The Age of Fire - The Pyrocene
Join Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez as they discuss recent climate change driven fire related disasters including the fires in Lahaina, Hawaii and Canada.
This video was recorded on August 16th, 2023, and published on August 20th, 2023.
Some of the topics discussed:
- What were the causal factors behind the terrible fire in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, which according to Michael Mann was a compound climate catastrophe.
- How the NASA FIRMS, a big fire map published daily, is an excellent resource for tracking wildfire activity.
- How we’re into the age of catastrophic climate change and how disasters will increase at a faster rate moving forward.
- How the European monitor organization put out a notice on the week of August 7th, 2023, that the boreal forest is burning more and faster than it ever has before.
- How almost 90 percent of the fires and the increase in fires, is from the boreal.
- How there was a recent legal case won by a group of young plaintiffs in Montana who had accused state officials of violating their right to a healthy environment.
- How the real culprit is the way our society has depended on fossil fuels for the last 100 to 150 years leading to changes in the chemistry of the atmosphere and oceans in the way heat is transferred.
- How it will likely take food shortages in the western countries to finally wake people up to the need for more serious climate action.
- and much 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, COP28 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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