Join us for a Physical Oceanography Seminar at GSO, this week featuring Dr. Nathan Bindoff from the University of Tasmania.
Title: The IPCC process and our changing oceans, ecosystems, and human communities
Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment process results in one of the most rigorous assessments of climate change in the world. Thousands of experts from around the world participate in the IPCC assessment process by synthesising the most recent developments in climate science, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation. IPCC assessments and special reports have a strong influence in global negotiations and agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. 195 countries, including Australia, are members of the IPCC.
Along with comprehensive assessments in 1990, 1996, 2001, 2007 and 2013, the IPCC has issued a number of methodology reports, technical papers and special reports assessing specific impacts of climate change. Current special reports by the IPCC include the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 °C, which was released in October this year, and the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, which will be released in late 2019.
Oceanographers from around the world are making significant contributions to IPCC reports as authors and reviewers for the recent and future special reports and in the development of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report, which will be released from 2021. Professor Nathan Bindoff from the University of Tasmania is one of these researchers, serving as a coordinating lead author of the upcoming Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere and a reviewer of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report.
In this seminar, Professor Bindoff describes the IPCC processes from the Fifth Assessment Report, and discusses some of the new and emerging research around our changing oceans.
Friday, March 22 at 10:30am to 11:30am
Narragaansett Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium (Watkins Building) 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI
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