Climate Hackers (28:20)They sound like science fiction, but radical remedies to slow global warming are on the way. Eric Campbell goes in search of crazy brave ideas to save the world.
CNN Eco Solutions Series (13 tiles)Almost 7.5 billion people share our planet -- how do we deal with environmental challenges? CNN Eco Solutions meets the people finding answers to some of our green problems.
Going Green: Real-World Solutions for the Environment (45:01)It’s easy to talk about environmental stewardship, but quite another matter to practice it. This compilation of 12 ABC News stories shows how governments, businesses, and individuals around the world are taking concrete, eco-friendly action. Each engaging example of “going green” offers an opportunity for class discussion, further study, and perhaps even genuine change.
HBO Ice on Fire (01:37:44)An eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis, Ice on Fire goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming. Narrated by producer and Oscar®-winner Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Leila Conners, who first collaborated with DiCaprio eleven years ago on The 11th Hour, the feature-length documentary focuses on cutting-edge research behind today’s climate science – and the innovations aimed at reducing carbon in the atmosphere, which could pave the way for a reduction in the global temperature rises and a benefit to the planet’s life systems. With sweeping cinematography of a world worth saving, Ice on Fire crossing the globe, from Norway to Alaska, Iceland to Colorado, Switzerland to Costa Rica to Connecticut to highlight the firsthand accounts of people at the forefront of the climate crisis, with insights from scientists, farmers, innovators and others, finding that while the risks and urgency may be higher than ever today, there are also greater opportunities for innovative solutions, offering a realistic but hopeful perspective on a key global issue that demands our attention.
James Hansen: Restoring the Earth’s Energy Balance (01:19:45)This episode of The Green Interview features James Hansen, a preeminent scientist formerly with NASA who, in 1988 shocked the world with his research findings. In his testimony before U.S. Congress, he explained that his research had demonstrated that rising emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities were dramatically increasing the temperature of the global climate and had the potential to make the planet uninhabitable, not only for humans but for many other species. Hansen’s testimony marked the beginning of widespread concern about climate change and he subsequently resigned from NASA to work fulltime on the climate change issue. He is now the Director of Climate Science and the Climate Science Awareness and Solutions program at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He is also a proponent of carbon fee and dividend, a system that would see the price of carbon reflect its true costs, encouraging the development of alternative energies, while the public would receive a dividend collected from the fossil fuel industry. He is also involved with Our Children’s Trust, an organization involved in a landmark federal climate lawsuit against the U.S. government.
National Geographic Before the Flood (01:35:37)How much time do we have before our ecosystem collapses? Fronted by Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonard DiCaprio, this landmark new film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe. Viewers are presented with visual evidence of a worsening environmental crisis that is inflicting irreversible damage on pristine landscapes from Greenland to Indonesia, disturbing the balance of our planet’s climate and hastening the extinction of beloved animals. Encouraging people to vote for leaders who prioritise climate change policies, the film also explains real, practical solutions to help save the planet. DiCaprio interviews individuals in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today – and in the future – to transition economic and political systems into environmentally friendly institutions. Interviewees include US President Barack Obama, Former US President Bill Clinton, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis, as well as top NASA researchers, revered scientists and fervent activists working to save the world. Climate change is the most fundamental threat facing our planet. Before the Flood encourages people to work together as a collective voice to demand major action now – and ensure our survival.
PBS Going to Green Series (19 episodes)The Going To Green Sustainability Curriculum is based on the award-winning PBS documentary series, Edens Lost & Found that deals with the restoration of America’s urban landscape through the creation of sustainable neighborhood ecosystems.
PBS The Age of NatureExplore humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists examine ways we can restore our planet. This series asks whether newfound awareness of nature could bring about a new chapter in the human story.
TEDTalks: Chad Frischmann—100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming (17:02)What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as "drawdown," is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking talk, he shares solutions to climate change that exist today -- conventional tactics like the use of renewable energy and better land management as well as some lesser-known approaches, like changes to food production, better family planning and the education of girls. Learn more about how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule.