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Climate Change: Myths and Realities – Talk & Panel Discussion

March 3, 2015

A few misconceptions cloud public perceptions of the issue of human induced climate change.
David Archer, Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar and Professor of Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago, will give an overview of the climate change situation that confronts us. By comparing the various greenhouse gases (CO2 vs. methane) and fossil fuels (oil, gas, and coal), Archer will outline a framework and context within which to rank priorities for our response to climate change.
“We need to keep our eye on the ball to solve this, and the ball in this case is CO2 emission from coal combustion, rather than, say, methane emissions by fracking, or stimulated emissions of methane from the Arctic,” says Archer.
Followed by panel discussion with: TerreWEB’s Suzanne Simard (Forest & Conservation Sciences, UBC), Philippe Tortell (Wall Scholar, OEAS, UBC), and TerreWEB Associate Simon Donner (Wall Associate, Geography, UBC)
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Dr. Archer will also be giving a talk at the Coach House, Green College, UBC on March 10, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Subsea Permafrost and the Methane Cycle on the Siberian Continental Shelf: Predictive Modelling for Climate Change.
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Peter Wall Institute, VIP Room 176, Lower Level, 6331 Crescent Road

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