JGI Science @ the Lesher: "The Future of Fuel"

submitted by: JGI
The kickoff event of the "JGI Science at the Lesher" series featured a panel consisting of Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) CEO Jay Keasling, DOE Joint Genome Institute Deputy Director Jim Bristow, and DOE JGI Staff Scientist Susannah Tringe, who are developing ways to convert the solar energy stored in plants into liquid transportation fuels. The panel was moderated by KTVU Channel 2 Health and Science Editor John Fowler moderated a panel consisting of The event took place at the Lesher...

Limits to Growth and concepts of sustainable development

submitted by: Karey
Paper presented to Revival of Political Economy Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, 21st - 23rd October, 2010. Abstract: Evidence validating Club of Rome models showing Limits to Growth (Turner 2008; Donella H. Meadows et al. 2004; Simmons 2000; Jackson 2009) will be considered. It will be shown that Limits to Growth calls into question key assumptions regarding projected minimal economic costs of per capita Contraction & Convergence strategies for achieving global greenhouse emission...

U.S. President's Science Advisor John P. Holdren on Climate Change

submitted by: The Kavli Foundation

U.S. President Barack Obama's science advisor discusses the current state of climate-change science and policy. This address was given Sept, 6, 2010 at the Kavli Prize Science Forum in Oslo, Norway, and provides a succinct overview of "global climate disruption," and what future actions are needed to mitigate, and adapt to, its effects.

Governing the carbon offset market

submitted by: mvanbiene@wiley.com
Carbon offsets are produced and sold under the international climate change regime (the United Nations Kyoto Protocol) and also within an expanding voluntary offset market in which companies and individuals can voluntarily opt to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions. The volume of carbon produced and consumed within compliance and voluntary markets has grown dramatically in the last 5 years, raising a number of governance challenges. This Focus Article gives an overview of the...
Authors: Heather Lovell

Detection and attribution of climate change: a regional perspective

submitted by: sarahandrus
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change fourth assessment report, published in 2007 came to a more confident assessment of the causes of global temperature change than previous reports and concluded that ‘it is likely that there has been significant anthropogenic warming over the past 50 years averaged over each continent except Antarctica.’ Since then, warming over Antarctica has also been attributed to human influence, and further evidence has accumulated attributing a much...
Authors: Peter Stott, Nathan Gillett

Mr. Rex Show: Global Warming

submitted by: hcb007

Climate Change

Mainstreaming climate change adaptation in the Philippine Forestry and Natural Resources Sector

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A SEARCA ( www.searca.org ) Professorial Lecture on understanding the importance of mainstreaming climate change adaptation in forestry and natural resources sector in attaining sustainable development. Specifically the lecture presents: (a) current practices and institutional arrangements addressing climate change impacts in forestry and natural resources sector; (b) the importance of climate change adaptation strategies in forestry and natural resources sector and (c) strategies on how to...

Forest Rohwer at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Forest Rohwer from San Diego State University talks about "Ocean Viral Metagenomics" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Steven Hallam at 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Steven Hallam of the University of British Columbia talks "From Fjords to Open Seas: Ecological Genomics of Expanding Oxygen Minimum Zones" on March 24, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Evan DeLucia at 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Evan DeLucia of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Energy Biosciences Institute talks about "The Promise and Challenge of Producing Biofuel Feedstocks: An Ecological Perspective" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.