Carbon, Climate and Greening Business Session Outline
Part Two of Greening Business: Much of the current emphasis on the environment and sustainability revolves around climate change and the impact of human activities on rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. In order to place the applied business-related content in the context of the environmental problems that we face, tutors may find it useful to provide an introduction to the core Earth System Science concepts of the Earth’s energy balance, the carbon cycle, and systems terminology su
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Water: Groundwater
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, showin by recent droughts. Globally, there are many reas that do ot have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world
Author(s): An Open University Course Team

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15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT)
Introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. Develops an integrated approach to analysis of climate change processes, and assessment of proposed policy measures, drawing on research and model development within the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

12.007 Geobiology (MIT)
The interactive Earth system: biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. Subject introduces the concept of "life as a geological agent" and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly 4 billion years since life first appeared. Topics include the origin of the solar system and the early Earth atmosphere; the
Author(s): Summons, Roger

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Avoiding dangerous climate change: Geo-engineering or mitigation? (Part 1)
In this year's Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, climate scientists and a historian of science will discuss the scientific and social ramifications of geo-engineering Earth's climate.
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Project Budburst
Research how plants in your area can be used to indicate climate change. Project BudBurst is a U.S. field study campaign that engages citizen scientists in making careful observations of the phenological events such as first leafing, first flower, and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees, shrubs, ...
Author(s): Tracy Warwick and Jennifer Schwarz Ballard

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Survival of the most adaptable- how the recession can lead to a change for the better- Spring 2009 Q
Survival of the most adaptable- how the recession can lead to a change for the better: As the global recession sinks into becomming a global depression, and new financial measures such as 'quantitative easing' are brought in to try and stabilise markets, Judge Business School's podcast series has been talking to its academics to find out how business can best cope with the changing financial climate it now finds itself in. Boni Sones reports on this positive advice from the experts.
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Can we turn adversity into opportunity? Yes, we can- Winter 2008 Quarterly Podcast Part 2
Can we turn adversity into opportunity? Yes, we can. As 2008, a year that shook the world and began the restructuring of the global economies, draws to a close, we take a look at the year ahead. Which economies are likely to find it easiest to ride out the current recession and what management tools and skills should opinion formers and business leaders draw on to ensure they provide the right climate for firms to do well? Strangely, not all the news is bad news, as we have been finding out in o
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Can we turn adversity into opportunity? Yes, we can- Winter 2008 Quarterly Podcast Part 1
Can we turn adversity into opportunity? Yes, we can. As 2008, a year that shook the world and began the restructuring of the global economies, draws to a close, we take a look at the year ahead. Which economies are likely to find it easiest to ride out the current recession and what management tools and skills should opinion formers and business leaders draw on to ensure they provide the right climate for firms to do well? Strangely, not all the news is bad news, as we have been finding out in o
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The true costs of saving the earth
As the 2008 UN climate change talks struggle to a conclusion in Poland this week research undertaken at Judge Business School shows exactly how vital it is that international leaders reach an agreement on cutting the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Work by Dr Chris Hope suggests that the mean net present impact on the world's climate, economy and society of cutting down tropical rainforests is a staggering 12 trillion dollars. It is the first time that researchers have put a figure on the pres
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New model regulation in the electricity industry
A new report by Dr Michael Pollitt of Judge Business School argues that the work of the regulator can be put to better use in focusing on two current issues; tackling the problem of climate change and protecting consumers suffering from 'fuel poverty'. In order to adopt this new role, however, the UK needs a fresh model for the regulation of its electricity and gas industries.
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China U.S. Climate Conference
Opening Session: The University, Scientific Research, and Climate Change Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes This panel will highlight the mutual vulnerability of China and the U.S. to climate change, and the indispensable role of scientific research in understanding the problem and developing solutions. What's ...
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The Economics of Climate Change
The Economics of Climate Change: Is tackling climate change a pro-growth strategy for California?" - a talk by Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the United Kingdom Government Economic Service and author of the highly regarded report, the "Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change." The College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, is hosting the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Stern will explain how inaction on climate change could lead to the kind of e
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The U.S. Supreme Court Confronts Global Warming: Deconstructing Massachusetts v. USEPA
Join a panel of distinguished scholars and expert environmental lawyers for a panel discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's April 2, 2007, decision in the groundbreaking climate change case, Massachusetts, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . In Massachusetts , a divided Supreme Court held that California, 11 other states and the nation's major environmental organizations have legal standing to bring this case; that USEPA has the authority under the federal Clean Air Act to regulate
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Striking a Solar Balance by NASA
A short video by NASA discussing how the solar and thermal energy balance effects climate change and global warming. for more information see: http://www.nasa.gov
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The (Ralph) Keeling Curve
After two decades watching atmospheric oxygen levels drop, a Scripps researcher's conclusions about climate could leave one feeling light-headed.
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Welcome to the New Normal
Scripps Oceanography research suggests that climate change will require a complete rethinking of water delivery systems in the West. That'll be step one.
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NASA CONNECT Virtual Earth: Using Concept Maps to Solve Problems
In NASA CONNECT Virtual Earth, students will be introduced to Earth system science. They will learn what a system is and how to apply the concept of systems to learn more about how the Earth functions. Students will understand the only way to really comprehend the workings of our planet is to look at the Earth as a whole system. They will also focus on Earth science applications of national priority to expand and accelerate the use of knowledge, science, and technologies resulting from the Earth
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View of the vertical stratification of microhabitats in the Mojave desert
The microhabitats within the desert habitat vary by soil type and micro climate. These differences account for the different types of vegetation in each microhabitat.
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Introduction to Climate Dynamics and Climate Modeling (CA Textbook)
A comprehensive analysis of all the components of the climate system (atmosphere, ocean, ice sheets, etc) and of all the interactions between them is out of the scope of any course or book. We have thus chosen here to provide only a brief overview of the processes that rule the behaviour of those different ...
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