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Date(s) - 16/06/2014
17 h 00 min - 18 h 30 min
Ecole de Physique, Auditoire Stueckelberg, 24 quai E. Ansermet
This colloquia about climate change will be presented by Thomas Stocker, University of Geneva
Anthropogenic climate change is « one of the greatest challenges of our time » as affirmed by the governments of the world. The latest comprehensive assessment Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) documents a rapidly and profoundly changing Earth System and provides the latest understanding of changes ahead of us. The most important findings, approved by the governments are: (i) Warming of the climate system is unequivocal; (ii) Human influence on the climate system is clear; and (iii) Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. These scientific findings, in combination with the declared ambition to limit global mean warming to 2°C, create an urgency for decisions and actions.