David Keith
Actor, director
David Keith
David Lemuel Keith is an American actor and director. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and New Star of the Year – Actor for his performance in An Officer and a Gentleman.
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Geo-engineering and climate change: Stopping a scorcher
The Economist - over 3 years
Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering. By Clive Hamilton. Yale University Press; 247 pages; $28 and £20. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.ukA Case for Climate Engineering. By David Keith. MIT Press; 194 pages; $11.95 and £10.95. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.ukEVERYONE knows what must be done about climate change, but no one is doing anything about it. More than two decades of speeches and summitry have failed to thin out emissions of greenhouse gases. In fact, emissions are accelerating: a quarter of all the carbon dioxide ever pumped into the air by humans was put there in the decade between 2000 and 2010. It will hang around for centuries, meaning...
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Claudia Cattaneo: Environmentalists’ deep pockets dwarf Canada’s campaign to win approval for Keystone pipeline
Financial Post - over 3 years
Canada’s campaign to win approval in the United States for the Keystone XL pipeline may seem pricey, aggressive, and perhaps out of character — but it’s a drop in the bucket compared with the resources and tactics of those rallying against it. Environmental organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club are raising US$300-million to US$400 million a year in the U.S. alone from foundations and wealthy individuals to bankroll their fight for climate change action, said David Keith, who teaches physics and public policy at Harvard University. Defeating Keystone XL is high on their agenda. I think industry is a bit naive about what they are up against “This is hardball. This is serious,” the Canadian environmental scientist said this week on the sidelines of an energy industry conference in Calgary, where he spoke about the strategies of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S. “I think industry is a bit ...
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Russia urges UN climate report to include geoengineering
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
The Russian government is asking for 'planet hacking' to be included in the climate science report, leaked documents show Russia is pushing for next week's landmark UN climate science report to include support for controversial technologies to geoengineer the planet's climate, according to documents obtained by the Guardian. As climate scientists prepare to gather for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Stockholm to present the most authoritative state of climate science to date, it has emerged the Russian government is asking for "planet hacking" to be included in the report. The IPCC has not included geoengineering in its major assessments before. The documents seen by the Guardian show Russia is asking for a conclusion of the report to say that a "possible solution of this [climate change] problem can be found in using of [sic] geoengineering methods to stabilise current climate." Russia also highlighted that its scientists are developing geoengineering techn ...
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Guardian (UK) article
Can Hacking The Stratosphere Solve Climate Change?
NPR - over 3 years
Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap and shocking way to address climate change: What if we inject a huge cloud of sulfur into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat? » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Midwest towns brace as rain, snow could lead to more flooding
Fox News - almost 4 years
The Mississippi River is topping out at some problematic spots, but there is growing concern that spring floods are far from over. The river was at or near crest at several places Sunday between the Quad Cities and near St. Louis. Some towns in the approximate 100-mile stretch of river from Quincy, Ill., to Grafton, Ill., reached 10-12 feet above flood stage. The good news was that most businesses and homes were high and dry, though hundreds of acres of farmland were under water, bridges were closed at Quincy and Louisiana, Mo., and countless roads were shutdown. But river towns aren't yet in the clear: An inch or more of rain is in the forecast as well as continuing accumulation of snow to the north, especially in Minnesota and the Dakotas. Flood watchers along both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers know that once that snow -- record levels in some cases -- melts, a lot of it ends up in the big rivers. The current flooding is bad enough. In scenic Grafton, a small touris ...
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Midwest towns brace for more flooding as crests approach
Fox News - almost 4 years
Those fighting floods in several communities along the Mississippi River were mostly successful Sunday despite the onslaught of water, but an ominous forecast and the growing accumulation of snow in the upper Midwest tempered any feelings of victory. The surging Mississippi was at or near crest at several places from the Quad Cities south to near St. Louis -- some reaching 10 feet above flood stage. Problems were plentiful: Hundreds of thousands of acres of swamped farmland as planting season approaches; three people died; roads and bridges closed, including sections of major highways like U.S. 61 in Iowa and Missouri and crossings at Quincy, Ill., and Louisiana, Mo. The U.S. Coast Guard said 114 barges broke loose near St. Louis on Saturday night, and four hit the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in St. Louis County. The bridge was closed about six hours for inspection but reopened around 8 a.m. Sunday. The runaway barges were corralled but authorities believe a few sank. Flooding ...
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Rachel Smolker: Geoengineering Is a Dangerous Solution to Climate Change
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
As the realities of global climate change become ever more alarming, advocates of technological approaches to "geoengineer" the planet's climate are gaining a following. But the technologies that are promoted -- from spraying sulphate particles into the stratosphere, to dumping iron particles into the ocean, to stimulate carbon absorbing plankton, to burning millions of trees and burying the char in soils -- are all fraught with clear and obvious risks, and are most likely only going to make matters worse. Yet zeal for these approaches continues unabated. According to right-wing think tank American Enterprise Institute, geoengineering offers: "...the marriage of capitalism and climate remediation...What if corporations shoulder more costs and lead the technological charge, all for a huge potential payoff?...Let's hope we are unleashing enlightened capitalist forces that just might drive the kind of technological innovation necessary to genuinely tackle climate chang ...
