BSS: Kerry Emanuel - Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | The Broad Institute, 7 Cambridge Center, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA | 6:15-8:45PM
$45 for members of the MIT Club of Boston and their guests
$45 for MIT Club of NH or RI, or AMITA members (contact Helen for discount code)
$55 for all others
Join us for the 2019 Boston Seminar Series on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The guest speaker will be Kerry Emanuel, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science.
Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities
The talk will begin with a broad overview of climate science, including the history of the science itself, and what we have learned about the Earth’s climate system through analysis of paleoclimate data, the instrumental record, and, most importantly, the fundamental physics, chemistry, and biology underlying the climate system. Projections of future climates, made using both simple and complex models, will be discussed, with an emphasis on sources of uncertainty together with an assessment of whether and to what extent the level of uncertainty can be reduced. Toward the end of the talk, I will frame the problem of global warming as a problem of risk assessment and management, including the difficulties in dealing with low probability but very high impact events, and I will describe various technical and policy options for dealing with climate change will be described. These include important and exciting opportunities in carbon-free energy sources.
Monday, May 6, 2019 | Kirsch Auditorium, 32-123, MIT Campus | Lecture at 5pm, reception to follow
Earth Resources Laboratory 85th Birthday Celebration for Emeritus Professor M. Nafi Toksöz
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 6pm | more details to come
The EAPS community and the former students and colleagues of Professor Toksöz are invited.
By invitation only. Please contact Angela Ellis for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event sponsorships and gifts to the ERL Discretionary Fund (2630400) or the M. Nafi Toksöz Fellowship Fund (3311750) in Professor Toksöz’s honor are encouraged to mark this occasion. http://bit.ly/eaps-giving