Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Faculty Candidate Seminar: Presidential Chair For Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation


 
08/29/2016 - 2:30pm

Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Faculty Candidate Seminar:  Presidential Chair For Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation


DATE:          August 29th, Monday, 2:30 p.m. 
                     (& chalk talk 8/30 in NH101 at 1:30pm)
 
LOCATION:     Nierenberg Hall 101 
 
SPEAKER:      Richard Moss, PhD
                        University of Maryland


TITLE:          What Are We Adapting To? Using Scenarios to Explore Uncertainty in Coupled Human-Natural Systems

ABSTRACT:
 
As people begin to confront the need to prepare for climate change, a commonly posed question is “To what do we need to adapt?” Scenarios – narrative and quantitative depictions of future socioeconomic, climate, and environmental conditions – are one approach for answering this question used in both research and decision support. In climate science, they are developed in a process in which outputs of one set of models provide inputs to other models, resulting in a cascade of uncertainty that can make the results difficult to interpret. This presentation will provide an overview of development and use of scenarios to address the question of how environmental change – both natural and human induced – will interact with evolving socioeconomic conditions and choices about technology to affect resilience and well being. The speaker will provide an overview of current research to represent processes and conditions at different scales, characterize and communicate uncertainty, and project adaptive capacity and socioeconomic factors. 
 
 
 
Faculty Host:  Falk Feddersen (falk@coast.ucsd.edu)
For more information on this event, contact: 
lcosti@ucsd.edu
Event Calendar: 
Location: 
Nierenberg Hall 101
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