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Why Single-Degree Climate Changes Matter by Anthony Leiserowitz
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In a preview of this week's Moyers & Company, climate communication expert Anthony Leiserowitz explains that single-digit degree changes in our climate are comparable to single-digit degree changes in our body temperature when we get sick. "I think there's an analogy here — that little difference in global average temperature, just like that little difference in body temperature, can have huge implications as you keep going," Leiserowitz tells Bill.

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EarthSayers Anthony Leiserowitz; Bill Moyers
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Arctic Sea Ice Update by Dr. Tom Wagner of NASA
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An interview with NASA cryospheric scientist Dr. Tom Wagner, on the state of this summer's Arctic sea ice. More information from NASA on ice is here. Published on Aug 23, 2013

EarthSayer Tom Wagner
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A Stronger, More Resilient New York by Mayor Bloomberg
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Brooklyn Naval Yard, New York. Mayor Bloomberg Outlines ambitious proposal to protect City against the effects of Climate Change to build a stronger, more resilient New York. New York is described by Dr. John Holdren, science and technology advisor to President Obama as being the "point of the spear in addressing climate change."

James Molinaro, Borough President of Staten Island introduces Mayor Bloomberg who details the city's plan and what they are doing including economic development that incorporates climate risk. 

Published on Jun 13, 2013

Video  shown at meeting include earthsayers Donna DeCostanzo, Natural Resources Defense Council; Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Co-chair New York City Panel on Climate Change; and Michael Northrop, Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

EarthSayer Mayor Michael Bloomberg
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Projected U.S. Temperature Changes by 2100 from NASA
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Published on Jul 23, 2013

The average temperature across the continental U.S. could be 8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer by the end of the 21st century under a climate scenario in which concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise to 800 parts per million. Current concentrations stand at 400 parts per million, and are rising faster than at any time in Earth's history.

"These visualizations communicate a picture of the impacts of climate change in a way that words do not," says Allison Leidner, Ph.D., a scientist who coordinates NASA's involvement in the National Climate Assessment "When I look at the scenarios for future temperature and precipitation, I really see how dramatically our nation's climate could change."

These visualizations -- which highlight computer model projections from the draft National Climate Assessment -- show how average temperatures could change across the U.S. in the coming decades under two different carbon dioxide emissions scenarios.



EarthSayer Allison Leidner
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Projected U.S. Precipitation Changes by 2100 from NASA
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Published on Jul 23, 2013

The climate of the southwestern U.S. could be a lot drier by 2100. The climate of the northeastern U.S. could be a lot wetter.


"These visualizations communicate a picture of the impacts of climate change in a way that words do not," says Allison Leidner, Ph.D., a scientist who coordinates NASA's involvement in the National Climate Assessment "When I look at the scenarios for future temperature and precipitation, I really see how dramatically our nation's climate could change."

New visualizations of computer model projections show how precipitation patterns could change across the U.S. in the coming decades under two different carbon dioxide emissions scenarios.

The date seen in the bottom-right corner is the mid-point of the 30-year average being shown. To learn more about the National Climate Assessment, due out in 2014, visit here.

EarthSayer Allison Leidner
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On the Climate Change Reality by Mike Robinson of GM
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General Motor's Mike Robinson, Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs, sits down to discuss the importance of preventing climate change. He talks about the steps GM is taking to stop climate change and why it is important to address this issue. Published on Jul 15, 2013

EarthSayer Mike Robinson
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Sierra Nevada Snow Pack & Snow Melt
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Snow melt from the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range provides drinking water to about 30% of California's residents, irrigates key crops in the San Joaquin valley, and runs hydroelectric power plants that supply at least 15% of the state's electricity. Scientists Martha Conklin and Tom Harmon of the University of California, Merced are conducting research at the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory, using wireless sensor technology to more accurately measure snow pack and snow melt so that state water managers can make better decisions on how to allocate this precious resource. Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Martha Conklin; Tom Harmon
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Nutrient Loading in Lake Erie
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Part of the earth's largest surface freshwater system, Lake Erie is a vital source of drinking water for 11 million people. Researchers Anna Michalak, Tom Bridgeman, and Pete Richards are studying how farming practices and severe weather can increase the amount of fertilizer-derived nutrients in the water, which diminishes water quality and threatens the lake's ecosystem and the public's health.

Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Tom Bridgeman; Pete Richards
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The Water Cycle
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This video uses animation, graphics, and video clips to illustrate and explain each of the "flow" and "storage" processes in the Hydrologic Cycle, more commonly known as the Water Cycle: precipitation, interception, runoff, infiltration, percolation, groundwater discharge, evaporation, transpiration, evapotranspiration, and condensation.

Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Martha Conklin; Tom Harmon; Anna Michalak
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The voice of the natural world by Bernie Krause
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Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes -- the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae -- for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe. A surprising look at what we can learn through nature's symphonies, from the grunting of a sea anemone to the sad calls of a beaver in mourning.

Published on Jul 15, 2013

EarthSayer Bernie Krause
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