Feb. 2: Julia Pongratz had almost 5 minutes on BBC World Service on Jan 27, 2011, and was quoted on several websites, one of which was:
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14788216,00.html This was in response to her paper with Ken Caldeira, Christian Reick & Martin Claussen in which they modeled the effects of wars & epidemics on atmospheric CO2 between AD 800 & 1850. It has been suggested that the deaths of so many people would lead to agricultural lands being reforested with the subsequent uptake of CO2. However, these new studies showed that none of the four historic events studied would have changed the CO2 (< 1%) concentration enough to be detected by ice core records.
Feb. 7: Greg Asner and the Carnegie Airborne Observatory program play an increasingly central role in Colombia's approach to environmental management. Check it our at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lieHjEOK0vs
Congratulations to Greg and his team!
Feb. 21: Publication of a paper led by Scott Loarie showing that land cover and water cover changes can cause continental-scale changes in albedo. These processes are often hard to quantify, and yet they play an important role in determining land-surface feedbacks to climate. Ref. Earth Interactions Vol. 15 (2011), No. 7, pg. 1-16. Work done in South American by Loarie, Scott, David Lobell, Gregory Asner & Christopher Field.
Feb. 16: Kate Dreher (DPB) forwarded the following: Greetings everyone,
The Ecumenical Hunger Program, the recipient of our charitable holiday donations, sent us this nice thank you certificate. I'd like to add my thanks to everyone who contributed to the collection and who helped to facilitate it. We can be proud of our efforts to make the holidays brighter for our neighbors in need.
Jan Brown, Editor, Email: email@example.com
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