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.

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...

Emergency Response Planning

submitted by: esreed
Recent events suggest that the United States as a whole is unprepared to respond effectively to damage caused by natural disasters. Research indicates that the nation’s university campuses require increased attention paid to their own disaster preparedness planning. This study is tailored specifically to earthquakes in proximity to the University of California at San Diego. Data ascertained has provided crucial insight into the potential consequences of a large-magnitude earthquake in...