Prince William warns impact of climate crisis will be felt by society’s ‘most vulnerable’

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken out about the urgency of protecting the planet amid the ongoing climate crisis in a new TED talk.



Prince William, Duke of Cambridge sitting in a tree


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Filmed in the grounds of Windsor Castle, the talk forms part of Countdown, the first free and virtual TED Conference devoted entirely to environmental issues.

In the talk, Prince William stands alongside an oak tree and explains how it and many others in the grounds of Windsor Castle are thousands of years old.

“While these oaks have been growing, around 35 billion people have lived their lives on our planet,” he said.

“That’s 35 billion lifetimes worth of hope, love, fear and dreams. In that time, humankind has invented air travel, vaccines and computers. 

“We’ve explored every part of the globe, sequenced the human genome and even escaped Earth’s atmosphere. Our speed of innovation has been incredible. But so too has

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RIT’s Carmala Garzione awarded Society for Sedimentary Geology’s William R. Dickinson Medal

A Rochester Institute of Technology professor has been recognized for excellence in research by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. RIT Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Carmala Garzione received the 2020 William R. Dickinson Medal.

The society’s citation said it awarded this medal “in recognition of Carmala Garzione’s pioneering work in developing stable isotope methods for determination of paleoelevation, her contributions to orogenic history and paleoclimate by leveraging the stratigraphic record, and her energetic leadership and service to the geosciences community.” Each year the medal is awarded to recognize a mid-career research geoscientist who is significantly influencing the sedimentary geology community with innovative work and with a track record of impactful publications, pioneering approaches, and the establishment of an influential research program.

Garzione’s research focuses on the tectonic and climate evolution of sedimentary basins and related mountain belts. Large mountain belts have a significant impact on global climate and geochemical budgets.

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Sound Mixer William B. Kaplan Honored With Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award

William Kaplan who has over 106 credits to his name will be honored by the Cinema Audio Society with its highest accolade, a Career Achievement Award.

The seven-time Oscar nominee, who has worked on films such as “Crimson Tide,” “Top Gun” and “Back to the Future,” will be honored at the 57th CAS Awards on April 17.

The location for the event is yet to be determined and will either be live in downtown Los Angeles or virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Cinema Audio Society is delighted to bestow the honor of Career Achievement to Mr. William B. Kaplan CAS,” said CAS President Urban. “His work consists of decades of exceptional filmmaking. Many of the fruits of his labor remain forever in our hearts and minds as exemplary works of art and staples of global popular culture. His professional journey is an inspiring tale of adventure, not unlike

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