Spring '16 Semester Seminar Series on Climate Change-Open to the entire Cornell and Local Community

BEE 2000 Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge-public lectures on climate change...


BEE 2000 Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge, Monday, 3:35pm - 4:35pm, Plant Science Building 233

Webex Option available for Distance Participation. Click here for info on how to participate via WebEx.

This university-wide seminar provides important views on the critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines. Experts from both 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 being organized and sponsored by the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) and Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA).

The seminar is free and open to the Cornell and Ithaca Community at large, and will be videotaped.

For Cornell Students: This one credit seminar is being offered through the Department of Biological Engineering (BEE) as BEE 2000, and also satisfies the requirements of the ESS minor and major, as well as requirements of the climate change minor.

Schedule of Seminars (titles are tentative)

February 1: Introductory Session for Enrolled Cornell Students Only

  • February 8: Climate Change at the Frontiers of Ethics
    Dale Jamieson (New York University)

February 15: No Class - February Break

  • February 22: The Science and Impacts of Climate Change
    Art DeGaetano (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
  • February 29: Long-term Climate Perspectives, Mega Drought and Seasonal Forecasts
    Toby Ault (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
  • March 7: Short Versus Long-lived Forcers of Climate Change
    Peter Hess (Biological & Environmental Engineering)
  • March 14: Land Use and Climate Change
    Natalie Mahowald (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
  • March 21: Cornell Perspectives from COP21 in Paris
    Allison Chatrchyan (CICCA and Development Sociology), Robert Howarth (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Johannes Lehmann (Soil & Crop Sciences), and Karen Pinkus(Comparative Literature)

March 28: No Class - Spring Break

  • April 4: Planning Our Water Resources Systems for a Changing Climate
    Scott Steinschneider (Biological & Environmental Engineering)
  • April 11: Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems
    Christine Goodale (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
  • April 18: Climate Change and the Future of Food
    David Wolfe (Horticulture)
  • April 25: Communicating Climate Change
    Katherine McComas (Communication)
  • May 2: Simulating the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Adaptation Planning
    Linda Mearns (National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR)
  • May 9: Climate Justice: Economics and Philosophy
    Ravi Kanbur (The Dyson School)

For More information: http://www.acsf.cornell.edu/climate2016

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