Sept. 2: Your editor visited DGE’s 2nd floor conference room to watch Ken Caldeira film Stanford’s Roz Naylor discussing biofuels for 2:48 min on YouTube. Ken and Julia Pongratz quickly transformed the room into a film studio with several tripods to hold lights, backdrop screen, camera and microphones. You can see the results of their work at <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISMNd7vBSro>. If you have ideas for more such videos, talk to Ken because he may set up the studio again about once/month.
Sept. 11: Here is the full set of videos Ken made of the interview with Roz Naylor on 2 Sep 2011 for Near Zero's YouTube channel:Biofuels, land-use, and economic transition: Roz Naylor speaks to Near Zero (4:53)
Climate and crops, diversification and irrigation: Roz Naylor speaks to Near Zero (5:47)
Biomass supply and demand: Roz Naylor speaks to Near Zero (3:50)
Biofuels, food prices, and the poor: Roz Naylor speaks to Near Zero (2:24)
Trade-offs between food and biofuels: Roz Naylor speaks to Near Zero (2:48)
Field and Berry Group
Sept. 26: This first Lab meeting of the Fall Quarter was for planning. After several suggestions and discussion, it was decided to talk and read about Geoengineering Technology and Climate Mitigation Models. Aaron Strong plans to lead off on Oct.3 with the 2009 Royal Society Report on "Geoengineering: Science, Governance, Uncertainty."
The Group is also planning a field trip later in October to the White Mts east of the Sierra to see the famous, ancient Bristlecone Pines .
Sept. 9: FYI -- EESS is hosting a seminar course (EARTHSYS 201) this coming semester on the IPCC that will feature presentations from IPCC authors on the 5th Assessment Report. The course will take place Thurs at 4:15 - 5:30 pm in room Y2E2 101. Speakers include Chris, Ken Caldeira, Mike Mastrandrea and Katie Mach, David Lobell, Terry Root, Noah Diffenbaugh, John Weyant, Kirk Smith, Max Auffhammer, Rebecca Shaw, and others.
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