Daily Archives: February 6, 2020

9/11: An Architect’s Guide | Part 1: World Trade Center 7 (2/6/20 Webinar – R Gage)


9/11: An Architect’s Guide | Part 1 – World Trade Center 7
Course Number: AE911-AAG-OD1

Live three-part webinar series with each part about 1 1/2 hours long

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting research and providing education about the complete destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers, our courses provide the technical knowledge and analytical framework with which to evaluate the most likely cause of those building failures.

Course Description:

In Part 1 of “9/11: An Architect’s Guide,” Richard Gage, AIA, provides an overview of the most important evidence regarding the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), a 47-story high-rise that was not struck by an airplane.
The damage WTC 7 suffered from the collapse of the North Tower was found to be inconsequential. It had fires that were similar to those that have occurred previously in high-rise buildings. Yet it fell symmetrically into its own footprint in the manner of a typical controlled demolition.

Is NIST’s explanation for this unprecedented structural failure valid? Decide for yourself after watching this informative one-hour presentation. Using the information presented, you will be able to evaluate which of the two hypotheses — fire-induced failure or controlled demolition — is more consistent with the evidence.

For more information: visit http://AE911Truth.org
and http://WTC7Evaluation.org


Mapping Migration in the Face of Climate Change – CityLab

Linda Poon
February 3, 2020

13 million U.S. coastal residents are expected to be displaced by 2100 due to sea level rise. Researchers are starting to predict where they’ll go.

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita swept through Louisiana in 2005, cities like Houston, Dallas, and Baton Rouge took in hundreds of thousands of displaced residents—many of whom eventually stayed in those cities a year later. Where evacuees have moved since hasn’t been closely tracked, but data from those initial relocations are helping researchers predict how sea level rise might drive migration patterns in the future.

Climate experts expect some 13 million coastal residents in the U.S. to be displaced by the end of this century. A new PLOS One study gives some indication of where climate migrants might go.

…(read more).

Climate and History Initiative | Environmental History At Yale


Yale’s Climate and History Initiative is a collaborative effort to explore the relationship between climate, ecology, and the historical evolution of societies, institutions, and economies. Launched during the 2014-2015 academic year with support from Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center and the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, the Climate and History Initiative encourages collaborative research and learning among historians, social scientists, and natural scientists to examine the relationship between history and climate.

Key questions being explored by faculty members in the group include: How can academics in the humanities and social sciences sort through the enormous amount of climate science that has been generated in the last ten years? How does this data map onto the historical record? How has human society adapted and responded to climate and ecological change in the past, and how might it in the present and future?

In November 2019, Yale will host an interdisciplinary workshop, “Usable Climate Science and the Uses of History,” co-organized by Deborah Coen, to reflect critically on the ideals and practices of “cooperative” modes of climate change research, past and present.

The Yale Nile Initiative, an ongoing NSF-sponsored project led by Joseph Manning, continues to investigate the link between explosive volcanic eruptions and the annual Nile river summer flooding in antiquity.

Faculty involved include:

Joe Manning (Classics & History)

Deborah Coen (History)

Harvey Weiss (Environmental Studies)

Jennifer Marlon (Forestry and Environmental Studies)

Alan Mikhail (History)

Stuart Schwartz (History)

Paul Sabin (History)

Fabian Drixler (History)

Michael Dove (Forestry and Environmental Studies)

Rod Mcintosh (Anthropology)

Anne Underhill (Anthropology)

Ben Kiernan (History)

Michael Oristaglio (Geology and Geophysics)

Objects of Power: Cohen Lectures with Cécile Fromont | The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research



Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:00pm


Center for African Studies, 1280 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA

Objects of Power: Material and Spiritual Histories of the Afro-Atlantic

Cécile Fromont, Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art, Yale University

All lectures take place at 4:00pm at the Center for African Studies, 1280 Massachusetts Avenue. 3rd Floor.

  • February 4th: Amulets and Agency
  • February 5th: Matters of Alchemy
  • February 6th: Slave Trade, Witchcraft, Art

About the Richard D. Cohen Lectures on African and African American Art

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