Professor Cleveland’s talk will focus on “Climate Change and the Transition to Sustainable Energy.”
The talk will be held from 4:00-5:00 pm today, Nov. 2nd, in CAS 226. The talk is free and open to the public.
To learn more about Professor Cleveland’s work, check out his profile page.
To learn more about the talk, see the attached flyer.
To learn more BURECS, visit their website.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi will be at MIT tomorrow, Thursday October 29th, to give a presentation at the Environmental Science and Engineering Parsons Laboratory.
The title of Fagherazzi’s presentation is “Salt Marsh Collapse Does Not Require Sea Level Rise.”
Center for Remote Sensing Director Dr. Farouk El-Baz and his work were recently referenced in a Wall Street Journal article titled “The 400,000 Man March? A Brief History of Crowd Counting.”
The article can be found here (login required).
To learn more about the Center for Remote Sensing and Dr. El-Baz, check out the Center for Remote Sensing website.
Nathan Phillips to serve as President-Elect, President of Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
Earth & Environment Professor Nathan Phillips has been elected as the President-Elect for the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD). Phillips will fulfill his role as President-Elect from 2015 to 2017 and will then step in as President from 2017 to 2019.
CEDD is a National Council for Science and the Environment initiative designed to “bring together academic leaders to improve the quality and effectiveness of interdisciplinary environmental programs across the nation’s campuses” (“programs“).
The article “Climate Science Denialist Matt Ridley Criticised By Same Scientist He Sources on Greening Planet Claims” critiques a Matt Ridley-pinned opinion piece that purportedly uses Prof. Myneni’s work to back up Ridley’s argument.
To read the article, click on the link above or click here.
The article “Commentary: Our legislators are right, industry leaders have toxic reasoning” can be found online here.
To learn more about Reibstein’s work, check out his profile page.
Earth & Environment Professors Suchi Gopal and Nathan Phillips have been featured in a new video published by BU Today. The video “Cycling on Comm Ave, Seriously” focuses on the benefits and dangers of commuting via bicycle in a large city like Boston.
The video is embedded below. To see other more videos of members of the Department, check out our departmental media page, which features a section dedicated to talks and lectures and a section of news-related media.
For the past 3 years, Earth & Environment’s James Baldwin has been accompanying his GE150 students to the Boston Museum of Science (MOS). GE150, Sustainable Energy- Technology, Resources, Society and Environment is a course that examines the social, economic and environmental implications of energy technologies with a goal of considering how society can produce and use energy sustainably. The course is highly interdisciplinary making use of knowledge from both the physical and social sciences to analyze existing energy technologies and resources as well as options for the future.
Each Fall, Baldwin’s GE150 students take advantage of the annual admission-free MOS college night to take part in a class scavenger hunt for extra credit. The students are given a set of five clues that lead them to exhibits that related to material that has been, or will be, covered in lectures. To get credit, students take pictures of themselves with the exhibit related to a specific clue.
While his students explored the museum, Baldwin walked around with groups of 3-6 students to discuss some of the exhibits and how they related to the challenges society faces with respect to energy.
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi will gives a talk on sea level rise and coastal impacts as part of CafeSci’s Rock the Cafe series.
Fagherazzi’s talk will be held on Tuesday Oct. 20th from 7-8 pm at CafeSci in Cambridge. For direction and more information on the event, see the event page.