Seminars

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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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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 …

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6 April — Publishing with Nature: A Climate Science Perspective

Date: 6 April 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Michael White
Topic: Publishing with Nature: A Climate Science Perspective

Abstract: The inner workings of high profile journals can be a bit of a mystery. How do they decide what to publish, or even to send out to review? …

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9 December — Induced and Triggered Seismicity: Fundamentals, New Observations and Challenges

Date: 9 December 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room 
Speaker: Dr. William Harbert
Topic: Induced and Triggered Seismicity: Fundamentals, New Observations and Challenges

Abstract: In this presentation, induced and triggered seismicity will be reviewed. Relevant earth system and energy production background material will be reviewed and a …