New Video: “Welcome to the Rest of Our Lives”

July 10, 2012

36 Responses to “New Video: “Welcome to the Rest of Our Lives””

  1. Mark Freed Says:


    thank you very much.

  2. Jeremy Nathan Marks Says:

    This is a very good video, thank you for putting it together.

    I think that it is very necessary to keep piling up the evidence and the documentation to show people who are willing to see what is in front of them that changes in our behavior are vitally necessary right now. I like to believe there are many people out there (A plurality? A majority?) who are willing to see what is happening and believe it is reasonable to reconsider their energy consumption.

    As for the rest, I can only shrug my shoulders. People keep insisting that this is just some sort of normal phase in the Earth’s climate cycle that really doesn’t have any serious implications for life on Earth. Of course, if they actually read up on previous climatic changes they would see that it takes very little to make the world difficult to inhabit. Yet somehow they either forget this or think it is simply, I don’t know, ho-hum?

  3. Jeremy Nathan Marks Says:

    Reblogged this on The Sand County and commented:
    I highly recommend checking this video out. I was in the “Derecho” they describe. I have never experienced anything like it.

  4. danolner Says:

    Question: the Munich Re graph used around 6’20” (and also used here at desdemonadespair): what’s the source? I can’t find it. It’s very compelling on the face of it, but I want to be absolutely clear on what it’s showing before bandying it around in a horrified manner…

  5. Reblogged this on Echos from a Pale Blue Dot and commented:
    This video, and it’s companion at the Yale forum deserve awards! Please visit Peter’s site and have a look at the entire video!

  6. EarthKnight Says:

    A great example of the chaos that reigns when systems drift away from Lorenz attractors (stable points in complex non-linear multivariate systems) and what lies between those points.

    It drives me crazy the amount of unwillingness to look at this problem objectively. The climate IS changing (yes, it always does, but not always like this) and we must figure out what to do. But we cannot afford to exacerbate the situation. We are recovering from an ice age in an unusual time, orbitally we are in conditions prime for an extended ice age, but we are emerging from one, rather than being enmeshed within an ice age. This suggests that we are in a sensitive weather/climate situation, and here we are jabbing at the biggest mastodon in the herd with a sharp stick ignoring everyone who’s advising that we pursue a more cautious approach.

    The Exxon fellow had it nearly right, but fundamentally wrong in his statement. “We will HAVE to adapt,” is more accurate a statement, but what will the cost of that adaptation be?

    Make no mistake, if this is a “natural change” as anthropogenic climate change deniers are wont to claim, then we are in for it even worse that it looks like we are.

  7. […] Fossil Fuels = Extreme Weather (Obviously) July 18, 2012 By Guest Contributor Leave a Comment Pin It   Here’s a great guest post from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy covering a few stories that I nearly wrote on here on CleanTechnica and sister site Planetsave, with the video at the top coming from the always excellent Peter Sinclair: […]

  8. […] like,”¬†said Professor Jonathan Overpeck from the University of Arizona, a sentiment that was echoed across the scientific community in the following weeks. By the end of the century, these conditions will be the new […]

  9. csoeder Says:

    Very well done, even by your standards. I have watched it repeatedly, and several times found myself crying. It was also a great resource for this piece I recently put together, which takes a look at regional, local, and personal effects of climate change.

    take care and keep cool!

  10. […] repost as well. It was¬†written by SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith. The lead-in video is from the insightful and super talented Peter Sinclair. Check it […]

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