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Marine Elemental Cycles

In this video Ulf Riebesell takes you through the view of the finely tuned planetary system with its great cycles of elements that cycle through the biosphere, geosphere and atmosphere. This video…

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Interactions Between Planetary Boundaries

Professor Sarah Cornell discusses the interaction between the planetary boundary processes. Earth system interactions are complex and dynamic, so that if you change one dimension, others change in…

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Aerosol Loading

This chapter explains the concern about atmospheric aerosols, which are liquid droplets or particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. They absorb and reflect light, play an important role in…

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Novel Entities

Novel entities refer to the release of chemical pollution into the environment, which signals a focus on the role of human-caused changes that fundamentally change biogeochemical, ecological, and…

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Stratospheric Ozone Depletion

The stratospheric ozone layer is a protective shield that enables life on earth by reflecting UV radiation from the sun. In the early 1980s, scientists began to observe an abrupt drop in the…

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Climate Change as a Planetary Boundary

This lecture provides evidence for why climate change is a planetary boundary, based on temperature changes since the Industrial Revolution. We have already seen 1 degree Celsius of warming over the…

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Earth Observations for Climate Mitigation

In this chapter, Ian McCallum talks about earth observations and climate mitigation. Earth observations began with satellite information in the 1970s so that we have a record of environmental…

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Uncertainties, Precaution, and Insurance, Part I

What are the risks and uncertainties involved in bringing change to the energy system? Jeffrey Sachs dismisses some uncertainties that are not based in reality notably, the basic science of climate…

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Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact - Trailer

The course covers the basic principles of atmospheric science, methods of climate data collection and tracking of greenhouse gas emissions. It introduces basic climate modeling and explores the…

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation Changes

Examines the changes anthropogenic climate change is predicted to have on atmospheric circulation, focusing on regional atmospheric circulations including the Monsoonal Circulation and the Walker…

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Overview of the Climate System: Global Circulation Systems

Looks at global circulation systems, focusing on wind patterns and then on ocean patterns. It puts an emphasis on the interconnect relationship between these patterns. This video is licensed under…

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Overview of the Climate System: How is the Climate Constructed?

Discusses the four major components of the climate system, focusing on the structure and composition of the atmosphere. It then goes on to explain the different types of greenhouse gases and the…

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Sub-Seafloor CO2 Storage

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a concept in which carbon dioxide that is produced from industries is captured and pumped deep beneath the seafloor. Klaus Wallman, a marine geologist, discusses…

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