Earth Institute Events http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1774 Events sponsored by the Earth Institute at Columbia University en <![CDATA[The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer and More Open World]]> http://earth.columbia.edu/events/view/71399 2014-03-31 10:05:31 2014-04-18 13:00:00 2014-04-18 15:00:00 Columbia University Morningside Campus School of International and Public Affairs Altschul Auditorium, Room 417 Register]]> jp2339@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-0149.]]> Speaker: Andrew Winston, Author, Corporate Strategist]]> Mr. Winston will explore "the mega challenges of climate change, scarcity, and radical transparency that threaten our ability to run an expanding global economy and that are profoundly changing business as usual."  He will provide cause for optimism as he profiles leaders in the business community who are bringing value to society and positioning themselves to capture the unprecedented opportunities that will emerge in responding to these challenges.  These individuals and companies, and others to come, will be "the winners of this new game who will profit mightily."

The event will be followed by a book signing by the author.

Andrew Winston advises some of the world’s leading companies on how companies can navigate and profit from the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. He is a globally recognized speaker, writer, and adviser on sustainable business. Andrew is also the co-author of the international best-seller Green to Gold (125,000 copies in seven languages).

April 18, 2014, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Altschul Auditorium (Room #417)
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Registration Required

A Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute event, hosted by Jeffrey Potent, adjunct professor, SIPA and the Earth Institute

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<![CDATA[LDEO Spring Public Lecture Series: Western Antarctic Peninsula- Rapid Climate Change and an Ecosystem Near a Tipping Point]]> http://earth.columbia.edu/events/view/64220 2013-02-25 16:09:42 2014-04-24 18:00:00 2014-04-24 19:00:00 Columbia University Morningside Campus The Faculty Room Low Memorial Library Register]]> events@ldeo.columbia.edu or by calling 845-365-8998.]]> Speaker: Hugh Ducklow Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University]]>

The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Public Lectures presents  "The Western Antarctic Peninsula: Rapid Climate Change and an Ecosystem Near a Tipping Point," with Hugh Ducklow, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University.

Open to the public.  RSVP recommended.

The ecosystem of Antarctica is changing in response to global atmospheric warming faster than any other marine ecosystem in the world. Professor Hugh Ducklow, has been observing these changes at Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula for over 10 years. Join us as he discusses these changes, how they affect life in Antarctica and can provide clues to help predict ecosystem changes throughout the world.

For more information on LDEO visit www.ldeo.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute visit www.earth.columbia.edu

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<![CDATA[Aquifers, Renewable Energy and Desalination in Baja California Sur: Responses to Development and Climate Changes]]> http://earth.columbia.edu/events/view/71563 2014-04-08 17:29:42 2014-05-01 14:00:00 2014-05-01 16:00:00 Columbia University Morningside Campus Lerner Hall Room 568 Register]]> teh2006@columbia.edu .]]>

The presentation will focus on available water resources within the Baja California Sur state of Mexico, and how predominantly the quality and quantity of groundwater resources in that state may be impacted by present and future  climate change and economic development. It will also consider the existing and proposed uses of desalinated seawater by the Municipalities of Los Cabos and La Paz as well as by hotels, resorts, marinas, and golf courses within these municipalities. Desalination currently occurs under concessions issued by municipal water authorities and under private projects to meet the needs of the tourism sector. Last, the presentation will consider how and in what circumstances renewable energy may be able to replace diesel fuel for desalination, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Magdalena A K Muir is a Research Associate at the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary; Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC, and Associate Professor with Aarhus University where affiliated with the Energy Technology Centre. She has extensive experiences in renewable energy and desalination research and projects. Dr. Muir was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 2014 to examine and develop replicable pilot projects for renewable energy and desalination in the Americas. The Fulbright research is being implemented as a Visiting Associate Research Scholar with the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute, Columbia University and the University of Delaware, and as Associate Professor with Aarhus University.

A summary of Ms. Muir's Fulbright research can be found at the following website: http://climate.columbia.edu/projects/renewable-energy-desalination/.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and seating is on a first come first served basis. Photo ID is required to enter Lerner Hall.

 

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<![CDATA[LDEO Spring Public Lecture Series: Air, Water and Stone - Lowering CO2 through Sequestration]]> http://earth.columbia.edu/events/view/64222 2013-02-25 16:22:12 2014-05-04 15:00:00 2014-05-04 16:00:00 Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium Register]]> events@ldeo.columbia.edu or by calling 845-365-8998.]]> Speaker: David Goldberg, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University]]>

The Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) annual Public Lecture Series presents "Air, Water and Stone: Lowering CO2 through Sequestration," with David Goldberg, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Open to the public.  RSVP recommended.

One of the best options for slowing atmospheric CO2 release is carbon capture and sequestration. Considering a global CO2 management approach such as this will require considerable investment and commitment to scientific research, engineering development, and new regulatory policy. Join us as Lamont Research Professor David Goldberg explains an option for the secure capture of CO2 in vast geological repositories that could mitigate carbon release to the environment for many centuries, well away from material and human risks.

For more information on LDEO visit www.ldeo.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute visit www.earth.columbia.edu

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