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Physics Department Colloquium
Earth Observations and Modeling for Decision Making
Time: 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Place: 2103 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Dr. David Fahey, NOAA
Abstract: Presenting: Honorary Degree recipient Dr. Fahey

Topic: Climate Science

Catered reception from 2:45-3:30pm, outside of 2103 Chamberlin Hall.

Dr. Fahey will give a presentation in 2103 Chamberlin Hall from 3:30-4:30pm

Earth’s changing climate is leading us into a new regime of impacts that pose unique challenges and decisions to society. As environmental scientists pursue fundamental understanding of atmospheric processes, they increase their effectiveness by being aware of how their research connects to these decisions. The best decisions require us to frame and describe our understanding in a manner relevant for the problems at hand and, above all, to communicate it effectively to stakeholders and decision makers. In this presentation, I will present guiding principles and a diverse set of examples, related to the Montreal Protocol, global aviation, climate intervention, and the National Climate Assessment, with the hope of increasing awareness of environmental science-based decision making and providing encouragement for the challenges ahead.

Jointly sponsored event: Physics, Chemistry, and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences for Honorary Degree recipient, Dr. David Fahey.

Dr. Fahey is the director of Chemical Sciences Division at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, and was a lead author of the 2017 Climate Science Special Report of the U.S. National Climate Assessment.

Unfortunately, audio is missing from the video recording of this presentation. Sorry!
Host: Jim Lawler
Presentation: flyer.pdf
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