A talk by Tim Morton at "Perceptions of Nature," Yes Naturally, Gemeente Museum, The Hague, May 23, 2013.
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A talk by Tim Morton at the University of Sussex, May 21, 2013.
Lifting the Lid on the Politics of Climate Change
16th May 2013; (full recording including audience Q&A)
RSA Keynote The global response to climate change is failing. John Ashton CBE, one of the world’s leading climate diplomats, speaks candidly on what is going wrong and what is to be done.
John Ashton argues that the blockages lie not in international negotiation or the shape of a global regime, but in domestic politics across the major economies, including the UK. They can be removed, but not without wider political engagement in which government, business, the media and civil society must all play a part.
Speaker: John Ashton CBE, founding director, E3G
Chair: Andy Atkins, executive director, Friends of the Earth
Nature Podcast 02 May 2013
In this episode:
00:44 Flu buster A drug used to treat sepsis could beat the symptoms of severe flu and treat other lung problems too Research article: Shirey et al. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12118
06:20 GM crops: helpful or harmful? The debate still rages about whether GM crops are safe and environmentally friendly News special: Tarnished promise http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/497021a News feature: A hard look at GM crops http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/497024a
11:58 Research Highlights Monkeys leave evidence of tool use which could contribute to archaeological record; flying dino Microraptor adds fish to its dietary repertoire Research Highlight: Monkeys make their mark http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/497008a Research Highlight: Winged raptor dined on fish http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/497009a
13:18 Fly cam Researchers showcase a new camera modelled on an insect’s eye Research article: Song et al. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12083
18:25 NewsChat Pesticide blamed for bee deaths is banned in EU; another knock for social psychology; and UK libel law finally passed http://www.nature.com/news/index.html
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The most important innovation challenge we face - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Energy production is arguably the biggest and most urgent problem we face. Despite this, the world seems welded to the old technology of burning carbon-based fuel to satisfy our energy needs. Technology for energy production using methods other than burning carbon-based fuels exists, and is being deployed, but the benefits of new technology are being overtaken by the increased coal being burnt. Big change is required and required soon. Richard Lester describes the path to a complete change in energy production and how innovation needs to be focused to allow the ambitious goals to be achieved.
Richard Lester, Department Head Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Massachusetts USA
Title: Unlocking Energy Innovation
Author: Richard Lester and David Hart
Richard Lester at MIT (http://web.mit.edu/nse/lester/)
Author and international security analyst Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on The Crisis of Civilization. Dr Ahmed is author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It, and co-producer of The Crisis of Civilization.
Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver is out with a new novel, “Flight Behavior.” Her well-known interest in social justice and her background as a biologist both come through.
The Washington Post says “Flight Behavior” may be “the first great novel on climate change.”
The book opens with young mother in impoverished Appalachian Tennessee heading up a mountainside to conduct an affair. She’s stopped in her tracks by what appear to be flames across the landscape.
Polls show many of Mitt Romney supporters don’t see climate change as a real problem, but a former Republican congressman believes that conservatives should take the lead on the issue. Bob Inglis, a former representative from South Carolina argues a free enterprise solution is the answer to climate disruption.
Tree Rings Tell Tales of Ancient Fires and Climate — Are the movements of wildfires as predictable as the weather? And does climate change cause bigger, hotter blazes?
We take a tour with David Attenborough to look at some of his favourite parts of our immensely varied continent. From Lord Howe Island, where he did his knee in, to the Gogo fossil deposits in WA and the ancient life near Shark Bay. Of a range of threats to the Great Barrier Reef, David Attenborough cites rising acidity due to dissolved carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as the big over-riding threat to the reef.