Friday 12 June 2015 EMMEPH Colloquium
Climate Change: Solid Physics for Hard Decisions by Professor Thomas Stocker.
Anthropogenic climate change is “one of the greatest challenges of our time” as affirmed by the governments of the world. The latest comprehensive assessment Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) documents a rapidly and profoundly changing Earth System and provides the latest understanding of changes ahead of us. These scientific findings, in combination with the declared ambition to limit global mean warming to 2°C, create an urgency for decisions and actions. Such decisions require hard facts based on solid science. The physical sciences contribute the major pillars on which our understanding of the Earth System rests and which are necessary for good stewardship henceforth.
Professor Thomas Stocker
Climate and Environmental Physics
University of Bern, Switzerland
12th June 2015, 16:00-17:30 hrs
Megaron, Educatorium, Leuvenlaan 19