Hilary Benn Sussex Development Lecture
Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spoke at the Sussex Development Lecture on Thursday 24 April. The talk was on Climate Change and Development.It was organised by the Institute of Development Studies, SussexFor information on future events visit: www.ids.ac.uk
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Children in a Changing Climate video
In 2008, children experiencing the impact of climate change in poor areas in Nepal came together to tell the story about how climate change is affecting their lives. Through making participatory videos, the children explored how they and their families are being affected, what they are doing to cope and what they would need to protect their homes, schools and livelihoods. This film brings children’s voices to the climate change debate and conveys powerful messages to policy makers shaping
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The Role of Social Protection in Adapting to Climate Change
in this Climate-Lite: Katy Oswald explains why comprehensive social protection could provide significant opportunities to help people adapt to climate change.
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In this Climate Lite: David Ockwell explains why developed and developing countries do not reach an international agreement on the transfer of clean technologies. Climate Lite -making climate change issues and research easy to digest.
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Future climate change in China: risks and responses
In this Climate Lite: Declan Conway on China's short and long-term risks from climate change and potential policy responses. Climate Lite -making climate change issues and research easy to digest.
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In this Climate Lite: Tom Tanner on making adaptation sensitive to the needs of the groups most affected by climate change and double as a pathway out of poverty for them. Climate Lite - making climate change issues and research easy to digest.
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Climate Change and Human Migration: can we estimate future flows?
In this Climate Lite: Chris Smith on the limitations of current methods used to predict future migration flows due to climate change and how computer simulation models could be improved. Climate Lite -making climate change issues and research easy to digest.
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Episode 22: Geopolitics of Climate Change

Dr Peter Christoff explores the global politics of climate change with Sian Prior.

Guest: Dr Peter Christoff, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry.
Topic: Geopolitics of Climate Change

Duration: 31 min 12 sec



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Biomes 1
You are going to be learning all about Biomes of the world! Biomes are large areas on Earth where certain types of plants grow. The ocean biome, for example, is made up of all the oceans on Earth. The climate, type of soil, and animals are all part of a biome.
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The year 2000s Antarctic ozone hole is the largest ever observed. Scientists continue to investigate the phenomenon, and are somewhat surprised by its scale. Using data from NASAs Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instrument onboard the Earth Probe satellite, researchers can evaluate and compare current conditions over the south pole to readings taken by other instruments in years past. Continued monitoring of polar ozone levels helps researchers gain a better understanding of how the plan
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Author(s): Sally Osberg; KT Tunstall; Dr. R. K. Pachauri, Cha

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Author(s): Lance Henderson, Vice President, Program and Impac

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How can I survive the financial crisis?
The current financial crisis creates unprecedented challenges for social entrepreneurs worldwide as they deal with heightened funding challenges, consequential decisions, organisational alignment and management of potential tradeoffs. Upheaval and rapid change can also bring about new opportunities for focus, innovation and clarity. Join leading practitioners and social sector leaders in this candid, generative and instructive conversation designed to provide social entrepreneurs with ideas, str
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Beyond 4 degrees: impacts across the global scale
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Author(s): Nigel Arnell

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2 Altering the environment

Later in this unit we will be considering a number of ways in which humans alter their environment.

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In what ways do you think we are altering the environment?

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This National Climate Data Center collection features links to climate data derived from ocean records. These include CLIMAP (sea surface temperature reconstructions), SPECMAP (a reconstruction based on planktonic counts and isotopic values and age and sea surface temperature models), Relative sea level, Calcium carbonate, and Foraminifera (shelled marine microorganisms) data proxies.
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