Free Webinar: The Climate Crisis including Top Topics in Climate Research - May 4, 12 - 1:30 pm EST

  • 4 May 2020
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:30 PM
  • Event Host : The Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University
climate change, global warming, environment
Event Description

Since the start of the industrial age, the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere has risen to the highest value in at least three million years, recently passing 415 parts per million. At the same time, global average surface temperatures have increased by 1.2 °C. The top five hottest years on record were all in the past five years.

The lecture, via Zoom, will discuss some of the current ‘hot topics’ in climate research. How and to what extent are recent extreme events like wild fires, flash floods and tropical cyclones affected by human-caused climate change? Is the Jet Stream going ‘weird’? Has the Gulf Stream System slowed down? Have critical tipping points already been passed in the climate system?

In Paris in December 2015, 195 nations unanimously agreed to stop global warming well below 2 °C. The lecture will discuss what the Paris Agreement means and how it can be fulfilled.

Zoom links will be sent to all who register prior to May 4th.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • The Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Professor Stefan Rahmstorf,
      Professor of Physics of the Oceans, Head of Earth System Analysis,Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
      Potsdam, Germany
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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