Matthew Dea

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Tag: Climate Change

An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy About Economics & Politics at Duke University With Dr. Yoram Bauman

[Connel Fullenkamp] I’d like to introduce to you the world’s first-and-only stand-up economist, Dr. Yoram Bauman! Give it up! [Yoram Bauman] Thank you! Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to be with all of you here tonight. Last night I was over at UNC. What a bunch of sore losers. My name is […]

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The Ozone Layer Was Doomed Until a Handful of Scientists Stood Up to Power

Getting every nation on Earth to agree on an environmental issue is tough, but it has been done before. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer — or just the Montreal Protocol — is the most successful step we’ve taken to protect our planet to date, but getting there wasn’t easy. When […]

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Could solar geoengineering counter global warming? | The Economist

Could solar geoengineering counter global warming? | The Economist

This was one of the biggest volcanic explosions in historyDaybreak and Mount Pinatubo bursts angrily into life againIt happened on June 15th 1991… …in the north-west of the Philippines It was so powerful… …it produced a gas cloud that reached the stratosphere The explosion caused a lot of damage locally… …but the cloud itself did […]

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NASA | Ask A Climate Scientist – Extreme Weather and Global Warming

NASA | Ask A Climate Scientist – Extreme Weather and Global Warming

[music] [music] [music] Extreme weather was more frequent in recent years is it a sign that global warming is gaining pace and exceeding predictions? Now, has extreme weather been more frequent in recent years? The evidence is definitely to the contrary. The United States has always had extreme weather. We look back on our weather […]

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How Scientists Measure Carbon Dioxide in the Air

How Scientists Measure Carbon Dioxide in the Air

We’re here at the tip of the Scripps pier at UC San Diego. The occasion is the sixtieth anniversary of the start of the Mauna Loa carbon dioxide record. This was a record begun by my father in 1958 tracking the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This is a place that my father […]

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Plastic pollution: is it really that bad? | The Economist

Plastic pollution: is it really that bad? | The Economist

The amount of plastic waste produced since the 1950’s, as it has not been burned or recycled is around 4.9 billion tons. This could all have been dumped into a 17 meter deep landfill, the size of Manhattan. While much of it has indeed ended up in landfill around the world, far too much of […]

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Kids Ask the Candidates for President to Debate Science

We’re confused. And kind of worried. Why don’t the candidates for president ever debate science? They talk a lot about money. Talk about religion. Immigration. I’m worried about fixing our climate. Protecting our drinking water. Vaccinations. Robots and jobs. The dying honey bees. The war on drugs. These things are important! We can’t vote but […]

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TEDxWarwick – David MacKay – How the Laws of Physics Constrain Our Sustainable Energy Options

TEDxWarwick – David MacKay – How the Laws of Physics Constrain Our Sustainable Energy Options

When the Industrial Revolution started, the amount of carbon sitting underneath Britain in the form of coal was as big as the amount of carbon sitting under Saudi Arabia in the form of oil. This carbon powered the Industrial Revolution, it put the “Great” in Great Britain, and led to Britain’s temporary world domination. And […]

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Climate change: the trouble with trees | The Economist

Summer 2019 More than 38,000 fires raged across the Amazon… …fires that were man-made Over the past 50 years… …almost 17% of the world’s largest rainforest has been cleared And globally deforestation has almost doubled in just five years Since the start of human civilisation… …it’s estimated that the number of trees around the world… […]

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This Super Volcano Has Scientists Freaking Out

This Super Volcano Has Scientists Freaking Out

Deep beneath Yellowstone National Park and its picturesque hot springs lurks a monster of unimaginable proportions, waiting in a very fitful slumber and ready to wipe humanity off the face of the earth. Directly under the national park, one of the most visited in the world, likes a plume of liquid magma five miles deep, […]

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