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Videos on Climate Change & Global Warming

This list includes serious and funny videos and animations about climate change/global warming, including include climate science, the science of climate change, global warming science, and the politics of climate change.

See the rightmost column for additional categories of videos related to climate change.

CLIMATE CHANGE VIDEOS
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pipeline route
AMERICAN POLTROONEUM INSTITUTE
Keystone XL and tar sands oil are carbon-free wonders that will do everything good you ever thought possible—at least according to the American Petroleum Institute. This funny animation from Mark Fiore cracks the long-chain hydrocarbons the emanate from the mouths of API lobbyists and flacks.

 
funny video about the reasons for global warming link; thumb of two polar bears ice-fishing
POLAR BEARS DISCUSS GLOBAL WARMING
Polar bears come up with a few amusing reasons why their environment is melting. The parallel to the reasoning abilities of some humans is bearly disguised.  Watch funny video about the reasons for global warming(1:30)

 
funny carbon footprint video link; thumb of Green Ninja tackling the problem of standby power
GREEN NINJA — FOOTPRINT RENOVATION
A man wakes to find the Green Ninja attacking wasteful features in his house, reducing resource use, lowering pollution, and reducing his carbon footprint.  Watch funny carbon footprint video.

 
funny global warming skeptic video link; thumb of cartoon character reading newspaper on city street corner
BIG FUN WITH GLOBAL WARMING
An animated short that pokes fun at the prototypical global-warming refusnik. Note the cool stylings of the animated backgrounds.  Watch funny global warming skeptic video.

 
stylized photo-graphic of the three Spinal Tap band members; link for video; opens in new window
SPINAL TAP REUNITES TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING
Band manager Marty DiBergi goes on a quest to recruit the strange and estranged Spinal Tap band members to play Live Earth. Check out the amusing action in this 14-minute mockumentary. Via GoogleVideo. 
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THE RETURN OF THURM THE WORM — Martin Short reprises his classic SNL tobacco-lobbyist character, Nathan Thurm, this time as an oil company lawyer arguing the finer points of global warming with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. From "Earth To America!" via YouTube.  Go there

 
Graphic image of scientist with pointer explaining a wall chart
TOAST THE EARTH
A well done Flash animation bashing the policies of Exxon-Mobil (among others). Very entertaining!  From the Expose Exxon Campaign via YouTube.   Go there

 
  CLIMATE CHANGE VIDEOS
SERIOUS

 
climate feedback loop video link; thumb of global warming slide
THE REAL THIRD RAIL OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The two stereotypical sides of the climate debate are (a) climate change is a potential planet-killer and MUST be addressed; and (b) climate change is nothing to worry about, it's all part of a natural cycle. Guy McPherson reviews the scientific evidence that there is a third scenario: Climate change has already entered a runaway-feedback mode and there is now nothing humans can do to reverse the catastrophic level of warming that's coming—and coming soon. The good news? McPherson delivers his dark news clearly, with a great sense of humor, and with excellent insights into the human condition.  Watch climate feedback loop video(1:51:49)

 
funny global warming video link; thumb of two men at white board that says 'Is cap and trade right for you?'
THE STORY OF CAP AND TRADE
This is a very good summary of what "cap and trade" is, why it could be a solution for climate change, but how the current cap-and-trade approach is really just a giveaway to big business and won't fix the climate problem. All done with a humorous touch from the 'Story of Stuff' folks.  Watch funny cap-and-trade video.

 
man in blue shirt at white board, matrix says yes/no on columns, false true on rows; link for video page; opens in new window
THE MATRIX VS. GLOBAL WARMING — This 10-minute video presents an interesting, logical way to avoid getting hung up on the issue of whether climate-change scientists are right "for sure" and instead focus on whether the costs of implementing solutions outweight the risks of doing nothing.  Go there
 
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THE DENIAL MACHINE
This is a 5-minute clip from an excellent documentary about the seamy inner workings of the small but vocal group of people, politicians, and organizations that have conspired to confuse the public about the dangers of global warming. Though it was produced in late 2006, the global-warming refusniks are still out there, still impeding progress on real solutions. This is well worth watching. From CBC via YouTube. Go there

 
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SOIL:  THE SECRET SOLUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING — We can kill two disaster-birds with one stone by employing organic, no-till agriculture to lock away carbon in the soil. Less greenhouse-gas emissions, more healthy food with no pesticide residues. Learn more in this 9-minute video. From Quantum Shift TV via YouTube. Go there
 
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CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE) — 05.FEB.2015

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Biodiversity for a Livable Climate / Radio EcoShock

The Planetary Peril in the IPCC's Lowest-Common-Denominator Science — Thomas Goreau's doctorate is in biogeochemistry. He's an expert in areas such as coral reef science and global climate change. Two of the main points Goreau makes are that the IPCC's window of focus is much too narrow—most of the worst climate effects will be beyond its 100-year window—and its conclusions are so "lowest common denominator" that they are greatly underestimating both the data trends and coming impacts. He also says that the "350" goal is far too high—if we accept even that currently politically unattainable goal, we are doomed to a temperature increase of 17-20 degrees C. Goreau says atmospheric CO2 levels need to be rolled back to 260 ppm. He says the essential solution—mostly ignored by global leaders—is to put carbon back in the soil using practices such as biochar.
Watch  |  Download/listen   24:07

GP comment:  Watch if you can—lots of good graphs. Tip o' the hat to Radio EcoShock for pointing out the Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference videos.

