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Climagedon: the broad threat to humanity from multiple climate hazards antagonized by our ongoing emission of greenhouse gasses

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Speaker
Camilo Mora University of Hawaii
When
30 October 2018 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
Host
Dept of Biology
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Live Stream:

http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/cf2cd928be8d41a9a13c4929129f86ad1d

Abstract:   

The ongoing emission of greenhouse gases is causing the planet to warm up and, given interconnected physics, this is also causing drought, heatwaves, wildfires, extreme precipitation, floods, and sea level rise, among others. This chain of actions and reactions is causing damages to basic aspects of human life such health, food, water, infrastructure, economy and security. In this presentation, I describe global scale analyses into already observed impacts on humanity from multiple climate hazards that are being antagonized by our ongoing emission of greenhouse gases. I also describe projections of these hazards under alternative scenarios, which suggest that we are creating a planetary environment in which such impacts will be difficult to escape.