Before you do anything else, do watch this video of climate change inspired road trip…




Find a list of clips, from some of our favorite sources such as TED Climate Talks, hundreds of which are on YouTube; excerpts from late night comedic hosts like Stephen Colbert and John Oliver, and The Year’s Project (a global storytelling and education effort to inform, empower, and unite the world in the face of climate change), which has been producing some extraordinary documentaries with celebrity hosts from Matt Damon to Sigourney Weaver. Their television series, The Years of Living Dangerously is now available on its own YouTube Channel and Facebook after having been originally broadcast on Showtime and National Geographic.

There is much, much more in the TELEVISION section as Television News is covering climate change more effectively every year and Comedy and Late Night are also weighing in.


Watch: A conversation on clean energy industry growth

On Wednesday, March 6th in Washington, D.C., Axios will host conversations with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, senior advisor to the President for international climate policy John Podesta and Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.)…
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Climbing icon and philanthropist Alex Honnold talks energy access and solar power

By Alex Honnold 02/27/24
Legendary climber turned solar energy advocate Alex Honnold speaks with Canary Media’s Maria Virginia Olano about the Honnold Foundation and his passion for environmental advocacy and energy equity. He also explains how his climbing values…
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Climate Change Is No Laughing Matter. Or Is It?

By Hilary Howard 02/10/24
In 2017, Rollie Williams was a struggling comedian when he came across a copy of “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore’s book on climate change. While a New York Times review describes the book as “lucid,…
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How to turn climate anxiety into action

By Renee Lertzman 03/27/23
It's normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed by climate change, says psychologist Renée Lertzman. Can we turn those feelings into something productive? In an affirming talk, Lertzman discusses the emotional effects of climate change and…
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A Christian Response to Climate Change: Q&A with Katharine Hayhoe and Sandra Richter

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver…
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A climate-change-inspired video road-trip across the U.S.

By Bud Ward 05/31/21
In this case, then-graduating Ohio University senior Nate Murray availed himself of a “gnarly van,” specifically a 1983 GMC Vandura. Soon enough and some miles away at Ohio State University, Cody Pfister, a long-time friend…
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The Oxford Offsetting Principles & carbon removal—w/ Eli Mitchell-Larson: RCC podcast S2E62

Many corporations, organizations, and governments have made net zero commitments, and most are leaning on voluntary carbon offsetting to achieve these climate goals. But how can we be sure that such carbon offsets demonstrate a…
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Climate Migration May Lead to the Next Great Housing Crisis

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels.
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  • Climate Change’s Best Hope

    By Ana Aceves

    The one thing Katherine Hayhoe wishes we did about climate change.

  • IEA World Energy Outlook 2021

    Against the backdrop of turbulent markets and a crucial meeting of the COP26 conference on climate change in Glasgow, the 2021 World Energy Outlook

  • Meteorologist on receiving death threats over his climate crisis reports

    Some scientists believe that July 4th may have been one of the hottest days on Earth in 125,000 years, and we keep breaking these records. The earth’s average temperature set a new unofficial record on Thursday, the third such milestone in a week that was already rated as the hottest on record. Meteorologist Chris Gloninger discusses receiving death threats for reporting on the climate crisis before leaving the

  • Our Changing Climate

    In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at the environmental and social cost of the military and militarism. I narrow in on the United States military-industrial complex because it is by far the biggest military machine in the world.

  • Our Climate Our Future

    Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.

  • Science for the Planet

    Science for the Planet is our short video explainer series about how Columbia Climate School scientists and scholars are trying to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.

  • Sen. Sanders on Climate Change Science

    Senator Sanders spoke about climate change science and compared critics of climate change to deniers of the Nazi threat in the 1930s.

  • The Ethanol Effect

    From Iowa's farm fields to Washington's corridors of power, and from the algae-choked surface of the Great Lakes to the poisoned depths of the Gulf of Mexico, "The Ethanol Effect" investigates the human, environmental and political costs of growing and refining corn for ethanol in America.

  • The true cost of the military-industrial complex

    In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at the environmental and social cost of the military and militarism. I narrow in on the United States military-industrial complex because it is by far the biggest military machine in the world. I look at how the military and the military-industrial complex is a massive polluter in terms of both emissions and chemical waste. In addition, the video looks at whether or not these environmental and monetary burdens caused by the military-industrial complex are justified.

  • There’s Hope in the Latest Climate Report

    This episode is sponsored by Wren, a website where you calculate your carbon footprint

  • What’s the Big Deal With a Few Degrees? | Global Weirding

    What's the big deal about a few degrees anyway? Find out in the last episode of Global Weirding. We'd like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way.

