This is brilliant:

There’s a whole series. Each video is less than three minutes, but manages to pack in some of the clearest, most informative account of climate change I’ve ever seen:

(I’m not sure what happened to #1)

Guest Seminar on Dynamics of Global Change
A Tale of Two Graphs

3 Comments

  1. Hello, the series is not complete. All of the videos from 1 to 11, will be available here within the next month: http://www.planetnutshell.com/climate.

    Thanks for sharing these with your audience!

  2. Joshua: many thanks, and congratulations on your work. I’ll look forward to seeing more!

    If you’re looking to expand the series further, there’s a few I’d love to see added, especially around the concepts of lags in the system. It seems to me that one of the hardest concepts for people to grasp is that CO2 isn’t like other pollutants, in that it doesn’t wash out of the system quickly once we stop emitting it, and that we’re still owed a lot of warming from past emissions, no matter what we do from here. Which then also means, of course, that we ought to look at the full history of cumulative emissions when figuring out where the responsibility falls, and what kind of ethical framework we might adopt in the future for inter-national and inter-generational justice. I taught a class on this today, and it took me two hours with lots of complex graphs. But I’m sure it’s possible to boil it down to one (or a few) 3 minute videos.

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