Events Archive

Reducing climate impacts in industrial buildings

April 25, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a presentation from Stephanie Wall, who will discuss using wood construction and passive house design to decrease the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental impacts in the building sector.

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Health Impacts of Heat: Adapting to a Changing Climate

April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

With Gregory Wellenius, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University

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Investing Powerfully: How can universities go carbon neutral?

April 5, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

How can universities move toward carbon neutral and socially responsible investments?

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Coupling ice sheets into climate models for self consistent sea level projections: progress and challenges

March 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

Ice sheet response to forced changes - such as that from anthropogenic climate forcing - is closely regulated by two-way interactions with other components of the Earth system. These interactions encompass the ice sheet response to Earth system forcing, the Earth system response to ice sheet change, and feedbacks resulting from coupled ice-sheet/Earth system evolution.

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Seasonal glacier mass balance from airborne laser altimetry, Columbia River Basin, Canada

March 20, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Reliable estimates of glacier mass balance allow insight into the meteorological drivers of glacier change, but financial and logistical limitations restrict field-based measurements to only a small number of the world’s glaciers. In southwestern Canada, frequent cloud cover and small glacier size also preclude the measurement of seasonal mass change from space. Here, we describe our ongoing research program employing airborne laser altimetry to estimate surface mass balance for six alpine glaciers in the Columbia Basin.

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New energy and mobility futures with Ethan Zindler

March 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm


Globally, renewable power and electric vehicle technology is evolving rapidly. As these technologies are adopted, they promise to reshape the face of energy and mobility in cities. Join us for a conversation with Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, as we discuss the trends and economics driving the renewable energy transition.

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Who We Are with Elizabeth May

March 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Ideafest - Climate change, water and governance: Challenges and opportunities in our backyard, and for our Earth

March 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Wildfires, floods and extreme weather events plagued the globe in 2017. Is this our new normal? Are we ready for change that’s already underway? Our diverse panel of researchers and thought leaders will look beyond the science at the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate. They’ll share promising developments in governance, policymaking and engineering as well as insights that narratives may hold. In doing so, they will offer hope, look at some of the difficult choices and discuss potential solutions for dealing with our changing climate.

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