SEMINAR PROFILE

S01 - 
Diving Into Our Climate: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Climate Change
   
  This two-day course will cover fundamentals of climate change with a focus on the causes and consequences of climatic warming. We will examine climatic change over the past 800,000 years, and address how current climate change differs from the past geological change. We will focus on consequences of warming in terrestrial and aquatic system and use existing datasets to explore how climatic warming has altered rates of soil respiration (the natural flux of CO2 out of soils), rates of sea level rise, and Arctic sea ice. We will also address the issues of ocean acidification and permafrost thaw. Finally, we will examine projections in global temperatures depending on emission scenarios, with specific focus on ecological impacts of various scenarios.
       
   
Scholar:
 
Location:
Harvard University-Rosovsky Hall
   
Dates:
11/8/2019, 12/5/2019