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1 Climate, weather, culture In this Departmental Seminar, Prof. Steve Rayner examines the blossoming of anthropological attention to climate change over the last ten years. 17 February 2017. Steve Rayner 26 Jul 2017
2 Earthquakes, can we make smarter buildings? Major earthquakes across the world have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. But is there a way of monitoring the building structures to see if it is at risk of falling after an earthquake has struck? Orfeas Kypris 09 Feb 2017
3 Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference 2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. David discusses how the laws of physics constrain our energy options, and describes what happened when his reflections on energy arithmetic propelled him into a senior civil service role. David MacKay 18 Nov 2016
4 Agrarian change, climate stress and shifting class relations in the Nepal-Bihar borderlands A special lecture by Dr Fraser Sugden, a Kathmandu-based social scientist at the International Water Management Institute (19 May 2016) Fraser Sugden 01 Jun 2016
5 How computers have changed the way we do physics - Chaos and climate change The power of available computers has now grown exponentially for many decades. The ability to discover numerically the implications of equations and models has opened our eyes to previously hidden aspects of physics. Myles Allen 11 Feb 2016
6 The Right to a Healthy Environment/Climate Justice Panel 4 from the Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda Conference. The views expressed in this presentation are personal and not those of the individual’s institution. Dominic Roser, Simon Caney, Ricardo Fuentes, Olivier de Schutter 15 Dec 2014
7 Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference 2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. David discusses how the laws of physics constrain our energy options, and describes what happened when his reflections on energy arithmetic propelled him into a senior civil service role. David MacKay 04 Dec 2014
8 Creative Commons The Hare and the Tortoise A flash talk given by Liam Brannigan about "Connecting the fast and slow parts of the climate system through the stormy upper ocean. " Liam Brannigan 07 Jul 2014
9 Mathematics Aspects of the Planet Earth Professor José Francisco Rodrigues, Lisbon/CMAF, delivers the ASC Complexity Cluster Lecture entitled 'Some Mathematical Aspects of Planet Earth' at Keble College. José Francisco Rodrigues 28 Feb 2014
10 Against All Odds: Recovering the first climate data from the central Sahara Professor Richard Washington, Professor of Climate Science at the School of Geography and the Environment; Fellow and Tutor in Geography, Keble College, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Richard Washington 07 Oct 2013
11 Creative Commons Social Sustainability in Transport - Cinderella Shall Go To the Ball. This lecture by Dr Karen Lucas conceptualises the social dimensions of the sustainability paradigm and offers a discussion of why it is so important to achieve socially sustainable mobility in our towns and cities. Karen Lucas 12 Jul 2013
12 Introduction to the Environmental Change Institute Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI, gives a brief introduction to the work of the University of Oxford's interdisciplinary research institute looking into the processes, solutions and partnerships relating to global environmental change. Jim Hall 29 May 2013
13 Creative Commons Who's to Blame for the Weather? Professor Allen of the Oxford University Environmental Change Institute discusses one of the most pressing issues of the modern day - Climate Change. Myles Allen 08 Apr 2013
14 Creative Commons The Invention of Clouds Writer Richard Hamblyn revisits his first book about the 19th-century amateur meteorologist Luke Howard who gave the clouds the names we use today. Richard Hamblyn 11 Mar 2013
15 Creative Commons Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System Leigh Fletcher (Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford) talks about current research on the weather of other planets. Leigh Fletcher 11 Mar 2013
16 Creative Commons Climate and Land Use Change Professor Britaldo Soares-Filho (Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto/UFMG, Brazil) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. Britaldo Soares-Filho 26 Oct 2012
17 Creative Commons Water Security in Changing Climates Professor David Grey (University of Oxford) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. David Grey 26 Oct 2012
18 Creative Commons Climate Change as a Global Shifting Force Professor Sir David King (University of Oxford) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. David King 25 Oct 2012
