Monday, April 07, 2014

Global Warming Lecture in Fez

ALIF lecture series presents

“Global Warming and Sea Level Change”

A lecture by Michael Tooley

Wednesday, April 9th 5:00 p.m at the ALIF Annex auditorium
22 Rue Mohamed Diouri, Ville Nouvelle
(next to ALC/ALIF)

One of the greatest challenges to face the human population is a secular change of climate. Furthermore, as more than half of the world’s population live on the coast, changes of sea-level pose an additional challenge.

It is 26 years since the United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP] and the World Meteorological Organization [WMO] proposed the establishment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] and during this time 5 Assessment Reports have been published. The first volume of the 5th Assessment on the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change 2013 was published at the end of last year.

The conclusions of this report will be summarized and critically considered. Little biological evidence has been advanced in the report and this deficiency will be addressed to show that warmer conditions obtained in this interglacial some 7000 to 5000 years ago but with significantly lower carbon dioxide values than recorded over the past 20years.The IPCC report concludes that rates of sea level rise have never been greater than in the past 20 years but it can be shown using empirical evidence that earlier in this interglacial rates of sea-level rise and fall were greater than any predicted sea-level rise. Examples will be given from Great Britain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Bangladesh and The Maldives.

This lecture is open to the general public

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