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How Climate Works, by Dr. Jim White

Climatologist Jim White describes the mechanisms that drive climate change in these videos.

In "Abrupt Change—Past, Present, and Future: The Hard Reality and Silver Lining in a Sustainable Future," Jim lays out how climate changed fast in the past, what's happening now, and what we can do to change our future for the better. This talk was the Nye Lecture at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. You can also see slides from the Stefansson Lecture the previous week on a similar topic.

Jim shows how past climates have changed and how we're changing our climate now at the Weather and Climate Summit in Breckinridge in 2015.  (You can also watch Jim's talk from the 2014 Weather and Climate Summit.)

Learn More About Climate filmed Climate Change: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going. Jim reviews the basic science behind the earth’s climate system, discusses how humans are impacting it, and puts the current climate situation into the context of natural variability.

An NSF Science Nation video shows Jim explaining clues to changing climates found in ice cores.

Jim and other climate scientists at CU explain how climate change at the poles is affecting Colorado in Colorado and a Warming Planet, a video from Learn More About Climate.

In ICEE: Jim White - Climate Change, "The ocean drives the bus when it comes to carbon." Jim speaks with science educators at the 2010 Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) Professional Development Workshop and explains how ocean circulation drives climate.

Come see my session at SXSW EcoScience Tuesday: Climate Change and Sustainability records a half-hour talk to the Boulder City Council on how climate change works—and the dilemmas and demands it places on us.

Tropics & Polar Ice: The Science of Climate Change is a session from SXSW Eco, October 2013. Jim White and ecologist Alan Townsend team up for an overview of our environmental challenges in four acts. Follow along with their presentation with their slides, posted to SlideShare.

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