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Do We Fully Understand the Challenges and Implications of Climate Change Scenarios?

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:55pm to 4:10pm

Riley-Robb Hall, 125
111 Wing Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853

Future climate change, societal evolution, and their interaction abound with uncertainties.  Reflecting these uncertainties, it critical to carefully consider how we should model potential socio-economic development pathways, the effects of alternative carbon policies, as well as the inherent challenges associated with different climate targets. These elements when explored in combination yield a wide array of climate change futures. Even optimistic scenarios can contain unintended, disproportionate regional or intergenerational impacts.  This presentation will share examples of how emerging  visualization and data discovery methods can be helpful for better understanding how global change may pose severe challenges across regions or different economic sectors. 


The 2018 Cornell University Climate Change Seminar meets Monday afternoons through May 7. This university-wide seminar provides important views on the critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines. Experts from Cornell University and other universities will present an overview of the science of climate change and climate change models, the implications for agriculture, ecosystems, and food systems, and provide important economic, ethical, and policy insights on the issue.

The seminar is free and open to the Cornell and Ithaca Community at large, and most will be available as a Zoom webinar (register).

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

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Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Sustainability



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Contact Name

Danielle Lee Eiseman


Patrick Reed

Speaker Affiliation

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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