Daily Archives: December 13, 2019

2019 Gilbert F. White Lecture

NASEM Earth

Dec 11, 2019

Synergy Between Geography and Mapping with the Nation’s Energy Mission: An Oak Ridge Perspective

Speaker: Dr. Budhendra “Budhu” Bhaduri, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Geographical sciences have been instrumental at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories for addressing the nation’s energy, environment, and national security missions. In turn, over the last 75 years, the national laboratories have made key contributions to the development and applications of many areas in geographical and mapping sciences; from the early roots of geographical science in addressing basic scientific problems, to applications for an increasing diversity of problems of national priority including monitoring effects of nuclear testing, survey of nationwide energy reserves, environmental restoration, and response to national emergencies. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been a pioneer in embracing geography as a key disciplinary competency. As ORNL emerged as the leader in the world of high-performance computing, it presented a unique opportunity to explore the possibilities of employing the world’s largest supercomputers to emerging computational approaches in geographical sciences. This presentation will explore how research and development at a DOE national laboratory continues to shape the world of geographic data and geospatial computing to deliver novel real-world applications and address some of the compelling societal challenges in population and urban dynamics, sustainable energy and mobility, and climate change science.

‘Eco-anxiety’ growing among climate kids

Sky News Australia

Sep 19, 2019

“Psychologists are treating a wave of children as young as 10 who are paralysed by climate change fear-mongering.” – The Daily Telegraph

Youth Takes: Climate Change and Anxiety

Alliance for Climate Education

Oct 30, 2019

Reports show many young people are experiencing climate anxiety – but what is it?

Dr. Vijaya Venkat – Exploring the concept of growth & how women will reshape our future


TEDx Talks

Sep 26, 2012

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

For 20 years now, Dr Vijaya Venkat, founder of the Health Awareness Centre in Mumbai, has been urging people to take health in their own hands and in the process contribute to the welfare of Planet Earth. Her radical views on nutrition, backed by four decades of research on the subject, embody a deeper philosophy that ensures food a pivotal role in ensuring sound health for the individual, the community and the earth. Through her workshops and awareness programmes, she seeks to inspire people to embrace the simple fundamentals that govern health and well-being.

While outspoken in her criticism of the food and medical industries that brazenly promote vested interests with scant regard to any altruistic objectives, she whole-heartedly advocates business enterprises rooted in principles that support and protect the community. Her Health Awareness Centre also supplies organic food lunches for individual health requirements and runs an organic farm on earth care principles at Vangni, near Mumbai.

Dr Vandana Shiva – Solutions to the food and ecological crisis facing us today

TEDx Talks

Sep 24, 2012

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Dr Shiva Vandana is a philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author of several books. Dr Shiva, currently based in Delhi, is author of over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals and participated in the non-violent Chipko movement during the 1970s. The movement, some of whose main participants were women, adopted the approach of forming human circles around trees to prevent their felling. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement.

Dr Shiva has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering are among the fields where Dr Shiva has contributed intellectually and through activist campaigns. She has assisted grassroots organizations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria including campaigns against genetic engineering. In 1982, she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which led to the creation of Navdanya. Her book, “Staying Alive” helped redefine perceptions of third world women.

Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism | Heidi Hutner | TEDxSBU

TEDx Talks   Nov 17, 2015

Heidi Hutner’s talk on “Eco-Grief and Ecofeminism”, is the story her journey into environmental teaching and activism, after her cancer diagnosis at 35, and after the loss of her parents. Both parents had cancer. This inspiring talk moves from grief to hope, and calls on each of us to act. She draws on a history of women scientists and environmentalists for her inspiration. If we do act, as Heidi says, “we can fix this thing.”

Dr. Heidi Hutner is the director of the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University. She teaches and writes about environmental literature and film, environmental justice, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and media. Shewrites for magazines and literary journals such as Ms. Magazine, Yes!, Spirituality and Health, Tikkun, American Society for Literature and the Environment, Proximity, Florida Journal Studies, and more, and she has contributed articles to environmental anthologies published by Oxford University Press, Palgrave, and others.

Currently, she is working on two environmental memoirs entitled Inspiring Green Minds: Memoirs of An Eco Professor and Nowhere: Memoirs of an Atomic Family.

Get Rid of Your Eco-Anxiety

NRDCflix

Sep 11, 2017

Back-to-back hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes may be heightening your stress levels about climate change. Here, NRDC senior scientist shares some tips on easing your anxiety. For more on dealing with your mental health when it comes to the environment, go to https://www.nrdc.org/stories/banishin…. Take action: http://on.nrdc.org/2f1fDcd