Climate Change 101 with Michael Schlesinger
by Kathleen McCoy |
Monday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Wendy Williamson Auditorium
The UAA Complex Systems Group presents "Climate Change 101" by Michael Schlesinger on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is complimentary.
Michael Schlesinger is a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He directs the UIUC Climate Research Group within the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, is a member of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's Illinois Climate Change Group, and a contributor to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. His research currently focuses on: (1) simulating and understanding the effects on climate of a human-induced melting of the Greenland ice sheet; (2) simulating and understanding the coupled climate-chemistry system, including the influences of the sun - both irradiance and energetic electron precipitation - and volcanoes.; (3) understanding and reducing the uncertainty in the estimation of climate sensitivity and climate feedbacks; and (4) performing integrative assessment of climate change, including further development of the robust adaptive decision strategy for mitigating and adapting to human-induced climate change.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. Please contact Cheryl Wright, UAA Complex Systems Group, at (907) 786-4748 for additional information.