Daily Archives: September 4, 2016

A scientist’s plan to hack the climate

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Climate Deniers Are Just As Dangerous As The Most Criminal Corporations

Climate Change in the Anthropocene

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Elon Musk pessimistic about climate change

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BUSTED…Koch Brothers caught funding climate deniers

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NASA Warns Of Mass Extinction If We Don’t Fix Climate Change

Rhodes Scholars and Transition Studies

rhodes-scholars-tv-logo-500Rhodes Scholars are connecting with each other on social,
environmental, and climate-related issues through
Rhodes-Scholars.TV*

Nota bene:  Rhodes-Scholars.TV is an informal communication network of Rhodes Scholars interested in sharing stories, studies, news and comments about the transition to a just and sustainable future in a climate-changed world.  However, Rhodes-Scholars.TV is not a part or affiliate of the Rhodes Trust or the Rhodes Scholarship Programme, and any information, material or views published by or available via Rhodes-Scholars.TV do not represent the views or values of the Rhodes Trust, the Rhodes Scholarship Programme or the Rhodes Scholar community as a whole.

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For the most recent and official platform sponsored by The Rhodes Trust  for connecting among Rhodes Scholars see the following message from The Warden of Rhodes House, Dr.  Elizabeth Kiss.

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For some past contributions from Rhodes Scholars see:

For related events in Oxford see:

Keep in touch and join in:

rhodes-scholarsts

Important recent scientific studies include:

Other material from Senior Rhodes Scholars includes:

    …. etc., etc.

Related:

and:

New-Paradigm
as well as the Rhodes Trust YouTube ChannelRhodes Alumni Interviews:

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and:

global-scholar-sympos

as well as the ongoing Rhodes Scholar Blog

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& other visionary voices on the transitions necessary in a climate changed world ….

1.5 Degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement

The ambition of the 2015 Paris Agreement of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has caught the world by surprise. “Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C” represents a substantially more ambitious mitigation objective than many were expecting, and reveals a significant research gap on the nature, benefits and feasibility of a 1.5 degree world, as well as a huge policy challenge. 

The 1.5 degrees conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, businesses and members of civil society to understand the impacts of warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and assess the feasibility of meeting the challenges in the Paris Climate Agreement. The conference will review the arguments behind the 1.5 degrees goal and will seek to understand how the goal is to be interpreted. It will explore the options for how a 1.5 degrees target could be achieved and evaluate the possible consequences of the goal from a wide range of perspectives. 

The 1.5 degrees conference will contribute to the evidence base for the Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, which the IPCC has been called upon to produce in 2018.

For any questions : eci25@eci.ox.ac.uk

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Environmental Change Institute – University of Oxford

The ambition of the 2015 Paris Agreement of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has caught the world by surprise. “Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C” represents a substantially more ambitious mitigation objective than many were expecting, and reveals a significant research gap on the nature, benefits and feasibility of a 1.5 degree world, as well as a huge policy challenge.

The 1.5 degrees conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, businesses and members of civil society to understand the impacts of warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and assess the feasibility of meeting the challenges in the Paris Climate Agreement. The conference will review the arguments behind the 1.5 degrees goal and will seek to understand how the goal is to be interpreted. It will explore the options for how a 1.5 degrees target could be achieved and evaluate the possible consequences of the goal from a wide range of perspectives.

The 1.5 degrees conference will contribute to the evidence base for the Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, which the IPCC has been called upon to produce in 2018.

Go to the 1.5 degrees conference website to find out more, apply to present or register to attend.

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Super Doppler 10: Latest on Hermine


WAVY TV 10

Published on Sep 3, 2016

Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler with the latest on Tropical Storm Hermine.

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