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Apr
1
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015 - All Day
Join us on April 1, 2015 for the University of Colorado Boulder’s newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Water in the Western US.” The course will run 4.5 weeks, accommodates flexible schedules, and requires a total of 20-25 hours to complete.
Apr
3
Old Main Auditorium
Friday, Apr. 3, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The polar bear is the world’s largest non-aquatic carnivore. It is the most mobile of all four-legged creatures, with activity areas larger than Montana. Polar bears hunt marine mammals from the surface of the sea ice. When ice-absence means they are unable to feed, they can endure a more prolonged fast than any other large mammal. But, there is a limit to how long they can be food deprived, and global warming-induced sea ice declines have been linked to reduced body condition, poorer survival, and declining abundance. Their dependence on habitat that melts as temperature rises, makes polar bears the best early indicator of threats to the Arctic from anthropogenic global warming. More importantly, they are sentinels of global health, providing advanced warning of challenges coming to all of the species and environments about which we care. Prompt and aggressive greenhouse gas mitigation still can save polar bears over much of their range. We should care about polar bears because if we act in time to save them, we also will save most of the rest of life on earth, and maximize opportunity to leave our children a world similar to that in which humans have flourished.
Apr
6
Center for Science & Technology Policy Research
Monday, Apr. 6, 2015, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Apr
13
Center for Science & Technology Policy Research
Monday, Apr. 13, 2015, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Apr
14
Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Roundtable discussion on Geoengineering
Apr
24
CIRES Auditorium
Friday, Apr. 24, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
From climate change to the HPV vaccine to gun control, public controversy over the nature of policy-relevant science is today a conspicuous feature of democratic politics in America. A common view attributes this phenomenon to the public’s limited comprehension of science, and to its resulting vulnerability to manipulation by economically motivated purveyors of misinformation.
Jul
13
Monday, Jul. 13, 2015 - All Day
Jul
14
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2015 - All Day
Jul
15
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015 - All Day
Jul
16
Thursday, Jul. 16, 2015 - All Day
Jul
17
Friday, Jul. 17, 2015 - All Day
Sep
25
CIRES Auditorium
Friday, Sep. 25, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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