Himalayan snows: communicating climate knowledge
As an anthropologist, Dr Hildegard Diemberger, from the University of Cambridge, has lived and worked with Tibetan communities in the Himalayas for many years. Here, she describes the unique relationship she frequently encountered between the people and their environment, particularly the snow-capped mountain peaks. The position of the snow-line on the mountains, for example, is often used as an indicator of the 'health' of their community, and a proxy for gauging environmental change.
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Inflation: A New Universe is Born with Alan Guth | MIT
Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe burst into existence. In the first fleeting fraction of a second it expanded exponentially, stretching far beyond the view of our best telescopes. Alan Guth developed the theory of cosmic inflation to describe the first moments of the universe. He summarized inflation at an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Big Bang (via detection of the cosmic microwave background). Part of the Observatory Night lecture series at the Harvar
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