The Ocean as a Climate Change Reservoir: Good News, Bad News

Dr. Susan Lozier
Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University
Date:  September 26, 2017, 4:40-5:55 pm, EH1112

Over the past few decades, the ocean’s temperature and its concentration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide have risen. Dr. Lozier discusses the climate trends we can expect from these changes.

Full lecture video (70 mins)

Imagine a World with Too Much Wood

Dr. Jeff Vincent
Stanback Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment, Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management, MF Program Co-Chair, Duke University
Date:  September 28, 2017, 4:40-5:55 pm, EH1112

The ability of the planet to support a growing human population and an expanding economy has been questioned for more than 200 years. Is it possible to manage the planet’s natural resources in a sustainable way? Guess what: we’re already doing this in the case of one important resource, wood. Dr. Vincent’s lecture explains how this overlooked success was achieved and the challenges associated with maintaining it. A hint: if we want to conserve forests, then organic agriculture, recycling, and solar energy might not be so environmentally friendly after all.

Full lecture video (65 mins)


Mega Challenges=Mega Opportunities: Growing a Greener Future (Profitably)

Mr. Eriks Brolis
Conservation Business Lead, Global Lands Team, The Nature Conservancy
Date:  September 19, 2017, 4:40-5:55 pm, EH1112

Mr. Brolis offers an overview of some of the innovative business models that are emerging as well as general musings on the future of environmental entrepreneurialism.

Full lecture:  video podcast  (70 mins)