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Watch Ken Caldeira address climate change on Fox News. more »

Forbes discusses the letter Ken Caldeira and others wrote embracing nuclear energy to help combat global warming. more »

Times-Herald Interview with Greg Asner About the Ecological Crisis in the Amazon. more »

National Geographic quotes Greg Asner about gold mining in Peru 10-28-13 more »

Luis Fernandez's work on mercury pollution in Peru is covered by the Huffington Post. more »

 

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Carnegie’s Christopher Field Awarded Roger Revelle Medal

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced on June 30 that Christopher Field will receive the Roger Revelle Medal. The medal is awarded annually in recognition of “outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate or related aspects of the Earth system.” more »

Climate change: don't wait until you can feel it

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence for the impending dangers of human-made climate change, policy decisions leading to substantial emissions reduction have been slow. New work from Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira focuses on the intersection between personal and global impacts. They find that even as extreme weather events influence those who experience them to support policy to address climate change, waiting for the majority of people to live through such conditions firsthand could delay meaningful action by decades. Their findings are published by Nature Climate Change. more »

Studying crops, from outer space

Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus photosynthesis is the primary source of energy for all life on Earth. But the photosynthetic activity of various regions is changing due to human interaction with the environment, including climate change, which makes large-scale studies of photosynthetic activity of interest. New research from a team including DGE’s Joe Berry reveals a fundamentally new approach for measuring photosynthetic activity as it occurs around the planet. It is published this week by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. more »