Global emission pathways
Keynote address from session 10 of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: Global emission pathways: balancing Annex 1 mitigation with non-Annex 1 development.
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Studying mammals: Life in the trees
David Attenborough looks at life in the trees: examining how species have evolved to cope with arboreal living. In this free course, Studying mammals: Life in the trees, you will learn how lemurs, anteaters, bears and many others have developed different methods to help movement and survival. First published on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 as Author(s): Creator not set

"I'm Thankful" Song
This kids song is fun and good Thanksgiving music for children, babies, toddlers, kids, and infants in preschool, homeschool, or kindergarten. Sing along with Tayla from Tea Time with Tayla and remember all the things you are thankful for!  (01:53)
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2.8 End of course question

Question 12

The writer and campaigner George Monbiot wrote the following (in The Guardian Weekly, 10 February 2000): 'Every time someone in the West switches on a kettle, he or she is helpting to flood Banglades
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Hitlers Death - The Final Report - Part 3 of 5
there is reference to Operation Mith, which aimed to find out about Hitler's body. Survivors of the bunker were interrogated after Hitler's death. The same witnesses are interviewed in the video. There is footage and accounts of how the Red Army had attached Hitler's bunker. There are also representation of the interrogation of some of Hitler's men.
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Hitlers Death - The Final Report - Part 2 of 5
The corpses were taken to Berlin. Autopsies were done. There were some inconsistencies in the autopsies to Hitler's body. The body was so damaged (burnt before buried) that what the the only way to confirm his death was by examining his teeth. There is some account on Stalin's disbelief that Hitler was dead. There is some retelling of some witnesses of the last days in Hitler's bunker. The remains of the body is said to have been taken to different places.
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"1500 Doomed": People's Press Reports on the Gauley Bridge Disaster
The deadly lung disease silicosis is caused when miners, sandblasters, and foundry and tunnel workers inhale fine particles of silica dust--a mineral found in sand, quartz, and granite. In 1935, approximately 1,500 workers--largely African Americans who had come north to find work--were killed by exposure to silica dust while building a tunnel in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. Ordinarily, silicosis takes a several years to develop, but these West Virginia tunnel workers were falling ill in a matt
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7.1 The spectra of galaxies

  • The spectrum of a galaxy is the composite spectrum of the objects of which it is composed.

  • The optical spectrum of a normal galaxy contains contributions from stars and HII regions. An elliptical galaxy has no HII regions and has an optical spectrum that looks somewhat like a stellar spectrum but with rather fainter absorption lines. A spiral galaxy has both stars and star-forming regions, and its optical spectrum is the composite of its st
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The Connected Scholar
The Connected Scholar is an online workspace for students and scholars to draft writing projects while tracking the progression of one's ideas through intellectual engagement with source materials. This web-based writing space builds in support for student writing and integrates resource discovery and management tools while offering guidance on proper source attribution.
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Demonstration of Caldecott Choice Video Project

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The Curse of Cash [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Kenneth S Rogoff | The world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff, one of the world’s leading economists, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money. As well as offering a plan for phasing out paper money he addresses the issues the transition will pose, ranging from fears about privacy and price stability to the need to provide subsidized
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Emerging Market Leaders Should Give Up Some Power
Attracting and retaining talent is one of the top priorities for emerging market executives. To succeed, yield some intellectual leadership to the front lines.
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The Origins & Collapse of the Preclassic Maya in the Mirador Basin, Guatemala
According to Richard Hansen, the concentration of large cities in the Mirador Basin in the Middle and Late Preclassic periods (circa 1000 B.C. to A.D. 150) led to the construction of the largest pyramids on the planet, the largest ancient Maya cities, the first "freeway" system in the world and the first true state-level society in the Western Hemisphere. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6326
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National and International Climate Policy
National and International Climate Policy
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Pick of our week: August 1st 2015
This week: Morrisey mania in Mexico, workforce stereotypes hit Generation "Y" and why we worry more
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3.1 Pusztai's experiments

Issues of 'fairness' and our obligations to the developing world do not in themselves explain why the issue of GM plants attracts such controversy. This section focuses on an episode in the fraught history of the development of GM foods that had a significant effect on public attitudes in the UK. In particular, we look at the experiments of Arpad Pusztai in the late 1990s at the Rowett Institute near Aberdeen, Scotland. These experiments are of particular interest to us because they reveal a
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Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip that will begin on Friday, the U.N. spokesperson for the secretary-general announced. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including
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The Alcan Highway: Road To Alaska
The Alcan Highway connected the Alaskan wilderness to the lower 48 states for the first time. During construction, crews faced brutal work conditions and other challenges. In this video clip from Modern Marvels learn about the role the U.S. military played in the highway’s construction. (3:57)
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One two three more: challenges to describing a warmer world
First presentation of session 8 (Adaptation) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference.
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Climate Science
Alastair Brown explains what climate science is, what the difference between weather and climate, how the scientists model the climate and what range of factors are considered in modelling climate.
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