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Taking the planet into uncharted territory: What climate models can tell us about the future

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18:00 – 20:00 2 Sep 2014
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80 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT

Speakers: Professor Dame Julia Slingo DBE DSc

Climate change is arguably one of the greatest challenges that human civilisation will face in the 21st century. With the rise in carbon emissions continuing unabated and the evidence for human-induced climate change stacking up, the need to take action to mitigate future climate change grows. 

So what are these climate models on that so much of our decision-making rests? Dame Julia’s lecture will examine how fundamental physics has shaped our understanding of the climate system, and how over the course of her career as a climate scientist, this has been encapsulated in climate models.

She will discuss how climate models act as the laboratory for climate science enabling us to understand how the climate system works; and explain how climate models allow us to look forward in time, and examine the potential impacts of climate change on lives and livelihoods around the world. Finally, nothing is certain in science, and handling and communicating uncertainty is a major challenge for climate science. Dame Julia will conclude her lecture by discussing how this can be addressed within a risk-based approach to action on climate change.

Registration from: 6pm
Lecture begins: 6.30pm
Welcome: Dr Frances Saunders, President of the Institute of Physics
Expected conclusion: 8pm followed by refreshments

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics
Contact details: Registration: 
All of the lectures are free to attend but places are limited, so early registration is essential. Please visit http://publiclectures.iop.org to secure a place.

To receive information about future public lectures or to enquire about your registration, please e-mail publiclectures@iop.org. If you wish to find out more about Opportunity Physics and the lecture series for 2014,
please visit www.iop.org/fundraising.

For further information, please contact:
Angela Townsend
Institute of Physics
80 Portland Place
London W1B 1NT
Tel: 020 7470 4971
Email: publiclectures@iop.org

https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=157220&eventID=366&eventID=366


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