Category: Anthony Janetos
Anthony Janetos, director of BU’s Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future, joined the Space Physics Seminar Series.
The Risks of Multiple Breadbasket Failure
We are headed into a world where the risks from climate change of failure of agricultural productivity in the world’s major breadbaskets cannot be ignored. I discuss both a modeling study to illustrate how those risks may occur, and their consequences, and a broader research strategy of modeling and observation that can provide practical examples for moving forward in a rapidly changing world.
Thursday, January 26, 4:00pm, CAS 502.
Refreshments will be served at 3:45pm in CAS 500.
“There is no doubt among the world’s scientists (including BU’s) that anthropogenic climate change is underway,” Ann E. Cudd, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, recently wrote to the university community, “which if it continues at the current rate will radically alter the shape of the world’s landmass and the nature of its ecosystems”
Click here to Dean Cudd’s full note, including her description of work done by Earth & Environment faculty members.
BU President Robert A. Brown has selected Anthony Janetos, Earth & Environment Professor and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, to chair BU’s Climate Action Plan Task Force. Joining Dr. Janetos on the task force are Earth & Environment Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra, Professor Robert Kaufmann, and Professor Nathan Phillips.
The task force is charged with developing a plan to include not only operational measures to reduce the University’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy use but also methods for incorporating research and educational components in line with the University’s mission and strategic plan.
Earth & Environment Professors Bruce Anderson and Anthony Janetos, along with participants from NOAA, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers, IFC International and the City of Cambridge, led a 2-day training of professional and governmental leaders designed to increase their understanding of climate science and variability, identify their exposure to climate hazards, and help them conduct vulnerability assessments.
Run by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), these regional trainings are part of a certification process that enables individuals within private, civic, and government organizations to develop strategies for responding to climate-related risks and opportunities, and to build enterprise capacity and leadership to respond to climate change.
This was the inaugural training for the New England CCOs; others have been held in Washington DC, Florida, and California.
To learn more about Prof. Anderson’s work, you can visit his website here.
To learn more about Prof. Janetos’s work, you can visit his website here.
The Boston University Initiative on Cities‘s and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future‘s conference “Sea Level Rise & the Future of Coastal Cities” will feature Earth & Environment Professor Tony Janetos, Professor Nathan Phillips, and Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra.
The conference, held this Thursday and Friday Nov 13-14, will take place in the Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom and features an extensive agenda on topics related to sea level rise, climate change, and the urban environment.
Professor and Director of the Pardee Center Tony Janetos is organizing the event and will also deliver the keynote address of Friday morning at 9:15 am.
Following Prof. Janetos’s keynote, a panel of scientists will discuss “The Science of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change” which Prof. Nathan Phillips will moderate.
Later in the day Prof. Lucy Hutyra will moderate a panel titled “Innovative Partnerships, Share Missions” that will feature “a multi-discipline panel…discuss[ing] how research institutions, and particularly universities, can collaborate with outside partners such as federal, state and local governments to identify the most fertile technologies and strategies for combating sea level rise and shifting coast lines” (“Agenda“).
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited; visit the conference’s website to register.
Tony Janetos, Earth & Environment Professor and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future, will be giving a lecture on “Developing Indicators of Impacts and Change in the US: Sustaining National Assessments of Climate Change” on Thursday October 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm in room B-01 of the Life Science & Engineering Building at 24 Cummington Street as part of the Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change.
All members of the department and public are encouraged to attend.
This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.
Earth & Environment Professor and Pardee Center Director Anthony Janetos was on Boston’s FOX 25 yesterday to discuss the historic People’s Climate March held this past weekend in NYC and to discuss actions needed to be taken by both the public and private sectors to help society adapt to climate change.
To view the video of Professor Janetos’s interview, click here.
The panel, which includes Hutyra, Janetos, and several other distinguished University faculty members, will be discussing the topic “Advancing the Human Condition: An Agenda for Research and Education.”
The lecture will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 in the TSAI auditorium in CAS.
All members of the BU community are encouraged to attend.
Lucy Hutyra, Tony Janetos to participate in the first annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture
Two members of the Department of Earth & Environment will be featured in the inaugural Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture.
Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra and Professor Tony Janetos will be featured as part of the “Advancing the Human Condition: An Agenda for Research and Education” lecture on Thursday September 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the TSAI auditorium.
Participating in the panel with Hutyra and Janetos are Rosella Cappella from the Dept. of Political Science, Sharon Goldberg from the Dept. of Computer Science, Joe Harris from the Dept. of Sociology, Jeremy Menchik from the Pardee School of Global Studies, Henrik Selin from the Pardee School of Global Studies, Dean Virginia Sapiro of CAS and Dean Adil Najam of the Pardee School of Global Studies.
All members of the Boston University community are welcome to attend.
Hutyra’s talk will be titled “4-D Modeling of the Regional Carbon Cycle in and Around Urban Environments: An Interdisciplinary Study to Advance Observational and Modeling Foundations.”
The NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Spring Science Team Meeting is a three day meeting beginning Wednesday April 23 and lasting until Friday April 25.
Hutyra will be joined by Earth & Environment Professor Tony Janetos who will be giving a talk on Thursday.