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- Jeffrey Sachs Calling Out NASTY KOCH Brothers August 10, 2022
- A Critique of the NIST WTC Reports and the Progressive Collapse Theory | Seth McVey | 8/10/2022 August 10, 2022
- The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain: Maria Rosa Menocal August 10, 2022
- Martin Waldseemuller’s Carta Marina: Its Originality and Diffusion | Chet Van Duzer August 10, 2022
- Trump: One step closer to being prosecuted? | DW News August 9, 2022
- US bill to tackle climate change clears Senate hurdle – BBC News August 9, 2022
- This Is Not a Climate Solution: Indigenous Land Defender Warns Senate Bill Will Aid Fossil Fuels August 9, 2022
- From Terra to Terabytes: Popular Cartography, Military Cartography (Morning, Day 1) August 9, 2022
- Maps and Nautical Charts in the Medieval and Early Modern Ages: Two of a Kind or Different Cartographic Paradigms, Joaquim Gaspar, University of Lisbon August 9, 2022
- Preserving Public Broadcasting at 50 Years August 9, 2022
- Jeffrey Sachs | WEAKNESS of POOR People August 9, 2022
- Sea Monsters on Medieval & Renaissance Maps August 9, 2022
- Scholarly Programs from the Kluge Center August 9, 2022
- Redrawing Ptolemy: The Cartography of Martin Waldseemüller & Mathias Ringmann ( a.m. session) August 9, 2022
- Schemes of Annotation in Ptolemy’s Geography August 9, 2022
- The Carta Marina at 500 August 9, 2022
- Facts or Fictions: The Mysteries of Renaissance Cartography | Library of Congress August 9, 2022
- Mapping the Elusive Southern Sky August 9, 2022
- Facts or Fictions: The Mysteries of Renaissance Cartography August 9, 2022
- The Carta Marina at 500 August 9, 2022
- Deadliest Plague of the 20th Century: Flu of 1918 August 9, 2022
- The Spanish flu: the biggest pandemic in modern history August 9, 2022
- Maps, the eyes of history August 9, 2022
- The World in Maps, 1400-1600 | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library August 9, 2022
- The World in Maps: Exhibition Opening Lecture “From Dati to d’Anville: Early Modern Europe and the Birth of the Atlas” by Jim Akerman | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library August 9, 2022
- Maps and Epidemiology: Lessons for COVID-19 August 9, 2022
- An astrophysicist explains the first JWST science images August 9, 2022
- ‘Trump Is Clearly The Target’: FBI Veteran Breaks Down Mar-a-Lago Raid August 9, 2022
- As FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Public Citizen Calls Again for Trump to Be Prosecuted for Jan. 6 August 9, 2022
- John J Mearsheimer’s | When is it OKAY For Leaders to LIE August 9, 2022
- ‘Nuclear Threat is back in Focus’- UN Chief in Tokyo – Press Conference (8 August 2022) August 9, 2022
- Trump’s worst toadies hold degrees from Harvard and Yale. Did they learn a nything? | Robert Reich | The Guardian August 9, 2022
- FAO Director-General QU Dongyu for the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022 August 9, 2022
- Viktor OrBan Has Eroded Democracy in Hungary. Now He’s Being Embraced by CPAC & American Right August 8, 2022
- Warnings Grow over Nuclear Annihilation as Tensions Escalate Between U.S., Russia & China August 8, 2022
- Hungary PM Viktor Orbán Addresses CPAC as American Right Embraces His Authoritarian Rule August 8, 2022
- This is what class warfare is all about. August 8, 2022
- Humanity is One Misunderstanding away from Nuclear Annihilation | United Nations | #shorts August 8, 2022
- Can Democracy Be Freed From Capitalism? Featuring Prof. Nancy MacLean) August 8, 2022
- ‘Nuclear Threat is back in Focus’- UN Chief in Tokyo – Press Conference (8 August 2022) August 8, 2022
- WFP helps tackle Haiti food insecurity August 8, 2022
- Jeffrey Sachs | Historys BIGGEST Lesson August 8, 2022
- Classified Documents At Heart Of FBI Search Of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago August 8, 2022
- Shelling at Ukraine nuclear plant raises fears over health, environment threats August 8, 2022
- United States returns to Cambodia 30 antiquities looted from historic sites | Reuters August 8, 2022
- London’s Horniman Museum to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria | Reuters August 8, 2022
- BBC World Service – The Documentary, My granny the slave August 8, 2022
- BBC World Service – CrowdScience, Are humans naturally clean and tidy? August 8, 2022
- BBC World Service – Newshour, China suspends climate talks with the US August 8, 2022
- Strikes at Ukrainian nuclear plant ‘alarming’, says UN watchdog chief | Ukraine | The Guardian August 8, 2022
Daily Archives: April 10, 2017
Published on Nov 30, 2015
Oxford Martin School 10th Anniversary Lecture
About the speaker
Lord Martin Rees is a member of the Oxford Martin School Advisory Council; Fellow of Trinity College; and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal and also Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and at Leicester University. He is Co-Founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.
