February 01, 2012 | 9:03 AM
Troubled oceans at the bottom of the world
The climate crisis is a problem of multiple dimensions. Rising ocean temperatures alone have the potential to disrupt the web of life in the ocean. Acidifying oceans, a result of the same carbon dioxide pollution that is warming our planet, are magnifying the problem even further.
January 31, 2012 | 9:36 AM
From Antarctica to Bangladesh: The story of rising seas
By: Al Gore
Here in Antarctica, it's easy to feel isolated from the rest of the world. But as I look at this exquisite continent buried deep under the ice, it's troubling to think about what will happen as this ice melts ever more rapidly.
January 30, 2012 | 2:36 PM
Optimism is a choiceJust as we have a choice in framing our mind's attitudes and reactions, we have a choice about how we react to the climate crisis. When we speak of the urgency of the crisis, the hope is to motivate people toward positive action.
January 30, 2012 | 12:31 PM
Putting Antarctica on the mapThe next time you look at a world map, let your imagination fill in some of the features of the world's coldest, driest, highest and windiest continent. Although it's thousands of miles away, what happens there will impact literally billions of people around the globe.
January 30, 2012 | 10:04 AM
Meet a Climate Scientist: John BarnesToday's featured scientist is Dr. John Barnes. During 24 Hours of Reality, Dr. Barnes helped us showcase Presenter Maxine Burkett directly from his office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
January 27, 2012 | 11:08 AM
Preparing the Gowanus Canal for Climate ChangeThis is the second of two blog posts about the impacts of climate change on a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Members of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy are taking a look at how sea level rise could impact a local canal.
January 27, 2012 | 8:31 AM
A victory for The LoraxI was deeply inspired by Mr. Wells' fourth grade class. They changed the moment for The Lorax by making sure the film wasn't just about movie tickets and extra-large sodas, but acknowledging the full truth about the climate crisis and providing a platform to take action.
January 26, 2012 | 3:24 PM
Clean energy: The sky’s the limitWhat's the most exciting part of clean energy? To me, it's the technology. How cool is it that someday, when we flip the switch in our houses, our electricity could come from solar panels in space?
January 26, 2012 | 1:33 PM
How does climate change impact the place where you live?When a glacier melts in Antarctica, oceans rise from the coasts of Florida to Bangladesh. As Arctic sea ice disappears, human communities break apart. When snow and ice diminish in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Californians lose a critical source of drinking water.
January 26, 2012 | 12:11 AM
Who's winning the clean energy race?Where does your country stand in terms of overall renewable energy capacity or investment? Find out, and then urge your leaders to surge forward in the clean energy race.
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