Lake Level Changes in the Arid West
In this lab, students use STELLA modeling software to see what combinations of runoff and evaporation might have led to Pleistocene lake level oscillations. This exercise is designed to explore the impact of changes in climate on the level of lakes in the Owens River system, but it can be adapted to other areas. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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Earth Systems and the Environment
These image-rich lecture notes from the Department of Geology at Bryn Mawr College are from Geology course Earth Systems and the Environment approaching the topic as an interdisciplinary study of linked Earth systems. The lecture notes offer information regarding topics such as climate change and how paleoclimate (past climate) is inferred using proxies. The notes, in slide form, discuss what affects climate and how climate has changed through time. The notes feature colorful photos, figures, a
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Budburst Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to observe budburst on selected trees at a Land Cover or Phenology Site. All students will learn about hummingbird natural history and ecology. Students will learn how to identify and age male and female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and to observe migration and feeding behavior. Students will learn how to make connections among hummingbird behavior and weather, climate, food availability, seasonality, photoperiod (day length), and other environmental factors.
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The Challenge of Climate Change
Without a new deal between rich and poor countries, climate change will continue to accelerate. How can this be tackled? David King, former chief scientific adviser to the government, is director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.
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Lettre de Jafar Penahi lue au public de la Cinémathèque française

Le cinéma entre parfois en résonance avec l'Histoire en train de se faire, des films rencontrent un moment politique ou le provoquent. Le cinéma iranien des dix dernières années se révèle comme un écho puissant des déchirures et des évolutions de la société iranienne. Depuis un an, la contestation prouve que le pays réel veut faire entendre sa voix et reprendre en mains sa destinée. Des cinéastes tournent...
À la suite de la projection des Chats Persans, rencont
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Reforming Pensions in Europe: four policies in search of a politician
How can European countries reform pensions so that they keep pensioners and taxpayers happy, follow workers who move from country to country within the EU, and allow workers choice about retirement? Nicholas Barr is professor of public economics in LSE's European Institute. Lord Turner is chairman of the Financial Services Authority and chairman of the Climate Change Committee and the Overseas Development Institute. He is a visiting professor at LSE.
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Changing Values for a Just and Sustainable World
We live in a world of great affluence as well as extreme poverty, and in which the rich nations play a disproportionate role in changing the planet's climate, from which the poor will suffer most. What values would best guide us to a more just and sustainable world? Can we realistically expect them to be put into practice?
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A Blueprint for a Safer Planet
Nicholas Stern presents an outline of his new book, A Blueprint for a Safer Planet, which describes how to manage climate change while creating a new era of growth and prosperity.
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Controversies in the Economics of Climate Change
The Stern Review stirred up the controversy surrounding the economics of climate change. This lecture will review these issues and give an assessment of the debate - where it is leading and what issues remain open.
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Sustainable Business Innovation
This lecture will discuss adapting to climate change within a new economic framework. John Elkington is co-founder of think tank SustainAbility and founding partner and director of Volans.
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Meeting Development Challenges in the 21st Century
In recent times, the challenges of the developing world have been compounded by multiple crises: the food and fuel crises, the global recession, and devastating natural disasters. There is also the huge climate challenge. How can the international community move the development agenda forward, and stay focused on achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015?
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Phoenix Cities – surviving financial, social and environmental turmoil in Europe and the US
This discussion will debate the issues arising from a new book Phoenix Cities which examines seven cities from very different regions of the EU, comparing them with the US experience. Their dramatic decline, intense recovery efforts and actual progress on the ground underline the significance of public underpinning in times of crisis. Innovative enterprises, new-style city leadership, special neighbourhood programme, skills development, environmental reclamation are all explored. The American
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LSE Asia Forum - 14:50 - 15:25 (English) - Q&A Session: Climate change and economic growth
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS). The Forum addressed a wide range of issues of deep interest to policymakers and wider society, under a general theme relating to the recent challenges and changes that have affected the global economy. A key focus of the Forum was on the role of China in tackling the recent challenges, and what lessons can be learnt for the future. 14:00 - 14:50 - Climate ch
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LSE Asia Forum - 14:50 - 15:25 (Chinese Translation) - Q&A Session: Climate change and economic grow
The fifth LSE Asia Forum took place in Beijing on 25-26 March 2010 with the support of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS). The Forum addressed a wide range of issues of deep interest to policymakers and wider society, under a general theme relating to the recent challenges and changes that have affected the global economy. A key focus of the Forum was on the role of China in tackling the recent challenges, and what lessons can be learnt for the future. 14:00 - 14:50 - Climate ch
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Expert Interview in science education
Expert Interview in science education,Discussion on the readiness of teaching particle theory of matter. Young children are able to construct abstract ideas but thinking in terms of modeling is more sophisticated thinking.
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Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity
Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, CIGI Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs; full Professor, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo on Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity Climate policy is gridlocked nationally and globally, with virtually no chance of a breakthrough under current conditions. Policy makers need to accept that societies will not make drastic changes to address climate change until a climate crisis hits. The recent financi
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IGBP Climate-Change Index
The IGBP Climate-Change Index brings together key indicators of global change: atmospheric carbon dioxide, temperature, sea level and sea ice. It will be released annually. The index gives an annual snapshot of how the planet's complex systems - the ice, the oceans, the land surface and the atmosphere - are responding to the changing climate. The index rises steadily from 1980 - the earliest date the index has been calculated. The change is unequivocal, it is global, and it is in one directio
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