OLLI – WEEK8/2015 & Ice Core Lab trip

OLLI – WEEK 8, November 3rd, 2015;
and Thursday’s NICL/Ice Core Lab field trip, November 5th, 2015

Week 8: CONTINUED FROM WEEK 7 (CLICK HERE) What are the economics/What are the solutions?

What are the economics/What are the solutions?

OUTLINE: LAST WEEK IN BLACK; THIS WEEK IN RED

  • Economics
    • of doing nothing (solely adapting) vs. the economics of mitigation
    • Actual will likely be a combination
  • Capitalism, GDP/growth based economics vs. “Herman Daly” economics (no-growth/steady-state)
  • Solutions? Paradigm shift? From we can’t/too expensive to WE CAN
  • There is promise, but at what cost? (One might be surprised).
    • Energy
    • Mitigation – Agricultural revolution/biofuels: Biochar for Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)
  • Geoengineering:
    • Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and
    • Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)
  • Biochar vs. BECCS solutions SEE MY BIOCHAR LINK IN OTHER PAGES:http://denverclimatestudygroup.com/?page_id=28
  • Efficiency – the single quickest way to reduce:
    • What NREL is doing: Efficiency, Solar, wind, other
  • Other strategies:
    • CCL – carbon fee/dividend
    • Cap and trade?
  • Gloom and Doom? NO! IT’S A CHALLENGE, and humanity has always been challenged and we are an adaptable species that has met the challenge over and over again!

GO TO WEEK 7 FOR COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF OTHER LINKS

This week’s slides: TO BE POSTED

Attachments:  TO BE POSTED


FUSION –

1.  The 10-person Lockheed team possibly has contained a plasma already – but almost certainly no fusion.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/compact-fusion.html

2.  There was more Aviation Week site.  SEE:

http://aviationweek.com/blog/high-hopes-can-compact-fusion-unlock-new-power-space-and-air-transport

http://aviationweek.com/fusion-podcast

3. New in Science Magazine this week:

twisted logic Fusion article in Science: Twisted Logic Science-2015-Clery-369-7


BIOCHAR (aka Terra Preta):


NIMBY:

VIDEO ON NIMBY: by Dr. Patrick Devine-Wright showed in class: no public videos but several articles by him – google him and see what you find. The little I found:


Future Adaptation issues: sustainability

Other class coverage: related to AR5/WGII:

§  II: IPCC CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT/Working Group II (WGII): Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability – volume 2, April 2014; especially see:

Summary for Policymakers (SPM)

Video

Graphics — choose chapter and then right-click


OTHER LINKS from 2014 OLLI course:

  • WEEK 6 2014: CLICK HERE – PARTICULARLY National center for Science Education (NCSE)
  • WEEK 7 2014: CLICK HERE – PARTICULARLY portions related to Adaptation & Sustainability

 



Field trip to National Ice Core Lab

Link: National Ice Core Laboratory

ICE CORE LAB MAP

Thursday November 5th, 2015 9 TO 11:30

 CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION AND ADDRESS

  • Ice core lab field trip and presentation by Richard Nunn

UPDATES:

  • PowerPoint that Richard Nunn showed us 9/30/2014: so far unable to upload (32 MB max size) since it is 227,482 KB – bring flash drive and I can give you a copy next class. It’s so large because it includes the embedded videos.
  • GO HERE FOR PDF “SLIDES”: in PDF format of the PowerPoint but smaller file size; I’m asking for on online link/stay tuned: click here
  • week 3 email #1 SENT 10/2/2014 (OLLI climate change week3 email1)

NICL – Video gallery link: How to drill a two-mile ice core – and more: http://www.waisdivide.unh.edu/multimedia/video.shtml

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