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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
FUNNY

 
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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.

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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.

 
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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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  RECENT RELATED AUDIO  

CATEGORY:  CLIMATE — 26.MAR.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Red Ice Radio

Climate Change, Geoengineering, and the Collapse of Civilization — Dane Wigington is a former employee of Bechtel Power Corp, with an extensive background in solar energy. When he began to lose significant amounts of solar uptake due to ever-increasing "solar obscuration," Wigington undertook an investigation that has turned into a 10-year quest to understand and document government geoengineering programs, their impact on the weather and climate; their use for political pressure, military conquests, and land grabs; and their impact on environmental and human health. He explains why he thinks all this tinkering with earth's natural systems has gotten out of control, setting us up for catastrophic collapse.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   53:19

GP comment:  Though this is an area that is often ignored as mere wild-eye conspiracy talk, Wigington's presentation is clear and cogent, and it weaves together a number of details that have previously been difficult to place.

Original Show Pub Date: 14.Mar.2014

CATEGORY:  CLIMATE — 10.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Against the Grain

Ocean Acidification—A Basic Problem — Carbon dioxide generated by the burning of fossil fuels is being absorbed into the oceans with already serious (and potentially catastrophic) consequences for marine life and, eventually, human life. Meg Chadsey describes the phenomenon of ocean acidification and the myriad physical and civilizational threats it poses.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   53:00

GP comment:  The question may be less one of the absolute acidity level vs. the rapidity of the change. Regardless, if the oceans die, we die.

Original Show Pub Date: 24.Feb.2014

CATEGORY:  CLIMATE, POLLUTION — 06.MAR.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Radio EcoShock

New Data on Methane Leaks from City Gas Systems — Last year a team of scientists drove a truck loaded with measuring equipment around Boston and found thousands of places where natural gas (including its prime component, methane) was escaping from decaying distribution pipes. A new study shows a similar situation in Washington, D.C. Overall, methane is 25-30 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, though short-term effects are even worse. Nathan Phillips reviews the study results and discusses the risks to trees and human health, as well as the climate change risks.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   20:00

GP comment:  The will to fix this problem probably does not exist. Look at the huge backlog of undone infrastructure repairs at the same time we pay hedge fund managers billions of dollars, keep building new sports stadiums, and give huge local tax breaks to corporations. It's a system run by venal maniacs.

Original Show Pub Date: 26.Feb.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

 
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“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

 
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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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COLBERT COOL ON GLOBAL WARMING  —  How does Stephen Colbert, the nation's top faux right-wingnut, feel about global climate change? Find out in this short, funny clip from the Daily Show.  Go there
 
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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

  SERIOUS

 
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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