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Climate change: Fact from fiction

The planet is responding to climate change, but how? The media is full of information about climate change, but it’s difficult to sort fact from prediction. There are very real and visible changes already happening in Iceland. Visitors can find out what is happening already and what scientists confidently predict we’re in for, as a result of climate change.


The media is full of information about climate change, but sometimes it’s difficult to sort fact from prediction.

Climate change: Fact from fiction will discuss how the effects of climate change can be observed in Icelandic glaciers, why studying the oceans can help predict future global weather patterns and how scientists are using home computers to predict climate change.

Visitors will quiz three researchers on what effects of climate change are visible now and what our future environment looks like. Specialists on the night will be:

·Nick Faull, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Unit, Oxford University. Nick Faull is also part of the research team on Climateprediction.net, the world’s largest experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century. Faull will reveal how the project has completed over 100,000 simulations of the Earth’s climate through members of the public donating spare processing time on personal computers.

Howard Castle, National Oceanographic Centre, University of Southampton will look at how we study climate change and what the world around us can tell about our climate.

·Oddur Sigurðsson, Hydrological Service National Energy Authority, Iceland will explain a glacier’s reaction to changes in climate, particularly temperature and what that can tell us about climate change.


Speaker(s):

TBC | talks

 

Date and Time:

1 February 2006 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
London
SW7 5HE
+44 20 79 42 40 40
http://www.danacentre.org.uk
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Organised by:

Science Museum
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Tickets:

FREE

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Tickets are FREE but must be pre-booked on: 020 7942 4040 or tickets@danacentre.org.uk

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