What About the Southern Hemisphere
Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez discuss Climate Change in the context of the often ignored or overlooked Southern Hemisphere.
This video was recorded on January 28th, 2021, and published on February 26th, 2022.
Some of the topics discussed:
- How the Southern Hemisphere or, in this case, the Global South, is treated as a dumping ground by the wealthier nations in the Northern Hemisphere.
- The Basel convention and the amendments related to plastic waste.
- COP26’s failure to meet promises to keep global warming to 1.5 C and to deliver on climate finance to the global south.
- The fact that we are an ocean world and the Southern Hemisphere has vast expanses of Ocean.
- The increase in extreme weather events in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The reduction in the observed low level marine clouds causing a decrease in the Earth’s albedo.
- How the melting of the Greenland ice sheet interacts with the West Antarctic ice sheet causing it to melt faster.
- How Africa, which is considered one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change, is struggling to recover from recent extreme weather events making the people living there more vulnerable to world food price increases.
- How African farmland is being bought by wealthier foreign countries to grow food to ship away from the continent augmenting vulnerabilities.
- The spread of intensifying droughts across Africa.
- and more. . .
Dr. Peter Carter - MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute
Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
Regina Valdez - Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate
Charles Gregoire – Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP26 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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