How much can we grow? How much can Earth endure? How much is enough?Continue reading “The Limitations of the Unlimited”
What happened in Bonn at COP23 regarding energy?Continue reading “Energy at COP23”
Continue reading “Time Traveling”
“But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself’ – Rachel Carson
Continue reading “The Four “S’s” of Life and Sumak Kawsay”
‘Sumak kawsay – “good living” in harmony with our communities, ourselves, and most importantly, our living, breathing environment’ – Pachamama Alliance
‘The Paris Agreements provides an important opportunity for a new path forward’-Robert Stavins
Environmental Economics is not Oxymoronic
Robert N. Stavins at Georgia Tech Technology Square Research Building, October 30th, 2017
The first thing you might be wondering is what is that last word?! “Oxymoron” simply means a combination of contradictory words. Oxymoronic is an adjective that refers to this contradiction. For example, the expression “pretty ugly” or “virtual reality” – is it pretty, or is it ugly? Is it virtual, or is it reality? On his talk titled “Climate Change Policy in the Age of Trump – An Economic Perspective”, Dr. Robert N. Stavins made a strong emphasis on the non-contradictory relationship between economics and the environment. Environmental economics is NOT oxymoronic. Continue reading “Environmental Economics is not Oxymoronic”
MOCK CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES
at Emory University, on October 25th
On October 25th we had a Mock of the Conference of the Parties [COP] in the class of Climate Change and Society at Emory University.
The COP is a body formed by 197 countries that meet every year to decide on matters related to climate change. The first of these meetings was held in Berlin, Germany in 1995. Every year the COP meets in Bonn, the seat of the secretariat, unless a Party offers to host the session. Continue reading “Mock Conference of the Parties”
“Now that science is ready, we should be doing more commitments for the future’- Eri Saikawa
WHAT DOES CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN TO US AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
Webinar by Eri Saikawa, October 25th, 2017
Eri Saikawa is a professor at Emory University in the Department of Environmental Sciences. Her research focuses on atmospheric chemistry, environmental health, biogeochemistry, climate science and environmental policy. On October 25th she gave a webinar titled: “What does climate change mean to us and what can we do about it?”
We all share the same home: Planet Earth. This world is surrounded by an atmosphere, which is very thin and relatively small. This “aerial ocean”, as biologist Alfred Russel Wallace described it, has different layers that protect us from the incoming solar radiation.
“Not knowing your audience is like throwing darts at a dartboard with the lights off’, Anthony Leiserowitz
MARSHALL SHEPHERD AND THE CHALLENGES OF COMMUNICATING
at Emory University, October 16th, 2017
Dr. Marshall Shepherd is an expert in both weather and climate. He teaches at the University of Georgia and serves as Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program in the same university. He routinely appears on CBS Face The Nation, CNN, Fox News, The Weather Channel, and others.
‘In the previous ten years natural gas grew the most. In our administration, however, renewable energies will grow the most’ – Daniel Redondo
INTERVIEWING DANIEL REDONDO
Daniel A. Redondo is the Secretary of Strategic Energy Planning in the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina, a key player in the expansion of renewable energies. He is a Chemical Engineer from Universidad Nacional del Sur and worked for several years for Exxon Mobil. Continue reading “Interviewing Daniel Redondo, Secretary of Strategic Energy Planning”
‘Water will be the coal of the future’ – Jules Verne, 1874
XXI CENTURY SOLAR ARMY
Harry Gray at Emory University, October 12th 2017
Harry B. Gray is a Professor at California Institute of Technology whose research focuses mainly in electron-transfer chemistry. Dr. Gray gave a talk at Emory University on his work regarding solar water splitting systems for the efficient use of solar energy. Continue reading “XXI Century Solar Army”