Not just any water, either, but deep water that has circulated through every ocean on the planet and is now welling up from the deep sea around Antarctica. The patterns swirling on his computer screen, Prof. Jorge Sarmiento said, have something to do with the uptake of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, and have a demonstrable cooling effect on the planet.
Ray Suarez from PBS Newshour talks to Michael Oppenheimer, a professor at Geosciences who is also a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). They discuss the IPCC new scientific assessment that updates the previously-held understanding of the rate and consequences of global warming.
The Many Minds, Many Stripes conference for graduate alumni kicks off today! Conference events begin this afternoon (Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013) and will run through Saturday night. Here's a quick reference guide to web and social media links related to the conference.
Princeton University's Graduate School Open House, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Carl A. Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave., Princeton, NJ.
A video of a PEI's notice: "Michael Oppenheimer discussing the Fifth Assessment Report on Global Warming" from the IPCC with the Weather Channel's "Wake Up with Al Roker" show.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulate Mathis Hain on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on September 27, 2013.
First year graduate students traveled to upstate New York to study the history of the Appalachian Mountains. The students spent three days working and two nights camping as part of their introduction to the geosciences course, Geo 505.