A video interview with Peter deMenocal
What do Florida, the treasures of Venice (Italy), and Bangladesh have in common? They could all soon be part of our past if we don’t muster the political will to reverse course on industrial pollution.
Geologist, oceanographer, and climatologist Peter de Menocal shares insights on the known and potential effects of the continuing development of industrial civilization on world climate — and in the near future!
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A word about video & connection speeds:
If you are like most of us, your connection speed is less than desirable. Regardless, you can view either version of the interview – it just may take longer.
The 28.8k version is a lower resolution version with a smaller window. At a 28,800 connection speed, it should begin to play in about 60 seconds. At higher speeds it will play even faster. It will look the same at any speed.
The 56k version is a much higher quality video with a larger viewing window. At a 28,800 connection speed, it will take 5-7 minutes to buffer before it begins to play. At a 56,000 connection speed – or higher – it will play more or less immediately. It too will look the same at any speed.