Event Title

The Science of Climate Change: A Settled Matter?

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Description

Understanding the human impact on the Earth’s climate is one of the most pressing and complex scientific questions of this time. While our understanding of climate dynamics is improving, those opposing immediate action on climate change often point to scientific uncertainty to bolster their arguments. In some cases, the science is largely settled, but many key climate feedback mechanisms are poorly understood. This leaves global humanity with immense ethical questions about how to decide what risk of climate change is tolerable and who will bear the brunt of preventing the change or adapting to it.

About the Lecturer: Jack Herring, Dean of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, WWU

Document Type

Event

Start Date

15-1-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

15-1-2014 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Climate change, Climate feedback mechanisms

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This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Jan 15th, 12:00 PM Jan 15th, 1:15 PM

The Science of Climate Change: A Settled Matter?

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Understanding the human impact on the Earth’s climate is one of the most pressing and complex scientific questions of this time. While our understanding of climate dynamics is improving, those opposing immediate action on climate change often point to scientific uncertainty to bolster their arguments. In some cases, the science is largely settled, but many key climate feedback mechanisms are poorly understood. This leaves global humanity with immense ethical questions about how to decide what risk of climate change is tolerable and who will bear the brunt of preventing the change or adapting to it.

About the Lecturer: Jack Herring, Dean of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, WWU