San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science"
Thin Ice is a joint initiative between Oxford University, United Kingdom, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (VUW), and London-based DOX Productions. Both Universities have active programmes with world-wide networks of collaborators in climate change and related research.
The aim from the outset was to give people from all walks of the life the chance to see the astonishing range of human activity as well as scientific endeavour that is required to help us understand our changing climate. Our idea was then we would all be better able to decide both individually and collectively how we might deal with it.
What we have done
We have visited researchers on 4 continents and the ocean as they studied the changes in the atmosphere, oceans and ice sheets through measurements (from instruments, satellites, ice and rock) and computer modelling. We have to think not only in human time scales (hundreds of years), but also Ice Age time scales (tens of thousands of years), and even beyond (before 2-3 million years ago) when Earth was naturally warmer.
For more information please see the website here.
Roberts G06 LT
18.00 - 19.30 Film Screening
19.30 - 20.00 Panel Discussion
Prof Chris Rapley: Professor of Climate Science, Dept of Earth Sciences
Prof Mark Maslin: Professor of Climatology, Dept of Geography
Dr Chris Brierley: Lecturer in Climate Modelling
20.00-20.30 Drinks Reception
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When & Where
UCL Environment Institute
|The UCL Environment Institute is the focal point for environmental research and related activities in UCL. Our central mission is to foster the interdisciplinary research that is needed to tackle today’s complex environmental problems effectively.|