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20th- and 21st-Century Climate Change: Computer Modeling, Societal Impacts, and Environmental Justice - sponsored by Juniper Networks & Qwest Communications
Nov 4th, 2009
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Korbel Ballroom 1A-C
Session Type: Featured Session
The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has convinced most climate scientists that humankind is changing the earth's climate. A review of recently observed 20th-century climate change will be presented and compared with climate model simulations, which will be described and extended into this century and beyond. If we shift globally from a fossil fuel–based energy strategy to other sources, computer simulations can show future climate change. Finally, scientific uncertainties and societal impacts will be discussed, along with an analysis of policy options including possibly geoengineering the climate system. The issue of environmental justice will also be addressed.
Live Video and slides from the presentation are being provided through the generous support of Sonic Foundry.
An archive of this video will be available after the session.