Tue24Jan20174:00 pmLewis Hall 101
Colloquium: The Physics of Climate, the IPCC, and the Public Discourse - A Tour D'Horizon of Global Warming
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.