National Climate Assessment #nca4

Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future climate …

2017 Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Photo: Ciudad de Oaxaca Turismo Mexico’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead are world famous. Here are snapshots from 2017: Oaxaca, Mexico Day of the Dead Playlist Guadalajara, Mexico Mexico City Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern …

Overtourism in Protected Areas

Webinar: What is overtourism in protected areas and what can we do about it?, November 3, 2017. Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Steve McCool (University of Montana), Mr. Jon Kohl (PUP Global Heritage Consortium) Rising visitor use levels in tourism destinations over the last several years have caught residents and managers off-guard, leading to potentially significant social and biophysical impacts. This condition has been …

Moral Order In A Divided World

Recommended Listening: Moral Order In A Divided World from the RSA. This event was recorded live at The RSA on Monday October 30, 2017. Hashtag: #RSAValues What fundamental values do human beings hold in common? As globalisation draws us together economically, are our values converging or diverging? Is the principle of human rights becoming a global …

Open in order to ….

Poster International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access and Open Education as the new default in scholarship and research. And in 2017 – the Year of Open – the celebration is held this week, October 23-29 with the theme: “Open in order to ….” Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenInOrderTo, #OpenAccessWeek This celebration takes place …

Recommended Listening: 2017 Boyer Lectures

Recommended Listening Many of our favorite podcasts come by way of Australia’s Radio National: Future Tense, Off Track and Late Night Live educate and inspire. Another favorite is much less frequent and is about to begin streaming — presenting the Boyer Lectures. Hashtag: #Boyers2017 Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked national discussion about critical …

#cmscop12

The Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) is being held in Manila, the Philippines, from October 23-28, 2017 – the first time that the Convention on the CMS COP is held in Asia. The slogan for the conference is …

National Private Land Conservation Conference #PLCConf17

This Week: National Private Land Conservation Conference Hashtags: #PLCConf17, #privatelandconservation This week the Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) holds the 2017 National Private Land Conservation Conference in Hobart (October 18-20) at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Hosted by the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, the conference theme will be Valuing Nature. Conversations will encompass conservation, culture, community and commerce, with topics including sustainable financing, …

World Food Day 2017

October 16 is World Food Day. This year’s theme is: “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.” Hashtag: #WFD2017 Planeta.com celebrates World Food Day each year. We are inspired by the work of the FAO and welcome the opportunity to take a deep dive into timely topics. Key Links http://www.fao.org/world-food-day FAO …