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ECCN News – October 2020

It’s your once a month round-up of climate news you may have missed. 

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Seminars, Webinars, Lectures & Resources

Webinar: Two approaches for mitigating global climate change: Solar radiation management and greenhouse gas emissions reduction

October 21, 2020

We are fortunate to have two outstanding experts discussing quite different mitigation strategies. Professor Marilyn Brown, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, will discuss how U.S. states can most effectively reduce their carbon footprints. Professor Alan Robock, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, will discuss the benefits and risks of stratospheric sulfur geoengineering (or climate intervention). 

Webinar: SciComm advocacy: Writing an op-ed or letter to the editor

October 8, 2020

Have you ever wanted to talk about science in a popular news outlet? Ever considered writing an op-ed or a letter to the editor but didn’t know where to start? In this Sharing Science webinar, part of the “How to: Skills for the Complete Scientist” series, learn from folks who have both written and edited op-eds and LTEs for local and national outlets.

Climate Change Research in the News

Flower Colors are Changing in Response to Climate Change (Science)

As the world’s climate changes, plants and animals have adapted by expanding into new territory and even shifting their breeding seasons. Now, research suggests that over the past 75 years, flowers have also adapted to rising temperatures and declining ozone by altering ultraviolet (UV) pigments in their petals.

New Climate Model Helps Researchers Better Predict Water Needs (Florida State University News)

New research from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering combines climate and land-use projections to predict water availability, information that is crucial for the preparations of resource managers and land-use planners.

Jobs, Internships, MS & Ph.D. Positions

Mendenhall Research Fellowship Position (USGS)

Closes January 4, 2021

The Fellow would work to develop scientific research applications to apply principles of natural resource economics and decision analysis on high-profile invasive species management problems. Potential research questions can include: what are the costs and benefits of eradicating or controlling an established species concerning harm to the environment, human health and safety, cultural resources, recreation, infrastructure, and the economy; how to identify the most cost-effective methods to manage invasive species; what is the return of investment of management actions (e.g., prevention vs. control); or what is the real cost of an invasion (evaluating ecological, economic, and human health impacts)?

Climate Resiliency Officer (Seminole Tribe of Florida)

The incumbent in this position is responsible for all aspects of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s strategic response to climate change through resiliency planning as a component of the Heritage and Environment Resources Office (HERO). A community-centered approach is the cornerstone of traditional decision-making in climate resiliency planning. The Climate Resiliency Officer works with the extant Seminole communities located in South and Central Florida to provide recommendations to Tribal leadership related to climate change impacts over Seminole communities and a long-range cohesive adaptation plan.




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