Quantifying human influence on global climate and weather
This lecture explains how we estimate the anthropogenic contribution to the observed increase in global average temperature, aiming to counter the popular misconceptions that this evidence depends either on complex climate models or on indirect observations of past climate based on tree-rings and ice-cores. We’ll discuss how rising global temperatures affect the probability of extreme weather events, and what this might mean for the attribution of harm to past emissions.
Date: 28 January 2019, 14:00 (Monday, 3rd week, Hilary 2019)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof Myles Allen (School of Geography and the Environment)
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: Free
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Chris White, Helen Morley, Donna Palfreman