National Climate Seminar: Palm Oil Boom, Climate Bust

October 22, 2014

Sharon Smith, Union of Concerned Scientists, Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative Campaign Manager

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National Climate Seminar: Algal Blooms in a Hotter World

September 24, 2014

Robyn Smyth - B.S. Cornell University; M.S. University of Vermont; Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara. Before joining the faculty at Bard CEP, Dr. Smyth was a research fellow at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, and a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in Environmental Research and Education at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. Research expertise includes coupling physical and biological processes in lakes and the ocean and aquatic ecosystem management. Current collaborative research projects include modeling the effects of vertical mixing and ultraviolet radiation on primary productivity in the Southern Ocean and understanding the role of climate forcing and hydrodynamics on harmful algal blooms and outbreaks of disease in aquatic organisms in lakes. She is an adjunct scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, NY and a member of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) which seeks to utilize high frequency sensor data to better understand and manage lake ecosystems. Peer-reviewed journal articles have been published in Limnology and Oceanography, Geophysical Research Letters, Bioscience, and Environmental Management. 

Aris Efting - Ph.D. Natural Resources 2005, University of Nebraska (UNL). Assistant Professor at UNL from 2005-2010. Consultant to EPA and National Council for Science and the Environment regarding issues on water pollution and the effects of climate change on water quality. Research emphasis includes algae ecology, algae toxins, and the identification of water quality standards for lakes and streams. Has published in The Journal of Paleolimnology, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, and Ecological Modeling.

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National Climate Seminar: People’s Climate March

September 11, 2014

A conversation about the People's Climate March with Jenny Marienau, Campus Field Manager. 350.org. 350.org is building a global climate movement. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.

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National Climate Seminar: China: How Much Climate Action

May 7, 2014

Tao Hu, China Program Director, WWF

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National Climate Seminar: The State of the Climate Movement

April 17, 2014

Jay Carmona, US Divestment Campaign Manager, and Duncan Meisel, Digital Campaigns Director, 350.org

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National Climate Seminar: Women, Development, Climate Change

April 2, 2014

Cate Owren, Senior Policy Advisor at IUCN

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National Climate Seminar: Advancements in California Climate Policy

March 19, 2014

Emily Reyna, Senior Manager, Partnerships and Alliances, US Climate and Energy, Environmental Defens

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National Climate Seminar: Arctic Methane: Be Afraid?

February 19, 2014

David Archer, Department of The Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago


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National Climate Seminar: Green Tea, Georgia Style

February 5, 2014

Colleen Kiernan of the Georgia Sierra Club, and Debbie Dooley of Tea Party Patriots

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