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MSRI Symposium on Climate Change: From Global Models to Local Action

Made possible by the generous support of Sea Change Foundation

Global models based on current and past observations document the reality of climate change caused by human activity, although the details of when and what will happen where are far from clear. This symposium will address the problems and research necessary to translate these global, long-term predictions into local predictions on shorter scales of time, where governments and businesses can act; and will address the implications for industry and public policy now.

KQED Forum with David Eisenbud, Douglas Ogden, Dr. Inez Fung and Nancy McFadden. Hosted by Michael Krasny


April 11, 2007: Public Symposium, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco


Confirmed Speakers:
Congressman Jerry McNerney, Member, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
President Michael R. Peevey, California Public Utilities Commission
Dr. Inez Fung, Professor of Atmospheric Science; Co-Director, UC Berkeley Institute for the Environment
Dr. Daniel Kammen, Professor of Public Policy; Co-Director, UC Berkeley Institute for the Environment
Dr. Severin Borenstein, Director, UC Energy Institute; Professor, Haas School of Business
Nancy McFadden, Senior Vice President, PG&E
Douglas Ogden, Executive Vice President of the Energy Foundation, and Director of its China Sustainable Energy Program
Assemblymember Ira Ruskin, Chair, Budget Sub-Committee on Natural Resources

More information about this event can be found at http://www.msri.org/specials/climatechange/

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for others. There will be reserved seating: you can buy tickets in advance through City Box Office.

April 12-13, 2007: Scientific Symposium at MSRI

Organized in collaboration with the Dynamical Systems Program at MSRI

Participant List:
View a List of Registered Participants

David Eisenbud
Inez Fung
Chris Jones
Doug Nychka

Confirmed Speakers:
Jeff Anderson (NCAR)
Max Auffhammer (UC Berkeley)
Cecilia Bitz (U Washington)
Phil Colella (LNBL)
Bill Collins (NCAR)
Inez Fung (Berkeley)
Lisa Goldberg (BARRA)
Jim McWilliams (UCLA)
David Neelin (UCLA)
Cecile Penland (NOAA-CDC)
Ben Santer (LLNL)
Dave Stainforth (Oxford)
Lenny Smith (London School of Economics)
Claudia Tebaldi (NCAR)
Kathy Yelick (UC Berkeley)

Schedule for April 12-13

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Image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC