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The Past as Prologue: Learning from Climate Changes in Past Centuries
November 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
World-renowned climatologist Michael E. Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University and author of more than 200 publications, will review what we know about past climate changes, and what they could tell us about the future. He will review cutting-edge work over the past decade that aims to establish the nature of, and causes for, large-scale climate variability in past centuries. He will explain how scientists have used “proxy” evidence from tree rings, ice cores, lake bed sediments, and other sources alongside computer model simulations to trace this variability. Such research has helped us understand the cause of present-day climate change, and revealed whether it has any precedent in the history of human civilization.
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McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University