Environment

Lyme Disease

Posted: July 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:51 pm

Dr. Boileau who serves on the National Capital Lyme Disease Board of Directors can talk about the presence, treatment and prevention of Lyme disease. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Jim Kinter

Posted: April 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Dr. Kinter is Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), which conducts research on climate variability and predictability from days to decades, focusing on phenomena such as droughts and floods, monsoons, El NiƱo, and climate change. Dr. Kinter is also Professor and Chair in the department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and […]

Whales and Dolphins

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:13 pm

The diversity of whales and dolphins and their adaptations to living in a marine environment. The threats that whales and dolphins face and ways to help conserve them.

A/V requirements: None

Chris Parsons

Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy and Climate Change

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:37 pm

This talk considers the impetus to move away from fossil fuels and towards greater usage of renewable energy. It also considers the advantages and problems associated with renewable energy, a possible future for nuclear energy, and the best science-informed policy with regard to our energy future. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: LCD projector and screen

Robert Ehrlich

Nuclear Power — Is It green?

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:30 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:38 pm

A discussion of the past, present and future of nuclear power, and its contribution to our quest for clean energy. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: LCD projector and screen

Robert Ehrlich

Marine Conservation

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: March 18, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Marine pollution, overfishing and climate change are all effecting marine species. Marine habitats are being degraded at an escalating rate. What are the main problems for marine conservation and what can we do to help?

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Chris Parsons

Global Climate Change: The Problem and the Solution

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 7:52 pm

Dr. Susan Crate has been trained by Al Gore to present his slideshow on global climate change. The show consists of PowerPoint slides covering the science of the problem and the actions we must take to avoid planetary collapse.    

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Susan Crate

Conflict and Climate Change Policy

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Conflict over climate change is generated by the interaction of the storylines that people use to describe their positions and advocate polices. Understanding these storyline dynamics is the first step toward the design and implementation of forums where they can be explored and addressed in ways that support learning, as well as the resolution of […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Sara Cobb

Robert Ehrlich

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:34 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Robert Ehrlich is a professor of physics at George Mason University, where he has chaired the department. He began his career after receiving a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University in 1964. Prior to joining George Mason, he held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and the State […]