Hope the new year has been a good start for everyone!
The Environment Cluster will be hosting our first seminar of the year titled “Buaya: Measuring the scales of an ancient predator” by Ms Kate Pocklington, the Conservator of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore. It will be held on 2 February 2018, 2 – 3.30pm at the Research Division Seminar Room, Shaw Foundation Building, AS7 #06-42. Tea will be provided after her talk.
The Environment Cluster will be hosting our next seminar titled “The Role of Indigenous Rights in Rainforest Preservation, Two Perspectives” by Mr Joe Lamb (Founder of the Borneo Project) and Dr Jose Fragoso (Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences, USA and Brazil’s National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA)). It will be held on 6 November 2017, 4 – 5.30pm at the Research Division Seminar Room, Shaw Foundation Building, AS7 #06-42. The presentation will also include an 11-minute film “Development Without Destruction”, followed by a discussion thereafter.
For more information, please see our flyer below. This event is co-organised by the Environment Cluster, the Department of Communications and New Media and the CARE Project.
The Environment Cluster of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences would like to invite all interested NUS faculty members and graduate students to attend our first Open Cluster Meeting on 4th October (Wednesday), 4 – 5.30pm at the Research Division Meeting Room (AS7 #06-43), Shaw Foundation Building, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.
The agenda will be to discuss:
Recruitment of new members
Summary of past events
Suggestions for new events
Please note, however, that this meeting is open to NUS faculty members and graduate students only.
If you are interested to attend, please register here.
Come join us for a film screening session on the new Netflix documentary: Chasing Coral! We will also be having Stephen Beng from the Nature Society Singapore to join us for the discussion after the film screening. It will be held on 31 August 2017 (6-8pm) at the Earth Lab, Geography Dept.
Join us for our first seminar of the semester this coming Friday titled “Macrosystem Controls of Carbon Storage in Mangroves: Using Coastal Environmental Settings as a Model for Global Estimates” by Professor Robert Twilley, Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Programme, Louisiana State University. It will be held on 18 August 2017, 3.30 – 5.00pm at the Earth Lab, Department of Geography, AS2-02-03, NUS Kent Ridge Campus. For more information, please see our flyer below.
Join us for a seminar by two of our guests, Dr Carl Middleton and Dr Mak Sithirith and our very own, Dr Carl Grundy-Warr from the NUS Geography Department! Also, featured in this seminar are short videos and presentations done by students who took the GE4211: Field Investigation to the Tonle Sap module.
In collaboration with the Asia Research Institute (ARI), the Environment Cluster will be hosting a film screening event titled, “The Age of Consequences”, directed and produced by Jared P. Scott. Prof. David Taylor, from the Department of Geography, will be heading this event.
‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.
Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.
Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.
These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.
The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism – but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.
As in any military defense and security strategy, time is our most precious resource.
Details of Film Screening Session
Date: 14 February 2017
Time: 4.00 – 6.00pm
Venue: Asia Research Institute, Seminar Room AS8 Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, National University of Singapore @ KRC
Have you watched the recent Disney movie “Moana” yet? Well, to kickstart the new semester, the FASS Environment Cluster has recently invited Dr Jefferson Fox who is based in the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii to give a seminar titled, “Rubber and Land-Cover and Land-Use Change in Mainland Southeast Asia”.
Come join us for an enriching start to the semester!