Seminar: Cambridge Centre for Climate Science

Thursday 10 Oct:  Cambridge Centre for Climate Science- 14:00-18:00

Venue: McGrath Centre, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

Speaker: Prof Gabi Hegerl, Prof Ted Shepherd, Prof Mat Collins, Prof David Vaughan.

TitleIPCC Fifth Assessment Report: what have we learned, and where do we go next?

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Amanda Maycock.

To mark the release of the IPCC WG1 Fifth Assessment Report, we have invited some of the UK’s leading climate science experts to talk about the key new findings from the report and discuss where the field might be headed next.

Registration details to follow soon

Draft schedule:

Talk: Opening the black box: Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) modelling in Antarctica

Tuesday 08 Oct:  British Antarctic Survey – 15:00-16:00

Venue: British Antarctic Survey, Room 187.

Speaker: Pippa Whitehouse, University of Durham.

TitleOpening the black box: Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) modelling in Antarctica.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Rosie Williams.

If you are coming from outside BAS please let the organiser know in advance to gain access to the building

Abstract: Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) modelling – the study of how the earth system responds to surface load changes during a glacial cycle – can seem a little bit like a black box. In this talk I will open up that box, and describe the underlying physical processes that we are trying to model, some unexpected feedbacks between these processes, and discuss the data that we use to constrain and tune GIA models in Antarctica. There is growing recognition that, in order to tease out the signal of present-day ice mass change from gravity and altimetry observations, we need to carefully account for the residual GIA signal that is associated with past ice mass changes. I will discuss cutting edge approaches to quantifying this signal and outline a few outstanding issues, most of which will need to be tackled via an inter-disciplinary approach.

Centre for Atmospheric Science seminars

Tuesday 08 Oct:  Centre for Atmospheric Science seminars, Chemistry Dept. – 14:00-15:00

Venue: Unilever Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

Speaker: Wen Chen and Huizhi Liu (Chinese Academy of Science).

Title: Changes in the Extratropical and Tropical Impacts on the East Asian Winter Monsoon/Carbon dioxide flux measurement of the magacity of Beijing with eddy covariance method.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Amanda Maycock.

Summer Internship Opportunity in Homeswithgreen

Homeswithgreen is a start-up business aiming to provide consumers with concise information about measures they should be adopting on their homes and is building a membership base of potential suppliers which is growing by the day. The suppliers as well as consumers also get access to a range of business deals which Homeswithgreen is negotiating on their behalf. See more details please go to www.homeswithgreen.com<http://www.homeswithgreen.com>.

The business is looking for an ambitious summer intern whose responsibilities would be to:

1) Update and refresh content on the website with regard to renewable technologies and policies.

2) Maintain and build relationships with public sector bodies such as DECC, the REA, EST

3) Draft newsletters to consumers and our business members.

4) Help with building web tools such as a solar and biomass calculator (if suitable skills)

5) Drive forward the social media strategy (if an area of interest),

This has the opportunity to become a permanent placement. Anyone who is interested please feel free to contact with Baiju Devani<baiju@homeswithgreen.com><Mobile:   +44 (0) 7859877515>.

GreenZine – the evolution

Thats right guys, GreenZine is breathing and evolving. So much so that we’ve moved to a new platform – go to the new website for 5 new articles for your perusal: is ‘Thrift Shop’ the best green anthem ever? should aviation be banned in Jailbreak? are we framing the climate change debate in the wrong way? PLUS: find out about FISH & what is off our radar…

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Thats right guys, GreenZine is breathing and evolving. So much so that we’ve moved to a new platform – go to the new website for 5 new articles for your perusal: is ‘Thrift Shop’ the best green anthem ever? should aviation be banned in Jailbreak? are we framing the climate change debate in the wrong way? PLUS: find out about FISH & what is off our radar…Thats right guys, GreenZine is breathing and evolving. So much so that we’ve moved to a new platform – go to the new website for 5 new articles for your perusal: is ‘Thrift Shop’ the best green anthem ever? should aviation be banned in Jailbreak? are we framing the climate change debate in the wrong way? PLUS: find out about FISH & what is off our radar…

Be Part of the Zero Carbon Society Committee!

