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EPA Climate Change Lecture: Facing up to Climate Change: Where next for Cli...

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After decades of denial, the global community has now accepted the reality of human-induced climate change and the imperative of tackling it. So is the climate science done, and all we need now are technological solutions? In this talk I will argue that the role for climate science is greater than ever before, as we face the challenges of how to mitigate global warming, how to adapt to a changing climate, and how to make ourselves more resilient to weather and climate hazards.


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Dame Julia Slingo served as Chief Scientist of the UK Met Office from 2009 to 2016 when she retired. At the Met Office, she led a team of more than 500 scientists working on a broad portfolio of research that underpins weather forecasting, climate predictions and climate change projections. Through her career, she has worked at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Reading University. Amongst other awards, Dame Julia was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2015 and Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering in 2016.

Dame Julia has brought innovative approaches to understanding and modeling weather and climate. She has developed and used complex weather and climate models to deliver new insights into how the atmosphere and climate system works, as well as significant advances in predictive skill and climate services. Her special interests are tropical weather and climate variability.

In her retirement, she has taken on a number of advisory roles, including Special Advisor on Science to the Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organisation, and is now a member of the new NERC Council under UKRI. She holds an honorary professorship at the Cabot Institute of the University of Bristol, where she chairs the Advisory Board, and at the University of Exeter where she is a lead author on the third UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3).


FULL LECTURE DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE:

http://www.epa.ie/climate/communicatingclimatescience/climatechangelectureseriesandpresentations/


Queries to: Jonjo Nolan at jonjo@grooveyard.ie

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This conference is convened by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Dialogue on Climate Action, which is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment.

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