Workshop

Climate Sensitivity on Decadal to Century Timescales: Implications for Civilization

calendar
May 21st, 2012 - May 25th, 2012
location
Aspen

This workshop explored the climate sensitivity of the Earth (its response to a doubling of CO2) based upon climates of the past, contemporary estimates of climate sensitivity, and implications of a changing climate for the biosphere and civilization in the coming decades. Questions explored included: how resilient are societies to climate change over time and what are the ecological tipping points of the Earth’s systems? Also considered were the social transformations that would be necessary to avoid catastrophic consequences of large scale climate change.

Keywords: mitigation; climate change and variability; biodiversity, paleoclimate

Changing the script on climate change

Presented By Karen O’Brien
Date May 22, 2012

Agenda

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Day 1May 21, 2012

9:00 am Welcome

9:30 am Workshop Concept and Overview

Organizers

Danny Harvey

University of Toronto
Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

Jeffrey Kiehl

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Senior Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Karen O’Brien

University of Oslo
Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

Attendees

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Executive Director
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Professor
University of St. Andrews
Senior Lecturer Sustainable Development
Communications Intern
University of Wyoming
Professor
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Co-Founder, Senior Fellow
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Scientist
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Exeter
Lecturer
University of Tennessee
Professor
University of Oregon
Associate Professor
Yale University
Professor
University of Michigan
Associate Professor
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Research Scientist
University of York
Independent Researcher
Professor
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Smithsonian Institution
Research Scientist & Curator

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