Conference addresses climate change

first_imgThe inaugural Climate Change and the Common Good Conference, an event focused on the “multidisciplinary exploration of the challenges and opportunities society faces in addressing climate change and resource scarcity,” was held April 8-10 in McKenna Hall. “[The conference was designed] to show how an important scientific issue also demands help,” associate biology professor Jessica Hellmann said. This multidisciplinary event brought together the fields of technology, science, theology and philosophy in facing this issue. “We wanted to show the University that climate change is critical to our mission,” she said. Almost 450 people registered for the event, and attendees included representatives of various universities as well as members of the local community. The topics of the conference included “The Long Thaw: How humans are changing the next 100,000 years of Earth’s climate,” “Jane Austen vs. Climate Economics” and “An Inconvenient Mind: The Mental Barriers to Confronting Climate Change.” “[We hope to] strike a balance between scientific theory [and understand] the response of the religious community, particularly the Catholic religious community and how it is that other responsible communities are responding,” theology professor Robin Darling Young said. On Monday, the conference included “several interesting talks and discussions with the audience,” Professor Hellmann said. “Two speakers presented different strategies of reducing different greenhouse gas emissions,” he said. “Both agreed, however, that without action, society is on a disastrous course that will threaten human lives and environmental health.” The panel of scientific researchers spoke about the need for scientists to help society understand the scope of the climate challenge. Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the University of California, San Diego Veerabhadran Ramanathan opened the conference with a talk on ways to reduce black carbon emissions in India. The last talk of the conference will be given today by Bob Doppelt, instructor at the University of Oregon who will speak on Buddhist base theory and the process of “get[ting] out of the self-centered communist mentality.” Video tapes of the conference will be available at a later date through the event’s website the event website at http://climatechange.nd.edu/ Contact Charitha Isanaka at cisanaka@nd.edulast_img read more

No Taarabt for QPR

first_imgAdel Taarabt has failed in his bid to recover from a minor injury in time for QPR’s vital game at Bolton.Taarabt has been nursing a hamstring problem but on Friday evening it looked likely that he would be able to feature at the Reebok Stadium.Defender Luke Young is available following his hamstring injury and Djibril Cisse after suspension.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

This is what a side with the best Liverpool and Man United stars looks like

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Liverpool v Manchester United: TV channel, kick-off time and team news Jurgen Klopp has been very busy in the transfer market this summer, spending over £176m so far, which has led to Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho suggesting Liverpool should win the Premier League next season.But what if we combined the two foes to make a super team?Below you can see the combined Liverpool v Manchester United XI in a 4-3-3 formation if every player was available for selection. United beat AC Milan on penalties in America earlier this week How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United) 5 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? gameday NEW ERA Defence: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Eric Bailly (Manchester United), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Ashley Young (Manchester United) Attack: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Sadio Mane (Liverpool) possible xi 5 5 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS who plays? smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? ALTERED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 5 Many say it’s still the biggest fixture in English football and the first Liverpool v Manchester United clash of the 2018/19 season will be staged across the pond.The two teams face each other in the International Champions Cup on Saturday in Michigan and while it is ultimately a friendly, fans will be eager to see how their sides are shaping up just a couple of weeks before start of the new campaign. highlights 5 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings Midfield: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Naby Keita (Liverpool) last_img read more