Maarten Hajer: Reframing Climate Policy
Professor Maarten Hajer (Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam), 'Reframing Climate Policy: Reflections on Science, Politics and the Role of the State'. Professor Hajer was delivering the keynote address at the conference 'Democratising Futures' (28 May). Part of the Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series 'Modelling Futures: Understanding Risk and Uncertainty'.
The Big Engine part two
Part two of Federation Fellow and 2008 Eureka Prize winner, Professor Matthew England, on the latest research into the role oceans play on weather. Professor England is co-director of the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre and is one of the world's leading climate change scientists. http://www.ccrc.unsw.edu.au
Lesson 02 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 02 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn a few more useful words in Luxembourgish which you'll use every day. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
Fotopedia Heritage App for iOS
'This app was recently selected as one of the top 50 apps of all time in Apple’s new Hall of Fame. With 30,000 awe-inspiring photos, this much loved app has been called the world’s largest photo book, an inspiring travel guide, an entertaining teaching device and even a bed-time relaxation tool.Created in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Fotopedia Heritage provides a virtual passport to the hundreds of sites that constitute the world’s collective cultural and
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, and Tangent
Interactive simulation, formulae for sine, cosine and tangent
21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)
This seminar provides a historical overview of the interactions between people and their environments. Focusing primarily on the experience of Europeans in the period after Columbus, the subject explores the influence of nature (climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms) on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on nature. Topics include the biological consequences of the European encounter with the Americas, the environmental impact of technology, and the roots of t
Your Darden: "Experience"
The Your Darden Annual Fund campaign invites members of the Darden School of Business community to share their stories of how the School has impacted their lives. Thank you to the alumni, faculty and students who shared their stories in this video! Make a gift to the Darden Annual Fund today: http://ow.ly/rK4OO.
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
Springboard 7-2 ; Ellipse # 1
Global Warming: Science and the Message
When you hear the words "Climate Change", what do you think of - last week's, thunderstorm, or something longer-term? Do you think the media gives credence to climate change deniers? In this video Dr Ben Newell from UNSW's School of Psychology talks about the difficulties for climate scientists in cutting through misconception and misinformation to get their messages across. Dr Newell has written a paper on the Psychology of Global Warming with Professor Andy Pitman of the UNSW Climate Chang
Selling Good: Three marketing strategies that can save the world - Solitaire Townsend
Solitaire Townsend is one of the liveliest voices on climate change. She is co-founder of Futerra, UK's award-winning green communications agency.
FPCLW: Session 10
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Combating climate change: a new role for wildlife corridors? Nicola Wheen, Faculty of Law.
4.125A Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes (MIT)
This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models. This class was taught concurrently with 4.125B. Some of the assignments are the same, some are different, and the sites for the final project are different. But since they were taught in tandem, it would
Be Kind to Your Erasers
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures: Happy Earth Day
Told from the perspective of 5-year old Betsy, Betsy's Kindergarten
Adventures is designed to ease a child's transition from the home
setting to a school environment by generating interest and excitement
about the kindergarten experience in young viewers. This episode is about waste and where it ends up. (13:07)
Drainage Area - What is it about? Higgs on the Great Depression Laughlin on the Future of Carbon and Climate Food security Nutrient content of crops
Article about Water - General Information and Projekt for Adult Training
Robert Higgs, of the Independent Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the effect of World War II on the American economy. Using survey results, financial data, and the pattern of investment in the 1930s, Higgs argues that New Deal policies created a climate of uncertainty that prolonged the Great Depression. Using consumption data, he argues that prosperity did not return during wartime, but rather after the war when government interventi
Robert Laughlin of Stanford University and the 1998 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about energy use and the future of the earth's climate. Drawing on his forthcoming book on energy, Laughlin predicts that we will continue to use cars and planes and electricity long after coal and petroleum are exhausted and speculates as to how that might play out in the future. The conversation concludes with discussions of other concerns of Laughlin's--the outl
This section of the Defra website outlines the UK government's assessment of national food security issues. Two basic documents are also accessible from this page: the government approach and a detailed analysis of the national and global issues. These define food security,
An online tool provided by the USDA via the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for calculating the approximate amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that is removed by the harvest of agricultural crops. The database that provides the
Higgs on the Great Depression
Laughlin on the Future of Carbon and Climate
Food security Nutrient content of crops
Nutrient content of crops