Signs of a Warming World

January 22, 2016

Signs of a Warming World

Benjamin I. Cook, PhD, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
1 Session: Thursday, February 25, 6:00–7:00pm
Location: Hunnewell Building
The temperature of the Earth is increasing, but what does that mean? And what effect will this have on people and ecosystems? Climate scientist Benjamin Cook will review some of the myriad indicators scientists monitor to understand the direction and pace of ongoing climate change, including changes in temperature, the cryosphere (snow, ice), and the hydrologic cycle (floods, droughts, sea level rise). He will discuss what these changes mean for species in the natural environment and our own societies. And he will touch on what we can expect in the future if we allow climate change to continue apace, and what options we may have to ameliorate, or adapt to, in a world that will be much warmer at the end of the 21st century than any time of the last several thousand years.
Fee Free members, students, and Tree Spotters; $5 nonmember
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
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