Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change WebinarBoard on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
January 10, 2014
The National Research Council is pleased to announce a webinar briefing on the recent report "Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises." The study examines the likelihood of various physical components of the Earth system undergoing major and rapid changes (e.g., a shutdown of ocean circulation, ice sheet disintegration, etc.), explores how to monitor climate change for warnings of abrupt changes and emerging impacts, and identifies high priority needs for future research directions and monitoring capabilities.
Webinar speakers include James White from the University of Colorado at Boulder, who chaired the report's authoring committee, and committee members Anthony Barnosky from the University of California at Berkeley and Richard Alley from Penn State University.
This event is expected to last one hour and is open to the public.