While serving as the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy inaugural Visiting Research Fellow during the winter of 2013, former Scripps Director Charlie Kennel delivered an extremely popular seminar series on adaptation to climate change. These seminars, designed for an educated general audience, drew attendance from the broad public as well as scientists, students, and staff across many disciplines.
Prof. Kennel presented an encore of that lecture series at Scripps Institution of Oceanography during fall 2014.
"Avoid the Unmanageable, Manage the Unavoidable: What can we expect from the climate in the coming decades, and what might we do?" is an eight-part lecture series for those interested in a broad view of most of the issues associated with climate change research and its public perception.
Slide decks from Kennel’s lecture series are now available for download through the following links:
- Lecture 1: Origins of modern climate research (PDF)
- Lecture 2: Paleoclimatology (PDF)
- Lecture 3: Hiatus in warming, arctic amplification, extreme events (PDF)
- Lecture 4: How climate change could affect us in the next 50-100 years (PDF)
- Lecture 5: What we can do right away and what we still will have to adapt to (PDF)
- Lecture 6: Sea level rise, coastal cities and wetlands (PDF)
- Lecture 7: California prepares to adapt (PDF)
- Lecture 8: Adaptation to climate change (PDF)