Sea Secrets Lecture Series 2024 with Brian Soden, Ph.D.

Tue Apr 09 2024 at 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science | Miami

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Publisher/HostUniversity of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Sea Secrets Lecture Series 2024 with Brian Soden, Ph.D.
Program will take place at the Rosenstiel School Auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149-1031.
About this Event

This lecture is also being offered virtually via Zoom. Click at 7PM on the day of the lecture to watch.

This lecture will have a complimentary reception at SALT Waterfront Restaurant on the Rosenstiel Campus, beginning at 6:30 PM. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 PM in the Rosenstiel auditorium. Seating is first come, first served as space is limited.

Professor of Atmospheric Science, UM Rosenstiel School

Climate Engineering

Within the next five years, global temperatures are likely to exceed the 1.5 degree Celsius (2.7 degree Fahrenheit) warming threshold established in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Despite international pledges to cut climate-warming emissions and move to cleaner sources of energy, the global emissions of greenhouse gasses continue to rise. Sometimes referred to as “a bad idea whose time has come”, climate engineering is the intentional modification of Earth’s climate in an attempt to counteract the effects of global warming. Scientists have proposed a number of approaches that could modify the flow of energy into and out of the Earth’s atmosphere and potentially offset some of the climatic impacts of increasing greenhouse gases. Dr. Soden will present an overview of various approaches to climate engineering, including work being done at the Rosenstiel School. His lecture will discuss the pros and cons of each, and touch on the potential ethical considerations that climate engineering presents.

Dr. Brian Soden is a Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Miami, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. Before returning to the University of Miami, Dr. Soden was a Visiting Scientist and Lecturer at Princeton University, and a Physical Scientist with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. He specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer simulations of Earth's climate. His research focuses on understanding the sensitivity of Earth's climate to increasing greenhouse gases and the response of extreme weather events to the resultant warming. Dr. Soden is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and American Geophysical Union and served as a Lead Author of the 2007 and 2013 reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, United States


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