SftP Videos: Earth
The Earth, its geology and its ecosystems…The more we learn about our planet the more we see the interdependence of geology, atmosphere, climate and life. These scientists explain the many great phenomena that affect our planet. And they also explain the human impact on the Earth.
Changes in habitat and breeding patterns due to rapid climate change..........
Rising seas are already affecting many coastal cities and communities. How can we best prepare, and how fast? Erika Spanger-Siegfried
What an atmosphere is, what it does, how it changes --on Earth, elsewhere in our solar system and beyond.
An explanation of atmospheric warming cycles over the eons, and the difference between those natural cycles and the present CO2 buildup. Daniel Cziczo
Ocean currents transport heat and cold around the globe, affecting weather and climate, and delivering nutrients to marine life. How does the accelerating climate change impact this vital system? Amy Bower
Today's global citizens can and must engage in the struggle to address climate change. Dan Cziczo
A major ethicist and author talks about the geoengineering issue and his new book on that topic, Earthmasters
Clouds are an essential component of the dynamics of climate change. Here's how that works. Daniel Cziczo
An international expert explains how coastal ecosystems function and how they are adjusting to current stresses. Brian Helmuth
Some ways to show how marine organisms actually experience climate change. Brian Helmuth
A leading expert and author on the issue of genetically modified foods explains the corporate resistance to labeling GM foods. Sheldon Krimsky
How vested interests have misled and confused the public over the years about many issues: DDT, tobacco, the ozone hole, environment, climate change. Naomi Oreskes
Scientists are now able to study in detail the dynamic volcanic activity of the deep ocean ridges. This is a description of what scientists are learning...........
A distinguished authority on Earth's geochemical systems explains the deep relationship between life and planetary environment. Charles Langmuir
How ocean earthquakes generate tsunamis --and where tsunamis can occur. John Ebel
Earthquakes occur somewhere, every day. Can they be predicted, and if so, how? Colleen Dalton
Factors that influence the way people think about climate change. Brian Helmuth
Pamela Templer explains how scientists study forests and predict the impact of rising temperatures, decreasing snowpacks and other effects on New England's forest ecosystems.
Saving the oceans is an urgent matter... Les Kaufman
An explanation of the relationship between glacial cycles and climate change. Jack Ridge
What causes the massive plankton blooms that are necessary for stabilizing Earth's CO2 balance, and how does the process work?
An international authority on the dual impacts of climate change and environmental destruction discusses the urgent need for a restorative development policy.
A discussion of the exceptionally well-documented climate change in Massachusetts. Richard Primack
The inherent conflict between profit from one of California's major crops and the impact on environment and health. Julie Guthman
What modern seismologists are learning about the Earth's interior. Miaki Ishii
An expert on climate change policy explains the coming global challege and the role of public commitment. Henrik Selin
The destabilization of Earth's complex carbon cycle is associated with past mass extinctions. This mathematical model predicts a coming sixth mass extinction.
An important new book connects the dots between the role of microbes in healthy soil and in human health.
David Montgomery and Anne Bikle
How a combination of innovative conservation techniques and involvement of local villages is combating damage in the Himalayas. Kamal Bawa
A leader in the international research on marine sediments explains how climate history is recorded in ocean sediments. Richard Murray
Sea-level patterns over 2000 years and the situation now. Andrew Kemp
Ancient diatom fossils provide clues to the adaptability of these vital organisms in the deep past, and can help predict plankton survival in the present climate change.
Clouds and the particles they contain are essential information for climate science. Here's how scientists gather and decipher that information...............
Sometimes even severely polluted land can be restored. Some case histories... Justin Hollander
Can the great Himalaya ecosystem adapt to the dual assault of rapid development and climate change? Maharaj Pandit
Soil is essential for life on Earth, and life greatly enriches soil. How did the pedosphere evolve, what makes it dynamic, and how can we save it?,,,,,,,,,,...
The distinguished ecologist Kamal Bawa talks about his new book on the Himalayas, his research, and his ATREE institute
Harvard's Law School Environmental Clinic shows us how we can use the law to save our environment. Wendy B. Jacobs
Dudley Foster, the Woods Hole engineer closely associated with the Alvin's history, describes explorations of the deep-sea submersible. Dudley Foster
Calculating the impact of large-scale food production on the environment... Susanne Freidberg
A visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to learn how researchers investigate the dynamic relationship between oceans and climate...............
The complex relationship between marine life and the chemistry and circulation of oceans. Mick Follows
An important critique of geoengineering, including cautions about misinformation. Daniel Cziczo
The Cziczo Lab at MIT investigates the particles that form clouds and the vital role of clouds in climate change.
A fascinating look at the vital role of seagrass in marine ecosystems............
It took almost a century to determine if and how continents moved (continental drift). In the 1960s irrefutable evidence showed that tectonic plates caused regular shifts of the planet’s magnetic polarity, volcanoes and earthquakes -and the drift of continents.
A combination of climate change, industrial fishing, and seafood trade now threaten basic health in many developing nations. Christopher Golden
A visit to the Helmuth Lab to learn how scientists investigate effects of changing climate on coastal ecosystems. Brian Helmuth
Arctic caves contain precise geological records of ancient ice-ages and subsequent melts that help scientists predict the effects of the present permafrost thaw.
A major authority on ocean sediments discusses what these deposits tell us about past and present climate.
The excess CO2 in Earth's atmosphere will remain for hundreds of years. An atmospheric scientist explains the need to reduce that excess as we shift to renewable energy.
A fascinating explanation of the complex relationship between the oceans and atmosphere --and how that balance makes the planet function.......................
The long struggle to commit the international community to prepare for the worldwide climate crisis. Henrik Selin