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Hazards Webinar Series:
November 18, 2011

Climate Change Risk in an Unknowable Future -- Edmond Mathez, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

- 12:00 pm Pacific | 1:00 pm Mountain | 2:00 pm Central | 3:00 pm Eastern
Duration - 1 hour. The presentation will be 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion.
Format - Online web presentation via phone and Blackboard Collaborate web conference software with questions and answers following.
Registration for this Webinar is Closed

About the Author: Dr. Mathez is a curator in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He led the scientific team that developed the content for the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth which opened in 1999, and for those efforts received the 2002 American Geophysical Union Excellence in Geophyical Education Award. He was co-curator with Michael Oppenheimer (Princeton University) of the traveling exhibition on: Climate Change: The Threat to Life and a New Energy Future. As an outgrowth of that exhibit, Dr. Mathez authored the book Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and our Energy Future, 2009, New York: Columbia University Press. Through his work at AMNH, Dr. Mathez has been involved with numerous outreach activities, including the Seminars on Science program designed for K-12 teachers, and has co-authored many articles in the popular press.

Webinar Overview: Risk associated with natural hazards is a topic of increasing concern in the public discourse. How can society best function given the uncertainty surrounding the frequency, magnitude, and potential impacts of natural hazards on society? How does the perception of risk associated with natural hazards inform personal choices and public policy? This webinar will provide an overview of the elements of uncertainty related to climate change. The perception of risk related to climate change provides a rich opportunity for students to develop critical thinking skills, to appropriately use Earth data and their representations (including uncertainties), and to interpret the open, dynamic, and complex interactions among the components of the Earth system.

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Webinar Presentation by Dr. Edmond Mathez, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History Download Hazards Webinar: Climate Change Risk in an Unknowable Future (Quicktime MP4 Video 95.7MB) Details

Presentation Powerpoint: Climate Change Risk in an Unknowable Future (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 13.5MB Nov18 11)
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