Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

‘We have the means of stopping this devastation’

Before the Flood” — the 2016 climate change documentary featuring actor/environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio — screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Ohio State’s 2017 Environmental Film Series. Some 60 million people have seen the film so far.

“Paradise has been degraded and destroyed,” DiCaprio says in the film’s trailer above. “I just want to know how far we’ve gone, and if there’s anything we can do to stop it.”

Bryan Mark, an Ohio State geography professor and Ohio’s state climatologist, and Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council, will lead a discussion after the screening. Location, series schedule.

Climate change consequences, solutions

Ris Twigg reported on Jan. 11’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, which looked at climate change, energy conservation and renewable energy, in Ohio State’s student newspaper, The Lantern.

The network is a public service of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Film series runs on 6 straight Tuesday evenings

Movie clapboard and film reelHere’s the lineup for the Environmental Film Series:

• “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” Jan. 24.

• “Before the Flood,” Jan. 31: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary.

• “Red Gold,” Feb. 7: Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon fishery and the open-pit Pebble mine proposed in the bay’s headwaters.

• “A Race Against Time,” Feb. 14: Solar energy development in India and what’s impeding such development in the U.S.

• “Return of the River,” Feb. 21: The environmental and cultural benefits of the largest dam removal project in U.S. history.

• “Uprising,” Feb. 28: America’s dependence on coal plants; China’s impact on the global environment.

Environmental Film Series starts Jan. 24

Green Fire imageOhio State’s 2017 Environmental Film Series kicks off Jan. 24 with a look at legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of the classic A Sand County Almanac.

Called “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” the film starts at 7 p.m. in Room 130 in the university’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building, 151 W. Woodruff Ave. in Columbus.

Admission is free and open to the public. Free pizza and beverages will be served at 6:45 p.m. Advance registration isn’t needed.

Read more on the series here.

Jan. 11 EPN event will feature climatologist Lonnie Thompson

JImage of Lonnie Thompsonan. 11’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program has a big title for a big topic — in fact, for four very closely related topics.

It’s called “Global Warming. You and Me. Energy Audits. Money in Your Pocket. Cleaner Air. More Comfortable Home. Help Is Available. Don’t Procrastinate.”

And it features talks by four Ohio experts — led by Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in Ohio State’s School of Earth Sciences and senior research scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (pictured) — on a theme of climate and energy. Read more …

Climate change making reindeer tinier: Study

Reindeers in natural environment, Tromso region, Northern Norway.Those reindeer facts were well and good. But there’s a reindeer story, too, that’s more serious.

It seems reindeer are shrinking — getting smaller and lighter — because of climate change, according to a study announced last week by Norwegian and Scottish scientists.

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CFAES scientists part of honored corn-climate change project

Corn Tassels Up Close in an Iowa FieldA major project aimed at making corn production more resilient in the face of climate change, whose partners included scientists from CFAES, has been honored by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

CFAES’s Lal is a Highly Cited Researcher

Rattan Lal’s work, you could say, is very fertile. The CFAES scientist, who’s a Distinguished University Professor of soil science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, was recently profiled as one of Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers. “For nearly four decades,” says the story by Sarah Tanksalvala, “Lal has been a leader in addressing soil as a key aspect of the biggest issues facing our planet today.” Read the story.

Free screening of ‘Anthropecene: The Movie’ in Columbus Nov. 2

Ohio State’s Environmental Humanities program is hosting a screening of “Anthropocene: The Movie” and a Q-and-A with director Steve Bradshaw at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. More information can be found here. Watch the trailer above.

Today at 3:30: Climate change and Bangladesh

Mahbuba Nasreen of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Mizanur Rahman, project director of the Bangladesh Delta Plan, present “Climate Change, Resilience and Adaptation in Bangladesh” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today (Oct. 25) on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. Free and open to the public. Hosted by the university’s Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Co-sponsors include several programs connected to CFAES. Learn more here. Register here.