Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2017

    Colloquium: The Physics of Climate, the IPCC, and the Public Discourse - A Tour D'Horizon of Global Warming

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Hartmut Grote
    Division of Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy
    Albert Einstein Institute — Hannover, Germany

    The Physics of Climate, the IPCC, and the Public Discourse:
    A Tour D'Horizon of Global Warming

    Global warming is a topic of broad scientific inquiry as well as societal relevance. I will review the basic principles of climate physics, explain the role of the IPCC in assessing different aspects of global warming, and will try to shed some light on the public discourse around global warming and forces trying to obstruct the science.