Seminars & Workshops

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17 March — Powering Decarbonization: Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions in the Electric Sector and Beyond

Date: 17 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. John Bistline
Topic: Powering Decarbonization: Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions in the Electric Sector and Beyond

Abstract: Many stakeholders—including cities and states, utilities and large corporations, and now federal policymakers—are setting targets for deep reductions in greenhouse gas …

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15 March — Climate Change and Extreme Summer Weather Events

Date: 15 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Michael Mann
Topic: Climate Change and Extreme Summer Weather Events

Abstract: In addition to well-established direct physical linkages between a warming planet and extreme summer weather events such as floods, droughts, heat waves and wildfires are more tenuous …

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8 March — The role of hydrogen in future low-carbon energy systems – insights from systems modeling

Date: 8 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Dharik S. Mallapragada
Topic: The role of hydrogen in future low-carbon energy systems – insights from systems modeling

Abstract:  Deep decarbonization of the energy system is contingent on identifying pathways for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from not only …

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2 March — Climate policy in four dimensions: what role for solar geoengineering?

Date: 2 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. David Keith
Topic: Climate policy in four dimensions: what role for solar geoengineering?

Abstract:  I will first provide a high-level structure discussing how solar geoengineering fits alongside emissions cuts, carbon removal, and adaptation. I will include quantitative results …

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23 February — Sea level rise from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica: causes, impacts and solutions

Date: 23 February 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Eric Rignot
Topic: Sea level rise from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica: causes, impacts and solutions

Abstract:  The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting away, fast, sooner than anticipated, from climate change caused by human …

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16 February — Designing and using qualitative scenarios to address climate change and other complex problems in science, technology and public policy

Date: 16 February 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Schweizer
Topic: Designing and using qualitative scenarios to address climate change and other complex problems in science, technology and public policy.

Abstract:  Scenarios are a particular approach for exploring possible futures to inform near-term decisions. For the …

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Workshop on Evaluating Strategies to Restore U.S. Leadership in the International Nuclear Market and Control Regimes

The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM), in conjunction with the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University organized a small invitational workshop on “Evaluating Strategies to Restore U.S. Leadership in the International Nuclear Market and Control Regimes.” The workshop, took place on September 26-27th …

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27 October — How effective is carbon dioxide removal at reversing global warming?

Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld
Topic: How effective is carbon dioxide removal at reversing global warming?

Abstract:  The majority of emission scenarios that limit warming to 2°C, and nearly all emission scenarios that do not exceed 1.5°C warming by the year 2100 …

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19 October — Wildland fire emissions and smoke: Development of spatial tools and products for carbon cycle and climate research and applications

Date: 19 October 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Nancy French
Topic: Wildland fire emissions and smoke: Development of spatial tools and products for carbon cycle and climate research and applications

Abstract:  This seminar presentation will review research of Dr. French’s and her team to develop tools and …

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20 April — Eliciting Improved Quantitative Judgements and Uncertainty From Experts For Decision Analysis (The IDEA Protocol)

Date: 20 April 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Victoria Hemming
Topic: Eliciting Improved Quantitative Judgements and Uncertainty From Experts For Decision Analysis (The IDEA Protocol)

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss the role of experts in decision analysis, and present my research on how to elicit …