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Robert Gottlieb

Guest Speakers |Conservatio

Robert Gottlieb  

Discussion on the evolution of Los Angeles

Robert Gottlieb is a Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is a writer, educator, and activist who has been described as a "pioneer in redefining environmentalism, turning ideas into action, and forging coalitions in the often murky atmosphere of Los Angeles". The author of "Reinventing Los Angeles", he believes that LA can become a more livable and sustainable city.

Video Posted: April 21, 2008 | Running time: 10:56

Francisco Ayala: Science and Religion

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Francisco Ayala: Science and Religion  

Bridging the gap between differing perspectives

Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California at Irvine, Francisco J. Ayala, states while although it is desirable to improve the human condition, there are issues surrounding the human genome. There also is an ongoing conflict between science and religion, but Ayala attempts to explain that these two viewpoints can coexist and are simply different dimensions of the world.

Video Posted: January 31, 2008 | Running time: 5:43

Francisco Ayala: Evolution

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Francisco Ayala: Evolution  

Discussion of natural selection and evolution

Francisco J. Ayala, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California at Irvine, shares how evolution shows us the history of life through time and how natural selection is the mechanism by which change in organism occur. Ayala also covers ways to improve awareness of the current ecological crisis our world faces, and ways to preserve the environment and biological diversity.

Video Posted: January 31, 2008 | Running time: 8:03

Conrad Lautenbacher: FishWatch

Guest Speakers |Conservatio

Conrad Lautenbacher: FishWatch  

FishWatch Brought to You by NOAA’s Office of Fisheries

Are you seafood savvy? Do you know what fish are good for you, which are sustainably fished and which are overfished? Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret), Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, talks about FishWatch. This new program of NOAA’s Office of Fisheries presents up-to-date scientific data and is designed to help the public make intelligent, informed decisions about the fish they select to consume.

Video Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 3:34

Richard West

Guest Speakers |Oceanograph

Richard West  

A View of the Ocean from Washington

Rear Admiral Richard West, USN (Re.) is president of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) division of the Consortium of Ocean Leadership whose mission is to advance research, education, and sound ocean policy. In his view of the ocean from Washington, Admiral West gives us a candid look at what’s happening now and a peek into the future.

Video Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 3:37

Conrad Lautenbacher: Global Climate Change

Guest Speakers |Climate Change |Oceanograph

Conrad Lautenbacher: Global Climate Change  

Climate Change: NOAA Scientists Predict the Future

The National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), under the direction of Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret), is charged with analyzing and predicting the nation’s climate and weather now and into the future. Admiral Lautenbacher explains how NOAA agencies are responding to the need to help society understand, plan for, and respond to climate variability and change.

Video Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 4:02

Tom Bowman

Guest Speakers |Climate Chang

Tom Bowman  

Policy and technology alternatives for controlling climate change and its impact globally and in California.

Tom Bowman is one of the premier interpreters of global warming science, impacts, and solutions. Tom led the design teams that created hands-on climate exhibitions for the Marian Koshland Science Museum, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. Policymakers and the design press have acknowledged these award-winning exhibitions for bringing balanced, authentic science to the public in engaging ways.

Video Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 4:23

Rescue Animals

Animal News |Conservation |Marine Biolog

Rescue Animals  

The Aquarium provides a safe haven for numerous animals.

There are rescue animals, or animals that would not be able to survive in the wild, that reside at the Aquarium of the Pacific, including sea otters, sea lions, and other marine creatures. One of those is a recent addition to the Aquarium family, a sea lion named Odin. Despite the fact that Odin is nearly blind, he has acclimated to his new home quite nicely.

Video Posted: November 30, 2007 | Running time: 2:03

Dr. William Patzert

Guest Speakers |Oceanograph

Dr. William Patzert  

The "El Nino Expert"

Bill Patzert has a PhD in oceanography and is a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology.

Video Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 4:30

Dr. Herman Karl

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Dr. Herman Karl  

A Look at Science as a Community-building Tool

Herman Karl, a marine geologist and former chief scientist with the US Geologic Survey's Western Coastal and Marine Geology Program, and co-director of MUSIC—the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—USGS Science Impact Collaborative, discusses "wicked environmental problems."

Video Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 4:38

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