Sea Studios’ Portfolio

Videos The Worlds Below (1988) Wild California (1989) A World Alive (1990) Aunt Merriwether’s Adventures in the Backyard – Part 1 & Part 2 (1992) Jellies and other Drifters (excerpts) (1993) Television Programs and Series Desperately Seeking Sanctuary (1994) Sea Nasties (1996) The Shape of Life (2002) Strange Days on Planet Earth (2005) Otter 501 (2013) Articles To Capture The Imagination: Sea Studios and the Visual Art of Biology Chasing Nature: The Making of A … more

Wood versus fossil fuels

What piqued my interest: “Climate change is caused by bringing up stored carbon from underground. That’s what a fossil fuel is. Burning trees, which we also do in campfires and our fireplaces, is not as bad as burning coal.” [emphasis added] @leahstokes My replies Not sure that’s right — no time to research, but see here  “When burned, trees generate more CO2 emissions per unit of energy generated than fossil fuels.” + loss of carbon sequestration.” I’m … more

Science Denial: Covid-19 and Climate Science

Why don’t we treat climate change like an infectious disease? (Grist) ‘Misinformation kills’: The link between coronavirus conspiracies and climate denial (Grist) The COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes The Harm Of Denying Scientific Facts (Forbes) 6 Ways Trump’s Denial of Science Has Delayed the Response to COVID-19 (and Climate Change) (Inside Climate Change) If The Virus Can Decimate Global Economies So Can Climate Change (Forbes) Coronavirus and climate change: The pandemic is a fire drill for our … more

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Data Sources

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (Worldometer) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research (Our World in Data) Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 (US) (Our World in Data) Infection Trajectory: See Which Countries are Flattening Their COVID-19 Curve (Visual Capitalist) Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand (Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team) The Covid-19 risks for different age groups, explained (Vox) State-by-state COVID-19 projections assuming full social distancing … more

How to Fight the Coronavirus

How to fight the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19 Michael Lin, PhD-MDAssociate Professor of Neurobiology, of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems BiologyStanford UniversityLin Lab Briefing 2020-03-13Revised 2020-03-20 Regularly updated here by Michael Lin Warning: Contains factsBonus: Hand sanitizer recipe This is not a pretty powerpoint This is an informational document. This is not a TED talk. It is not meant to entertain or dazzle or push an idea with beautiful graphics. … more

Scientists’ Call to Action: Make Your Voice Heard to Protect Science and Public Health

From Sudip S. Parik, Chief Executive Officer, American Association For The Advancement Of Science (AAAS), and Executive Publisher, Science Journals Dear Members, I’m writing to alert you about an important matter and to ask for your help in addressing it. As many of you many know, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been considering a proposal informally known as the “Transparency Rule.” {Though the rule’s true aim is anything but transparent.} If implemented, this policy would fundamentally change … more

Environmental NGOs in La Paz, BCS | An American Perspective

La Paz, BCS, Mexico is the hub of environmental activity on the Baja Peninsula. Several of the major international and U.S.-based environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) have offices here, in addition to several Baja- and La Paz-focused NGOs. From local to international, here’s a quick overview: Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá – Led by our friend executive director Meredith de la Garza, Niparaja is a La Paz-based, NGO whose mission is “to perpetuate the natural assets that distinguish Baja California … more

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? – NYTimes.com

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? – NYTimes.com. Magazine WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? By JOHN TIERNEY Published: August 17, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER COMMENTS E-MAIL PRINT REPRINTS SHARE Three men doing time in Israeli prisons recently appeared before a parole board consisting of a judge, a criminologist and a social worker. The three prisoners had completed at … more

The Brain on Trial – Magazine – The Atlantic

The Brain on Trial – Magazine – The Atlantic. July/August 2011 Print | Close The Brain on Trial ADVANCES IN BRAIN SCIENCE ARE CALLING INTO QUESTION THE VOLITION BEHIND MANY CRIMINAL ACTS. A LEADING NEUROSCIENTIST DESCRIBES HOW THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR CRIMINAL-JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE BEGINNING TO CRUMBLE, AND PROPOSES A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR LAW AND ORDER. By David Eagleman ADRIANNA WILLIAMS/CORBIS ON THE STEAMY first day of August 1966, Charles Whitman took an elevator to the top floor … more

Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet – NYTimes.com

Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet – NYTimes.com. Environment WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT SPACE & COSMOS HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS TEMPERATURE RISING A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself Josh Haner/The New York Times Victor Valenzuela selects wheat plants for breeding at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico.More Photos » By JUSTIN GILLIS Published: June 4, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER E-MAIL … more