Climate change is a wide ranging topic that is often clouded in scientific information and not immediately relevant to our daily lives in Loudoun County.  However, just because you don’t immediately see the impacts of climate change in Loudoun, these global forces are currently affecting the world’s ecosystems and communities, and these impacts will become more pronounced every year into the future.  We have assembled a few audio/visual recommendations to help you grow your knowledge on the subject.

Climate Change Introductions
James Hansen: Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change
Peter Ward: Under a Green Sky
Albert Bates’ We’re Totally F**ked Year in Review 2014

Climate Science
Charting Irreversible Climate Change with Jason-3 New!
Katharine Ricke: Maximum Warming Occurs Decade After Emmission
Rachel Pike: The Science Behind a Climate Headline
Gavin Schmidt: The Emergent Patterns of Climate Change

Ocean Acidification
Demystifying Ocean Acidification And Biodiversity Impacts

Feedback Loops
Guy McPherson – Climate Science Update Fall 2014
The Permafrost Carbon Feedback Loop In The Arctic
Paul Beckwith – Arctic Methane
Natalia Shakhova – Methane Hydrates

Natural Gas and Fracking
Josh Fox: Gasland 2 and Beyond

Animal Agriculture
Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn: Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret

Alternative Energy
Decentralized Energy: Why Building Electricity Generation Where The Demand Is Makes Sense

Affecting Change With Social Movements
Marshall Ganz – Fighting for Social Change

Divestment
What’s the financial case for divesting from fossil fuels?
What is Fossil Fuel Divestment?

Arctic
Why the Arctic is Climate Change’s Canary in the Coal Mine
Greenland 2014: Follow the Water
Permafrost – The Tipping Timebomb