Description : The Erice International Seminars are multidisciplinary seminars attended by over 100 eminent participants from all fields of Science. Each year, a few scientific issues are selected and experts are invited to present contrasting views during the plenary multidisciplinary sessions of the Seminar, followed by general debates. These sessions offer a unique opportunity for specialists to enlarge their fields of vision by being confronted to the ideas and suggestions from high level scientists in complementary domains of science. Associated workshops allow the experts to further refine and process the ideas evoked during the seminar. This year's topics are focused on the World Energy Crisis and more specifically on the Essential Technologies for Moderating Climate Change and Improving Energy Security and for Energy & Limits of Development. We also concentrated on Managing the Challenges of Climate Change, Energy Security and Pollution in Asian Countries. On Global Monitoring of the Planet we have focused on the Climate Change issues and specifically on the Sensitivity of Climate to Additional CO2 as indicated by Water Cycle Feedback Issues, Climate Uncertainties Addressed by Satellites, and the Basic Mathematics Needed for All Models. In Information Security we focused on Cyber Conflict and Cyber Stability. For Pollution and Medicine we focused on the Revolution in the Environmental Health Sciences and the Emergence of Green Chemistry.
Description : This book contains the proceedings of the 31st International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies convened in Erice, Italy, on May 7-12, 2004. World leaders in their fields of Science, directors of National Laboratories, advisors to Presidents, Defence Secretaries and high-level diplomats converged at the event. Together, they offer different schools of thought to the widely-debated subject of Cultural Emergency and Terrorism. The subjects treated in this volume include societal and global approach to terrorism; responses to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, as well as challenges to emergency/risk management, media information and communication.The proceedings have been selected for coverage in: ? Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings? (ISTP? / ISI Proceedings)? Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings)? Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings? (ISSHP? / ISI Proceedings)? Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings)? CC Proceedings ? Engineering & Physical Sciences
Description : Proceedings of the 46th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This Seminar has again gathered, in 2013, over 100 scientists from 43 countries in an interdisciplinary effort that has been going on for the last 32 years, to examine and analyze planetary problems which had been followed up, all year long, by the World Federation of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panels. Contents:Why Science is Needed for the Culture of the Third MillenniumNuclear Power Safety and DevelopmentPollution and WaterClimate and the Limits of GeoengineeringMitigation of Megaterrorism and Hybrid ThreatsPollution Innovative Cleanup TechnologiesInformation Security Round TableEnergy — Key to the Evolution of CitiesEnergy as a Planetary EmergencyAids and Infectious DiseasesPMP Reports and ConclusionsConclusionsSeminar Participants Readership: Scientists in all fields, universities and institutes in all fields of science — politicians and decision makers — ministries of science, interior and security, foreign affairs — international organisations. Key Features:Freely-expressed scientific point of views on the most important contemporary and future emergencies facing humanityKeywords:Improvised Nuclear Devices;Preventing Nuclear Explosive Terrorism;Climate & Climate Economics Global Nuclear Energy Issues Outlook in Japan, China, Europe and USA;Global Food Production;Forest Dynamics;Water, Pollution & Terrorism;Brain Aging & Behavior;Frontiers In Fast Computing & Informatics;Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems;Economics of Nuclear Power;Energy Sustainability in Cities;Information Security
Description : The Erice International Seminars are multidisciplinary seminars attended by over 100 eminent participants from all fields of science. Each year, a few scientific issues are selected and experts are invited to present contrasting views during the plenary multidisciplinary sessions of the seminar, followed by general debates. These sessions offer a unique opportunity for specialists to enlarge their vision of their related fields by being confronted with ideas and suggestions from high-level scientists in complementary domains of science. Associated workshops allow the experts to further refine and process the ideas evoked during the seminar. This year's topics are all actual. For instance, on climate issues we have focused on the management of a global warming and on new theoretical alternatives to climate modeling. On global monitoring of the planet, we have focused on the US missile defence shield, the energy externalities and waste disposal and the historical dive by Dr Chilingarov on the North Pole shelf. On the medical side, we have investigated the Alzheimer epidemics and the role of infectious agents in cancer.
Description : Proceedings of the 49th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This Seminar has again gathered, in 2016, over one hundred scientists from 43 countries in an interdisciplinary effort that has been going on for the last 33 years, to examine and analyze planetary problems which had been followed up, all year long, by the World Federation of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panels.
