Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Distinguished Lecture Series: 2004

Dianne Dumanoski

Understanding the Planetary Emergency as a "Human Crisis"

Philip England

The Viscosity of the Continents

Daniel Kevles

Patenting Life: Innovation and Controversy in the Political Economy of Patent Law

William Ruddiman

The Anthropogenic Greenhouse Era Began Thousands of Years Ago 

Tanya Atwater

A Half-Billion Years of Plate Tectonics in the Western United States, or How the West Was Made

Wallace Broecke

Sea Ice and Global Climate

Kerry Emanuel

A Simple Model of Multiple Climate Regimes

Paul Gipe

Overview of Worldwide Wind Energy Development

V. Ramanathan

Asian Brown Cloud

Jeff Severinghaus

How air bubbles trapped in glacial ice have changed our view of abrupt climate change



Thursday, January 1, 2004




  • CIRES employees
  • CIRES families
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators


  • DLS
  • Open to Public


Cires Auditorium