CMBC Brown Bag
"Putting the Ocean Back on the Political Map: Young Scientists' Experience at the UN Climate Negotiations in Warsaw, Poland"
Yassir Eddebbar, Natasha Gallo, Lauren Linsmayer, Amy VanCise, Nick Obradovich, Chris Neighbors, Kate Furby
The oceans cover over 70% of our planet, take up over 90% of the heat trapped by human-emitted greenhouse gases, and absorb 25% of annual fossil fuel emissions, buffering us from the true cost of climate change. Observed and predicted changes to the world's oceans have large implications for climate policy. They yet remain a rare topic of discussion at the international climate policy panel events and negotiations plenaries. The next generation of ocean scientists will report on their science-policy bridging experience at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 19 in Poland 2013, where they discuss changes to the world's oceans (ocean warming, acidification, and deoxygenation) and their implication to society and policy with international climate policymakers.