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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Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Teachers and Interpreters
Use this site to learn about the science of climate change and its potential effects on our nation's wildlife and their habitats.
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Penguin Response to Climate Change
Find out how climate change is affecting Antarctic Adélie penguins and their ecosystem in this video segment adapted from Lloyd Fales and Sweetspot Pictures, Inc.
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Engineering for the Earth
Young students are introduced to the complex systems of the Earth through numerous lessons on the Earth's natural resources, processes, weather, climate and landforms. Key earth science topics include rocks, soils and minerals, water and natural resources, weather patterns and climatic regions, wind, erosion, landforms, and the harvesting of fossil fuels all presented from an engineering point-of-view. (See the Unit Overview section for a list of topics by lesson.) Through many hands-on activiti
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Which Roof is Tops?
When you walk or drive around your neighborhood what do the roofs look like? What if you lived in an area with a different climate, how would that effect the style of roof that you might find. This is an introductory activity to explore the advantages of different roof shapes for different climates or situations.
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TakingITGlobal Climate Change Youth Action Guide
The TakingITGlobal Climate Change Youth Guide to Action is intended to inspire, inform and involve you in taking action on climate change.
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Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1
In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library. This archive is complete with visualization tools for easy assessment and visualization of large data sets. Students also use photometers ...
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