Sir Tim Smit: We enter Era where Nations not matter much

He climbed a 4500 years old tree, mentions that we know something is out of control, and that the secret is the Beatles. In this keynote presentation he speaks about, humans are a part of nature, and not apart from it, and related learnings, insights and wisdoms. Sir Timothy Bartel Smit KBE (born 25 September…

Solving Extinction, Health & Climate: Central Roles Food & Agriculture

Professor David Tilman (University of Minnesota), a leading expert in the fields of ecology, evolution and resource competition, gives the keynote lecture for the 2018 ONE Network event for staff and graduate students across the University of Oxford. http://www.one.ox.ac.uk/events/one-event-181113.html Video via Environmental Change Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfATHJ54qXw

Farming + Land use Cause 24% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

November 8, 2018 – Pete Smith of University of Aberdeen presents “Agriculture, Climate Change, and Biodiversity.” Farming will Negatively impact Biodiversity Farming + Land use Cause 24% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions What can we do about it? Learn more about the Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S. – U.K. Scientific Forum at http://www.nasonline.org/programs/sackler-forum/

Thousands of little Volcano like Hills form in Arctic!

Scientist speculated that pingos may erupt and lead to the creation of craters – small lakes, thaw ponds. New satellite observations reveal continuous trend. The Siberian Times article, Pingo in Arctic goo.gl/mwNnEF / http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/crater-formed-by-exploding-pingo-in-arctic-erupts-a-second-time-from-methane-emissions/ The trend from frozen tundra soils shifting to thermokarst erosion and thaw ponds, may in the future be exacerbated by increased…

Insect Armageddon, 75 percent decline in Germany

Scientists warn that insects could be facing “Armageddon” after a new study found that more than 75 percent of the insect population in Germany has declined in the last two decades. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/scientists-warn-insect-armageddon-after-dramatic-drop-populations-n812401 More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809 Music composed by Piotr Wojtowicz aka…

The Era of Megafires

Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist, USDA-Forest Service talks at Restoring the West Conference 2017. Context: More than a century of forest and fire management of Inland Pacific landscapes has transformed their successional and disturbance dynamics. Regional connectivity of many terrestrial and aquatic habitats is fragmented, flows of some ecological and physical processes have been altered…

The Sciences of the Anthropocene explained

In this opening lecture of the Environmental Change Institute’s MSc in Environmental Change and Management, Professor Yadvinder Malhi discusses the emerging concept of the Anthropocene. In his lecture he explores the history of the concept, how it is used in disciplines ranging from the Earth system sciences, geology, ecology, social sciences and in the wider…

Warlike Climate Mobilization

The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan, written by Ezra Silk, is a policy document that tangibly demonstrates how the U.S. could eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, contribute to a global effort to restore a safe climate, and reverse ecological overshoot through a massive WWII-scale mobilization. http://www.postcarbon.org/the-climate-mobilization-victory-plan-foreword The Victory Plan (PDF) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByftlCTrJRYVejBuYUZkM1dKcms/view The Climate Mobilization…