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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Professor Alan Thorpe: Climate Change: interplay of models, theory and observations

29th January 2008, 18:15, The Calman Learning Centre, room 202

Climate change will affect us all; from the crops we can grow, common diseases we suffer from, our energy usage, weather patterns and so forth. The list is endless - ultimately the environment determines how we live. Hence it is vital that we have a robust model of the how our environment will respond to a changing climate and how our very existence is driving climate change. In this series of public lectures we will explore some of these issues by examining how we use models to understand the past and predict the future, also we will look at how we handle uncertainty and risk.

The second lecture in this series will examine the complex area of how we constrain our models and theories of climate change by observations.

Contact r.w.hobbs@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.