1. Simon Mason - Porthleven Session

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    Simon Mason montage from Porthleven session 23 Jan 2013

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    • Using Climate and Weather Forecasts to Improve Humanitarian Decision Making: A Partnership to Save Lives

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      The IRI, IFRC and Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre have made a short video about using seasonal forecasts and other climate information to improve humanitarian response and preparedness.

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      • Piranha Motorsport Lotus 211 GT4 at Silverstone

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        Testing the Lotus 211 GT4 at Silverstone on Avon cut slicks.

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        • Democratizing Seasonal Forecasting in Latin America

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          As part of ongoing efforts to improve the use of seasonal forecasts, the IRI helped lead a two-week training workshop recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The course was co-organized by the School of Exact and Natural Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research; it was funded by the National Science Foundation and co-sponsored by the World Climate Research Program. In this video, three of the workshop participants discuss their projects.

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          • The Forecourt Pimpernel

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            Produced by Brandnew films - The Forecourt Pimpernel tackles the issue of crippling petrol prices head on. The film pre-empted the August 2000 petrol crisis by a full 3 months and in our own way did our bit to bring the issue into Tony Blair's living room. The film follows the exploits of a petrol pump bandit that the press have dubbed "The Forecourt Pimpernel" and a jobsworth Police Inspector who makes it his mission to stop this most unusual of criminal crusaders.

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            • IRAP: Examining the Communication of Climate Information

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              Simon Mason and Zack Guido describe the activities at CariCOF for the International Research Applications Program to better understand how climate information is currently being communicated across the Caribbean.

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              • The Shant Club

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                The Shant Club wrestles with chronic alcoholism in a funny and honest way. Jimmy, our hero, feels his life is effectively over when the doctor orders him to stop drinking, but then, he starts to question the "geezer" culture that he so readily became part of. "Shant", incidentally is a slang word around Hersham way for drinking. So when you hear Phil say to Jimmy, "I bet you're clucking for a shant?", this can be translated as "I strongly suspect you could do with a drink right now". Oh Hersham, so much to answer for!

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                • The Long Run: Life is a marathon

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                  Reflecting the vitality of an Olympic year, we consider life like a Marathon, presenting the latest scientific thinking about increasing human longevity in terms of trends, training and persistence. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/the-long-run-life-is-a-marathon Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or applying to become a Fellow. Donate: http://www.thersa.org/support-the-rsa Become a Fellow: http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/apply

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                  • Tailoring Drought Tools

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                    Simon Mason explains why drought tools are not one-size-fits-all.

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                    • Identifying Roadblocks to Using Climate Information

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                      Simon Mason explains the results of an exercise to identify roadblocks to using climate information in the Caribbean.

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