Royal Soc celebrates 350 years by giving free access in March

Posted: March 6, 2015 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics
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Go grab your free content while it’s free.🙂

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  1. Bob Greene says:

    Reblogged this on JunkScience.com and commented:
    For those who want a month of free reading

  2. ren says:

    Submission to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on Climate Change Adaptation
    28 August 2014
    The Royal Society submitted a response to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on Climate Change Adaptation. In the response the Society argues that:

    a) The UK currently faces a range of risks that will be exacerbated by climate change and increasing exposure. These include wind storms, flooding, storm surges, sea level rise and heat waves.

  3. ren says:

    Recommendations

    Governments have a responsibility to develop and resource resilience strategies
    Governments should act together at the international level to build resilience; sharing expertise, co-ordinating policy and pooling resources to confront common risks
    To limit the need for costly disaster responses, more national and international funds will need to be directed to measures that build resilience to extreme weather
    The purpose, design and implementation of policy frameworks covering climate change, disaster risk reduction and development should be aligned and consistent regarding extreme weather
    Those who make and implement policies need to take practical measures to protect people and their assets from extreme weather.
    The risks posed by extreme weather need to be better accounted for in the wider financial system, in order to inform valuations and investment decisions and to incentivise organisations to reduce their exposure
    Information about extreme weather should be suitable for users’ needs. Funders should encourage collaborations and ongoing dialogue between producers and users of knowledge
    Research to improve the understanding of risks from current weather and to model accurately future climate change impacts should be increased to provide relevant information for decision-makers, particularly at regional and local levels.
    https://royalsociety.org/policy/publications/2015/taking-joint-action-on-disasters-development-climate-change/

  4. The royal society was founded as a way for the king to combat the growing threat of industrialised britain. It was an attempt to own and control and regulate the new knowledge which was revolutionising britain both engineeringly and politically.

    Now there’s another revolution and the royal society has found that it no longer controls knowledge and is desperate to find a way to reassert its assumed authority.

  5. glebe says:

    The Royal Society’s own page on its history hints at its origins, but remains silent on all the really important bits:
    http://www.glebedigital.co.uk/blog/origins-of-the-royal-society/