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Title: *Youtube search for Burma OR Myanmar - Climate Change* (video)
Description/subject: About 47,600 results (August 2017) 59,600 (September 2017).
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Various sources via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5
Date of entry/update: 20 August 2017

Title: Climate Change (Wikipedia)
Description/subject: "Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as "global warming"..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2014

Title: Climate State
Description/subject: Videos about climate change/global warming
Language: English
Source/publisher: Climate State
Format/size: Adobe Flash,or html5
Alternate URLs: https://www.youtube.com/c/climatestate
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2017

Title: DMOZ - Climate Change
Description/subject: Rich collection of links
Language: English
Source/publisher: DMOZ
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2017

Title: Global warming (Wikipedia)
Description/subject: "Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth's mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F), with about two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and scientists are more than 90% certain that it is primarily caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. These findings are recognized by the national science academies of all major industrialized nations. Climate model projections are summarized in the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). They indicate that during the 21st century the global surface temperature is likely to rise a further 1.1 to 2.9 °C (2 to 5.2 °F) for their lowest emissions scenario and 2.4 to 6.4 °C (4.3 to 11.5 °F) for their highest. The ranges of these estimates arise from the use of models with differing sensitivity to greenhouse gas concentrations..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html, pdf, zip,
Date of entry/update: 20 August 2012

Title: Google search results for "Climate Change"
Description/subject: About 167,000,000 results (January 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2017

Title: Nature Climate Change archive
Description/subject: "Nature Reports Climate Change was an online only publication from Nature Publishing Group, published from June 2007 through May 2010. Content from the site remains freely available and can be accessed through the Nature Climate Change archive."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Nature"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 July 2014

Title: Publications on "Climate change"
Description/subject: Climate change and justice...Climate change and agriculture...Climate change and forests...Bioenergy.
Language: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Source/publisher: Misereor
Format/size: html. pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2014

Individual Documents

Title: Watch New Video Documentary: Warmer Days. Myanmar in the Age of Climate Change
Date of publication: 08 December 2017
Description/subject: "How is Climate Change affecting Myanmar? What are ways to adapt to Climate Change? Watch and find the answers in the new MCCA documentary: ‘Warmer Days: Myanmar in the Age of Climate Change’. The video-documentary was produced by the Yangon Film School for MCCA and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation with the unbending support of the European Union..."
Language: English,Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Climate Change Alliance
Format/size: Adobe Flash,or html5
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2018

Title: Climate change: Is the media failing us? Why journalists fail to adequately report on climate change. (video)
Date of publication: 11 November 2017
Description/subject: "On The Listening Post this week we bring you a special show on climate change and the news coverage that seldom matches the scale and the urgency of the problem. This year, once again, extreme weather events - hurricanes, floods, wildfires - have provided the news media with the opportunity to address a planet-sized elephant in the room: climate change. But once the storm has passed, the media too moves on. The latest round of global climate talks is happening right now in Germany but the media attention has been sparse. Earlier this year, climate change came second in an international public survey of global threats and yet journalists still regularly fall short. The Listening Post's Will Yong asks why."
Author/creator: Lisa Hymas, Nicholas Beuret, Martin Lukacs, Amantha Perera, Jenni Monet,
Language: English
Source/publisher: Aljazeera (The Listening Post)
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2017

Title: From Plan to Action: Implementing climate change action in Myanmar: A milestone!
Date of publication: 30 October 2017
Description/subject: "On 26 and 27 October 2017 the MCCA with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC) conducted a very important workshop to mainstream climate change into sectoral action. It can be considered a milestone The Myanmar Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2030 (to be adopted soon) includes six sectoral outcomes – or pillars – to be achieved through six Sectoral Action Plans on: 1) Food Security; 2) Healthy Eco-System, 3) Sustainable and Resilient Transport, Industry and Energy; 4) Resilient Cities; 5) Health and DRR; 6) Education and Science..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Climate Change Alliance
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2018

Title: Climate-smart agriculture, fisheries and livestock for food security - Policy Guidance Brief 1
Date of publication: October 2017
Description/subject: "The agriculture sector (including livestock and fisheries) constitutes about 28 per cent of Myanmar’s gross domestic product and 61 per cent of the total employment. Moreover, 70 per cent of Myanmar’s population still lives in rural areas and remains highly dependent on small-scale agriculture (crops, livestock, fishing). Rural poor suffer insufficient access to food and nutrition. Climate change has already challenged the agriculture sector in Myanmar by affecting rice yields and livestock production, while disasters such as floods and cyclones have caused massive destruction in rural areas..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Climate Change Alliance
Format/size: pdf (760K)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmarccalliance.org/mcca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Brief-1_web.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2018

Title: The reality of climate change
Date of publication: 26 April 2017
Description/subject: "The Reality of Climate Change is a global warming documentary about many of the problems and the solutions to the climate crisis. Material was sourced from various sources, ranging from Carl Sagan outlining climate change back in 1990, to Roland Emmerich's 2004 pre-production of The Day After Tomorrow, the 2006 documentary Global Warming: What You Need to Know, and content from more recent times. This is a pre release, if you have suggestions for improvements, feel free to post it in the comments."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Climate State
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (48 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2018

