Climate Change - How Catastrophic Is It?

A series of seven presentations by Mike Atkinson

3 – The IPCC & The Paris Accord – 3rd Feb - Link

Brief history of concern about man’s effect on the Earth etc.
The origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The IPCC reports

The Paris Accord

2 – Temperature – 27th Jan - Link

 Measurement methods
Accuracy and locations
Comparison with the past

1 – Weather & Climate – 20th Jan  - Link

What is weather and what is climate
Floods, hurricanes

Sea level

Arctic and Antarctic ice

5 – A Look at the Media Messages - 17th Feb - Link

The ‘97% of scientist agree’ statements

BBC Coverage


Group Discussion

4 – Climate Modelling – 10th Feb - Link

The ‘greenhouse’ effect

What is a ‘model’?
Different types of model
Comparisons of models

How good are they at hindcasting and forecasting?

6 - Consequences of Climate Change Act – 24th Feb - Link

Energy/Electricity Production?

Energy in the absence of fossil fuels – cost and ‘quality’?

7 - Wrap-up Group Discussion – 3rd Mar - Link

Links will be activated after the session