Climate Change Assessment Created for Columbus with Help from Buckeye Experts

A team driven by scientists at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University has discharged its last rundown of 43 prescribed moves that can be made to enable focal Ohio to get ready for environmental change.

BPCRC scientists worked together with in excess of 75 neighborhood partners and specialized specialists to build up the activity plan, which diagrams suggestions for adjusting to outrageous warmth, breaking down air and water quality, flooding, and different changes that are as of now happening and liable to heighten with environmental change. The report additionally addresses scenarios for crisis readiness and ensuring the safety of the people.

The proposals are broken into two classifications: essential and optimistic.

Those vital proposals incorporate building up a superior system of focuses where individuals can discover shelter from extraordinary warmth, modernizing the electric lattice, and enhancing training around limiting exercises that add to some of environmental change’s most squeezing reactions – outrageous warmth, diminished air and water quality and expanded flooding. The team additionally prescribes the city survey its stormwater foundation, directions and specialized archives, and make changes to diminish the danger of restricted flooding and cellar reinforcements.

OSU Researchers Study Our “Tipping Points”

According to new research, most people can’t guess how far another person can push them before their tipping point is reached. And we aren’t talking mental tipping points.
14 degrees from vertical, in this case meaning straight up and down, seemed to be the point where most participants guessed their tipping point was when placed in a device that slowly tipped them backwards.

The study suggests the real tipping point for falling backwards for most people is about 8 to 9 degrees from vertical. Participants’ guesses were even worse when they viewed models in the same backwards-tilting chair. In this part of the study the average guess was nearly 45 degrees from vertical.

The study says this is 35 degrees different from reality.

The study also found that people are bad at estimating all kinds of angels, the steepness of a hill is one example. And it found that we can’t even tell when we are standing up straight.

The study appears in Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

OSU Study’s Energy Consumers and Time Savings Programs

A new study has found that consumers who use programs intended to conserve energy during peak hours rely mostly on their intuition about how much money they’re saving rather than any facts from their bills.

Real savings for energy consumers who used these programs, things like turning off the air at peak hours or doing laundry at non-peak hours, were indeed real, but less than perceived.

The study appears in the journal Nature Energy

Time use programs are based on a simple principle, that you pay more for energy when it is in demand and then less when usage dips. These programs try to encourage consumers to better align their usage with the supply and demand concept. An example would be encouraging consumers to shift heavy usage to the day time when solar energy is available and use decreases.

Rates are affected by several factors that these programs try to align for consumers such as time of day, day of the week and season of the year.

The study found that the programs are effective, however while consumers were sometimes motivated by other factors, like saving the environment, the impact of these changes on their energy savings were the biggest factor in whether or not they continued with a time use program.

Past research has demonstrated that consumers generally don’t have a good understanding of their bills versus electricity use and that this plays that this disconnect likely has much to do with how they interact with such programs.

Ohio State Marching Band Presents a Very Merry Half Time Show

The Ohio State University Marching Band loaded up the Polar Express and hit the dance floor with Buddy the Elf to remind everybody it’s the most awesome time of year—Christmas.

The halftime spectacular was held in the contest against Michigan and was a proper beginning to the festive season. It’ll amuse fans to know that the celebration included a visit from the Grinch, since Ohio State was playing their infamous rivals.

The band marched in arrangements that looked like the Grinch, Buddy the Elf, the train from Polar Express. The band finished off their show by spelling out “Merry Christmas.”
Music from the show was a blend of traditional and present-day tunes from “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Hymn of the Bells” to the theme from “Mythical being” and “the Polar Express.”

It turned out to be a bustling week for the famous marching band. They returned on Friday following their introductory appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Thomas Unger, from Cincinnati, Ohio, dotted the ‘I’ this week. Unger is a PC designing student who joined the band from La Salle High School.

A Buckeye’s Thanksgiving

What does Thanksgiving supper look like for Buckeye Nation? In excess of 650 pounds of turkey, 30 gallons of cranberry sauce, 432 pounds of green beans and corn, 320 pounds of corn cake and 2,000 cuts of pie.

The Ohio State University facilitated one of the biggest Thanksgiving Day meals on a school grounds in the Ohio Union. President Michael V. Drake joined many volunteers all through the college network to serve an expected 1,600 understudies, workforce and staff, alongside their families.

The yearly festival is for the individuals who can’t travel home for the occasion.

Ohio State’s Thanksgiving Dinner convention started 28 years prior as a social affair of 25 graduate understudies in the Hale Black Cultural Center. The occasion has developed to incorporate wide cooperation from out-of-state and worldwide students.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of International Affairs bolster the yearly Thanksgiving Dinner at Ohio State.