YCEI Speaker Series
Each academic year, the Yale Climate and Energy Institute organizes a series of lectures by visiting experts on a broad range of topics in climate and energy. Presentations for the coming year include:
10/27/2014 - 2:00pm | South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) Variability and Biases in Models. Ben Lintner
11/03/2014 - 2:00pm | Jerry McManus, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Jerry McManus, Lamont-Doherty Observatory
Jerry McManus is a native New Yorker and received his BA, MA, and PhD at Columbia University. He was a postdoc with Delia Oppo and Bill Curry at WHOI and then remained at WHOI for another decade before moving back to New York to LDEO and Columbia. Along the way, Jerry has spent approximately one year of his life at sea, including Aug – Sept 15 of this year in the North Pacific.
12/01/2014 - 2:00pm | Jon Egill Kristjansson, University of Oslo
As global anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, there is an increasing risk of serious disruptions in ecosystems due to global warming. As a consequence, research on climate engineering (CE) is receiving growing attention, also among climate scientists. But, even basic CE research using Earth System Models (ESMs) raises a series of ethical questions that need to be considered. Also, CE carries a risk of serious side effects, e.g., concerning the hydrological cycle.