Full Frame: Climate Impacts

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Translating Climate’s Impacts

Finding the right solutions to climate change starts with understanding the scale of its impacts. Sophia Kianni is a social entrepreneur and founder of Climate Cardinals, a nonprofit that has worked with thousands of volunteers to translate climate information into more than 100 languages. At 21 years old, she is also the youngest member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.

“I work with so many incredible young people … dedicating their free time to raising awareness about the issue of climate change. And for me, to see that 8,000 young people signed up to work with Climate Cardinals, that shows there are so many people in this current generation who care so much about this issue and have the power to make an impact,” Kianni said in an interview with Full Frame host Mike Walter.

 Warming oceans and ‘all the small things’

The signs of climate change are most obvious in the Arctic, which is warming three times faster than global warming. 

They say that what happens in Greenland doesn’t stay in Greenland. What happens in the industrialized world doesn’t stay there. Basically, both are impacted back and forth. How do you get across the sensitive of urgency about climate change?” said Mie Winding, who leads the climate research center at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

Winding studies zooplankton, small, aquatic microorganisms that larger marine animals feed on. The impact of warming oceans affects how these creatures behave and create a chain reaction that affect larger animals, including humans’ food sources.

Renewable Solutions in Rural China

Cities and towns around the world are transforming themselves to adapt to climate challenges and sometimes in the most unlikely of places.  We visit a remote village in China that’s showing the potential of renewables to power our future.