Tag Archive: Climate Change

Jul 22 2015

University of California: Human-Climate Interactions and Evolution: Past and Future

This symposium presents varied perspectives from earth scientists, ecologists, and paleoanthropologists on how climate may have shaped human evolution, as well as the prospects for the future of world climate, ecosystems, and our species. Elizabeth Hadly begins with a discussion about A Tipping Point: Using the Past to Forecast Our Future, followed by Naomi Oreskes …

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May 29 2015

Guardian Science Weekly: ‘Sceptical environmentalist’ Bjorn Lomborg on climate change

  Bjorn Lomborg is a Danish author and political scientist, and President of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre. He’s best known for his 2001 book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, in which he controversially claimed that overpopulation, declining energy resources, species loss, certain aspects of global warming are unsupported by the evidence. Lomborg isn’t a sceptic in the …

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May 18 2015

Columbia University: World Leaders Forum | Extreme Weather and Climate

This World Leaders Forum program launches the new Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. It features a panel discussion on understanding the risks to human life and property from extreme weather events, both in the present and future climates, and on developing solutions to mitigate those risks. The discussion was followed by a question …

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Apr 29 2015

Harvard University: Presidential Panel on Climate Change

Experts from the worlds of science, government, economics, business, and history gather in Sanders Theatre for a wide-ranging panel discussion on how society in general and universities in particular can best confront the perils posed by climate change. Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre Moderator: Charlie Rose Host and Executive Producer, …

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Apr 28 2015

Harvard University: Catalyzing Climate Change Solutions

On April 7, 2014, President Drew Faust announced the creation of the Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund to support research initiatives intended to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, and to propel innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy and a greener world. Seven …

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Jan 17 2015

NASA: 2014 Warmest Year On Record

The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists. Nine of the 10 warmest years since modern records began have now occurred since 2000, according to a global temperature analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. 2014’s record-breaking warmth …

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Dec 13 2014

BBC History Hour: The Hunt for BRCA2

The search for a crucial ‘cancer gene’, Miles Davis and Kind of Blue, the Kyoto climate conference and the ‘execution’ of Oliver Cromwell. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays. …

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Dec 04 2014

BBC Science in Action: African Soil Report; Climate Defence Plans; China’s Wetlands; Mangrove Conservation

Unhealthy soil prevalent across sub-Saharan Africa; Climate defence plans at a stand-still in developing countries; Wetlands are in decline across China; Important mangrove forests in need of conservation. Science in Action provides you with the new developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/scia/scia_20141204-2030a.mp3

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Dec 02 2014

AMNH: Our Earth’s Future – A Conversation about Climate Change

On December 1, we’re “opening the doors” of our online classroom and inviting you to join us for a Google+ Hangout event: Our Earth’s Future—A Conversation about Climate Change. As part of the curriculum in the American Museum of Natural History’s online course Our Earth’s Future, scientists will discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and …

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Nov 06 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Planetary Economics: macroeconomic and international implications

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Grubb Chair: Dr Alex Bowen Recorded on 6 November 2014 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. Professor Grubb assesses lessons from 20 years of debate on technology, economic dimensions of global energy and environmental problems from corresponding policy efforts. Michael Grubb is Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy at University …

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Nov 02 2014

AMNH: SciCafe | Islands at the Edge – Climate Change, Globalization, and Island Culture

Jennifer Newell, curator of Pacific Ethnography, and Tina Stege of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, discuss how island life is being affected by the rising seas.  

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Oct 02 2014

BBC Science in Action: 02 Oct 14: HIV in Africa; A Decade of Sub-Saharan African Science; Pesticide Problems; Is Climate Change to blame for the Californian Drought?

Scientists trace the origins of HIV in Africa; A new World Bank and Elsevier Report studies the state of Africa’s Science base; The use of harmful pesticides may still be a problem in developing countries; A new study suggests that increased greenhouse gases may be contributing to the Californian drought.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/scia/scia_20141002-1932a.mp3

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Jul 19 2014

TED-Ed: Lieven Scheire| How quantum mechanics explains global warming

You’ve probably heard that carbon dioxide is warming the Earth. But how exactly is it doing it? Lieven Scheire uses a rainbow, a light bulb and a bit of quantum physics to describe the science behind global warming. Lesson by Lieven Scheire, animation by STK Films.  

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Jul 08 2014

David Victor: Getting Serious About Climate Change

This year, the Keeling Lecture features UCSD School of International Relations and Pacific Studies Professor David Victor, an internationally recognized leader in research on energy and climate change policy He is the Director of the school’s new Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, and author of numerous books including his most recent, “Global Warming Gridlock: …

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Jun 30 2014

Cambridge University: ‘Extreme Sleepover’ — all aboard the floating science factory

Deep sea sediment cores — they’re cold, they’re muddy, and they’re revealing 30,000 years of climate history — as University of Cambridge PhD student Julia Gottschalk reports from her voyage aboard the James Cook research ship last summer. The James Cook is a British Royal Research Ship operated by the Natural Environment Research Council and …

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Jun 08 2014

Sabina Shaikh: Economics of Global Climate Change

“Economics of Global Climate Change” A presentation by Sabina Shaikh, economist on the faculty in the University of Chicago’s Program on Global Environment and Public Policy Studies.Part of the 2008 Summer Teacher Institute on Climate Change at the University of Chicago Center for International Studies. Dr. Sabina Shaikh is an economist on the faculty at …

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Jun 02 2014

National Geographic: Neil deGrasse Tyson – Cosmos – Weather Versus Climate Change

Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the differences between weather and climate change.  

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May 25 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 19 | Cosmic Queries: Space and Science with Bill Nye

Guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer your most intriguing questions about space and science, from asteroid deflection and life on exoplanets to the Large Hadron Collider and climate change.

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May 15 2014

NASA: West Antarctica Glaciers: Past the Point of No Return

A rapidly disappearing section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be on an unstoppable path to complete meltdown. The glaciers contain enough ice to raise global sea level by 4 feet (1.2 meters)  

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May 10 2014

This Week @NASA: NASA’s Fleet of Satellites Help Understand Climate Change

The third U.S. National Climate Assessment was released which took observations from NASA’s fleet of satellites to help understand climate change in the United States. Also, NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 spacecraft arrived at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base to begin final preparations for a scheduled July 1 launch. In Florida, the remaining flight hardware for …

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