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The pros and cons of trying to adjust the global thermostat
Los Angeles Times- Opinion - over 4 years
According to David Keith , a physicist at Harvard, it's a fairly straightforward proposition to reduce the rate of warming on earth, and not all that expensive in the grand scheme of things. One possibility: fly a couple of customized corporate jets into the stratosphere every day and dump a lot of sulfur, creating thin clouds that reflect away some of the sunlight.
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Techonomy 2012: Techonomy 2012 Asks: Can Geo-Engineering Help Lower the Earth's Temperature?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
By Sarah Evelyn Harvey Just weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast, climate change was on the forefront of everyone's minds at Techonomy 2012 in Tucson, Ariz. In a session about geo-engineering, Harvard physics professor David Keith and Harvard Kennedy School research fellow Andrew Parker talked about the realistic possibility of reflecting sunlight away from the planet to lower the earth's temperature -- and, more pressing, the complicated political implications of this climate change quick-fix. Andrew Parker of the Harvard Kennedy School and David Keith of Harvard University The technology of geo-engineering is both financially and technically doable, the panelists insisted. All it would take to cut the rate of global warming in half is just two aircrafts emitting 2,000 tons of sulfur into the stratosphere every year. The sulfur counteracts the carbon, allowing coal-reliant nations to maintain carbon emission levels as long as sulfur emissions keep ...
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Gernot Wagner: Geoengineering: Ignore Economics and Governance at Your Peril
Huffington Post - over 4 years
How serious is global warming? Here's one indication: the first rogue entrepreneurs have begun testing the waters on geoengineering, as Naomi Klein laments in her must-read New York Times op-ed. Sadly, Klein misses two important points. First, it's not a question of if but when humanity will be compelled to use geoengineering, unless we change course on our climate policies (or lack thereof). Second, all of this calls for more research and a clear, comprehensive governance effort on the part of governments and serious scientists -- not a ban of geoengineering that we cannot and will not adhere to. (See point number one.) Saying that we ought not to tinker with the planet on a grand scale -- by attempting to create an artificial sun shield, for example -- won't make it so. Humanity got into this mess thanks to what economists call the "free rider" effect. All seven billion of us are free riders on the planet, contributing to global warming in various ways but paying no ...
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Rob Kall: Review: Cloud Atlas Is a Superb Movie With a Strong Political Values Message
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Cloud Atlas is an extraordinary, revolutionary movie, the best one I've seen since Avatar, a truly different approach to movie-making. And the message it sends could make the right-wing hate it, so don't be surprised to see really negative reviews. Some will be based on politics. Strictly entertainment-wise, it had me literally sitting on and gripping the edge of my seat. I can't tell you how many times I literally found myself leaning forward, tightly holding on to the front of the seat. I'd scoot back in my seat and a little later, find myself again at the edge of the seat. I went with my two sons, 22 and 28. The 22-year-old said it was better than Avatar. Avatar was and still is my favorite all-time movie. But this one comes close. It's definitely one I want to see again. It's not surprising that this movie takes risks, with the screenplay and directing involving the Wachowskis who wrote and directed The Matrix and V for Vendetta. The movie is based on t ...
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Religion news in brief
Fox News - over 4 years
Atlanta seminary delays move to Morris Brown College building amid uncertainty about finances ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta seminary is delaying its planned move to a location at Morris Brown College until it can assess how the school's financial problems might affect the seminary. The Interdenominational Theological Center recently spent $400,000 improving Morris Brown's student center, planning to move classes there while the religious school underwent major renovations. Given Morris Brown's recent bankruptcy filing, seminary officials say they're trying to figure out their next steps. The historically black Atlanta college faces possible foreclosure. Court records show that Morris Brown has not paid some of its employees for months. ____ Chicago Cardinal George to start chemotherapy in latest cancer fight CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, in his second bout with cance ...
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David Vognar: Book Review: 'The Fate of the Species'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Scientific American writer Fred Guterl's new book The Fate of the Species should come with some warnings on the cover: "Not for those with even a modicum of anxiety. Not for reading on bad days. Consume pleasant media after use." He speculates on deadly new viruses and malware that can take down nations. I read the book just after seeing the movie Contagion again and had to put it down at points to differentiate between the warnings in the book and those from the fictional movie -- and remind myself just how real the threat could be. In describing the most pressing dangers to the human species, Guterl spends considerable time talking about climate change. Though he believes that viruses pose probably the most direct threat to humans, he believes climate change is the most vexing because of how little we know about our ability to predict vast changes in a system as complicated as Earth's climate. Speaking of the climate in terms of global averages is frustrating to Guterl ...