Description : The ecology of international security / Charles D. Ferguson. Assessment of RDD event medical response, recovery, and mitigation in a world of one science / Annette Sobel. Defeating religious terrorism - what will it take? / Pervez Hoodbhoy. Terrorism threats due to weapons of mass disturbance / Friedrich Steinhausler. Cell phones, texting, position reporting, and self-assembly in emergency response management / Robert V. Duncan -- 10. Special session : lectio magistralis. Why science is needed in everyday life / Ignazio La Russa -- 11. Climate. Focus : data, mathematical structures and predictions. Carbon dioxide, friend or foe. William Happer. Climate sensitivity : various approaches / Richard S. Lindzen. Climategate and the inquiries / Stephen McIntyre. Energy legislation in the USA / Richard Wilson -- 12. WFS general meeting. PMP reports - debate and conclusions. Permanent monitoring panel on motivations for terrorism / Lord John Alderdice. 2010 progress report of the MCD-2/7 project and 2011 research project. East-Africa AIDS Research Centre at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Entebbe Uganda / Franco M. Buonaguro. Mother and child health PMP : maternal and child mortality is a planetary emergency, report of 2010 activities / Nathalie Charpak, J. G. Ruiz and S. D. Leon-Mendoza. Permanent monitoring panel report on limits of development / Christopher D. Ellis. Pollution permanent monitoring panel - 2010 annual report / Lorne G. Everett. Report of the energy permanent monitoring panel / William Fulkerson, J, Ongena and C. Difiglio. PMP report for cosmic objects / Walter F. Huebner. Annual report permanent monitoring panel on mitigation of terrorist acts / Alan Leigh Moore, Jr. Information security PMP report / Henning Wegener and Jody R. Westby -- 13. Seminar participants -- 14. Ettore Majorana Erice Science for Peace Prize
Description : Full Title: Water ? Pollution, Biotechnology ? Transgenic Plant Vaccine, Energy, Black Sea Pollution, AIDS ? Mother-Infant HIV Transmission, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, Limits of Development ? Megacities, Missile Proliferation and Defense ? Information Security, Cosmic Objects, Desertification, Carbon Sequestration and Sustainability, Climatic Changes, Global Monitoring of Planet, Mathematics and Democracy, Science and Journalism, Permanent Monitoring Panel Reports, Water for Megacities Workshop, Black Sea Workshop, Transgenic Plants Workshop, Research Resources Workshop, Mother-Infant HIV Transmission Workshop, Sequestration and Desertification Workshop, Focus Africa Workshop
Description : Since its inception in 1981, the Erice Seminars from which this book series originates have attracted the attention of world leaders in science, technology and culture. This latest volume in the series covers a wide range of topics OCo from energy studies and research to disarmament and cultural emergencies. In addition to the main topics, the book also includes an associated workshop program (the 33rd Session) focusing on cultural emergencies, specifically designing and building in resilience against chemical, biological and radiological attacks. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: The 34th Session of the International Seminars on Planetary Emergencies and Associated Meetings (296 KB). Contents: Energy: Nuclear and Renewable Energy: Nuclear Power in Europe (A Birkhofer); The Asian Nuclear Power Issue (A Miyahara); Climatology: Global Warming: Observational Climate Data and Comparison with Models (D H Douglass); Understanding Common Climate Claims (R S Lindzen); AIDS and Infectious Diseases: New Threats from Infectious Agents: Ebola Viral, Haemorrhagic Fever, Nipah Encephalities, SARS Avian Influenza: Episodes in a Never Ending Story? (J-C Manuguerra); Emerging Virus Infectious in a Changing World (A D M E Osterhaus); Brain Diseases: Update: Update on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (H Budka); Limits of Development: Migration: A West African Point of View on Migration (M Diop); Migration in the 21st Century OCo A Mexican Perspective (A Gonzilez-Pozo); Pollution: Science and Technology: Subsurface Laser Drilling Applications (R Parker & L Everett); Desertification: Remote Sensing and Desertification: Desertification in the Sahel Revisited (L Olsson); Integrated Approaches to Desertification (E F Lambin); Permanent Monitoring Panel Meetings and Reports: Major Shortcomings in US Immigration Policy: Get Tough or Get Real? (C D Ellis); Conceptual Approach in the Creation and Implementation of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Macedonia (M Milosevska); Disarmament and Cultural Emergencies: Non-Proliferation, Evolution OCo Minimal Life: Will the Non-Proliferation Treaty Survive? (H Wegener); Comments on the Non-Proliferation Treaty (R Wilson); Energy Workshop: Carbon Sequestration and Storage OCo The Needs (H Khatib); Consensus and Disagreement on Climate Change Due to Carbon Dioxide (K S Lackner); Information Security Workshop: Implementing Information Security and Its Technology: A Line Management Perspective (W A Barletta); Contributions and Recommendations for Bridging the Digital Divide (A Lehmann); Workshop on Building Resilience Associated with the 33rd Session (Terrorism) OCo 5OCo6 May 2005: The Biological Threat (R Dierstein & A Driks); Damage Mitigation of Buildings Against Blast Loading (C Mayrhofer); and other papers. Readership: Scientists, academics, psychologists, sociologists, political analysts, historians and government officials."