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Seminar: Colin Mahony (TerreWEB Scholar)

March 17, 2014

Graphical Approaches for Communicating our Climate Options

 Thursday, March 27th,

 2:00pm – 3:00pm (3:30pm for TW scholars)

 Room MCML 154

 Everyone welcome!

Abstract

The climates of the future are not predetermined. Humans are now a major driver of the global climate, and this fact gives us some options. The science is clear that the degree to which we limit our greenhouse gas emissions will lead to alternate future climates. However, the challenge of communicating these climate options to policy makers and the general public has been an obstacle to action. Using examples from the global literature and from my own research on climate change in British Columbia, I will lead a discussion on some graphical techniques for translating technical and abstract climate science into information that people can identify with, and act on.

Bio

Colin is a Registered Professional Forester with 10 years of consulting experience in dirt forestry (harvesting and silviculture prescriptions), forest dynamics modeling, and ecosystem mapping. He is currently working on a PhD research project at the UBC Faculty of Forestry using the Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification to understand historical and projected climate changes in BC.

The Fall Seminar Series Schedule can be found here.

 

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