1. GRASSROOTS

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    from Climate Reality Added 362K 208 1

    Former Vice President Al Gore explores successful social movements from civil rights to the Berlin Wall, from Vietnam to the Arab Spring, in which committed citizens have come together against all odds and turned the tide of history. Join us and stand up for reality. http://www.climaterealityproject.org

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    • Space Chimp

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      Created as a collaboration between World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ben Lee and Leo Burnett, "Space Chimp" carries a message about our planet, and features Ben Lee's track, "Song for the Divine Mother of the Universe".

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      • The Story of Cap & Trade

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        from Story of Stuff Project Added 310K 255 17

        The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about Cap & Trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you.

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        • Perspective

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          from Jesse Brass Added 297K 3,296 84

          Take a look at the entire series here: vimeo.com/channels/makingart Making Art New York, Zaria Forman, Brooklyn, New York Zaria Forman draws large scale pastels that document Earth’s shifting landscape and the effects of progressive climate change. "Being out in nature is certainly what gives me perspective ... it means the whole world to just see the ocean and look at its vastness and, like ah right, this is what life's about ..." You can find out more about Zaria here: zariaforman.com Music courtesy of Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/) and Ryan Taubert For more information about Brass Brothers Films go to brassbrothersfilms.com.

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          • Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip

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            from Leo Murray Added 258K 521 114

            A short animated film about the feedback loops likely to lead to catastrophic climate change, by Leo Murray. The script, with extensive peer-reviewed references and additional information and links, is available at http://wakeupfreakout.org/ along with links to translations in more than twenty foreign languages. Some of these are also available in the Subs and Dubs album. There is also a multilingual DVD available thanks to cinerebelde.org

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            • CLIMATE 101

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              from Climate Reality Added 218K 372 0

              Bill Nye narrates this short film on the basics of climate change. Join us and stand up for reality. http://climaterealityproject.org

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              • Carrotmob Makes It Rain

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                from carrotmob Added 172K 403 77

                Thanks for watching! Find out the latest at http://carrotmob.org Other links: http://facebook.com/carrotmob http://twitter.com/carrotmob http://twitter.com/schulkin

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                • Vanishing Island

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                  from The New York Times - Video Added 166K 961 18

                  This short documentary profiles residents of the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana, as they confront a future threatened by sinking shorelines and rising seas. Produced by: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Click here to follow us: vimeo.com/newyorktimes Watch more videos at: nytimes.com/video Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/nytvideo

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                  • A Song of Our Warming Planet

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                    When faced with the challenge of sharing the latest climate change discoveries, scientists often rely on data graphics and technical illustrations. University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford came up with a completely different approach. He’s using his cello to communicate the latest climate science through music. Thermometer measurements show the average global temperature has risen about 1.4 °F (0.8 °C) since 1880. Typically, this warming is illustrated visually with line plots or maps showing year-by-year changes in annual temperatures. As an alternative, Crawford used an approach called data sonification to convert global temperature records into a series of musical notes. The final result, “A Song of Our Warming Planet,” came about following a conversation Crawford had with geography professor Scott St. George during an internship. St. George asked Crawford about the possibility of turning a set of data into music. “Data visualizations are effective for some people, but they aren’t the best way to reach everyone,” says St. George. “Instead of giving people something to look at, Dan’s performance gives them something they can feel.” Crawford based his composition on surface temperature data from NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies. The temperature data were mapped over a range of three octaves, with the coldest year on record (–0.47 °C in 1909) set to the lowest note on the cello (open C). Each ascending halftone is equal to roughly 0.03°C of planetary warming. In Crawford’s composition, each note represents a year, ordered from 1880 to 2012. The pitch reflects the average temperature of the planet relative to the 1951–80 base line. Low notes represent relatively cool years, while high notes signify relatively warm ones. The result is a haunting sequence that traces the warming of our planet year by year since the late 19th century. During a run of cold years between the late 1800s and early 20th century, the cello is pushed towards the lower limit of its range. The piece moves into the mid-register to track the modest warming that occurred during the 1940s. As the sequence approaches the present, the cello reaches higher and higher notes, reflecting the string of warm years in the 1990s and 2000s. Crawford hopes other researchers and artists will use or adapt his composition to support science outreach, and has released the score and sound files under a Creative Commons license. “Climate scientists have a standard toolbox to communicate their data,” says Crawford. “We’re trying to add another tool to that toolbox, another way to communicate these ideas to people who might get more out of music than maps, graphs and numbers.” The video ends with a stark message: Scientists predict the planet will warm by another 1.8 degrees Celsius (3.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. This additional warming would produce a series of notes beyond the range of human hearing. ----- Support for this project was provided by the Institute on the Environment, the College of Liberal Arts, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and the School of Music at the University of Minnesota. Video production by Elizabeth Giorgi. Sound recording and engineering by Michael Duffy.

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                    • Welcome to Union Glacier

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                      from Studiocanoe Added 151K 2,814 135

                      Union Glacier is located in the southern Ellsworth Mountains of West Antarctica. This is a documentary about a small team of people who live and work on the glacier during the Antarctic summer. In 2013 I was the filmmaker attached to the Scott Expedition - the journey that completed Captain Scott's final, ill-fated expedition from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again. Our team passed through Union Glacier Camp on route to the starting point of Scott's Hut at Cape Evans, but after becoming stranded at the camp and working with the staff there; I decided to make this documentary. You can see a short trailer for the film here - https://vimeo.com/103828993 For me, this film seems a bit like an antithesis to many expedition and adventure documentaries. There is no great achievement or record broken, nor any real challenge to overcome. Instead it concerns minor details; the everyday tasks of the staff that were made more special by the environment surrounding them. And in fact, I think that's what attracted me to make this film - the delightful trivialities of an average life, working in Antarctica. If you're interested, you can see all the short films I made for the Scott Expedition here - http://studiocanoe.com/expeditions/

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