How will increasing levels of carbon dioxide impact climate?

New Study Predicts Less Severe Temperature Increases

Tuesday, March 13, 5:30 pm

Contact Nancy Hawkins, [email protected] or 503-294-9638, to register.

A recent National Science Foundation study found that the rate of global warming resulting from a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will likely not be as severe as predicted by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  The study used land and ocean temperature reconstruction from the most recent ice age to model climate sensitivity.  The lead author of the study, Andreas Schmittner, will share the results of the study and his perspective on the impacts of climate change.

Speaker:       Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State University, is a professor and researcher at OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and lead author of the study.  Andreas specializes in global coupled ocean-atmosphere-biogeochemical models.  He was educated in Germany and Switzerland and has held academic positions in Canada, Germany and the US.

Materials: Click here for Climate Sensitivity presentation.

Details:         Date/Time:     Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 5:30-7 pm

Location:      Two World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon St)

Mezzanine 3 & 4

Cost:             Free to Sustainable Future Section members

$10 for non-Section members (cash or check to OSB at the

Food:            Light appetizers and beverages

CLE:             1 General CLE credit (pending)

Co-sponsor:  Engineers for a Sustainable Future

Register:       Contact Nancy Hawkins at [email protected] or 503-294-9638