Original Show Pub Date: Nov.2014 ~~ Original title: Thomas Goreau - The Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming: How Soil Carbon Sequestration Works

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT — 18.JAN.2015

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Living on Earth

Climate and the Collapse of Western Civilization — Science historians Naomi Oreskes of Harvard and Erik Conway of CalTech have taken current climate science and extrapolated it into an apocalyptic new science fiction book, The Collapse of Western Civilization—A View From the Future. Oreskes discusses how democracy, the free market, and science are all failing to protect our future.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   16:28

GP comment:  This dance doesn't include much climate apocalypso, but Oreskes ably lays out the inside-the-envelope view on climate status and action. In reality, any progress made on transitioning out of fossil fuels will come too slowly to make a difference in our future climate. But it will make a difference in many other environmental areas, so it's still worth doing.

Original Show Pub Date: 16.Jan.2015

CATEGORY:  EMPIRE, ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE) — 18.NOV.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Making Contact

This Changes Everything (Or Not) — Naomi Klein argues that while it's too late to stop climate change, we can still take action to save our civilization. But itís going to take radical steps that will transform the way humans interact with the world. Klein offers her vision of how we can foster a global movement to counter climate change.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   30:00

GP comment:  This is worth listening to because Klein does correctly identify several culprits in the current ecocidal ruling system—the financier class, excessive military spending, corporate hegemony, and the fossil-fuel-friendly political system—as barriers to doing anything real about climate change. But she's got it backwards: The climate crisis is not the threat that will unite people against those elite forces. Instead, uniting the masses to take back power from the elites and reestablish a fair economic system should be the stated political goal. That is Job 1, and trying to superimpose a divisive issue like climate on top of it is brainless.

Original Show Pub Date: 29.Oct.2014

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JACKED UP ON JACK BLACK
Funny video of Jack Black outlawyering a board room full of global warming black-hats. From StopGlobalWarming.org via YouTube..  Go there
 
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THE CLIMATE MASH
A funny Flash animated environmental cartoon about Bush-era policies on climate change, à la the old hit "Monster Mash." From Clear the Air via YouTube.  Go there

 
cartoon image of two clueless guys sitting on lawn chairs; click to see animation on Rubber Chicken site; opens in new window
“LIKE, DUDE, WHAT IS THAT GLOBAL WARMING THING ABOUT?”  —  Is climate change nearly incomprehensibabble? No, but this funny animated card is.... From Rubber Chicken Cards.  Go there

 
funny cute animals climate change video link; thumb of flamingo with head just above rising waters
CHANGE FOR THE OCEANS
The oceans are already being affected by climate change. This short animation shows how a few aquatic species might evolved to escape the effects—or not.  Watch funny cute animals / climate change video.

 
funny climate change video link; thumb of Stephen Colbert dressed in costume as a climate change warrior
SCIENCE CAT-FIGHT:  CLIMATE CHANGE
Do abnormally cold winters or unseasonably warm springs say anything about global warming? Not really, but Stephen Colbert, in his inimitable satirical way, invites two scientists to debate the issue.  Watch funny climate change video.
 
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CLIMATE CRISIS JAM
This is a great music video that explains the basics of the global warming problem in a highly entertaining way. Enjoyable for adults and kids. From the Earthman Project via YouTube.  Go there
 
Graphic image of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in front of the Capitol building
DOG BITES ELEPHANTS!
A funny hand puppet takes on four global warming skeptics. From Triumph The Comic Dog and Earth to America, via MySpace.  Go there

 
photo of Will Farrell doing impression on President Bush
WILL FERRELL DOES GEORGE BUSH ON GLOBAL WARMING — This is a funny video of the president filming a communiqué to the American people on climate change. Originally featured on "Earth To America!" Available on YouTube.  Go there

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peak oil and climate change videos link; thumb of Polly Higgins and slides
CONFRONTING CHANGE
There are numerous threats to our ability to continue business as usual. The recent Confronting Change conference reviewed two that loom large—climate change and peak oil. Presentations include... (1) Climate Change Conferences and Ecocide ~~ (2) Peak Oil, Powerful Interests, and Vast Potentials ~~ (3) Reengineering the Party.  Watch peak oil and climate change videos.

 
climate change/ocean effects video link; thumb of melting ice
SEA CHANGE
The planet's warming temperatures mean more for the oceans than just a rise in sea levels. This NOW segment reviews the evidence that suggests climate change is also affecting ocean currents and the chemistry of the seas, with potentially catastrophic results. There is also a neat little experiment they do that shows why global warming and the melting of the Arctic ice cap is such a big deal (and not just for polar bears!). Watch global warming/ocean effects video.

 
climategate video link; thumb of infrared view of earth with the word climate gate
“CLIMATEGATE EMAILS” CONTROVERSY EXAMINED
From the top-rank journal Science to the quasi-neutral Associated Press to the right-wing magazine The Economist, those who actually take the time to read all of the leaked emails from the "ClimateGate scandal" conclude that they do NOT provide evidence the that scientists faked all their global warming data. See this good 8-minute climategate video.

   
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