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Center for Global Sustainability Forum - The Importance of Ocean Observations in Climate Change

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Image result for James Baker NOAAPresented by Dr. D. James Baker, former Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Baker will discuss the importance of finding ways to establish the necessary institutional basis and the necessary funding for long-term ocean measurements. Predicting climate change is a high priority for society but has proved to be notoriously difficult. Without a better understanding of the evolution of the climate system and the human role in it, decision makers will not have the information they need to set the policies and build the infrastructure necessary to mitigate and adapt to new levels of greenhouse gases. This is an inter-generational problem requiring a scientific-engineering-societal commitment. Baker will address the recent report on sustaining ocean observations from the National Academies of Science and discuss how these challenges might be overcome.

Location: 
1203 Van Munching Hall