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December 3: Public Briefing: Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

 
Join the National Research Council for a public briefing of the release of Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises. This study examines the likelihood of various physical components of the Earth system undergoing major and rapid changes (e.g., a shutdown of ocean circulation, ice sheet disintegration, etc.), explores how to monitor climate change for warnings of abrupt changes and emerging impacts, and identifies high priority needs for future research directions and monitoring capabilities.
 
Speakers include Dr. James White from the University of Colorado at Boulder, who chaired the report’s authoring committee, and committee member Anthony Barnosky from the University of California at Berkeley.
 
Register to attend the briefing. The event will be held in the museum.
 
The event will also be webcast live beginning at 11 a.m. EST.  Submit questions to climatechange@nas.edu. Follow the conversation about this report on Twitter, #abruptchange.