  • Why Climate Change is Anti-Justice

    What do you think of when you hear the words “climate change?” Chances are, you might think of sad nature, somewhere far away. But climate change also affects humans, in every corner of the world, including the corner where you live, and where I live. It impacts the people and places we see everyday, and it will impact some of us more than others.

  • You can change the world – with your toaster

    By Sandra Goldmark

    What would happen if we started repairing things again - our toasters, vacuum cleaners, and air conditioning units instead of casting them aside and replacing them altogether? The world has an unhealthy obsession with stuff: we are somehow OK with creating a mountain of staggering trash as long as we can continue to satiate our appetite to buy, buy, buy.

  • 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming

    By Chad Frischmann

    What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as "drawdown," is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking talk, he shares solutions to climate change that exist today -- conventional tactics like the use of renewable energy and better land management as well as some lesser-known approaches, like changes to food production, better family planning and the education of girls. Learn more about how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes the Problem of Dark Money in Politics

    By NowThis News

    We have a system that is fundamentally broken.’ — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is explaining just how corrupt campaign finance laws really are.

  • Andrew Wheeler, former energy lobbyist, confirmed as nation’s top environmental official

    By Washington Post

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) grilled EPA administrator nominee Andrew Wheeler about climate change on Jan. 15

  • Arctic melt: Threat beneath the ice

    By Arwa Damon

    We know the Arctic is experiencing a vast melting of sea ice. But deep in the ocean, something is happening that scientists are still trying to fully understand.

  • Artists harness the power of fire and ice to shape attitudes on climate change

    There's no shortage of powerful images and video when it comes to natural disasters like wildfires and melting glaciers. But a pair of artists are now using those images in new ways, as part of their mission to warn people about climate change and its devastating impact on familiar landscapes.

  • Bill Nye the Science Guy – The Planet is on F**king Fire!

    By Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    Bill Nye, famous for teaching science to kids, has shed his nice teacher persona in order to give adults a grave warning on climate change.

  • Bill Nye the Science Guy on Trump’s Climate Change Denial

    By NowThis

    Bill Nye is just as frustrated as you are with Donald Trump's climate change denial — but he's confident the next generation of progressives will bring about action.

  • Bloomberg On 2020: Any Candidate ‘Better Have A Plan’ On Climate Change

    By Meet the Press

    In an exclusive interview, Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells Chuck Todd he does not yet know if he will run for president in 2020, but adds, “I will be out there demanding that anybody that's running has a plan” to combat climate change.

  • British diver exposes sea of plastic rubbish off Bali coast

    By USA Today

    British diver Richard Horner exposes sea of plastic rubbish off Bali coast.

  • Carbon Pricing with Chickens

    By EarthFixMedia

    Carbon Tax and Cap and Trade are two different policies that aim to reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainable consumption.

  • China’s Carbon Market

    By The Years Project

    In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here's a look at how it's going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

  • Climate Change: National Security Threat?

    By The YEARS Project

    President Donald J. Trump announced a new national security strategy for the United States, removing climate change from the list of global threats. Maybe he should have consulted with the U.S. Military first?

  • Costs and Consequences of US Post-9/11 Wars: Focus on Climate Change

    As we observe another anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack, Neta Crawford, political scientist and co-director of the Costs of War project, discusses the environmental impacts of the post-9/11 wars. Although greenhouse gas emissions from war were excluded from country reporting during the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocols, a major consequence of war is increased use of fossil fuels. During this event, Crawford will share her recent research calculating the U.S. military’s greenhouse gas emissions associated with the post-9/11 wars.

  • Destructive California wildfire creates its own weather system

    By CBC News: The National

    The destructive Carr wildfire in California is so big, it has created its own micro weather system, making it harder to predict what it will do next.

  • Does solar power offer a brighter future for off-the-grid Navajo residents?

    By PBS Newshour

    Bypassed in the ‘30s and '40s, one third of homes in Navajo Nation still have no access to grid electricity. Yet ironically, Nevada is a huge electricity exporter, with one of the biggest coal-fired plants churning out and exporting power. And, now a plan to shut down the plant could sorely cost the reservation. Bt, there might be a new opportunity.

  • Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet

    By The Years Project

    Elizabeth Warren says she "has a plan for that" and fighting the climate crisis is no exception. In this video we take a look at her green manufacturing plan for America that she would enact if she's elected President of the United States in 2020.

  • George Clooney Against Dumf**kery

    By Jimmy Kimmel Live

    According to a new report from the United Nations, our planet is in worse shape than at any other time in human history. The Trump Administration has done everything they can to do nothing about climate change. They just don’t listen to scientists. A lot of people don’t. Scientific fact is suddenly seen as some kind of partisan scare tactic. It endangers us all, so George Clooney is spearheading a new initiative to raise awareness of this foray into ignorance, and what he has to say is important.

  • Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet

    By Nexus Media News

    Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet uses movement and dance to make climate change more emotionally immediate to audiences.

