UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series
- 24 Mar 2017
Professor Peter Cox, Climate Change and Sustainable Futures, University of Exeter, UK be giving a presentation on "How far should we go to stop Climate Change?".
Professor Cox's presentation will take place on Monday, April 3rd from 18:30 - 20:00 in Room 1.07, Western Gateway Building, UCC, Western Road, Cork.
Despite continuing debate, and recent political shifts, the evidence of human-induced climate change has never been clearer. In 2016, the global mean temperature exceeded 10C above pre-industrial levels for the first time in the last 100,000 years. In 2009, at the International Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, it was agreed that a 2oC global warming above pre-industrial levels would be dangerous and should therefore be avoided. Unfortunately, the slow progress in the negotiations means that this common-sense approach to dealing with the climate change problem is now unlikely to keep the planet below 2oC of global warming, let alone the 1.5oC target discussed in Paris. Avoiding 1.50C of global warming would almost certainly involve some form of ‘geoengineering’ (the modification of the climate system to counteract global warming).
In this lecture, Professor Peter Cox will explain the background to the climate change challenge that humanity faces, and summarise the science and risks associated with proposed geoengineering solutions, addressing the question ‘how far should we go to stop climate change?’
This is a free event open to the public organized by UCC Climate Lab at the Environmental Research Institute, UCC. All are welcome. Please register at link below.
If you wish to watch Professor Cox's presentation on Monday evening, the seminar will be webcast via the link below.