Culture Connect Featured Event
Dr. David Archer, Professor of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
Thursday, November 8, 4 p.m.
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium
University of Connecticut, Storrs The “evaporation” of fossil fuels into the atmosphere will have climate impacts that persist for hundreds of thousands of years. Many components of the Earth system, including the ice sheets, sea level, and parts of the carbon cycle such as permafrost peats and methane hydrates, will respond most strongly to a prolonged change in climate that CO2 emissions will produce.
Dr. David Archer will discuss the human impact on the carbon cycle and climate within the context of geologic time. He has written a series of books on climate change, including Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, a text for non-science major undergraduates. Other titles includeThe Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate,The Climate Crisis, a summary of the IPCC Scientific Assessment, The Global Carbon Cycle, and The Warming Papers: The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast. He is also a regular contributor to the climate science blog site realclimate.org.
Presented by UConn’s Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series – bringing leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. 860.486.4500 - http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/events/teale/teale.htm