  • Global temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2017

    By Nasa Climate Change

    Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

  • Global Weirding with Katharine Hayhoe

    By PBS

    What's the big deal about a few degrees anyway? Find out in the last episode of Global Weirding.

  • How “levee wars” are making floods worse

    By Vox and ProPublica

    Although levees can protect the people directly behind them, they make flooding worse for those upstream and across the river. Levees don’t make the water disappear, they simply displace it. We wanted readers to understand this idea in a visceral, visual way. We hired scientists at the University of Minnesota to build a room-sized model of a river. Then we added tiny houses.

  • How Rising Temperatures Can Fry the Economy

    By Bloomberg

    Climate researchers are reviewing myriad studies of heat and human behavior, adding them up, and looking for sound conclusions about the relationship between temperature and economic productivity. Here's a short, colorful video guide to this new, and worrisome, research.

  • Indigeous Protectors

    By The Years Project

    One of the most effective ways to protect the world's forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

  • Inside The Sunrise Movement: How Climate Activists Put The Green New Deal On The Map

    By NBC News

    The Green New Deal has seemingly come out of the blue to become a litmus test for 2020 presidential hopefuls. But it didn't happen by accident. Alongside multiple members of Congress—notably Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey—a group of young activists has pushed the plan into the headlines, working behind the scenes to reshape America's approach to the climate crisis.

  • Jerry Brown: Climate change is about inventing, ‘not just adapting’

    By Meet the Press

    In an exclusive interview, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) joins Chuck to discuss the aftermath of passing the gas tax in his state and how the wildfires this year have pushed him to "wake up the country, wake up the world" on climate change.

  • Kelp Could Save Our Oceans — If You Eat It

    By Vice News

    Up to eight feet below the ocean’s surface, former cod fisherman Bren Smith grows groves of a plant that he says could feed the planet and heal its oceans. “You know, for a fisherman it’s kind of weird to grow plants,” he said. “But this is the future.” Smith’s referring to kelp, a seaweed capable of soaking up five times more carbon than land-plants and filtering excess nitrogen out of the water. In Smith’s mind, kelp could become the new kale — and help reverse some of the dangerous effects of human-caused climate change.

  • Mike Bloomberg Delivers Remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit

    By Mike Bloomberg

    Introduced by Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Mike Bloomberg shares the trailer for Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia’s new film, “Paris to Pittsburgh,” and delivers remarks Summit on the U.S. commitment to make progress on the goals of the Paris Agreement and more at the Global Climate Action.

  • NASA’s Garbage Patch Visualization Experiment

    By NASA

    NASA created a visualization of the ocean garbage patches using data from floating, scientific buoys that NOAA has been distributing in the oceans for the last 35-years.

  • Natural Climate Solutions – What Are NCS?

    By TNC Global Communications

    Unlocking nature's potential for climate change mitigation.

  • Plastic Pollution Coalition – Open Up Your Eyes

    By NBC News

    Narrated by Plastic Pollution Coalition Notable supporter, actor Jeff Bridges.

  • Race to Save the Reef

    By CNN

    The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. With its coral dying in record numbers, CNN explores the wonders of the reef and meets the scientists who are trying to save it.

  • Safeguarding Our Planet, a World Economics Forum discussion hosted by Al Gore in Davos

    By World Economic Forum

    A video of Greta Thunberg introduced Safeguarding Our Planet on 1/22/19, a panel in Davos. Hosted by Al Gore, with panelists David Attenborough, whose new film Our Planet will be broadcast on Netflix, April 5, 2019; Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand and the world’s youngest female head of government; Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Indian Mahindra Group; and Akira Sakano, Chair of the Board of Directors, ZeroWaste Academy in Japan.

  • School strike for climate – save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg

    By TEDx Talks

    Greta Thunberg realized at a young age the lapse in what several climate experts were saying and in the actions that were being taken in society. The difference was so drastic in her opinion that she decided to take matters into her own hands.

  • Scientists Are Breeding Super Coral That Can Survive Climate Change

    By Vice News

    They still look beautiful, but coral reefs are dying at staggering rates — experts project that 90 percent of the world's reefs will be gone by 2050. But a growing group of scientists around the world are searching for innovative solutions to make sure that doesn't happen.

  • SciShow

    We recently got an important update from the IPCC, the definitive source on the climate crisis. And while there's not a ton of good news, there are some bits of hope if we can ramp up our actions now.

  • Sea Level Rise Can No Longer Be Stopped, What Next? – with John Englander

    By The Royal Institution

    Sea level rise can no longer be stopped, so it is urgent that we commence intelligent adaptation as a high priority, argues John Englander.

