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One of the Caribbean's authorities on energy issues, Wright was a founder of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and was group managing director when he retired in 2005.

November 17, 2011

Later this week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, meeting in Kampala, Uganda, will issue its report on ways to manage risks from extreme events in a changing climate. A few hours ago, I was able to catch Chris Field, a leader of the panel’s Working Group 2  focused on impacts and adaptation  for a brief text chat on the challenges in this charged arena.

November 15, 2011

By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and other explorers who followed him may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate.

November 9, 2011

The typical energy released in tremors triggered by fracking, "is the equivalent to a gallon of milk falling off the kitchen counter," said Stanford University geophysicist Mark Zoback.

November 8, 2011

Chris Field of Stanford University, head of one of the IPCC's working groups, said the panel's emissions scenarios are intended to be more accurate in the long term and are less so in earlier years. He said the question now among scientists is whether the future is the panel's worst case scenario "or something more extreme."

November 4, 2011

Although moving the farms would protect wild fish, diseases can still develop inland, Rosamond Naylor, the director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University, noted. She also points out that an inland system is more costly to operate and consumes more energy as clean water is replenished.

October 31, 2011

Within 30 years, the areas where California can grow fine-wine grapes could shrink because of climate change, while little-known growing regions such as Seattle's Puget Sound and Oregon's Willamette Valley see growth, according to one controversial study.

October 7, 2011

Adam Brandt, acting assistant professor of energy resources engineering, considers the scientific and environmental issues raised by the Keystone XL pipeline project.

October 5, 2011

Professor Zoback's testimony is available on the site via an archive webcast (45:00); written testimony is also available to download here.

October 5, 2011

Earth Systems co-term Ethan Estess talks about his kinetic sculpture, Dumpster Diver, in a short film by fellow Earth Systems student Ian Montgomery

October 4, 2011

The meeting will bring together people from the remote sensing communities with those involved in the modeling and field observations of volcanic systems in order to stimulate new interactions, and identify promising new directions. 

September 19, 2011

Panel discussion begins at 42:30.

September 15, 2011