There’s a wonderful short video about Steven Amstrup — what drives him, and how he’s helping polar bears and also in the process all of Earth’s species (including and especially Homo sapiens) — here (scroll down, click the arrow; 6:23). It’s at the website for the Indianapolis Prize, which he won in 2012. He speaks at Ohio State May 14.
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The next webinar by Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team is “Climate Change and Public Health” Feb. 26. The speaker will be George Luber, who’s an epidemiologist and the associate director for climate change with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Free. Register here (scroll down). Among the team’s members are faculty from CFAES. Read a September 2012 New York Times story that interviewed Luber here.
CFAES’s Linnette Goard will talk on “Preserving Your Fall Garden Harvest” Jan. 26 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s 8th Annual Sustainability Symposium. She’s a food safety, selection, and management specialist with our outreach arm, OSU Extension. The event’s theme is “Seasonal Sustainability for Gardeners and Everyone.” Kent State climatology professor Scott Sheridan will give the keynote speech, “Climate Change and Our Future Environment.”
Ohio State’s next Climate Change webinar is tomorrow (1/17). Speaking will be the University of Wisconsin’s Galen McKinley on “Climate and Carbon Impacts on Productivity, Chemistry, and Invasive Species in the Great Lakes.” It’s part of an ongoing series by Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team, whose members include scientists with CFAES.
Mark your calendar, too, if you’re interested, for a Feb. 8 workshop on adapting agriculture to extreme weather. Why try to adapt? To try to minimize the possible financial — and food-security — hits. Among the speakers will be specialists from CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension.
Kristen Mercer of the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science in our college will present “Challenges for Crop Landraces in an Era of Climate Change: The Case of Maize in Mexico” tomorrow (11/29) in Columbus and by video link in Wooster. She spoke on the topic recently at EcoSummit 2012. Related posts here and here.
Columbus welcomes author and Middlebury College (Vt.) professor Bill McKibben, pictured, and his cross-country “Do the Math” tour this Tuesday (11/27) for what’s billed as a “unique and interactive” program on climate change and green energy. Introductory speakers include Jason Box of Ohio State’s world-famous Byrd Polar Research Center (College of Arts and Sciences).
Franco Einaudi, retired director of the Earth Sciences Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, presents “The Science and Impact of Climate Change” next Thursday (Oct. 25) on our campus in Columbus. Details here.
The next free webinar by Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team is this coming Friday (10/19) at 10 a.m. It’s called “Introduction to Great Lakes Climate Education Resources,” features Ohio Sea Grant’s updated Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum, and is designed especially for educators. Register here.
Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences, senior research scientist with the Byrd Polar Research Center, both at Ohio State, and one of Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment,” will speak in the next webinar by Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team. It’s this coming Wednesday, Oct. 3. Details and free signup.