How Hot will it Get?

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Added by June 12, 2013
 

The latest projections about the extent of planetary warming and the dire consequences of our growing carbon imbalance. Series: “Science at the Theater” [Science]

A special Earth Day edition of Science at the Theater —”How Hot Will It Get?” — Featuring presentations by Lab climate scientists Bill Collins, Margaret Torn, Michael Wehner, and Jeff Chambers, as well as UC Berkeley economist Max Aufhammer, the evening was punctuated with the latest projections about the extent of planetary warming and the dire consequences of our growing carbon imbalance.

Speakers/topics:

Bill Collins and the balance of energy: What do computer models predict about the future of the earth’s climate?

Jeff Chambers and the rainforest: How much carbon do our forests absorb and what if this rate changes?

Margaret Torn and the Arctic permafrost: What happens to the Earth’s climate when the permafrost thaws?

Michael Wehner and extreme weather: What does high-performance computing tell us about heat waves, floods, droughts and hurricanes?

Maximilian Auffhammer and climate policy: How does a changing climate shape potential policy and proposed solutions? http://www.lbl.gov/LBL-PID/fobl/

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