After studying at the University of Cambridge, he held post-doctoral positions in the UK and the USA, before becoming a professor at Sussex University. In 1973, he became a fellow of King’s College and Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge (continuing in the latter post until 1991) and served for ten years as director of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy. From 1992 to 2003 he was a Royal Society Research Professor, and then from 2004 to 2012, Master of Trinity College. In 2005 he was appointed to the House of Lords, and he was President of the Royal Society for the period 2005-10. He is a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy, and several other foreign academies.
His awards include the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Balzan International Prize, the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (AAS/AIP), the Bower Award for Science of the Franklin Institute, the Cosmology Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation, the Einstein Award of the World Cultural Council and the Crafoord Prize (Royal Swedish Academy). He has been president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1994-95) and the Royal Astronomical Society (1992-94) and a trustee of the British Museum, NESTA, the Kennedy Memorial Trust, the National Museum of Science and Industry, and the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is currently on the Board of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, the Cambridge Gates Trust, and has served on many bodies connected with education, space research, arms control and international collaboration in science.
He is the author or co-author of more than 500 research papers, mainly on astrophysics and cosmology, as well as eight books (six for general readership), and numerous magazine and newspaper articles on scientific and general subjects.
In this lecture, Lord Rees will turn his focus to the future of technology and its impact on the world.
Oxford Martin School,
University of Oxford
Transitions to Sustainability – A research platform to explore sustainable futures on our finite planet
You can “click” picture below for an introduction to the Transition-Studies.Net research platform for citizen research on climate change and global sustainability issues.
See related links and discussions:
- Advice for Young Scholars….[ interview excerpt – VOX Oxford]
- A Chapter in an Ongoing Crisis | Tim Weiskel
- The Sad and Sobering Reality: There Will Be No Post-Coronavirus Moment Ahead
- There will be no “post-COVID” world ….
- Transcending the Institutions We Inherit and Create: Climate Change and System Change in the Anthropocene
- Overcoming the Multiple Legacies of European Colonialism: Can The West Survive Its Most Cherished Historical Myths?
- Hominid Exceptionalism and the Intrinsic Limit of Human Power in Earth’s Ecosystem
- Statements from the United Nations + Critique of Growth Economics
- Envisioning a Sustainable Future: Managing and Protecting the Environment | Harvard Extension School
- Some Recent Videoblog Posts from the Cambridge Climate Research Associates
- Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene: Clive Hamilton
- VOX – Voices from Oxford – Tim Weiskel
- What Are Transition Studies? – Why are they needed?
Published on Jun 30, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Published on Mar 14, 2017
Truthdig columnist and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges addresses fascism and the rise of the Trump war machine in the keynote speech at the “After Trump and Pussy Hats” event in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 3, 2017.
Published on Apr 9, 2017
During joint surveillance between Greenpeace and the Guinean fisheries inspection CNSP, shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels. One of the vessels, as well as a third vessel, also had illegally altered fishing nets on board. The two vessels with shark fins on board have been fined €250,000 each, while the third vessel has been fined €350,000. The catch of all vessels has been seized by Guinean authorities. Apart from the shark fins, Greenpeace also found numerous carcasses of sharks including hammerhead sharks, an endangered species, and manta rays on board several vessels
Published on Apr 9, 2017
This presidential election cycle saw billionaire’s such as Paul Singer and The Koch Brothers, pull the purse strings from backing any of two dozens characters that stood on the Republican Stage during the Primaries… But one secretive family decided that this was their time to spend millions on influencing hard-right policy and media in America. Investigative journalist and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Vicky Ward, joins Ring of Fire’s Sam Seder to discuss her piece in The Huffington Post’s Highline Magazine, “The Blow-It-All-Up Billionaires.”
Published on Apr 7, 2017
Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, tells Paul Jay that the Syrian Government may not be responsible for the chemical attack and that Trump’s response was a violation of international law
Published on Apr 9, 2017
Climate & Extreme Weather News #18 (April 3rd-April 8th 2017)