In one of the better talks about climate destabilisation I have seen, David Roberts of Grist.org talks about the main causes and effects surrounding the topic. He covers the various scenarios of temperature rise in particular the really dangerous possibility the many positive feedback loops the earth’s climate system has will cause irreversible temperature rise that cause such profound change that will make much of the planet uninhabitable or in his words “you go outside and die of hotness”.
He ends on the note that global carbon emissions need to peak within the next 5-10 years and rapidly decline every year thereafter. Every year we wait will just mean that it costs us more. Addressing this challenge will be the next generations job for the rest of their lives. Indeed.
There is also a remixed version with some video and music mixed in. The video bits were good but I found the music a little distracting on occasion. Up to you which you would like to watch, same basic content. Click here to watch the remixed version