Climate Forecasts, Global Warming and the National Assessment

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Date(s) - 1/23/200112:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The U.S. National Assessment of Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change is a major government-led effort to understand the regional impact of global warming based on predictions of climate models. The group?s report was released just before the Hague climate change conference in early November, 2000. However, a recent study by Dr. David Legates, Associate Professor of Climatology in the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Delaware, finds that the National Assessment?s use of computer models to predict regional climate changes is seriously flawed.

Dr. Legates discussed the weaknesses of the existing computer models of global climate and he will show how the use of these models to predict regional climate change in the U.S. is likely to lead to unsound public and environmental policies. Please join us for a lively exchange on the U.S. National Assessment and the regional impact of global warming in the U.S.

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