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Special Seminar: John Moore (British, Chief Scientist, GCESS, Beijing Normal University & Research Professor at University of Lapland, Finland)
WhenThursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 3:30 – 4:50 p.m.
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Speaker: John Moore, British, Chief Scientist, GCESS, Beijing Normal University & Research Professor at University of Lapland, Finland.
Title: Designing targeted interventions to conserve the cryosphere
Location: JHN 075
Abstract: There are 3 key elements of the cryosphere: ice sheets, permafrost andsea ice that are under existential threat by climate warming. A recent article in Nature argued that they were already past "tipping points", and that there was now essentially no time to manage their preservation due to the 30 year timescale to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. However there are things that can be done to slow or reverse these losses to the cryosphere, and these provides hope that is crucial to societal engagement with the on-coming climate crisis. In this talk I will discuss possible interventions to conserve these elements, and how they may be co-designed between indigenous populations and engineers. I discuss simulations, engineering and economic costings as well as measures already underway, and how the progression of deployment may be managed over the coming decades.

Campus locationJohnson Hall (JHN)
Campus room075
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDepartment of Atmospheric Sciences
http://atmos.washington.edu
atmos@uw.edu
Linkatmos.washington.edu…
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