2008-2009 Earth Science Colloquium Schedule
September 5: David Rutledge (Caltech) "Hubbert's Peak, The Coal Question, and Climate Change"
September 12: No Colloquium
September 19: Ajit Subramanian (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "Great Rivers and Changing Oceans"
September 26: Paul Olsen (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "Grand Cycles” of the Milankovitch Band: Geological Interferometer for the Long-Term Behavior of the Solar System"
October 3: George Kling (University of Michigan)“The Role of Science in Natural Disasters: The Case of the Cameroon Killer Lakes”
October 10: Andrew Revkin (The New York Times) "The Hot Seat: Making Sense of Global Warming, from the North Pole to the White House"
October 17: Klaus Lackner (The Engineering Center of Columbia University) "Capture of CO2 from Air"
October 24: Richard Allen (University of California, Berkeley) "Convective Interactions Beneath Western NorthAmerica"
October 31: Eleanor Sterling (American Museum of Natural History) "Research Contributions to Management and Conservation at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Central Pacific"
November 7: Madeleine Thomson (International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
November 14: Dan Fornari (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) "Constructional Volcanic Processes in the Western Galápagos: Growth of an Archipelago"
November 21: Peter Reiners (University of Arizona) "Resetting Thermochronology of Near-Surface Processes"
November 28: Thanksgiving Break
December 5: Ruth DeFries (Columbia University, E3B) "Changing Dynamics of Tropical Deforestation and Atmospheric Carbon Emissions: Science Meets Policy"
December 12: Berrien Moore III (Climate Central, Princeton, NY) "Complex Systems: Finance, Climate, and Faust"
January 23: Dave Goldberg (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "Carbon Sequestration in Deep-Sea Basalt" (video)
January 30: Heather Stoll (Univ. of Mass., Amherst/Univ. of Oviedo, Spain) "Precipitation Change, Climate-Weathering Feedbacks and Marine Productivity"."
February 6: John Wettlaufer (Yale University) "Snap, Buckle, Crack: The Collisional Patterns of Elastica"
February 13: Cynthia Rozensweig (GISS) "Attributing Physical and Biological Impacts to Anthropogenic Climate Change"
February 20: Chunmiao Zheng (University of Alabama) "Understanding Solute Transport in Extremely Heterogeneous Porous Media: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Research at the MADE Site"
February 27: Paula Apsell (NOVA, PBS) "The Art of Science Television"
March 6: William F. Ruddiman (University of Virginia) "The Greenhouse Gas Increases in Recent Millennia Were NOT Natural"
March 13: Amy Clement (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami) "Low-Level Clouds and Climate Change"
March 27: Rebecca Morss (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - UCAR) "Improving Communication of Weather and Climate Information to the Public"
April 3: Steve Cohen (The Earth Institute at Columbia University) "Environmental Policy, Politics and Management: What to Expect With A New Administration"
April 10: Cancelled
April 17: Pedro Sanchez (The Tropical Agriculture Program of the Earth Institute at Columbia University) "Towards a Digital Soil Map of the World"
April 24: Walter Kutschera (VERA Laboratory, University of Vienna) "The Iceman Oetzi and Climate Variability in the European Alps in the Holocene"
May 1: Arthur D. Storke Memorial Lecture: Stephen Kesler (University of Michigan) "Estimating Earth's Remaining Mineral Resources: Tectonic-Diffusion and Geochemical Cycles"