The Bangor Daily News published “Climate denial: Seductive but not morally excusable,” an opinion piece by Sharon Tisher, teacher of environmental law and energy policy at the University of Maine.
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A BBC News article titled “Ancient Irish texts show volcanic link to cold weather” said researchers used ice-core data from the Greenland Ice Sheet Project to help trace the effect of volcanic eruptions on the climate. Paul Mayewski, director and distinguished Maine professor at the Climate Change Institute, is one of the leaders of the international Greenland Ice Sheet Project.
Rebecca Holberton, University of Maine professor of biology and ecology, spoke with the Associated Press about the risk of starvation puffins and other seabirds are facing in the United States. WCVB in Boston, Sun Journal, Portland Press Herald and WABI (Channel 5) were among news organizations to carry the report.
Two entries from University of Maine graduate students have been submitted into the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program’s 2013 Video and Poster Competition.
Maureen Correll and Bjorn Grigholm, graduate students in the Adaptation to Abrupt Climate Change IGERT program at UMaine, submitted a video and poster titled “Abrupt Climate Change in Atlantic Tidal Marsh Communities.”
Melinda Neville, a graduate student in the Sensor Science, Engineering, and Informatics (SSEI) IGERT program at UMaine, entered media for her project “Mercury (Hg) Research Ontology: Employing Informatics in Geochemistry.”
The contest is open to graduate students from IGERT programs across the country and invites them to share videos and posters describing their innovative and interdisciplinary research and its significance. The competition features 119 presentations made by students nominated from IGERT Ph.D. programs, the contest website states. Judging will be done by 50 IGERT faculty members who will announce 20–25 winners Friday, May 24. Community Choice and Public Choice winners will also be chosen. The general public can vote for their favorite entries online.
The videos submitted by the UMaine students can be seen online.
The Village Soup previewed a slide talk on climate change by Sharon Tisher, environmental lawyer and University of Maine economics professor. Tisher will present “Climate Reality: Connecting the Dots Between Extreme Weather and Global Warming” at Camden Public Library on June 4.
Field Notes recently interviewed University of Maine professor of glaciology Gordon Hamilton about his research. Hamilton plans to use his knowledge of glaciers and their flow patterns to aid the U.S. government in uncovering World War II plane wreckage in Greenland.
Mainebiz interviewed George Jacobson, professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change at the University of Maine, for the article “Maine companies prep for rise in climate change planning.” Jacobson said because CO2 levels continue to rise, contributing to higher temperatures around the globe, companies need to think about adaptation planning.
WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on Princeton Review’s ranking of the University of Maine as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada for the fourth consecutive year. Daniel Dixon, sustainability coordinator at UMaine, spoke about the ranking.
Over 25 digital posters by University of Maine Art Department students in Kerstin Engman’s 2-D design class are on display through finals week in Hauck Auditorium.
The posters depict climate change issues, such as sustainability and the divestiture of fossil fuels, and are the result of a collaboration between Engman and Karen Marysdaughter, organizer with 350 Maine, a grassroots movement dedicated to solving the Earth’s climate crisis.
Engman asked the students to chose a particular climate change topic and direct a clear, visual message to the campus community.
“By working together as a community of concerned students, the hope is that the impact of a collective effort will have greater inﬂuence in general public awareness and policymaking,” Engman says.
For more information, contact Engman on FirstClass.