!

“The worlds great forests play a vital role in determining the balance of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere” Who is cutting down the amazon to create space to feed cattle?

The ice caps melting maybe real but it’s as a result of and industrial planet... fossil fuel usage and agriculture largely . Will America the largest producers of fossil fuel and agricultural consumers stop??

Even David says the rains around the world can’t all be attributed to climate change....So what else could be the cause?

You thought you might die, but you were able to film yourself ok mate... that sounds very freighting

The wild fires need an ignition source, cigarette buts or lightning!!! Stop smoking cigarettes and let’s see if we have less wild fires!!!

Scientists believe 8% of species are at threat.. which scientists and what species???

They make sweeping statements about species being wiped out.. which species?

They showed me bats in Australia, why did the adults die and none of the children?

Yes because of people like you adding to the population and using up resources. Nothing to do with climate change.

No replies - that speaks volumes!

Sharing the living daylights out of this in the hopes my decedents have daylight to live. :(

I feel strongly inclined to show this to the "denial" part of my family. I doubt it will have an effect on them though. But I feel that is irrelevant anyway, as the economics of climate change and its mitigation will take over. That it is cheaper to use solar/wind + batteries rather than coal, and to conserve/care for forrests rather than clear them.

Whatever they do about climate change it won't change China in their insatiable drive to produce more and more goods. The same applies to India and other countries who produce and manufacture. Do you really think signing an agreement will stop China in their relentless quest to produce more and more or India or other manufacturing countries. We need a huge drop in popularti

I don't get the mind of the huge businesses. Even though they make huge money now in the long term they will loose everything because climate change. It could be simple flood or storm. They should act now and benefit in the future instead of living in denial...

Thank you for posting this. Now what are We The People going to do about it? I've a few thoughts on that - d) Considering our dysfunctional public dialogue in 14 verses -

Thanks from Hong Kong. It was so warm this year that we had literally no winter... Watching this video brings tears to my eyes..our planet is dying. We need CHANGE, NOW!

SO humans need to invent something that eats carbon dioxide up en masse - something that changes it and reverses it quickly. TREES do that but we have less of them. Is there something that we can send up to where the most carbon dioxide is?

THE problem is that we let Africa, Asia and Sth Amercia to have so many children and there are simply far too many people on Earth because of those areas. China and India have 1/3 of the World's population and it's out of control. The more PEOPLE the more POLLUTION and the more GLOBAL WARMING

This video needs to be played in our schools, churches, business and homes. Everyone needs to wake - up!! These are the facts.

Global warming in summer. Global cooling in winter. What a discover!

Thanks to people like Donald Trump the world is not yet full of idiots. Trump kicked right the balls of those european communists in the last Climate party.

What a rubbish! Climate change is the result of the natural earth cycles. CO2 emissions, fossil fuel contamination, they are just lies created by communists and globalists like Open World, WWF, Greenpeace and thousands of communist organizations around the world. Do a favor to yourself and find who is financing the massive world propaganda and you will be surprised.

ever thought about that Deforestation might actually have more influence to the climate than the CO2? i hurts to see so many things destroyed like the rain forest or the sea but all everyone talkt about it CO2...

question for the physics guys... if you got a hole 1meter in length and width and 3000m deep. its filled up with water up to -1m depth so just below the ground. now we add exactly 1 cubic meter of water. what would the water level be now? at 0m? i don't think so... probably lower right? but how much?

so 2018 was a really bad/hot year and everyone takes that as proof? still a climate is defined over a span of 30 years. but people tend to forget this. 2019 might be a totally normal and calm year. we just have to see... if 2019 is worse than 2018 and 2020 even more so then we really have to start worrying. waiting for whats happening in 2019 should not make much difference

Thank you.

described by the Daily Mail as propaganda. This is the kind of monumental apathy we're battling against....

They have the technology to make it rain.. they just don't in places where it needs it. They have the technology to make it stop raining.. which they do. They have the technology to create earthquakes , tsunamis .. everything.. you think that they don't? You know that there are those in very high, even probably not of this dimension who want us dead. And controlled. What better way than to control the weather and then make us pay for it. You can herd people out of certain areas by starting fires then not allow them to re build there.. which they have. They can eradicate small islands, which they almost have with Papua New Guinea.. they can make it rain, make it stop, make it do whatever.. and if they wanted to hide it they can do that too. Nope.. You and I know that if David Attenborough was saying anything that went against what they wanted you to hear.. he would be dead or censored or both. This big glossy piece of propaganda is fooling you precisely because it is David Attenborough... thats the whole purpose.. of course EVERYONE believes good ol' David.. Climate change is real.. but just not for the reasons they tell you.

Climate change-the bull

many thanks to You, expolore512 for sharing and THANK YOU BBC, do not be upset for free sharing ... is too important for viral share ! my pray to all of us - let be more consciousness and not be just stupid sheep of System !

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