Women in STEM Seminar featuring Professor Silvia Frisia, Mary-Ellen Feeney, and Roshni Sharma
Professor Silvia Frisia, Mary-Ellen Feeney, and Roshni Sharma presented a series of talks around the theme of Women in STEM on March 27th 2019.
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VOLCANOES, WATER AND LIFE UNDER THICK ANTARCTIC ICE by
Professor Silvia Frisia
WOMEN LEADERS’ STEM EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA by Mary-Ellen Feeney
HOW DOES ‘WHERE’ FIT INTO THE FUTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT? by Roshni Sharma
Climate Change Seminar featuring Will Steffen
Emeritus Professor Will Steffen conducted a public seminar on Climate Change on February 18 2019.
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Workshop on Climate Change Modelling and the Use of Models for Planning by Emeritus Professor Will Steffen.
Emeritus Professor Will Steffen conducted a technically focused workshop on “Climate Change Modelling and the Use of Models for Planning” on February 19 2019.
In a paper in PNAS (Steffen, et al. 2018), the authors noted that:
The Anthropocene is a proposed new geological epoch based on the observation that human impacts on essential planetary processes have become so profound that they have driven the Earth out of the Holocene epoch in which agriculture, sedentary communities, and eventually, socially and technologically complex human societies developed. The formalization of the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch is being considered by the stratigraphic community, but regardless of the outcome of that process, it is becoming apparent that Anthropocene conditions transgress Holocene conditions in several respects. The knowledge that human activity now rivals geological forces in influencing the trajectory of the Earth System has important implications for both Earth System science and societal decision making. While recognizing that different societies around the world have contributed differently and unequally to pressures on the Earth System and will have varied capabilities to alter future trajectories, the sum total of human impacts on the system needs to be taken into account for analyzing future trajectories of the Earth System.
Related article published by Will Steffen:
Steffen, W., Rockstrom, J., Richardson, K., Lenton, T. M., Folke, C., Liverman, D., … Schellnhuber, H. J. (n.d.). Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 115(33), 8252–8259.
To view or download a copy of the presentation click on the link below.Will Steffen – Climate Modelling Talk 20190219 HEI