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- Amiri Baraka discussing the importance of the African Liberation Day Demonstration November 28, 2022
- The Medicis and Africa November 28, 2022
- How solar energy got so cheap, and why it’s not everywhere (yet) November 28, 2022
- The race for the Arctic is ramping up. Here’s why. November 28, 2022
- How a new Christian right is changing US politics – BBC News November 28, 2022
- “A Forgotten Conflict”: Sahrawi Activists Slam Moroccan Greenwashing Amid Western Sahara Occupation November 28, 2022
- An Inside Look at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference November 28, 2022
- The Pope’s Elephant: Silvio A. Bedini November 28, 2022
- Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind: Robert Draper November 28, 2022
- Dr. Michael Russell Winston November 28, 2022
- Black Press Archives at Howard University Gets Preserved, Digitized Thanks to $2M Grant | The Dig at Howard University November 28, 2022
- Howard University Names Benjamin Talton, Ph.D., Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center | The Dig at Howard University November 28, 2022
- Chris Hedges | We are facing EXTINCTION… November 27, 2022
- “Disappeared”: Chris Hedges Responds to YouTube Deleting His 6-Year Archive of RT America Shows November 27, 2022
- Chris Hedges | Snowden Debate | Oxford Union November 27, 2022
- The Chris Hedges Report: The monstrous myth of Custer November 27, 2022
- where the ice is melting as fast as anywhere November 27, 2022
- Economic Update: The Terminal Crises of Global Capitalism November 26, 2022
- Food waste is contributing to climate change. What’s being done about it? November 26, 2022
- Will Scientists Block the Sun To Stop Climate Change? November 25, 2022
- Dan Bodansky – Rise of the Mega COPs + the gap between expectation and reality November 25, 2022
- Will UN climate summit deal really help vulnerable nations? | DW News November 25, 2022
- Black Friday Special: Howard Zinn & Voices of a People’s History of the United States – YouTube November 25, 2022
- Chris Hedges | CORRUPTION of NPR and Public Media November 25, 2022
- In A Field Of His Own: The Life And Career Of James C. Scott – Trailer – YouTube November 25, 2022
- Good.Night,and.Good.Luck.2005. November 25, 2022
- Human Affect On The Environment Wake Up call November 24, 2022
- Suzanne Boorsch on Francesco Berlinghieri’s Geographia – Mondays at Beinecke, November 14, 2022 November 24, 2022
- The Chris Hedges Report: Noam Chomsky November 24, 2022
- Dr. Gabor Maté on “The Myth of Normal,” Healing in a Toxic Culture & How Capitalism Fuels Addiction November 24, 2022
- Lakota Historian Nick Estes on Thanksgiving, Settler Colonialism & Continuing Indigenous Resistance November 24, 2022
- How will businesses use the metaverse? November 24, 2022
- China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record November 24, 2022
- Grantham Annual Lecture 2022: The ever-growing climate movement: Culture, creativity and climate November 24, 2022
- Dr. Herman Daly: Sustainability & the Scale of the Economy November 24, 2022
- Herman Daly, 84, Who Challenged the Economic Gospel of Growth, Dies – The New York Times November 24, 2022
- The Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders November 24, 2022
- Ecology in economics, counting nature in November 24, 2022
- Egypt’s Darkest Hour November 23, 2022
- The Mystery Of 536 AD: The Worst Climate Disaster In History | Catastrophe | Timeline November 23, 2022
- Noam Chomsky on Legacy of Radical Historian Staughton Lynd, Who Protested Korea, Vietnam & Iraq Wars November 23, 2022
- GLOBAL ENERGY JUSTICE November 23, 2022
- Why Invest In Farmland? November 23, 2022
- Should You Invest in Farmland? November 23, 2022
- Intentional Disinvestment: EPA Launches Civil Rights Probe of Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi November 23, 2022
- Collaborative Leadership: Advancing African Food Systems. #CALA #AGRF2022 November 23, 2022
- Wind and climate change | DW Documentary November 22, 2022
- Eastern Pacific Ocean is cooling NOT warming! Are the climate models wrong?? November 22, 2022
- The Earthshot Prize 2022 | Official Preview | PBS November 22, 2022
- Staughton Lynd, Historian and Activist Turned Labor Lawyer, Dies at 92 – The New York Times November 22, 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)