Dan Miller of the Roda Group (and the former CEO of Ask.com) explains to the Hillside Club in Berkley why "we are really f#@ked."
Miller is part of the Al Gore's "Climate Project," a group that trains speakers to go around the world delivering the "Inconvenient Truth" talks. He explains that part of that training is making sure the talks are not so dire that they turn people off. Dan is now delivering a series of talks called "A Really Inconvenient Truth" where he doesn't follow those rules and doesn't pull any punches.
The lecture focuses on the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) 2007 report. He explains that the report basically tells us that things are going to get "really bad" if don't do something about climate change, however, he points out that the report is is based on best case scenarios.
The really inconvenient truth is that according to the data, things are a lot worse. According to Miller the report takes a linear approach which doesn't consider certain feedback loops. For example, IPCC climate models don't include the effect of melting permafrost releasing greenhouse gases (GHGs). This is not a man made gas but as a result of global warming these natural GHGs will be released into the atmosphere further compounding the problem. This has already started and it estimates conclude that permafrost contains more GHGs than all that mankind has ever released.
Below is a highlight from the lecture but if you are up for a candid and informative look at what we are facing ahead I recommend watching the full program at FORA.tv.