We are now recruiting a new committee! Being part of the committee allows you to turn ideas into reality and contribute to the activities of the society, which in the past have included a wide variety of campaigns, speaker events, careers events and more. No previous involvement with the society is required. Positions available are: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officer, Speaker Series Co-ordinator. Applications close 16/02/13. To apply, email info@zerocarbonsociety.org stating your:

– Name
– Year & Subject of study
– Your position of preference
– A short paragraph (150-300 words) explaining why you would like to be on the committee, and what/how you feel you can contribute.

GREENZINE

GREENZINE: Issue 01 of the new online green publication for Cambridge, (started up by the Zero Carbon Society) offering local environment news and debate, is online already, and Issue 02 will be out on the 31st January. Deadline for submissions for Issue 02 is the 30th January latest – we would love any articles on issues that interest, or rather, concern you, things you want to say, or news about local events/groups. Check it out at: www.greenzine.soc.srcf.net. If you’re keen, please repost and retweet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBs-z0dB49A.

Food for Thought Lent 2013 Termcard

….is now available!

Here it is in pdf format: Food for Thought Lent 2013 Term-card

Here it is without the formatting for those who want a quick glance:

Week 1 – 23rd Jan: ‘Biofuels, indirect land use change and greenhouse gas emissions: A perfect storm of incomplete science and irresolvable politics?’ – James Palmer, PhD Student, Department of Geography

Week 2 – 30th Jan: ‘The Eating Local Challenge: Thinking about the contribution food makes to climate change’– Helen Karapandzic, Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Week 3 – 6th Feb: ‘Thinker-doers: Adding value in a climate crisis’ – Gracen Johnson, MPhil Student, Land Economy Faculty

Week 4 – 13th Feb: Is black the new green? The potential role of biochar in climate change mitigation’ – Laura Plant, MPhil Student, Land Economy

Week 5 – 20th Feb: Translating knowledge about climate change into policy: Lessons from the use of climate science in biodiversity conservation policy in England’ – David Christian Rose, PhD Student, Department of Geography

Week 6 – 27th Feb: ‘Agricultural adaptation and crop diversity: How developing countries can adjust to climate change’ – Stella Nordhagen, PhD Student, Department of Land Economy

Week 7 – 6th Mar: ‘Mitigating the effects of methane and manure: A small insight into reducing emissions in UK agriculture’ – Emily Scott, MPhil, Land Economy

Food for Thought Michaelmas 2012 powerpoints

Hey everyone,

See the Food for Thought” page for the full summary and powerpoint links, but this is just a quick alert that the powerpoints are now all up on the website, very kindly donated to us by the speakers.

Soren Lindner: The Gigatonne Gap in China’s Carbon Dioxide Inventories. – The Gigatonne Gap_Soren Lindner

Denis Garber: Shallow Geothermal Systems for Space Heating and Cooling. – Food for Thought_Denis Garber

Uven Chong: The Air Quality and Climate Tradeoffs in Road Transportation. – Road Transportation_Uven Chong

Marta de Olazabal: Transitions to Climate Change Resilient Cities. – Zero Carbon_MOLazabal

Aiora Zabala: Ecosystem Services & Sustainable Land Use Practices in Social-Ecological Systems. – zabala_zerocarbon

David Turner & Jon Coello: Carbon Footprinting – Measuring the invisible. – Carbon_Footprinting_Measuring_the_invisible

Emma Cross: Ocean Acidification – Emma Cross Zero Carbon Talk Ocean Acidification

Food for Thought will be returning for Lent 2013 – we’re just in the process of finalising the programme, so watch this space…