Monday, September 28, 2009

Colby STS Turns 21

On Tuesday September 15th, Majors, Minors and friends of the Colby STS Department met in Mudd to celebrate Colby STS' 21 first university. We ate cake, drank Apple Cider and caught up with all people STS.
The calm before the storm.
Daniel (Special Opz) Opalacz
Professor Fleming
Tucker (Mr. Gormanator) Gorman
Professor Josephson
And the party begins.
The Party wasn't all fun. Alice is leaving us to go work for the Geo-Department. Tear.
After finishing our cake and chats with other STS'ers, we headed to 'You Know Who's" to have some pizza and beverages.
Needless to say the event was very successful, everyone had a blast.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

STS Homecoming Event

Family Homecoming Special Event

"Can Climate Engineering Serve as a Complementary Step to Aggressive Mitigation?"

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Friday, Sept. 25 at 4:00 pm in Olin 1 -- with cookies and cider

Michael MacCracken, The Climate Institute, Washington, DC

Changes in climate are already having important regional impacts, especially in polar regions, and further warming is inevitable as the climate comes into a new equilibrium with the present concentrations of greenhouse gases. With the rising risk of greater adverse consequences, and with the elimination all greenhouse gas emissions certain to take many decades or even centuries, there is growing discussion about whether deliberate intervention (often referred to as geoengineering) merits consideration. Preliminary analyses appear to indicate that, assuming the success of further research, regionally focused geoengineering could limit at least a few of the most severe potential impacts of global warming at a relatively low cost.

Michael MacCracken is a distinguished scientist with the Climate Institute in Washington, DC. He directed the U.S. Global Change Research Program (1993-2002), edited the IPCC AR4 (2007), served as president of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (2003-07) and was as a lead author for the UN’s report Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable (2007). He is prominent in science-policy circles discussing “What shall we do?” about climate change.