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- Trump’s Showdown (full documentary) | FRONTLINE October 24, 2021
- Climate Change Cost Tax Payers $100+ Billion, Warns Katie Porter October 23, 2021
- David Attenborough Breaking Boundaries-of Earth (excerpts) October 23, 2021
- The Overview Effect & Humanity’s Future October 23, 2021
- Spanning Oceans – Bridging Traditions: The Global Humanities & “The Overview Effect” on a Small Planet October 23, 2021
- The CIA and Returning to Vietnam After the War: John Stockwell (1985) October 22, 2021
- Production Gap Report 2021 October 21, 2021
- The Tombs of Mount Vernon October 21, 2021
- Climate change and health: developing evidence for action October 21, 2021
- George Washington and the Age of Discovery October 21, 2021
- Decarbonization in a new geopolitical landscape – the EU, US and China October 21, 2021
- Production Gap Report 2021 October 21, 2021
- Reading Room – Library Collections October 21, 2021
- Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial A Photographic Tour October 21, 2021
- Camembert culture: Dipping into the world of France’s most iconic cheese • FRANCE 24 Engl ish October 21, 2021
- Edge of Extinction: Collapse of Everything? October 21, 2021
- Indigenous Knowledge: the wisdom of deep listening | RSA Event October 21, 2021
- Another Criminal Investigation Reportedly Looking At Trump Golf Course Tax Scheme October 21, 2021
- Afghanistan talks: Russia, China, Iran to work with Taliban towards ‘regional stability’ October 21, 2021
- “Dire Crisis of Poverty”: NYC Taxi Drivers Launch Hunger Strike to Demand Relief from Medall ion Debt October 21, 2021
- 10,000 Striking John Deere Workers Demand “Equitable” Pay & Benefits as Company Sees Record Profits October 21, 2021
- Striketober: Labor Militancy Grows, U.S. Workers Walk Off the Job & IATSE Members Get Tentative Deal October 21, 2021
- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme – Odisha October 20, 2021
- Climate Bridge Fund October 20, 2021
- Rep. Schiff: GOP Colleagues “Accountable for Destruction of Democracy” | Amanpour and Compan y October 20, 2021
- Biden: $90 billion In Loss Caused By Natural Disasters October 20, 2021
- How Business Lobbies Pushed Republicans to the Right October 20, 2021
- Brazil’s President “should be charged with crimes against humanity” over Covid death s – BBC News – YouTube October 20, 2021
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Covid: Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘should be charged with crimes against humanity’ October 20, 2021
- How Democracy Dies | Democracy Maybe October 20, 2021
- MAGA Leader Steve Bannon Faces Jail Again — With No Pardon This Time October 20, 2021
- Capitol Riot Defendant Expresses Regret In An FBI Interview October 20, 2021
- The Oligarch Raided By FBI And How Mitch McConnell Got The ‘Moscow Mitch’ Nickname October 20, 2021
- ‘What Were We Thinking’ Digs Into The Books Of The Trump Era October 20, 2021
- Liz Cheney: Trump And Bannon Were Involved In Planning 1/6 October 20, 2021
- USS Connecticut Submarine Collision in The South China Sea October 20, 2021
- Difference Frames the World October 20, 2021
- China: Long-industrialized countries should take climate action lead – CGTN October 20, 2021
- How does Facebook ‘force’ political parties to go extreme? – CGTN October 20, 2021
- Why Should China Worry About Bio-Chemical Wars? October 20, 2021
- Glenn Greenwald: “Edward Snowden and the Secrets of the National Security State” October 20, 2021
- New Releases | October 2021 | Very Short Introductions October 20, 2021
- Do you get it now? Why scientific reality doesn’t care about your politics October 20, 2021
- “Demographic Destiny” Is a Total Farce October 20, 2021
- How Capitalism Absorbs Anticapitalism October 20, 2021
- Capitalism (Not COVID) Broke the Supply Chain October 20, 2021
- “Missing in Brooks County”: Thousands of Migrants Denied Due Process at Border Have Died in Desert October 20, 2021
- As CIA Ramps Up Anti-China Actions, Why Doesn’t Congress Oppose Biden’s “New Cold Wa r”? October 20, 2021
- Pediatrician Welcomes Approval of COVID Vaccine for Kids 5-11 Amid Opposition to Mask Mandates October 20, 2021
- “Racism Plays Major Part”: Like in Flint, Lead Pipes Leave Benton Harbor, Michigan, with Tox ic Water October 20, 2021
Daily Archives: November 6, 2016
Ralph Cicerone makes a few remarks at a Celebration Of Carl Sagan at The Library of Congress on Nov. 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
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Richard Harris November 6, 20169:18 AM ET
Ralph Cicerone, a celebrated scientist and a driving force in the effort to put climate change on the global agenda, died Saturday at the age of 73.
