4 degrees of global warming: regional patterns and timing
Second presentation from session 1 of the 4degrees International Climate Conference.
The role of international transportation sectors in climate stabilization
Fourth presentation of session 9 of the 4 Degrees international climate conference
Episode 100: Indonesia: Pathways to a Future Historian Max Lane spies Indonesia's possible futures through the lens of its recent history and current political and economic climate. With host Jennifer Cook. Dr Max Lane -
Historian Max Lane spies Indonesia's possible futures through the lens of its recent history and current political and economic climate. With host Jennifer Cook.
Dr Max Lane -
Coal: The Elephant in the Room
John Ashton, Special Representative for Climate Change at the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office presented a public lecture called, Coal: The Elephant in the Room
One Year After the Garnaut Climate Change Review
Professor Ross Garnaut presented the final report of the Garnaut Climate Change Review to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on 30 September 2008, the morning of the largest ever one day points fall on the New York Stock Exchange. Since then, the histories of the financial crisis and climate change policy have been closely linked. Amongst much else, they have been linked by the challenge that Governments have faced, in Australia, in the United States and elsewhere, in formulating policy in the national i
Observing climate change effects using the Earth’s gravity field
The Earth's gravity field varies from place to place and from one day to the next. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) is a revolutionary satellite system that allows scientists to use gravity changes to observe critical rates of ice mass loss in Antarctica and Greenland. It can also show changes in the water storage in river drainage basins such as the Murray-Darling Basin. This talk will provide an overview of these results as well as outline NASA's plans for the next such miss
Geological Perspectives on Climate Change
Throughout Earth’s history, mass extinctions of species were closely related to physical and chemical changes in the atmosphere and the oceans. These variations were controlled by heat from the sun, the distribution of oceans and continents, the extent of ice sheets; volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts, air-borne particles, the eruption of methane and greenhouse effects. Greenhouse episodes were amplified by carbon dioxide and methane feedback effects from warming oceans and drying ve
Fires, Forests and Futures
The sustainability of the Ash forests of Victoria is contentious for a number of reasons, not least because of the pressures of population and economic growth, and climate change on their diverse uses. Attempts to take account of the principle of sustainability in weighing alternative uses have not been widely accepted and the methods used are themselves the subject of debate. But those attempts have been largely grounded in deterministic models. Recent experience in the Ash forests of Victoria
Climate Change and Global Health
Climate change raises a number of challenges to human wellbeing, among these is the threat to our health. In combination with climate change, large-scale global environmental changes such as loss of biodiversity, changes in fresh water supplies and stresses on food production systems, have the potential to cause systemic adverse alterations in patterns of health and disease. These can combine with many other specific challenges, including the emergence of new infectious diseases and the re-emerg
Post Copenhagen: Where do we go now?
What really went on at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference? Was it a fiasco or a positive step forward? Those are some of the questions that were addressed by a panel of experts at The Australian National University. The panel discussion - Post Copenhagen: Where do we go now? - will brought together people who experienced the COP15 discussions first hand. They discussed and reviewed what really happened at the negotiations, what the failure to reach a binding agreement means
Six Months After Copenhagen: What’s next, and where does Australia stand?
This symposium brought together key experts to discuss the future of Climate Change action in Australia, 6 months after the Copenhagen Climate Change summit.
An Architecture for International Cooperation on Climate Change
The Fifth Annual Sir Leslie Melville Lecture was presented by Professor Warwick J McKibbin. Sir Leslie Melville’s legacy includes the design and establishment of new institutions for dealing with global macroeconomic interdependence. Today the world is grappling with a far more complex set of problems related to environmental interdependence on a global scale. In this lecture, Professor Warwick McKibbin argues that major countries must respond to the issue of climate change, tak
Surviving the winter
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Introduction
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon: An introduction to conference structure and aims.
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Gradual Climate Change or "Tipping Points" in the
Gradual Climate Change or "Tipping Points" in the system
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Climate in the Amazon Basin: from interannual var
Climate in the Amazon Basin: from interannual variability to climate change
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - What are the patterns of climate that threaten the
What are the patterns of climate that threaten the Amazon Biome?
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - How stable or variable is the climate of Amazonia?
How stable or variable is the climate of Amazonia?
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Interactions between Amazon economies, ecosystems
Interactions between Amazon economies, ecosystems and climate from 1996 to 2050: opportunities for policy interventions
Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - Amazon interventions and climate change
Amazon interventions and climate change