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Exploring key scientific and political environmental issues facing us today.

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Exploring key scientific and political environmental issues facing us today.

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    What Future for Life on Earth

    What Future for Life on Earth

    James Deutsch directs the Africa Program of the New York based Wildlife Conservation Society, with 1,100 staff implementing conservation work in 20 African countries. James studied philosophy at Harvard and biological anthropology and zoology at Cambrid

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    Future Directions in Conservation Sciences

    Future Directions in Conservation Sciences

    Professor Bill Sutherland wrote The Conservation Handbook and the snappily titled From Individual Behaviour to Population Biology. He is interested in finding means of providing free conservation books to developing countries and enabling practicing con

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    Biodiversity and Poverty The Challenge for Conservation

    Biodiversity and Poverty The Challenge for Conservation

    Professor Bill Adams works on relations between society and nature, particularly on rural development and conservation. Much of his work focuses on Africa.

    His work on the history and development of nature conservation, particularly about sustainabilit

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    A View From Water Level

    A View From Water Level

    Currently Co-Director of the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, Inc. Jill Fredston is one of North America's leading avalanche specialists, as well as being an accomplished rower and explorer. Her book Rowing to Latitude Journey along the Arctic's Edge won

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    A future beyond oil

    A future beyond oil

    Drivers may face limits on the carbon they emit from their cars, which could affect the number of journeys they can make, said The Right Honourable David Miliband MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, at a free public lecture at the University of

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    The Scientific Basis of Climate Change

    The Scientific Basis of Climate Change

    There is much discussion of the dangers of climate change, but what is the scientific basis for the predictions? This talk will review the science behind the headlines. Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a Fellow in mathematics at Darwin College and a Natural Envir

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