Projects & Videos

Interviews with CCI Speakers

The UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative Interview Series will air and stream live on local cable television on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Go to ltc.org to view the series schedule and tune in to your local cable network, channel 8. All episodes are on the on-demand play list. You must enter "climate change" in the search box to find any of the below interviews. You can also view all episodes by clicking on the links below.

Title Featured Speaker(s) Overview
Climate Interactive: Simulations for Climate Change Travis Franck, Climate Interactive and MIT Interactive online tool for educators and students that graphs current and "player" decisions affecting climate change, sea level rise and global warming
The Economic Impact of Climate Change Frank Ackerman, Synapse Energy Economics

Economic choices and policies that could positively or negatively affect our future world 

The Movement of Carbon from Our Land to Our Oceans  Oceanographer Bob Chen, UMass Boston Carbon sinks in the oceans, how they occur and possible consequences
"Old Media, New Media: the Promise and Perils of Communicating Climate Change" Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, write and producer for PBS' "Earth, the Operator's manual" Climate change information through visuals, video and new media
Rethinking Climate Refugees and Climate Conflict: Rhetoric, Reality and Politics" Dr. Betsy Hartmann, Hampshire College Climate change and location may force migration; political reaction and consequences
"Building the Movement to Transition Beyond Fossil Fuels" Carrie Watkins, Brandeis University student; Better Future Project Student activist speaks about her experiences and projects at Brandeis
Climate change and extreme events:  What we know and what we don't"  Dr. Ellen Douglas, UMass Boston Current research, what it is showing, future implications
"Climate change comes to Thoreau's Concord: Impacts on plants, birds and butterflies." Dr. Richard Primack, Boston University

Study of bird and plant adaptations and migrations over a period of time in Concord, MA; climate change factors

"The Future of the Clean Energy Industry" Scott Clavenna, CEO GreenTech Media, Boston Alternative Energy Solutions, wind and solar
"Climate Change and Cleaner Energy: Legal Pitfalls and Prospects" Dr. John Duff, UMass Boston Legal hurdles and cleaner energy in a quickly changing world
"Overview of the basic climate change science, greenhouse gas emissions, and potential impacts of climate change." Dr. Juliette Rooney-Varga, UMass Lowell This lecture provides an overview of basic climate change science, greenhouse gas emissions, and potential impacts of climate change, along with a demonstration of a policy that could be used to reduce emissions.