Thu, Sep 27, 2012: Global Warming and Human Security: Food and Water| (0) Add comment
Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on September 27th, 2012 in Room 144 (east end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:
Global Warming and Human Security: Food and Water
My work has involved the development of a series of box, 1-dimensional, and 2-dimensional models of the atmosphere-ocean-terrestrial biosphere system, with consideration of factors influencing both the long-term change in temperature; the long-term cycling of carbon between the atmosphere, oceans, and terrestrial biosphere; and the feedbacks between temperature and the carbon cycle. These models have been applied to such issues as (1) observational and theoretical constraints on the climate sensitivity to greenhouse gas increases, (2) observational constraints on the net effect of aerosols on climate, and (3) development of energy-system and carbon sequestration scenarios for stabilization or peaking of atmospheric CO2 at a concentration of 450 ppmv or less.
Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace.