Climate Change Hasn't Changed

In “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore presents his case on climate change based on the “Keeling Curve,” measurements of the increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

These first records of rising CO2 levels were taken in the 1950’s by Charles David Keeling of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Even then scientists were aware of the green house effect created by CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere.  Keeling tracked the increasing levels of CO2 for decades, but it didn’t take long for him to link the rising CO2 levels with the burning of fossil fuels. Although it was known that the burning of fossil fuels created CO2, it was widely believed that the ocean absorbed all of that excess carbon dioxide. Keeling was the first person to prove that CO2 was accumulating in the atmosphere, as it still is today.

In “The Scientific Case for Urgent Action to Limit Climate Change,” Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Somerville of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography presents a case based on some of the initial measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere taken by Keeling.

In this video, Somerville further explains this research and his ideas for how to reduce the emissions causing climate change. If you want more information on climate change and ocean science, check out the “Perspectives on Ocean Science” series.

May News & Highlights

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Iraq’s Journey


It’s been ten years since the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq. How has the war shaped the country? Where is it headed? In two new programs, experts on the Middle East offer up their insights.

The Iraq War Since 2003: Ten Years of Consequences
Premieres May 6 at 8pm

Iraq’s Journey from Dictatorship to Democracy with Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador, Hamid Al-Bayati

Premieres May 13 at 9pm

More available at www.ucsd.tv/iraq

The Pursuit of Climate Justice


Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson shares her vision of climate justice, which links human rights to science in order to protect vulnerable populations and foster equitable stewardship of the world’s resources.
Climate Justice with Mary Robinson

Is Beer in Your Career?


What are the career opportunities in San Diego’s burgeoning craft brewing industry? In this new Career Channel presentation, job seekers will learn the answers from a panel of experts, including Stone Brewing founder Greg Koch, who converse about why San Diego has become such a nationally renowned region for craft beer production, and where the professional brewing industry is headed.
Is Beer In Your Career?
Premieres May 20 on The Career Channel, powered by UCTV and UC San Diego Extension.

Liszt in the World


This fascinating UCSD-TV documentary follows pianist and UC San Diego Professor Emeritus Cecil Lytle around the world as he investigates the music and long and prolific life of the world’s first international musician, Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
Liszt in the World
Premieres May 3 at 8pm – and online now!
Watch more Liszt video and read the Lizst in the World production blog.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection

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Science

“Perspectives on Ocean Science”
Genetics and Gray Whale Behavior
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Public Affairs

Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease with Stanley Maloy and Alan Sweedler –The Silent Spring Series
Transforming Conflict through Nonviolent Coalitions with Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee
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Arts & Music Arts & Music

Murder in the Cathedral – Opera Spotlight
Aida – Stars in the Salon
Aida – Opera Spotlight
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Humanities Humanities

The Poems of Billy Collins — Point Loma Writer’s Symposium By the Sea
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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

Aida: San Diego Opera Spotlight 2013
CARTA: Is the Human Mind Unique?
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Can the World Breathe Easy?

UCTV Prime’s series “Lifting the Blanket: The Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution” has been following  the remarkable journey of Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Veerabhadran Ramanathan, whose scientific curiosity took him from a refrigeration plant in his native country of India to becoming a globally recognized leader in climate change research.

Episodes one and two tracked the progress of his groundbreaking research that identified the significant contribution of CFCs and black carbon soot to global warming. In episode 3, “Can the World Breathe Easy?,” Ramanathan returns to India with an international collaboration to demonstrate that improving cooking methods in the developing world could slow global warming and improve public health along the way.

Watch episode 3 now, or catch up with Ramanthan’s quest to find human-scale solutions to climate change at the series website. Stay tuned February 12 for the fourth and final installment, “Scientific Authority Meets Moral Authority.”

February 2013 News & Highlights

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The Career Channel: Bridge to Better Employment

If you or someone you know is a recent college graduate or a graduate in career transition, then stop by UCTV’s newly launched CareerChannel, powered by the employment experts at UC San Diego Extension. As an unbiased provider of information, tools and experts, the channel aims to help job-seekers identify newly emerging areas of career opportunity and to develop paths and plans for necessary reskilling through research, reporting and public dialogue presented through video, radio and print. Check it out today and stay tuned for new programs about the ever-evolving career marketplace!

The Career Channel


To Be Musical

Don’t miss this fascinating series from UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College examining exactly what it is that makes music,musical. Professors of music, literature and psychology decode the mysteries of music and its effect on our brains, our emotions and our lives. The series kicks off this month with renowned percussionist Steven Schick and saxophonist and educator David Borgo.

To Be Musical

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution

Beginning his career as an engineer at a refrigeration plant in India, Veerabhadran Ramanathan went on to make one of the most important climate change discoveries when he identified chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as even larger contributors to global warming than the previously identified culprit, carbon dioxide. This four-part series from UCTV’s YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime, follows the Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist’s remarkable path that changed the face of climate change research and has introduced possibilities for human-scale solutions.

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

Shoulder Injury – Health Matters

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Science

CARTA: The Evolution of Human Nutrition

Exploring the Abyss: The Deep Sea Challenge Expedition

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Public Affairs

Founders’ Symposium 2012

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Humanities Humanities

Black History Month on UCTV

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

San Diego Opera Stars in the Salon: Samson & Delilah

Opera Spotlight: Samson & Delilah

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

Rachel Carson’s Legacy: Finding the Wisdom and Insight for Global Environmental Citizenship

Rossini: Overture to “The Barber of Seville” – La Jolla Music Society SummerFest

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Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change SolutionBeginning his career as an engineer at a refrigeration plant in India, Veerabhadran Ramanathan went on to make one of the most important climate change discoveries when he identified chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as even larger contributors to global warming than the previously identified culprit, carbon dioxide.

UCTV Prime’s new four-part series “Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution,” follows the Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist’s remarkable path that changed the face of climate change research and has introduced possibilities for human-scale solutions.

The first installment, “The Second Front,” sets the stage for Ramanathan’s incredible journey and it’s available now for free online viewing. Stay tuned February 5 for episode two, “The Dirty Sky.”