Daily Archives: August 29, 2020

Engineering an Empire: Ancient Egypt (S1) | Full Episode | History


Published on Aug 29, 2020

Twenty-five hundred years before the reign of Julius Caesar, the ancient Egyptians were deftly harnessing the power of engineering on an unprecedented scale. Find out more in Season 1, “Egypt”. #EngineeringanEmpire

After Hurricane Laura, Contamination, Destruction, a Glimpse of Dangerous Climate

Climate State

Published on Aug 29, 2020

@KatyTurNBC speaks with @MichaelEMann and @LtGrusselHonore about this week’s extreme weather events, climate change, and the consequences of science denial—all on the eve of the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Latest Science on The Absolutely Staggering Amount of Ice Recently Lost From Earth

Paul Beckwith

Published on Aug 29, 2020

A new scientific “Review Article: Earth’s ice imbalance” by Slater et al. found that Earth lost a net 28 trillion tons of ice from 1994 to 2017. Breakdown in trillions of tons, largest to smallest, is: Arctic sea-ice 7.6, Antarctic ice shelves 6.5, Mountain glaciers 6.2, Greenland ice sheet 3.8, Antarctic ice sheet 2.5, and Antarctic sea-ice 0.9. 60% is from the Northern Hemisphere, 40% from Southern Hemisphere. Rate of ice loss has increased 57% since the 1990’s (from 0.8 to 1.2 trillion tons/year). 68% is from atmospheric melting, 32% is from oceanic melting. Overall, the ice melt has taken up 3.2% of the global energy budget

Arben Kane | Climate Data applications that save lives

Nick Breeze

Published on Aug 22, 2020

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Welcome to Shaping The Future – In this episode, I am talking to Kontur (https://kontur.io) CEO Arben Kane about How Big data is a vital resilience tool in responding to increased frequency and intensity of climate impacts.

Kontur was born out of a research project at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in the US and is still evolving new perspectives for viewing information that can enhance how we live on Earth at a time when the viability of life itself is being called into question from Climate Change.

Arben and his team have been involved in mapping huge global disasters from earthquakes and hurricanes, with their work building the Pacific Disaster Centre, to more recently the spread of COVID-19 across the communities that span the globe.

Arben talks about how big data is a vital tool that when used correctly can be a huge asset to humanity and how his team are aiming to get around manipulation and security breaches by utilising distributed ledger technology among many other innovations.

There are many more episodes of the podcast being produced so please do subscribe on any of the main podcasting channels. Thanks for listening.

Can we fix the inequities exacerbated by remote learning?

PBS NewsHour

Aug 29, 2020

When schools across the nation shifted to remote learning at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the change exacerbated several inequities between students including class, race, access to technology, and learning abilities, indicating which students may or may not succeed. Wayne Lewis, former Kentucky Education Commissioner, and Dean and Professor of Education at Belmont University, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.