Title: Noam Chomsky Climate Change Speech 2017
Date of publication: 12 April 2017
Description/subject: Erudite and ironic overview/history of the dangers of climate change and nuclear war.
Author/creator: Noam Chomsky
Language: English
Source/publisher: MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (1 hour thirteen minutes)
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2017

Title: Prepare for Climate Change Risks, Report Urges
Date of publication: 05 April 2017
Description/subject: "RANGOON — Burma must prepare for a dramatic climate shift of hotter temperatures, more rainfall, higher sea levels, and more tropical cyclones, warns a climate change report published this week. Data from 19 weather stations across the country operating since 1981 show Burma’s climate is already changing—average temperatures and rainfall have both increased over this period..."
Author/creator: Rik Glauert
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 April 2017

Title: Noam Chomsky on Trump Climate Policies
Date of publication: 23 March 2017
Description/subject: "At a recent MIT hosted Starr Forum, Chomsky explained broader US politics, with the scope on climate science and what it means for the future" https://chomsky.info/
Author/creator: Noam Chomsky
Language: English
Source/publisher: MIT via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash (20 Minutes)
Alternate URLs: https://chomsky.info/
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2017

Title: Red Sky at Morning: Climate Change Policy at the Start of the Trump Administration
Date of publication: 06 January 2017
Description/subject: Useful general introduction to the science and politics of climate change
Author/creator: James Turner
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wellesley College/Albright Institute
Format/size: Adobe Flash (1 hour, 10 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2017

Title: Before The Flood (video)
Date of publication: 04 November 2016
Description/subject: You may have to search youtube etc. to find the full version of the film, which is very elusive.....maybe the version on Archive.org will be stable..... "If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? "Before the Flood", presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. “We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.” Before the Flood premieres in theaters on October 21st and will air globally on the National Geographic Channel on October 30th in 171 countries and 45 languages. The film is directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Jennifer Davisson and Trevor Davidoski with Brett Ratner and James Packer of RatPac Entertainment. It was written by Mark Monroe and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, Adam Bardach, Mark Monroe, and Zara Duffy. The film is edited by Geoffrey Richman A.C.E., Ben Sozanski, Abhay Sofsky, and Brett Banks. The Director of Photography is Antonio Rossi. The Executive Music Producers are Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross with original music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mogwai and Gustavo Santaolalla. The carbon emissions from Before The Flood were offset through a voluntary carbon tax. Learn how you can offset your own carbon emissions by going to CarboTax.org "
Author/creator: Fisher Stevens (Director), Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese (Producers)
Language: English
Source/publisher: National Geographic
Format/size: Adobe Flash (1 hour 35 minutes)
Alternate URLs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_the_Flood_(film)
Date of entry/update: 24 November 2016

Title: Myanmar's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution-INDC
Date of publication: 25 August 2015
Description/subject: "Climate Change is the most threatening global challenge faced by humanity. Myanmar is one of the most highly vulnerable countries in the world to the adverse impacts of climate change facing threats from extreme weather events, sea level rise, flooding and drought. Without action to adapt to these threats, the prospects for the economic development of our population of over 50 million will be hindered and our environment degraded. With the largest standing forests on mainland South East Asia, Myanmar currently absorbs more greenhouse gases than it emits, thereby already making a significant contribution to global efforts to tackle climate change. However, wearecurrently in the process of rapid industrialisation and increasing urbanisation which will lead to an increase in our emissions of greenhouse gases. We therefore intend to implement a series of policies and actions to maintain the harmony between growth and mitigating climate change. This means planning the development of our economy so it takes place in a sustainable manner,whilst also confronting multiple challenges such poverty alleviation and protecting our population against climate related disasters..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (339K)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmarccalliance.org/mcca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Myanmars-INDC.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2018

Title: Global Warming, What You Need To Know, with Tom Brokaw (video)
Date of publication: 14 December 2014
Description/subject: "Tom Brokaw looks at the scientific evidence for climate change . Is the earth going through a period of global warming?How is mankind affecting the rate of warming and what- if possible- can we do to slowdown the process or even stop it?"
Author/creator: Tom Brokaw,Thomas Pandolfi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Discovery Channel via Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash (1 hour, 27 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2017

Title: Climate change: evidence and causes
Date of publication: 24 February 2014
Description/subject: "The Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences, with their similar missions to promote the use of science to benefit society and to inform critical policy debates, offer this new publication as a key reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative answers about the current state of climate change science. The publication makes clear what is well established, where consensus is growing, and where there is still uncertainty. It is written and reviewed by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national science academies, as well as the newest climate change assessment from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Royal Society, US National Academy of Sciences
Format/size: html, Adobe Flash
Alternate URLs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv0zONEy_vo
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2016

Title: PBS Global Warming - The Signs and the Science
Date of publication: 17 May 2012
Description/subject: "Global Warming: The Signs and The Science is a 2005 documentary film on global warming made by ETV, the PBS affiliate in South Carolina, and hosted by Alanis Morissette. The documentary examines the science behind global warming and pulls together segments filmed in the United States, Asia and South America and shows how people in these different locales are responding in different ways to the challenges of global warming to show some of the ways that the world can respond..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: PBS
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5
Date of entry/update: 09 November 2017