Posts Tagged ‘ Tony Haymet

Panel Discussion on Scripps Science Presented at COP15

Click to view a panel discussion featuring presentations from Scripps researchers present at the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen filmed at the Hub Culture Pavilion Dec. 11. The discussion features an overview of topics Scripps sought to highlight during the conference.

Tony Haymet on the Power of Direct Action

Click to view an interview of Scripps Director Tony Haymet from the Ocean-Climate Forum, an interactive project launched in conjunction with Oceans Day, Dec. 14, 2009.

A Sea Change

This film is amazing. If every parent could see this film, they would be set on fire to do something to stop ocean acidification. It follows the journey of one man, the filmmaker, Sven Huseby, who, after reading an article in the New Yorker about ocean acidification, becomes determined to save the beautiful fragile pteropods who are in the most danger of losing their shells if we continue emitting carbon dioxide and acidifying the oceans, so his grandson will grow up in a world will an ocean teeming with life.

After a screening of the film on December 10, there was a Q&A with Vicki Fabry, Andrew Dickson, Tony Haymet, and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg. The moderator, Brad Warren, kicked off this portion of the Q&A with an attempt to address two criticisms: Two kinds of hope being peddled at COP-15, both of which deserve to be thrown out of the window of a tall building. Geoengineering in the form of ocean fertilization. And the fact that adult lobsters grow thicker shells in a more acidic sea sometimes. You can click on the link to hear the panelists’ response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp-A-qCMhgY

Tamara Beitzel, Scripps graduate student

 
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