Ocean Acidification: Can Corals Cope?

Climate warming due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is only part of the “CO2 problem” affecting life on the planet. In fact, much of the CO2 emitted from burning fossil fuels is absorbed by the ocean, causing ocean acidification, a chemical phenomenon threatening marine life.

Tune in to UCSD-TV tonight (Jan. 9) at 8 for “Ocean Acidification: Can Corals Cope?” from the Perspectives on Ocean Science series to hear Scripps marine biologist Martin Tresguerres describe research into the potential impact of ocean acidification on corals, and the mechanisms these amazing marine animals use to try to cope with the problem. Or just watch it online now!

No Dalai Lama Tix? No Problem!


Haven’t you heard? The Dalai Lama is coming to San Diego for a whirlwind tour that includes four appearances in just two days, April 18 and 19.  The public events at UC San Diego, USD and SDSU are already sold out and, well, the fourth event isn’t open to the public.

If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get tickets, then you’ll be happy to hear that UCSD-TV will be live streaming the public events on our website for any and all to view. Then, in May, we will broadcast his UCSD and USD appearances, as well as the private event held at Scripps Seaside Forum. So basically, you’re in!

Here are the details:

The Dalai Lama in San Diego on UCSD-TV
Live Streaming at http://www.ucsd.tv/dalai-lama

April 18
9:30am  “The Global Impact of Climate Change:  Balance Through Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama” (UC San Diego)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins esteemed scientists Richard Somerville and Veerabhadran Ramanathan at UC San Diego to discuss the need for humanitarian values and universal responsibility in responding to the impacts of climate change on communities and ecosystems.

1:30pm  “The Dalai Lama: Cultivating Peace and Justice” (USD)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues his “Compassion without Borders” tour in San Diego with a public lecture at the University of San Diego addressing escalating violence among nations and alternatives that emphasize shared human values across societies.

April 19
9:30am  “Upholding Universal Ethics and Compassion in Challenging Times” (SDSU)

The public lecture at San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena provides an opportunity for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to share his views on upholding ethics, practicing forgiveness and tolerance, and coping with the challenges found in today’s society. Through the teachings of His Holiness, more than 12,000 attendees will learn how to open their minds and approach their daily struggles with patience and virtue.

Broadcasting on UCSD-TV in May
(Additional broadcast dates/times at the links)

May 21 at 9pm
The Dalai Lama: Cultivating Peace and Justice (USD)

May 28 at 8pm
The Global Impact of Climate Change:  Balance Through Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama (UC San Diego)

May 28 at 9pm
Neuroscience and the Emerging Mind:  A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Consciousness and Compassion (Scripps Seaside Forum)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama engages with Larry Hinman of the University of San Diego, V.S. Ramachandran of UC San Diego and Jennifer Thomas of San Diego State University in a scientific and philosophical discussion of human consciousness.