Daily Archives: October 7, 2015

Food Tank Webinar Series with Gianna Bonis Profumo


Danielle Nierenberg

Published on Oct 7, 2015

The next installment of Food Tank’s Exclusive Webinar Series will feature Gianna Bonis-Profumo, Young Earth Solutions (YES) Ambassador at The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN).

Bonis-Profumo will present information on how food-based approaches and nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs can address malnutrition in developing countries.

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Even Greedy Wall Street Bankers Think We Should Act On Climate Change


The Ring of Fire

Published on Oct 7, 2015

The numbers are in, and they aren’t looking good for climate change deniers. According to the latest reports, the cost of doing nothing on climate change, even based on moderate warming models, will top $400 trillion in economic losses.

If that figure isn’t startling enough, then consider the additional $43 trillion in damages that we’ll see in the next few decades just from the additional release of CO2 and methane from melting permafrost. That $43 trillion figure assumes all current emissions stay the same, or even fall slightly. If emissions continue to rise, that $43 trillion number is going to climb rapidly.

This information comes from a new study from Cambridge University, where climate change and business researchers were attempting to determine the cost of doing nothing on climate change, and the cost of slight-reduction models of CO2 emissions.

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The Horseshoe Crab And Human Health


WGBHForum

Published on Oct 7, 2015

The American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is an ancient marine arthropod with a lineage that goes back 440 million years. It is an important species for both its pivotal place in the ecosystem and for its valuable use in everyday human health; biomedical manufacturers and conservationists alike have a vested interest in making sure this species continues to thrive and flourish.

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Hillary Clinton says she doesn’t support Trans-Pacific Partnership


PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 7, 2015

Just days after the U.S. and 11 nations released a monumental trade deal that still faces a fight in Congress, Hillary Clinton says she would not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Speaking with Judy Woodruff Wednesday, the Democratic presidential candidate said that as of today, given what she knows of the deal, it does not meet her bar for creating jobs, raising wages for Americans and advancing national security.

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Here’s How Big Pharma Games The System


The Ring of Fire

Published on Oct 7, 2015

When it comes to influencing policy in Washington, every industry has their preferred methods. The oil industry sets up phony grassroots campaigns to spread misinformation and lobby Congress for everything they want. Wall Street banks prefer to operate in the shadows, throwing money towards members of Congress they think will be influential. But when it comes to affecting policy in Washington, D.C., no organization or industry has gamed the system better than the pharmaceutical industry.

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Supporting Decision-Making for A Sustainable Future


SEI — Stockholm Environment Institute

Published on Oct 7, 2015

An opening key note presentation will set the scene regarding the problematic issues of knowledge fragmentation and information overload in the field of climate change research, policy and practice and will be followed by two engaging presentations from SEI staff and an interactive panel discussion.

Collectively, we hope to explore the ways in which we, through our research and that of the wider community are trying to address climate knowledge use for action e.g. by improving the translation, communication and accessibility of climate information, be that about climate risk, finance, policy, lessons learnt and so on. As such, it will be an opportunity to showcase our many collaborations over the years, our innovative ongoing activities and future plans, as well as a grounding to lead up to COP21 and discuss implications for the post-2015 agenda.

Programme

09.15 – 09.30 Ruth Butterfield Centre Director SEI Oxford Welcome and Introduction

09.30 – 10.00 Sam Bickersteth CEO CDKN Keynote Speaker

10.00 – 10.30 Sukaina Bharwani and Harro van Asselt SEI Senior Research Fellows Putting climate knowledge into practice

10.30 – 10.50 Tea and coffee break

10.50 – 12.20 Panel Discussion

Facilitator: Kate Lonsdale SEI Oxford Associate

Panellist:

Mairi Dupar Global Public Affairs Coordinator CDKN

Paul Watkiss SEI Oxford Associate

Benito Müller Research Fellow University of Oxford

Blane Harvey Research Associate ODI

Tahia Devisscher Research Fellow SEI Oxford

12.20 – 12.25 Johan Kuylenstierna Executive Director SEI Summary of the day

12.25 – 12.30 Andreas Carlgren Vice-Chair of the SEI Board Closing remarks

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Matt Damon Wouldn’t Really Last That Long on Mars


Big Think

Published on Oct 7, 2015

Living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity, says author Stephen Petranek. Here’s how he thinks we can survive the radiation. Stephen Petranek’s new book is “How We’ll Live on Mars” (http://goo.gl/YcJeUb).

Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/stephen-pe…

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