Climate change stirs up ‘perfect moral storm’ – UW News

UW philosophy professor Steve Gardiner likens climate change to a perfect storm — a convergence of three difficult problems that so far we’ve found ourselves unable to face, much less solve. Climate change is global. What one nation does affects every other nation. Climate change is intergenerational. What we do today will affect people yet to be born. We have no adequate theory with which to tackle climate change. 

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Gifts, greens for sale at Arboretum - UW Today

The Arboretum Foundation’s holiday sale, “Gifts and Greens Galore“, returns to the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.  Get more details here, including volunteering information! 

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UW scientist and team call for a new way to classify planets

Thousands of planets will likely be discovered in the next few years, and a new system is needed to better classify the ability of those worlds to support life. In a paper to be published in the December 2011 issue of Astrobiology, co-author David Catling from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences and colleagues propose a new system that classifies some planets as either similar to Earth or not similar but capable of harboring life.  

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JISAO video will be featured at AGU this year

The episode, titled “Undersea Volcanos: West Mata Eruption”, is one of ten videos chosen to be critiqued by a panel of three Hollywood filmmakers during “The S Factor” workshop on December 6, 2011. Joe Resing’s work is featured in the video.  Congratulations! 

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