Nobel Prize Winner, Camille Parmesan

ACCESS News, EPISODE 105: Nobel Peace Prize recipient,
Dr. Camille Parmesan, Professor of Integrative Biology at UT
Original Air date: October 23, 2011

Camille Parmesan on ACCESS News

Tamara Suiter-Ocuto interviews Dr. Camille Parmesan, Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin.  Their chat includes a discussion regarding the effects of global warming and weather changes on biological systems and the significant life altering implications . . . It’s true, Camille went from studying  butterflies to a Nobel Peace Prize!

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In our “More Perfect Union” segment, Professor Don Miller discusses some of the unjust events that led to The American Revolutionary War, fought from 1775 –1783, and began as a war between Great Britain and the thirteen British-American colonies. Many unjust events were endured by the colonists, including: The Stamp Act of 1765, taxation without representation, the Boston Tea Party, and Shays Rebellion. The Battles of Lexington and Concord ignited the war. Any chance of avoiding war ended when the colonies declared independence and formed a new nation, the United States of America in July 1776. And, we continue to celebrate our independence from Great Britain every July 4th!
QUESTIONS: Is war a failure of diplomacy? Could the American Revolution been avoided? Could wars of our day be avoided? Should we avoid war at all cost or is war necessary for our economy? Are we a war economy? Share your opinions on our Feedback page!

Below are some credible websites that discuss Global Warming Science

Take caution with websites that are written by private organizations and institutes, blogs, and many media reports – these are often full of small and large errors. Some are outright propaganda with little basis in fact. The websites below are written and/or reviewed by scientists active in global change research, and all maintain a strong quality control for facts that are presented, usually providing you with a citation of the primary, peer-reviewed science publications from which the information was obtained.

International Scientific And Major Policy Reports

United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: www.ipcc.ch/

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: http://unfccc.int/2860.php

United Nations Millenium Assessment (5 yr study published 2005, multiple volumes, much downloadable from web, also hardcopies published by Island Press)

The Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change (United Kingdom Treasury Department) www.hmtreasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/stern_review_report.cfm

US Government Agencies With Climate Change Programs

U.S. Global Change Research Program www.globalchange.gov

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov/globalwarming/

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html

NCDC Global Warming FAQs
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html

NCDC webpage on global climate change www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/climateextremes.html

Scientific Groups (government and university)

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research www.ucar.edu/ucar/

National Corporation for Atmospheric Research http://ncar.ucar.edu/

U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network www.lternet.edu/global_change/

Non-profit, Non-governmental organizations

Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/

Pew Center on Global Climate Change www.pewclimate.org/

World Wildlife Fund www.worldwildlife.org/

The Nature Conservancy www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/

Conservation International http://www.conservation.org/learn/climate/Pages/overview.aspx

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) http://www.iucn.org/what/tpas/climate/

Videos on climate change (and other environmental topics)

University of Texas Environmental Sciences Institute on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/user/UTesi

NBC Learning Channel “Changing Planet” http://www.nbclearn.com/climate/cuecard/52835

ABC news “Nature’s Edge” http://abcnews.go.com/abcnewsnow/NaturesEdge/