[Astronomy Colloquium] Bitz on "An Update on Global Warming"

Start Date/Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 4:00 PM
Ending Date/Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:00 PM
Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium A102

Astronomy Colloquium

Speaker: Cecilia Bitz, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
Title: "An Update on Global Warming"

Climate scientists have overwhelmingly agreed that global warming is unequivocal. I will present the latest evidence from observations detailing the warming and related climate change since pre-industrial times and compare it to proxy climatic records of the past few hundred thousand years.

The talk will include a description of the scientific basis for natural and anthropogenic mechanism of climate change. Finally, I will discuss the reliable of global climate models and their response to past climate forcing and future emissions scenarios.