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SCRIPPS PRESS CONFERENCES AT COP-15

Scripps Oceanography Press Conference — Dec. 10
Scripps Distinguished Professor of Geochemistry Ray Weiss and Director Tony Haymet will present “Trust but Verify: Why Climate Legislation and Carbon-Equivalent Trading Need Atmospheric Emission Verification to Work”
Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m., “Asger Jorn” room,  Hall H, Bella Center.

Click to view webcast of Scripps COP-15 Press Conference, “Trust but Verify: Why Climate Legislation and Carbon-Equivalent Trading Need Atmospheric Emission Verification to Work” (Video may take a few minutes to load)

Scripps Oceanography/Stanford University Press Conference — Dec. 14
Researchers from the two institutions will present “The Oceans and Climate Change: Perspectives from Science.”
Dec. 14, 1:30 p.m., “Asger Jorn” room,  Hall H, Bella Center.

Click to view webcast of Scripps Oceanography/Stanford University COP-15 Press Conference, “The Oceans and Climate Change: Perspectives from Science” (Video may take a few minutes to load)

SCRIPPS OCEANOGRAPHY NEWS RELEASES ABOUT COP-15

Gap between Reported and Actual Emissions a Barrier to Effective Climate Legislation,
Carbon-equivalent Trading

Scripps Oceanography News Release
Dec. 9, 2009

Scripps Oceanography researchers to present evidence of measured non-CO2 greenhouse gas emission rates illustrating need for verification of emissions reductions and stabilization of carbon-equivalent markets

Scripps Scientists to Participate in Historic Copenhagen Climate Change Summit
Scripps Oceanography News Release
Nov. 25, 2009

Researchers hope to inform negotiators with latest evidence on ocean acidification, black carbon, verification challenge among other topics

Climate Change Accelerating Beyond Expectations, Say Leading Scientists
Scripps Oceanography News ReleaseNov. 24, 2009
New research emphasizes the urgency of large and rapid reductions in global emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide

SCRIPPS OCEANOGRAPHY COP-15 MEDIA KIT

Second Century of Ocean and Earth Science (PDF)
Carbonated Oceans explorations article and video
Invisible No More: Scripps Investigates Ocean Acidification (PDF)
Andrew Dickson Biography (PDF)
Victoria Fabry Biography (PDF)
Tony Haymet Biography (PDF)
Veerabhadran Ramanathan Biography (PDF)
Ray Weiss Biography (PDF)

The Copenhagen Diagnosis

Monaco Declaration (PDF)

SCRIPPS/COP-15 NEWS CLIPS

Blowing in the Wind
The Economist, Dec. 15, 2009
One of the many sets of initials being bandied about at the climate conference in Copenhagen is MRV—monitoring, reporting and verification.

‘Acidifying Oceans’ Threaten Food Supply, UK Warns
BBC — Dec. 14, 2009

Acidification of the oceans is a major threat to marine life and humanity’s food supply, Hilary Benn has warned as the UN climate summit resumes. The UK environment secretary said that acidification provided a “powerful incentive” to cut carbon emissions.

Copenhagen Climate Summit: Hilary Benn to Warn about Ocean Acidification
Telegraph — Dec. 14, 2009
The Environment Secretary will say that the problem provides a “powerful incentive” to cut carbon emissions. Ocean chemistry is changing because water absorbs extra CO2 from the air and it has been suggested this could be as big an impact of rising CO2 levels as climatic change.

Scripps Science Delegation at Climate Change Conference (Radio)
KPBS, Dec. 14, 2009
The climate summit in Copenhagen is of course, dealing with the global impact of climate change. But within the international political deal-making and major statements by world leaders, it’s good to remember that California has a role and a stake in what will be become the Copenhagen Protocol. (Interview with Scripps Director Tony Haymet.)

A Report from United Nations Conference on Climate Change
San Diego News Network — Dec. 14, 2009

It is Oceans Day at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been said that if we were truly honest in our nomenclature, we would call this planet “Ocean” rather then “Earth”. I made a point to attend a briefing held by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography where they reported their research on ocean acidification. (Written by a guest contributor attending COP-15)

After Climate Talks, Scientists Worry About Enforcement
USA Today — Dec. 11, 2009

Ray Weiss looks at the chanting protesters, harried delegates and the 20,000 other people gathered here for a global warming summit and wonders: What’s the fuss all about? Weiss, a geochemist who studies atmospheric pollution at San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, says the numbers at the core of the debate in Copenhagen are flawed.

UN ‘Off by a Substantial Amount’ (Radio)
BBC, Today — Dec. 10, 2009

The emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere has been under-estimated, according to one of the world’s leading climate research institutions. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in southern California will make their case at the Copenhagen climate summit today.

U.S. Has Big Role at Climate Conference (Video)
ABC News — Dec. 6, 2009
President Obama to propose greenhouse gas reduction of 17 percent by 2020. (Features comment by Scripps scientist Richard Somerville)

UC San Diego Scientists Heading to Copenhagen
KPBS – Dec. 1, 2009

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography plan to present their latest research at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit.

Scientists Weigh In On the Politics of Climate Change
KPBS — Nov. 30, 2009

When climate scientists talked recently about their latest research on global warming, they also responded to questions about the politics surrounding climate change. Here’s a glimpse into the scientists’ “take” on the role politics plays in the climate change debate.

Carbon Dioxide Not the Only Climate Enemy
San Diego Union-Tribune — Nov. 29, 2009

When it comes to climate change, carbon dioxide is seen by many as the biggest villain and the main target of a much-anticipated meeting next month in Copenhagen to fashion an international strategy on global warming.

Dr. Tony Haymet Joins the 7.30 Report (Video)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The 7:30 Report — Nov. 26, 2009

The highly-respected American-based Australian scientist Dr. Tony Haymet has close links to the internal Obama dialogue, and from his post as director of the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography and as vice chancellor of marine sciences at UC San Diego, he also works closely with leading Chinese climate scientists. (To watch video click on the Windows media option suitable for your computer.)

 
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