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Planet Earth - We Have A Problem - 1- David Wasdell at Taellberg Forum 2008 - part1

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Published on Jun 7, 2009

"Beyond the Tipping Point: Feedback Dynamics & the onset of Runaway Climate Change"

* THE BEST AND MOST IMPORTANT PRESENTATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE OUT THERE in 2009 *
tidal wave science about climate change, tipping points and runaway climate change.
Find out why @ http://apollo-gaia.org/BaliandBeyond.htm

After a basic introduction to climate dynamics, the powerful feedback system, already accelerating climate change, is analysed. It is argued that we have already passed the tipping point that marks the onset of runaway climate change, and are fast approaching the critical threshold beyond which the behaviour becomes unstoppable. The presentation concludes with an outline of the global strategy now urgently required to re-stabilise the life-support system of Planet Earth.

David Wasdell delivered this copiously illustrated presentation on the 29th June 2008 to the Strategy-Planning workshop of the Tällberg Forum (annual informal gathering of 500 world leaders @ http://tallbergfoundation.org) in the heart of Sweden. It was subsequently recorded in studio conditions and beautifully produced by the staff team of the Tällberg Foundation who also added an introduction by their Chairman, Bo Ekman.

After a basic introduction to climate dynamics, the powerful feedback system, already accelerating climate change, is analysed. It is argued that we have already passed the tipping point that marks the onset of runaway climate change, and are fast approaching the critical threshold beyond which the behaviour becomes unstoppable. The presentation concludes with an outline of the global strategy now urgently required to re-stabilise the life-support system of Planet Earth.

New scientific research, published since the video was completed, calls for a doubling of the figure used in the presentation for the strength of the water-vapour feedback. This adds 50% to the calculated power of current global heating and reinforces the conclusion that runaway climate change has already been initiated. The urgency of the imperative response to the global emergency cannot now be overstated.

Chapters:
Forewords by Bo Ekman, Chairman of the Taellberg Forum (01:54)
Introduction to the Presentation (06:46)
Part 1: Basics of Climate Change (09:02)
Part 2: Feedback Dynamics and the Acceleration of Climate Change (13:42)
Part 3: Tipping Point: Onset of Runaway Climate Change (08:15)
Part 4: Climate Stabilisation: The Task (07:53)
Part 5: Climate Stabilisation: The Strategy (09:27)
Epilogue: From Despair to Action based on Realistic Hope (04:58)

David Wasdell has granted us permission to publish his presentation here to facilitate web access and distribution. You can watch the video by chapter on his website at
http://www.apollo-gaia.org/PlanetEart....
You can also watch the full video at http://www.viddler.com/explore/youth-...

Additional Languages & Subtitles
We have made the full 60 minutes available @ http://dotsub.com/view/49457cd9-497b-..., fit for subtitle translations.
Would you like to see this subtitled in various languages? Can you commit to translate the entire video? If so, please get in touch.

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