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Items related to talks Jesse Ausubel has given or will be giving in the near future.

19 December 2016

On April 17, 2016 Jesse delivered a lecture  The Nature of the City at the University of Glasgow as part of a workshop “Future cities: Do cities have limits?

The lecture is also on YouTube

Posted 02:12 pm in Talks

13 April 2016

We post “Power Density and the Nuclear Opportunity” by Jesse H. Ausubel.  The talk is adapted from the keynote address to the Nuclear Power Council, Electric Power Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, 3 September 2015.  Thanks to EPRI’s Neil Wilmshurst for the opportunity to develop and present the talk.

Posted 11:04 am in Talks

7 January 2016

We post “Ocean Past, Ocean Future: Reflections on the Shift from the 19th  to 21st  Century Ocean”, Jesse H. Ausubel, Michelson Memorial Lecture, 15 October 2015 United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD.”

Posted 12:01 pm in News, Talks

8 December 2015

We post (belatedly) Self-sinking capsules to investigate Earth’s interior and dispose of radioactive waste, Jesse H. Ausubel, Seminar presentation delivered 26 July 2011, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Program of Study in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.  Jesse and 2011 summer intern Catherine Fisher carried out this work.

Posted 11:12 am in Talks

6 November 2014

On November 5 Iddo Wernick and Jesse Ausubel participated together with colleagues from the Breakthrough Institute in the seminar at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington DC titled Making Nature Useless? Global Resource Trends, Innovation, and Implications for Conservation. Iddo presented work on century-long trends in USA resource use, Making Nature Useless: Relative Dematerialization & Absolute Peaks. 

We also post Jesse’s brief (3-page) prepared remarks, On Useless Nature, subsequently published in RealClearScience (18 Sept 2015).

Some coverage at

Posted 12:11 pm in Talks

6 October 2014

We post “Meat and Potatoes and the American Landscape,” Jesse Ausubel’s lecture for the Sheriff’s Meadows Foundation at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, 8 July 2014.

Posted 11:10 am in Talks

17 June 2014

We post “Peak Farmland and Potatoes,” Jesse Ausubel’s Plenary address to the 2014 Potato Business Summit of the United Potato Growers of America, San Antonio, 8 January 2014.

Posted 10:06 am in News, Talks

10 June 2014

As part of the William and Myrtle Harris Lectureship in Science and Civilization, Jesse presented a lecture entitled ‘Cars and Civilization‘ at the California Institute of Technology on 30 April 2014.

Posted 09:06 am in Talks

1 October 2013

On 28 September in Cambridge MA for the 40th Reunion of his Harvard College class, Jesse presented a panoramic talk, Every Fish in the Sea, on the Census of Marine Life. The 17MB pdf posted here includes all the slides but not the animations or videos. Thanks to the Class of 1973 for a wonderful opportunity to share the Census!

Posted 01:10 pm in News, Talks

20 December 2012

Jesse’s short lecture on Peak Farmland is now in our regular Talk’s db, and the PHE paper Peak Farmland and the Prospects for Sparing Nature in our regular Bibliography db.

Here are some photos from the PDR Symposium.

Our paper has attracted more media attention.  Some linked examples are below:

Los Angeles Times


Reuters, appeared in many places, including Oman, Phnom Penh,  Sydney, Huffington Post

Posted 11:12 am in Talks