Cicerone had retired in June as president of the National Academy of Sciences. In his long association with that congressionally chartered organization, he had gradually helped scientists and politicians alike focus on how much human beings are changing the Earth’s atmosphere.
“Ralph Cicerone was a model for all of us of not only doing what counts, but doing it with honesty, integrity, and deep passion,” Marcia McNutt, his successor at the National Academy of Sciences said in a statement.
Cicerone was known for his soft-spoken passion around the power corridors of Washington. As he worked to understand man-made changes to the earth’s atmosphere such as climate change and ozone depletion, he also pressed to make the public and people in power be aware and responsive.
His passion extended far beyond climate science. As president of the academy, he helped develop a book to explain why evolution is based on the principles of science but creationism is not. And he recently convened a panel to talk about the ethics of genetically manipulating human embryos.
He also encouraged scientists to help Hollywood embed scientific thinking in movies and television.
Cicerone was educated as an engineer, but his globally recognized research was in the field of climate science.
He worked closely with F. Sherwood Rowland at the University of California, Irvine, and is credited with helping lay the groundwork for Rowland’s startling discovery that man-made chemicals were destroying the Earth’s protective ozone layer. Rowland shared a Nobel Prize with Mario Molina for that work, which spurred a global treaty to limit these dangerous chemicals.
Cicerone served as chancellor of UC Irvine from 1998 to 2005.
In 2001, a skeptical President George W. Bush asked the National Academy of Sciences to report back to him about climate change. He had just rejected the Kyoto climate treaty.
Cicerone led that 11-member panel, which included scientists who held a spectrum of views. The academy panel concluded that climate change was a serious concern and that was getting worse.
President Bush publicly accepted that finding, but was not swayed to take substantial action on climate change.
Ralph Cicerone, former UC Irvine chancellor who studied the causes of climate change, dies at 73 – LA Times
Ralph Cicerone, a distinguished UC Irvine scientist who conducted pioneering research into global warming and the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer before taking the helm as the university’s fourth chancellor, died Saturday. He was 73.
His family did not release a cause of death, UC Irvine spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon said. William Kearney, director of media relations for the Washington-based National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, said Cicerone died unexpectedly at his home in Short Hills, N.J.
Cicerone was an internationally renowned researcher heralded for work that revealed organic compounds called chlorofluorocarbons, methane and other trace gases were on track to surpass carbon dioxide as the main greenhouse gases driving global warming.
His research proved influential in developing environmental policies worldwide.
Narrated by esteemed actor Emma Thompson, the documentary “The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science” reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their vast wealth to ensure the American political system takes no action on climate change, and are attempting to buy the 2016 Congressional elections
Scientists say Temperatures Will Rise to Critical 2° by 2050
2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since scientists began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is shaping up to be even warmer. This will be the first time that we’ve seen three consecutive years with record-breaking temperatures.
A temperature increase of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels will now be reached much sooner than earlier predicted according to a report by seven leading climate scientists.
“The 1.5°C target could be reached by the early 2030’s and the 2°C target by 2050” says the report that included Sir Robert Watson, former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The scientists say that even if all the pledges made by the signatory countries to the Paris agreement are fully implemented, climate will pass this dangerous mark in 34 years.
This is a threshold that most scientists have warned cannot be crossed without dire consequences, including a rise in sea levels of several feet that would flood many coastal cities in the U.S., longer droughts, more intense heat waves that cause a major disruption in the world’s food supply, and large migrations of people from countries of the global south.
It is also a point where it becomes far more difficult to reverse the warming trend. Some scientists suggest temperatures by the end of the century could rise as much as 4-6°C above pre-industrial levels.
The report titled The Truth About Climate Change says, “Much of the public believes that climate change is only going to happen by the end of the century,” and that this is a misunderstanding of the urgency. Unless there is a dramatic change in current public policy, most people alive today will live to see the 2°C threshold crossed.
Published on Oct 19, 2015
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