Tag Archive: Global Warming

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 23 2014

Public Domain TV: New Formula for cleaner & cheaper Diesel Fuel

Diesel — we know it best as the fuel that does the heavy lifting. Typically, diesel fuel is made from crude oil, but scientists can make high-grade diesel from coal, natural gas, plants or even agricultural waste, using a process called Fischer–Tropsch, or “FT.” Just about any carbon source is an option. FT Diesel is …

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Nov 20 2014

NASA: A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern …

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Nov 12 2014

Rice University: Carbon-capture breakthrough

Rice University scientists invent a porous material to capture carbon dioxide at natural gas wellheads. The recyclable material absorbs 82 percent of its weight in carbon dioxide and releases it as gas when the wellhead pressure is relieved.  

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Sep 25 2014

NASA: Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2014 Minimum Extent

Sea ice acts as an air conditioner for the planet, reflecting energy from the sun. On September 17, the Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent for 2014. At 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), it’s the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record. With warmer temperatures and thinner, less resilient ice, the …

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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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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 02 2014

Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

You can’t understand climate change in pieces, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt. It’s the whole, or it’s nothing. In this illuminating talk, he explains how he studies the big picture of climate change with mesmerizing models that illustrate the endlessly complex interactions of small-scale environmental events.  

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Apr 27 2014

Michael Wara: The Case for a Carbon Tax as US Climate Policy

Michael Wara & John Weyant discuss the cost-effectivness, durablilty and environmental effectivness of US climate policy while focusing on a tax on carbon emissions. Hosted by Stanford University.  

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Apr 24 2014

Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Rethinking Global Food Security

What environmental, societal and economic forces are reshaping the global context for food security? Dimensions to be addressed: – Changing climate and weather patterns – Addressing demands of an emerging global middle class – Strengthening efficient agricultural value chains Speakers: · Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria · Shenggen Fan, …

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Apr 23 2014

Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Building Resilience to Natural Disasters

Published on Feb 1, 2014 The devastation caused by extreme weather events consistent with the increased risk of climate change will continue to inflict heavy social and financial costs. How can natural disasters be better anticipated and managed? Speakers: · Baroness Amos, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations, New York; Global Agenda …

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Apr 22 2014

Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Leading the Global Climate and Energy Agenda

Published on Feb 1, 2014 Leading the Global Climate and Energy Agenda. The European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank will hold a joint press conference to discuss opportunities for global climate and energy action, following the publication of the EU’s climate and energy framework to 2030. Speakers: • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United …

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Mar 23 2014

Fireside Chat: Bill Gates and Dr. Steven Chu

Published on Mar 6, 2014 Moderator – John Podesta, Center for American Progress, Chair and Counselor Steven Chu, U.S. Department of Energy, Secretary Bill Gates, Microsoft, Chairman Discussing energy technology innovation and future energy sources. And different approaches to global warming and green house gas emissions. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact …

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