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Evening Lecture | Jeremy Jackson: Ocean Apocalypse


Published on Jan 9, 2013

Evening Lecture | Jeremy Jackson: Ocean Apocalypse | January 7, 2013

What are the impacts of overfishing? (10:55)

What if the world’s garbage, sewage and toxic waste had been piled up on land instead of dumped in the ocean? (17:40)

Global Warming: Are the penguins and polar bears doomed? (28:22)

How much will the sea level rise in the 21st Century? (41:07)

Can we avoid Ocean Apocalypse? (54:35)

Jeremy Jackson is Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He studies human impacts on the oceans and the ecology and paleoecology of tropical and subtropical marine ecosystems. Jackson is author of more than 150 scientific publications and eight books. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jackson has received numerous prizes and awards including most recently the Peterson Medal from Harvard University, the Paleontological Medal, the BBVA International Prize in Ecology and Conservation, and the Society for Conservation Biology LaRoe Award for Outstanding Contributions to Conservation Biology. Jackson’s work on historical overfishing and the collapse of coastal ecosystems was chosen by Discover magazine as the outstanding scientific achievement of 2001. Island Press just published his latest book, Shifting Baselines: The Past and Future of Ocean Fisheries, in August 2011.

Jeremy Jackson’s presentation, “Ocean Apocalypse” is the College’s academic year 2012-2013 International Lecture. The lecture is sponsored by the Naval War College Foundation in memory of Edgar W.B. Fairchild, a former Foundation Trustee, through the generosity of Mr. Fairchild’s estate.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the speaker’s own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or any other branch or agency of the U.S. Government.

Brave New Ocean – a lecture on our changing sea-life by marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson

The Wildlife Trusts

Uploaded on Feb 2, 2010

In September 2009, Professor Jeremy Jackson from the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California, delivered his Brave New Ocean lecture at an event hosted by the Ulster Wildlife Trust.

Jacksons talk has profound messages about what is happening in the worlds oceans and seas as a consequence of human impacts such as pollution, habitat loss, over-fishing and climate change.

He describes how once productive and complex marine ecosystems are being pushed beyond the brink, into simplistic ecosystems dominated by jellyfish and microbes – a transformation he has dubbed as the rise of slime. Jackson examines crucial questions about this Brave New Ocean, including what can be done to halt and reverse these current trends.

The main lecture is 50 minutes long plus a 30 minute Q&A session at the end.

Visit Ulster Wildlife Trust’s website: http://www.ulsterwildlifetrust.org
Visit the Scripps Institution of Oceanography website: http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/
Find out more about The Wildlife Trusts Living Seas campaign: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/index.p…

Picture credit: Sprat shoal by Paul Naylor (www.marinephoto.co.uk)

Brave New Ocean – Lecture by Dr. Jeremy Jackson, UCLA


Uploaded on Feb 17, 2009

A Institute of the Environment Oppenheim Series Lecture by Dr. Jeremy Jackson, UCLA

Dr. Jackson, a famed marine ecologist from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, describes how marine ecosystems are being transformed by human impacts, including habitat destruction, overfishing, introduced species, warming, acidification, toxins, and massive runoff of nutrients. This transformation is laying the groundwork for a great mass extinction in the oceans. Jackson examines crucial questions about this Brave New Ocean, including, how will these ecosystems evolve? What organisms will benefit and which will disappear? How can these trends be halted and reversed?

Common Hour: Ocean Apocalypse Now


Published on Nov 25, 2014

Jeremy Jackson, senior scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and professor of oceanography Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, discusses how saving the oceans and ourselves will require fundamental changes in the ways we live and obtain food and energy for everything we do. Recorded Nov. 20, 2014, in Mayser Gymnasium.

Evening Lecture | Jeremy Jackson: Sea Level Rise is Dangerous


Published on Feb 5, 2015

By Daniel L. Kuester, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Feb. 4, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I. – Author, researcher and marine biologist Jeremy Jackson gave a presentation titled “Sea Level Rise is Dangerous” at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Feb. 3, addressing environmental changes and the implications of those events on people.

“The threats to the ocean life that I love are, if anything, more dangerous to us than they are to the natural life of the oceans,” said Jackson.

Jackson said the sea level has risen seven to eight inches since 1900, due to the expansion of sea water from rising temperatures and melting ocean ice.

The future effects of continued sea level rise on coastal cities such as New York, Miami and New Orleans remains unknown.

“The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) projection, which is very conservative, is for about one to three feet,” said Jackson.

One of the reasons for this variance, according to Jackson, is that 80 percent of fresh water is locked up in ice in Greenland and Antarctica, making it difficult for climate experts to predict how those regions will react to rising temperatures.

“If Greenland melted tomorrow, sea level might be 23 feet higher,” said Jackson. “If Antarctica were to melt, sea levels might rise by 100 feet.

“It is highly unlikely that Greenland is going to melt in the next 100 years, which is good news, but it is incredibly worrying that there are rivers of meltwater pouring off of Greenland 24 hours a day.”

The dangers of such rise would mean that millions of people in the U.S. and around the world, as well as trillions of dollars in infrastructure, would need to be relocated or lost.

This was Jackson’s second visit to the college discussing the dangers of the topic.

To watch his January 2013 lecture titled “Ocean Apocalypse,” visit http://youtu.be/2zMN3dTvrwY.

Author of seven books, Jackson has worked for Geosciences Research division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and is also the former director of the school’s Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.

Edited and posted by Daniel S. Marciniak

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the speaker’s own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or any other branch or agency of the U.S. Government.

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Dangerous Sea Level Rise: Prof Jeremy Jackson


General Wesley Clark tells of how Middle East destabilization was planned as far back as 1991

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Uploaded on Apr 10, 2011

General Wesley Clark tells of how Middle East destabilization was planned as far back as 1991

General Charles Wald on Protecting the World’s Oil


Published on May 14, 2015

T. Boone Pickens and General Charles Wald discuss American leadership, the cost of protecting the world’s oil in the Middle East, military spending, and presidential promises over the past 40+ years.

Former CIA Director James Woolsey on American energy independence


Published on May 22, 2015

Former CIA Director James Woolsey and T. Boone Pickens discuss global politics, oil prices, and the path America can take to achieve energy independence.

Energy Issues and U.S. Energy Independence


Published on Jul 30, 2015

Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners presents “Energy Issues and U.S. Energy Independence”

Presented at the 2014 Vail Global Energy. See more presentations at http://bit.ly/1ibqqHy.

The Vail Global Energy Forum (VGEF) is dedicated to the search for solutions to one of the most pressing issues of our time – how to produce enough clean, cost-efficient energy from reliable sources to power our global economy which will also develop breakthrough energy solutions of the future. VGEF continues to examine the challenges of energy supply, energy security and the impact of energy usage, which will shape transitions now underway and in the decades to come.

U.S. Energy Independence: A New American Narrative?


Streamed live on Feb 7, 2014

U.S. dependence on imported oil and gas has long been a source of controversy, as an economic, political and security issue. Yet now, with the widespread use of new technology allowing dramatic new sources of energy, things are changing. According to some experts, American energy independence is close, turning the tables on traditional suppliers. Is America about to free itself from dependence on foreign oil — or are there hidden risks in this new wealth?