|Andrei Kirilenko to speak about climate change March 6|
Andrei Kirilenko, associate professor, Earth System Science and Policy Program in the Center for People and the Environment. One of the authors of the most authoritative report to date about Earth’s climate, he will provide an insider’s view of the science of climate change.
Dr. Kirilenko will talk about conclusions reached by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on rising temperatures, precipitation change, sea level rise, ice melt, and other changes Tuesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A reception will be held before the presentation at 3:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. The presentation will also be webcast live at www.umac.org.
The IPCC report, released in early February, is the work of 450 scientists from around the world and has been reviewed by more than 3,000 others, making it the most complex and comprehensive review of human impact on the environment. Dr. Kirilenko was invited to represent Russia as a lead author of the IPCC chapter on climate change impact on forestry, agriculture, fisheries, and ranges. The new report reviews changes in temperature, precipitation, storm intensity and other parameters of climate, and concludes that it is “very likely” humans are causing the changes “unequivocally” observed.
The IPCC is a scientific group representing over 130 governments worldwide. It is sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization.
His research interests are concentrated around environmental modeling and sustainability issues, especially the global and regional impacts of climate change. He received his M.S. in applied mathematics in 1984 from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Russian Academy of Science in 1990.
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