5C students joined Pomona geology professor Robert Gaines in a discussion on the future of global warming and climate change last Wednesday, as part of the Pomona Student Union’s Chat and Stew series. The discussion stemmed from a recent Global Warming report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Films like “Armageddon,” “Deep Impact,” and the aptly named mini-series “Asteroid” all tell the fictional story of a deadly asteroid impact. In reality, the chance of an asteroid impact is slim. However, Philip Choi, Pomona College professor of physics and astronomy, has been paying more attention to that chance. “There’s
A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a global body that assesses science related to climate change, found that Earth’s temperature is projected to increase a staggering two degrees Celsius by the end of the century. The report found that if human emissions were immediately reduced to
It’s not a question of “if,” but “when.” Southern California is overdue for a large earthquake. Scientists have determined that the likelihood of a magnitude 7.5 or greater earthquake, occurring in the next 30 years, is 46 percent. The chance of a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake is over 99
Seeds form the base on which all the food we consume is built. They come in an array of sizes, shapes, and varieties. We depend on them for survival. Yet, seed biodiversity is decreasing. Last Thursday, the Pomona College Museum of Art screened the documentary “Seeds: The Untold Story,” which