  • Sen. Feinstein VS. Child Activists on Green New Deal

    By NowThis News

    A video of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) clashing with children over the Green New Deal has gone viral. Some say the widely-shared clip misrepresents the full discussion, cutting out Feinstein’s efforts to explain her own climate change plan. Others say it reveals a true generational divide over the urgency of climate action. Here is the raw, un-edited, 11-minute exchange. Decide for yourself.

  • Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!

    By Scott Brusaw

    This video (which is utterly fabulous, by the way, and watched by 22 million people, is then followed by a very extensive April 26, 2018 television news report by KREM 2 News — also great. Scott and Julie Brusaw have been working on this for ten years, each installation teaching them how to improve for the next installation. 

  • Solar Shines in the Heartland

    By Yale Climate Connections

    Dramatic declines in costs over recent years are making solar a 'go to' source across America, as corporations, investors, and electric utilities help drive increasing demand.

  • Soybean farmer says climate change is to blame for bad harvest

    By CBS This Morning

    A new government report says man-made climate change is already wreaking havoc on the U.S., and it will only get worse in the coming decades. The report from 13 federal agencies warns of more destructive wildfires, longer heat waves, and more powerful Atlantic hurricanes. Tony Dokoupil reports from an Indiana farm struggling with the effects.

  • The Beautiful Future Power of Solar

    By Marjan van Aubel

    The Sun delivers more energy to Earth in one hour than all of humanity uses in an entire year. How can we make this power more accessible to everyone, everywhere? Solar designer Marjan van Aubel shows how she's turning everyday objects like tabletops and stained glass windows into elegant solar cells -- and shares her vision to make every surface a power station.

  • The Methane ‘Time Bomb’: How big a concern?

    By Yale Climate Connections

    Examining short- and long-term risks of global warming methane "time bomb". Scientists explain the evidence.

  • The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change: Talk About It

    By Katharine Hayhoe

    How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion -- and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. "We can't give in to despair," she says. "We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act -- and that hope begins with a conversation, today.”

  • The ocean plastic cleanup of Boyan Slat

    By VPRO documentary

    TWith the ocean plastic cleanup, Boyan Slat has set up the first and the greatest ocean plastic cleanup campaign in history. And it all started about five years ago, with a graduation project about the plastic soup in the ocean.

  • The other inconvenient truth

    By Jonathan Foley

    A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin "terraculture" -- farming for the whole planet.

  • The Science Behind a Climate Headline

    By Rachel Pike

    In 4 minutes, atmospheric chemist Rachel Pike provides a glimpse of the massive scientific effort behind the bold headlines on climate change, with her team -- one of thousands who contributed -- taking a risky flight over the rainforest in pursuit of data on a key molecule.

  • The World Bank Backs off Oil and Gas

    By The Years Project

    One of the most effective ways to protect the world's forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

  • This country isn’t just carbon neutral — it’s carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

    By TedTalks

    Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.

  • Vlogbrothers

    By Hank Green

    We should act as if this is an emergency, because it is. But part of that is understanding the tools and strategies countries are using to decarbonize and stabilize the climate. This is work that's already being done. We have already decoupled economic growth from the emission of greenhouse gasses which, frankly, was unthinkable just a couple decades ago.

  • We Are The Asteroid

    By YaleClimateConnections

    Leading Scientists compare current Human pressure on the planet's life support systems to great Extinction events of the past.

  • What Happens in the Arctic Doesn’t Stay in the Arctic

    By Aspen Global Change Institute

    This video is a product of an AGCI workshop on Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Polar Amplification that took place in 2017.

  • What is Earth Overshoot Day and why is it coming earlier each year?

    By The Independent

    Earth Overshoot Day marks the date, each year, when humans use more natural resources than our planet can renew in that entire year. This date is arriving earlier each year, since it started being observed in 1986. This year it arrived on 1 August in 2018. This means that as a species, we are currently using up nature's resources around 1.7 times faster than the planet's ecosystems can regenerate them, through our consumption rates and a growing population.

  • What Really Happened at the UN Climate Conference

    By Rolling Stone

    In the face of Trump’s hostility to the landmark Paris Agreement, a U.S. delegation helped move it forward.

  • Why Climate Change is a Threat to Human Life

    By Mary Robinson

    Climate change is unfair. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended -- and their human rights threatened -- by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands. Mary Robinson asks us to join the movement for worldwide climate justice.

  • Wooden skyscrapers could be the future for cities

    By The Economist

    Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation. Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbon footprints than high-rises made of concrete and steel.

  • Youth & Climate: Amira, Puerto Rico

    By Alliance for Climate Education

    Meet Amira C Odeh Quiñones, a young climate leader in Bayamón, Puerto Rico who has been directly affected by Hurricane Maria. She has dedicated herself to environmental justice, serving as a Sierra Student Coalition youth leader and as regional leader for the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Puerto Rico.