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CANCELLED - Are Climate Assessments Still Needed in the 2020s?

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Wednesday, 01 April 2020, 12:35


Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 12:35PM. Are Climate Assessments Still Needed in the 2020s? Richard E. Moss, Princeton University. Sponsored by Department of Human Ecology. More information here. 


Assessments of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other groups have helped to establish the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change. Should we continue to produce these assessments

in the future, especially given the drain on scientific resources and the fact that each successive report mostly confirms the findings of its predecessors? How can assessments be made more useful in solving the problems society will confront in the 2020s and beyond? This talk will explore the role of assessment in relation to the challenges of implementing mitigation and adaptation measures. As a case study, it will briefly consider challenges in using climate science to support coastal resilience planning.

Location  Blake Hall Room 131, 93 Lipman Drive, Cook Campus, New Brunswick, NJ 08901