Public Briefing: Abrupt Climate Impacts: Anticipating Surprises

Event Type: Lectures/Panels/Discussions

When: 3 December 2013

Where: Koshland Science Museum, Washington, D.C., 11:00am-12:00pm

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The National Research Council invites you to a public briefing for the release of 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.

Speakers include Dr. James White from the University of Colorado at Boulder, who chaired the report's authoring committee, and committee member Anthony Barnosky from the University of California at Berkeley.