A lecture on 'climate change from the past to the future' by Dr Simon Blockley.
Climate change and the impacts of change on the earth is one of the most pressing concerns for all of us. Policymakers are attempting to set global targets for greenhouse gas reduction and scientists are attempting to reliably quantify future climate change across a range of scenarios. One big problem, however, is developing a clear understanding of how climate and the environment actually work in order to reliably predict likely future changes. This lecture will look at how we build an understanding of climate in the past, what variability is present in the natural climate and environments during ice ages and interglacials and look at how this informs our predictions of the future.
Location: Queen's Lecture Theatre.