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December 2018

Earth Research Institute December Climate Meeting

December 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ERI Conference Room, Ellison Hall 6th Floor

30 min talk:  Dr. Marcia Zilli: Accessing Brazilian agriculture, forestry, and land use cover change with GLOBIOM-Brazil model Abstract: Accessing Brazilian agriculture, forestry, and land use cover change with GLOBIOM-Brazil model  Under the scope of the Paris Agreement, Brazil’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) pledges to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Because 46% of Brazilian GHG emissions come from land use, land cover change, and deforestation, part of the NDC pledge can be fulfilled by eliminating…

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Seminar: Demystifying The Nature Research Journal Editorial Processes

December 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
ESB 1001

Abstract Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a Nature Research Journal editor when they are interpreting referee reports and making decisions on your paper, if cover letters are really import, or how to effectively ‘appeal’? In this interactive talk, the editorial process at Nature Research Journals will be demystified, with emphasis on Nature Photonics. We will discuss what is important to say in cover letters, how to appeal (and how not to appeal), and other types of…

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January 2019

Seminar: An Energy Plan the Earth Can Live With

January 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ESB 2001

Speaker: Dr. Daniel M. Kammen is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group where he serves as Chair, the Goldman School of Public Policy where he directs the Center for Environmental Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering.  Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL; http://rael.berkeley.edu), and was director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center from 2007 – 2015. He was appointed by then Secretary…

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International Conference on Chinese Religio-Environmental Ethics and Practice at UCSB

January 11 - January 12
McCune Hall, 6th floor HSSB

This mini-conference will bring together cultural anthropologists and cultural historians at UC Santa Barbara to explore some of the ways that traditional Chinese religious cultures can inform and enrich the construction of a modern environmental ethics that can help people deal with the physical and social effects of industrialization, species decline, and the human transformation of the natural landscape.  The results may have significant impacts, not only within China, but across the world. Funded and Sponsored by UC Santa Barbara…

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Climate Meeting

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ERI Conference Room, Ellison Hall 6th Floor

Presenter: Dr. Spencer Hill (Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, UCLA) Dr. Hill is postdoctoral research fellow studying tropical overturning circulations (i.e. monsoons, Hadley cells, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone, a.k.a. the ITCZ). He works  jointly in the Caltech Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS) with Prof. Simona Bordoni and in the UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) with Prof. Jonathan Mitchell. He is also co-leader of the "DIYnamics" project that seeks to improve the teaching of…

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January 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bren 1414

Watch online at http://live.id.ucsb.edu/ ABSTRACT: The American energy system is in transition away from coal and toward less carbon intensive fuels, such as natural gas and wind. Over the next two decades, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that energy produced by renewables and gas each will grow by 10 quadrillion BTUs, while other sources will remain constant or decline. Such a rapid transition requires construction of new facilities for generating and transmitting energy. This talk tells the story…

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Art in Environmental Activism – Artist Talk and Panel Discussion

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 East Anapamu St,
Santa Barbara, 93101
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As part of a month of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, join Mellon Sawyer Seminar Artist in Residence Brenda Longfellow for an artist talk co-organized by the Santa Barbara Public Library and The Squire Foundation. Longfellow will speak about her interactive documentary OFFSHORE, which will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local artists Tom Pazderka and Ethan Turpin, who will discuss the role of art in environmental activism.

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Radical Listening: A Doctor’s Journey to Save Rainforest in Borneo

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bioengineering 1001

Speaker: Kinari Webb - MD, founder, Health in Harmony Dr. Webb first developed the vision for Health in Harmony when studying orangutans in 1993 at Gunung Palung National Park. There she encountered not only a beautiful and threatened environment but also the dire health needs of the people surrounding the National Park. After her experience in Indonesia, Kinari decided to become a physician and return to Indonesia to work together with local communities to improve both their health and preserve the natural…

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Free Bus to County Board of Supervisors Meeting to Oppose Cat Canyon Oil Drilling

January 17 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB University Plaza Information Kiosk

Santa Barbara Student Activist Network will be chartering a bus to take students to the County Board of Supervisors Meeting that is taking place on Thursday, January 17 in Santa Maria.  This meeting will be an opportunity for county residents to voice their thoughts about the proposed drilling in Cat Canyon, which, if approved, will produce large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions and threaten the drinking water of low income communities of color.  The bus will be leaving from the…

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Session 1

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
UCSB Environmental Health and Safety Building 565

What is CERT? The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is designed to help communities prepare for effective disaster response through training and planning. With training and information, individual and community groups can be prepared to serve as a crucial resource capable of performing many of the emergency functions needed in the immediate post-disaster period. 3 Day Training (All 3 days/classes must be attended by the participants): January 20, 27, and February 2, 2019 9:30 am - 4pm CERT training…

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