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Barrow Docket Book for April 30-May 3
Barrow Patch - almost 5 years
The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Barrow County Detention Center from April 30 through May 3, 2012. Quadravious Tyrell Allen, 18, 206 Woodlawn Ave., Winder, charged with two counts burglary and theft by receiving stolen property Scott Diane Alloway, 46, 409 Tanners Bridge Road, Bethlehem, charged with probation violation Maurice Derek Arnold, 28, 1000 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, charged with two counts probation violation Timothy Leroy Buff, 47, 1840 Cronic Town Road, Auburn, charged with probation violation Timothy Alan Carlton, 43, 205 Skyland Drive, Loganville, charged with probation violation David Edward Clark, 61, 1424 Wilkes Crest Court, Dacula, charged with driving while license withdrawn Carol Leanne Clarke, 41, 326 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Winder, charged with driving without a valid license Amanda Dawn Cooper, 30, 35 S. Jackson St., Winder, charged with simple assault (family violence) Kerry Levoy Crowe, 36, 205 Coun ...
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Combating climate change: Net benefits
The Economist - almost 5 years
THOSE who worry about global warming have a simple answer to the problem. Simple in theory, that is: stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In practice that is rather hard to do. But there is another approach. Having put the stuff into the air, take it out.One proven way of doing this is photosynthesis. Measures to nurture and expand the world’s forests come high on the agenda of environmental proposals. But new forests take up a lot of land. How about a high-tech alternative: capturing the CO2 from air by artificial means and tucking it away in the Earth’s crust?Klaus Lackner, a physicist at Columbia University, started talking about this a decade ago. Peter Eisenberger, also of Columbia, and David Keith, until recently of the University of Calgary, in Canada, and now at Harvard, have taken up the idea as well. All three have formed companies aimed at doing it, with the help of some intrigued billionaires. Dr Lackner was patronised by the late Gary Comer, founder o ...
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The real cost of climate engineering - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 5 years
It is intriguing that two of the three leading experts in the field are Canadians -- David Keith at the University of Calgary and Ted Parson at Michigan. (The third is Ken Caldeira at Stanford.) It was Prof. Keith who pointed out the arresting fact
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Polo Golf & Country Club in Cumming to celebrate former golf pro - NorthFulton.com
Google News - over 5 years
On Monday, August 29, friends, family, and complete strangers will gather together to pay tribute to Cumming resident John David Keith with a Charity Golf Tournament at Polo Golf & Country Club. The story of John David's sad journey began rather simply
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Polo Golf and Country Club Pays Tribute to Beloved Golf Instructor - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Polo Fields is hosting a fundraiser and birthday celebration for John David Keith who is battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. By Kristen Berry ALS is a devastating and costly disease, but you can help. Join the cause and play golf for
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Keith
    FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 49
    He appeared in the 2004 film Raise Your Voice starring Hilary Duff, and the 2006 film Expiration Date.
    More Details Hide Details He has appeared on many television series, including NCIS, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, High Incident and Hawaii Five-0. In 2010, Keith co-starred as John Allen, father of Robert Allen (James Wolk) in the short-lived television drama Lone Star.
  • 2003
    Age 48
    He played the leading role of Nate Springfield in the 2003 film Hangman's Curse.
    More Details Hide Details He also co-starred in The Class, an American sitcom, as Yonk Allen, a retired professional football player. Other roles include parts in Daredevil and the 2002 television film Carrie.
  • 2000
    Age 45
    Keith married Nancy Clark, a realtor, in 2000 and the couple resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children, Presley and Coulter. He is an avid University of Tennessee Volunteers fan and is present on the sidelines for Volunteer football games when his schedule allows. Keith was a National Advisory Board member and spokesperson for PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children. Keith was present during the sentencing phase for John Couey, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping, and murdering Jessica Lunsford. Keith said that he was planning on going to Washington, D.C. with Mark Lunsford after the sentencing, to lobby Congress for more support of sex offender laws. Keith gave an interview with Tampa Bay ABC affiliate WFTS-TV, and was quoted saying: One of the great things I said about Mark (Lunsford) is he wants justice and he wants closure in this, he wants justice for his daughter. But what he really wants is to protect children and if we can get child molesters in jail, that's the way you protect children!
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 29
    He played opposite child-star Drew Barrymore in the 1984 hit Firestarter and Brooke Shields in 1992's Running Wild.
    More Details Hide Details He is also well known for his role as Jack Parkman in Major League II starring Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger. Keith played Elvis Presley in the 1988 film Heartbreak Hotel. He directed The Curse and The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (in which he also starred). He appeared in Ernest Goes to School as Squint Westwood (a spoof of Clint Eastwood) and in The Indian in the Cupboard as the cowboy "Boo-Hoo" Boone.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on May 8, 1954.
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