Daily Archives: December 12, 2019

NOW | God and Global Warming | PBS


Oct 26, 2007

Evangelicals and scientists travel to Homer, Alaska to find common ground on global warming amongst local pastors. This web-exclusive special footage is related to the NOW on PBS program “God and Global Warming” airing Friday, October 26 (check local listings). The show, which can be viewed from the NOW website, http://www.pbs.org/now

Commencement 2017: Gina McCarthy address

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

May 30, 2017

Prior to working at the EPA, McCarthy served as environmental adviser to both Democratic and Republican governors of Massachusetts, and as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection under a Republican governor. At the EPA, she led the creation of the Clean Power Plan—designed to reduce emissions from power plants—and fought for clean water, increases in the use of renewable energy, and improved efficiency standards for homes and buildings. Dean Williams said that, while at the EPA, “Gina and her colleagues held fast to one foundational principle: that science is the bedrock of environmental policymaking.” “Today, because of science, smoking deaths are down, lead in our kids’ blood has plummeted, the ozone layer is healing, and dangerous levels of NOx [nitrogen oxides], SOx [sulfur oxides], CO [carbon monoxide], PM [particulate
matter]—and acid rain—have been declining for decades,” said McCarthy. “But I need only say ‘Flint, Michigan’ to remind you that there’s a hell of a lot of work left to be done.”

Read more about Commencement 2017:

How Ice Ages Happen: The Milankovitch Cycles

It’s Just Astronomical!

Jun 15, 2019

I made a follow up to this video explaining more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB3DJ
This video does not challenge the fact that CO2 causes climate change. This video is about the Milankovitch cycles which are only one of many factors influencing climate. The Milankovitch cycles are important over long very long periods of time: tens of thousands of years. It has little effect over decades or centuries. There is strong evidence that C02 and other greenhouse gases powerful affect our climate.

The Milankovitch Cycles are changes in the Earth’s orbit and rotation that cause the Earth’s climate to change over hundreds of thousands of years.

For more information, I recommend Dan Britt’s lecture on the history of climate:

Rachel Carson Lecture


Dec 12, 2019

The Rachel Carson Lecture honors the life and work of marine biologist Rachel Carson. The person chosen to present the lecture is a female scientist who exemplifies Rachel Carson’s work with cutting-edge ocean science, especially science relevant to societal concerns. This Ocean Sciences section named lecture is presented annually during the AGU Fall Meeting. Type Oral Primary Convener Robert F Anderson Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs Convener Clare E Reimers Oregon State University Chairs Robert F Anderson Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs Clare E Reimers Oregon State University

Intergenerational, Intercultural Transfer of Knowledge


Dec 12, 2019

Intergenerational, Intercultural Transfer of Knowledge: Diversity and Inclusion in Research, Education, and the Science of Storytelling We erroneously think stories are shaped by people; in fact stories shape people. Critical stories have connections to the best science, best practices, and relationship to the art of survival. Could the science of storytelling be directly linked to the art of survival? Is our capacity to adapt directly linked to our ability to communicate? As remotely sensed and ground based science capabilities increase, science communication relies even more on storytelling to convey this research; moving content from data collection to stories, anecdotes and narratives which are much easier to comprehend. Non-expert audiences often get the majority of their scientific information from mass media relying on stories that are relevant and resonate. We welcome abstracts that show examples of traditional storytelling, yet more importantly, demonstrate multiple ways of knowing including practices that encourage sustainability and communicate lessons learned today through more effective storytelling, artful, compelling media, and more impactful results.

Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award


Dec 12, 2019
The Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture is given annually to an individual “for original contributions to the basic knowledge of natural hazards and/or disaster risks.” The award is named after one of the leading 20th century scholars in the field of Natural Hazards, whose personal commitment and often tireless efforts promoted a holistic approach to natural hazards research, one arising the from the interplay of physical, social, and biological systems.


Primary Convener
Seth Stein
Northwestern Univ

Dalia Kirschbaum
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Seth Stein
Northwestern Univ

Dalia Kirschbaum
Goddard Space Flight Center

“Surviving the Century” with Martin Rees: Lecture and Book Signing

October 1, 2018 | HUCE and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics present a lecture and book signing with Martin Rees, former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of Cosmology & Astrophysics, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Trinity College

Followed by a discussion with Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, HKS; and Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, SEAS; Director, HUCE.

Trump mocks Greta Thunberg on Twitter


Dec 12, 2019

A CNN panel debates a tweet by President Donald Trump attacking climate activist Greta Thunberg after she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

Senators Move To Protect NATO From Trump’s Destructive Whims | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


Dec 12, 2019

Senator Tim Kaine talks with Rachel Maddow about a new bipartisan bill from the Senator Foreign Relations Committee that would require a president to seek the advice and consent of the Senate before being allowed to pull the United States out of the NATO alliance, preempting a potential rash move by Donald Trump. Aired on 12/11/19.

Bali Manilla Philippines Indonesia Dutch travel sights photo album c.1930’s 95 amateur B & W photo

Brian DiMambro Antiquarian

Dec 12, 2019

[Oceania, Indonesia, Bali, Dutch East Indies, Travel, Tourism,
early automobiles, Architecture, Nature, Indigenous Peoples].

Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the album.

Bali Photograph Album assembled by a Dutch person / couple.

Published c. 1930’s (?).

12 pages, approx 65 original b&w amateur photographs of Bali Island from the period, together with 24 loose photos of Hong Kong, Manilla Philippines, etc. and 6 loose real photo postcards of Japan. Each photo location identified on the back or below it in the album.

Total of approx. 95 period b&w photographic images.

Period oblong Dutch scrapbook leather binding, Bali lettering and decoration on cover, marbled end papers, spider-web tissue guards.

Rear joint split and repaired, binding remains sturdy. A unique one-of-a-kind collection

Book measures: 7″ H X 8″ W.