CCAPP Seminar: Sarah Bridle (Manchester)

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April 28, 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
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Zoom Virtual Seminar

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Add to Calendar 2020-04-28 11:30:00 2020-04-28 12:30:00 CCAPP Seminar: Sarah Bridle (Manchester) Sarah Bridle from The University of Manchester will be giving the CCAPP seminar on Tuesday April 28th 11:30am via a zoom connection. We will use this zoom link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/326952803   Sarah (http://sarahbridle.net/index.html) works on both cosmology and food science, focusing on weak gravitational lensing with the Dark Energy Survey, and on how food impacts the climate as part of the STFC Food Network   Title: Change your diet: the easiest way to help reduce your climate impact   Abstract: I have been studying dark matter and dark energy for the last 20 years, but  when my kids started school I started to think about our own planet in the next 20 years and beyond. I learned about climate change properly for the first time, how it threatens worldwide food production, and how food causes about a quarter of all global warming. I wanted to know how much each of my food choices was contributing, and why. I delved into the academic research literature, and summarized the results in simple charts. The charts make it easy for the non-specialist to see the impacts of different meal options, and show that some easy food switches can reduce food greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent. Most of us make many food choices every day, and by changing these we can significantly reduce climate change caused by food, and free up land that can be used to help reduce climate change overall. Zoom Virtual Seminar Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) ccapp@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Sarah Bridle from The University of Manchester will be giving the CCAPP seminar on Tuesday April 28th 11:30am via a zoom connection. We will use this zoom link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/326952803
 
Sarah (http://sarahbridle.net/index.html) works on both cosmology and food science, focusing on weak gravitational lensing with the Dark Energy Survey, and on how food impacts the climate as part of the STFC Food Network
 
Title: Change your diet: the easiest way to help reduce your climate impact
 
Abstract: I have been studying dark matter and dark energy for the last 20 years, but  when my kids started school I started to think about our own planet in the next 20 years and beyond. I learned about climate change properly for the first time, how it threatens worldwide food production, and how food causes about a quarter of all global warming. I wanted to know how much each of my food choices was contributing, and why. I delved into the academic research literature, and summarized the results in simple charts. The charts make it easy for the non-specialist to see the impacts of different meal options, and show that some easy food switches can reduce food greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent. Most of us make many food choices every day, and by changing these we can significantly reduce climate change caused by food, and free up land that can be used to help reduce climate change overall.

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