Some Friday video light relief (well, light-ish) on climate change (with an eye on dismal dialogues in Doha) and tax evasion. First the totally adorable Science Girl on climate change, clean energy + a surprise upside – wildfires melt Barbie & Ken before your very eyes Next up, a sweet and funny Starbucks tax sting – two Welsh Activists decide it should return its 28% tax dodge to its customers. Background here If greenhouse gases were visible, would it be easier to persuade publics and politicians to take them seriously? This smart video from New York City suggests the answer is yes. [h/t John Magrath] Finally, climate change adaptation in America. Vicki Arroyo from the Georgetown Climate Center in a rather disturbing TED talk. Makes you wonder if some kind of climate survivalism is on the way adaptationclimate changeStarbuckstax evasion admin You may also like My Friend Died Last Week – Tax Could Have Saved His Life February 26, 2015 ‘Don’t leave this to your children': could climate finance unlock a deal on Climate Change? December 7, 2012 Climate change: which countries are most at risk? Click on this interactive map to find out July 1, 2011 Climate Change links I liked: Adaptation – the Economist, the Guardian and some good news from Burkina Faso and Kenya; Indian environmentalism; extreme LDC weather; a tribunal in Bangladesh; and an Advisory Group that doesn't advise, November 29, 2010 Jasmine Rice in the Weeping Plain: successful adaptation to climate change October 9, 2009 Cash for Climate: how the financing numbers break down September 16, 2009 3 comments Thanks for all these. But re. the TED video though – climate survivalism? I think that gives the wrong impression. I liked her saying, and giving examples, that this is “not just to survive but to thrive” (nicve example of Oxfam America’s insurance scheme for farmers in Ethiopia); and it was quite uplifting (sometimes, literally!) to see her examples of climate change “resilient” architecture, planning, design etc that are a mix of common sense and ingenuity. Reply Did you perhaps mean if greenhouse gases were visible? It’s a great video for showing what that many tons of greenhouse gases would like like if we could see them. I can’t remember off-hand which organization produced it, but there is also an incredible computer simulation of a 21st century “waterfall”, that shows how much volume/space 800 empty, plastic water bottles that are not recycled take up. Reply oops, thanks, corrected now Reply Leave a comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.