A lecture by Duke’s Orrin Pilkey and environmental artist Mary Edna Fraser. Fraser discusses her batiks, which are used to illustrate the threatened ecosystems in Pilkey’s book, Global Climate Change: A Primer.
Mike Clark, Executive Director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, talks about some of Yellowstone’s most iconic wildlife, and discusses how climate change, shrinking habitat, and politics are shaping its future.
A lecture by Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Kareiva talks about how to quantify nature's assets and how to move conservation from a special interest to the people's choice.
Climatologist Dr. Michael Mann reviews the evidence for human influence on the climate, including measurements available for the past two centuries and paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium.
Writer Donovan Hohn’s talk explores the fate of thousands of rubber ducks that were accidentally spilled into the Pacific Ocean. His global adventures highlight the plight of our oceans and the pressures that society places on the natural world.
Most people pay attention to climate change in the summer, when faced with heat waves, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms. In the northeast, climate warming is actually more marked in the winter, and the loss of snow cover can have a ripple effect on tree growth and groundwater recharge.