19 Creative Commons The People's Planet: Reconnecting climate science, climate policy and reality Myles Allen (Professor of Geosystem Science, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics) delivers his inaugural lecture on 28 Nov 2011. Myles Allen 07 Feb 2012
20 Creative Commons The People's Planet: Reconnecting climate science, climate policy and reality Myles Allen (Professor of Geosystem Science, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics) delivers his inaugural lecture on 28 Nov 2011. Myles Allen 07 Feb 2012
21 Creative Commons Water Scarcity: a shortage of water or a shortage of ideas? 'Water Crises', 'Water Wars', 'Peak Water' and many more phrases have been used in recent years to suggest that a growing population and increased per capita water use are leading inexorably to critical levels of water scarcity. Professor 21 Oct 2011
22 Creative Commons The Ethics of Climate Change Professor John Broome discusses the moral and ethical issues that coincide with the whole topic of climate change and challenges us as to how we should be acting. John Broome 14 Oct 2011
23 Creative Commons Who speaks for climate? Mass media serve vital roles in communication processes between science, policy and the public, and often stitch together perceptions, intentions, considerations, and actions regarding climate change. Maxwell T. Boykoff 28 Jul 2011
24 Inferences on retrospective climate of Thar desert through luminescence dating of aeolian and lacustrine sequences Ashok Singhvi, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Ashok Singhvi 24 Feb 2011
25 Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice: What are our obligations to future generations? Climate change raises profound questions of intergenerational justice. It is widely recognized that there is a powerful case for mitigation in virtue of obligations we have to future generations. But how much mitigation is required? Simon Caney 11 Feb 2011
26 Creative Commons A legacy of dangers: Climate failure and future generations The principles that ought to guide our one-way relations with future generations depend profoundly on the precise nature of what is being provided to or - in this case, inflicted on - them. Henry Shue 09 Feb 2011
27 Creative Commons Integrating Technology, Science, Law, Economics, and Politics: Development of Practical Policy for Carbon Capture and Storage Dr Kenneth Richards, James Martin Senior Visiting Fellow on how carbon capture and storage (CCS) provides a potentially promising approach to mitigating carbon dioxide emissions. Kenneth Richards 24 Nov 2010
28 Creative Commons Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, CIGI Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs; full Professor, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo on Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity. Thomas Homer-Dixon 15 Oct 2010
29 Creative Commons Ocean Circulation and Climate: Observing and Modelling the Global Ocean The oceans are a critical component of the climate system, storing roughly 1000 times as much heat, and 50 times as much carbon, as the atmosphere. David Marshall 18 Feb 2010
30 Creative Commons Geoengineering the climate Geoengineering the climate: Science, Governance and Uncertainty: The Royal Society Study - John Shepherd (NOCS). John Shepherd 19 Nov 2009
31 UK Climate Projections: Questions and Answers Part six. Q and A session following the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Chris West, Roger Street, Richard Lamb 11 Aug 2009
32 UK Climate Projections: Where do we go from here Part five. UKCIP science officer Anna Steynor speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Anna Steynor 11 Aug 2009
33 UK Climate Projections: Projections in Practice and eLearning Part four. UKCIP senior training officer Richard Lamb speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Richard Lamb 11 Aug 2009
34 UK Climate Projections: User Interface Part three. UKCIP training officer Peter Walton and science officer Anna Steynor speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Peter Walton, Anna Steynor 11 Aug 2009
35 UK Climate Projections: How to use the Projections Part two. UKCIP technical director Roger Street speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Roger Street 11 Aug 2009
36 UK Climate Projections: Launch Part one. UKCIP director Dr. Chris West speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Chris West 11 Aug 2009
37 Human Displacement and Climate Change in International Law The first of The Hague Debates entitled "When home gets too hot: Human Displacement and Climate Change in International Law." The debate features Professor Roger Zetter, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. Yvo de Boer, Etienne Piguet, M.J. Mace, Roger Zetter 23 May 2008