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2012 December - The Leading Edge

December saw the annual gathering of the Fall Meeting of the American Geological Union in San Francisco; the release of Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds from the Director on National Intelligence office of the United States of America.
2012 December - The Leading Edge

Office - DIrector of National Intelligence

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

Director on National Intelligence, National Intelligence Council

Source: dni.gov

On Monday December 10, 2012 the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the National Intelligence Council's (NIC) latest Global Trends report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. The Global Trends project engages expertise from outside government on factors of such as globalization, demography and the environment, producing a forward-looking document to aid policymakers in their long term planning on key issues of worldwide importance. Read Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds.

AGU Fall Meeting

Notable Climate Related Talks outlined on Real Climate

Source: RealClimate

 

Charney Lecture: Drew Shindell “Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change While Advancing Human Development”


Nye Lecture: Elizabeth Morris: “Hot Ice and Wondrous Strange Snow: Three-Phase Mixtures or Something More?”


Sagan Lecture: Piers Sellers “The Race to Understand a Changing Planet”


Schneider Lecture: Warren Washington: “The Transformation of Climate Models to Earth System Models and their Role in Policy Development and Decision Support”


Tyndall Lecture: (Our very own) Ray Pierrehumbert: “Successful Predictions”

A two minute video about crop yield productivity with global warming.

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