Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects Signing Ceremony


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Published on Jan 31, 2013

Signing Ceremony – January 25, 2013
Ihanktonwan Homelands, Yankton Sioux Tribe, South Dakota
International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects

http://www.fwii.net/video/international-treaty-to-protect-the-sacred-from-tar-sands

Supported by Yankton Sioux Tribe, The Black Hills Treaty Council, The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, Yinka Dene Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, West Coast Environmental Law, Honor the Earth, Earth First, Tar Sands Blockade, Walking the Red Road, 350.org, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, National Resource Defense Council, Bold Nebraska, Public Citizen, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, United Religions Initiative North America, Forest Ethics, and Tanker Free BC.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

William Sloane Coffin Sermon Archive Project

http://www.williamsloanecoffin.org/

This website is the home of the William Sloane Coffin Sermon Archive Project. It is truly a labor of love (a lot of labor; a lot of love) to digitally “Save Bill’s Voice.” Delivered from the Riverside Church pulpit over his ten years as senior minister, there are over 300 sermons in need of archiving to a digital format. It is my intention to transfer all of the sermons (and any other sermons I can find from around the country) from the deteriorating cassette tapes that are currently their home, not only to be made available on this website, but also to be stored with his papers at Yale University’s Sterling Library. These digitized sermons could provide an enduring and invaluable resource for scholars, divinity school students, religious leaders and socially engaged activists around the world.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

The William Sloane Coffin Sermon Archive Project

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1733108390/the-william-sloane-coffin-sermon-archive-project

Coffin-Archive-Project

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Professor joins Arctic commission | Harvard Gazette

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/11/obama-names-professor-to-arctic-commission/

James McCarthy noted for expertise in Arctic ecosystem
Thursday, November 29, 2012

File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

James J. McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, has been appointed to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

President Barack Obama has appointed James J. McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC). McCarthy joins the Honorable Edward Saggan Itta of Alaska as the only two new appointments to the independent federal agency.

“James McCarthy has been recognized internationally for his fundamental contributions to oceanography and Arctic science,” said Fran Ulmer, current chair of the USARC. “I am pleased that the president has appointed two extremely well-qualified individuals to the commission. Both gentlemen will undoubtedly bring great expertise and valuable perspectives to our work.” ….(more).

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Geoengineering Lecture – Harvard

http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2013-02-12/geoengineering-lecture

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – 5:00pm

Geoengineering-UCE

Haller Hall, Geo Museum 102, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

“Smoke and Mirrors: Is Geoengineering a Solution to Global Warming?” with Alan Robock, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

ABSTRACT: In response to the global warming problem, there has been a recent renewed interest in geoengineering “solutions” involving “solar radiation management” by injecting particles into the stratosphere, brightening clouds, or blocking sunlight with satellites between the Sun and Earth. While volcanic eruptions have been suggested as innocuous examples of stratospheric aerosols cooling the planet, the volcano analog actually argues against geoengineering because of ozone depletion and regional hydrologic responses. In this talk, I describe different proposed geoengineering designs, and then show climate model calculations that evaluate both their efficacy and their possible adverse consequences. No such systems to conduct geoengineering now exist, but a comparison of different proposed stratospheric injection schemes, using airplanes, balloons, and artillery, shows that using airplanes to put sulfur gases into the stratosphere would not be expensive. Nevertheless, it would be very difficult to create stratospheric sulfate particles with a desirable size distribution. Our GeoMIP project, conducting climate model experiments with standard stratospheric aerosol injection scenarios, is ongoing, but has already shown that temperature and precipitation responses would be uneven globally.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Health as a Gateway to Global Development

http://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/health-gateway-global-development
Watch On-Demand Webcast from Thursday, January 31, 2013

HSPH-Forum-UNDP

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND

The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health is pleased to announce that Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), spoke on January 31 in a one-on-one conversation about global health and how universal health coverage and addressing social determinants of health can promote sustainable development. She also discussed what lessons we can take from the successes or shortfalls of eight international development targets called the Millennium Development Goals, set to expire in 2015. Administrator Clark is the first woman to lead UNDP and also is the chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programs and departments working on development issues. In addition, she is the former Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120