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Climate Science Seminar: Scientific Uncertainty and the Risks of Climate Change

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Date(s): May 7, 2009 (10:00 - 11:30 a.m.)

Location: Room 4144, EPA West

Contact: John Davidson, Email: davidson.john@epa.gov; for entrance of non-EPA employees: Carl Pasurka, pasurka.carl@epa.gov

Presenter: Jay Gulledge (Pew Center on Global Climate Change)

Description: There are basic mechansisms and consequences of human-induced climate
change that are known with high confidence. Other aspects are either
fundamentally uncertain, such as the climate sensitivity, or will remain
uncertain for many years, such as the timing and magnitude of change in
a particular location. Policy decisions must therefore be taken under
uncertainty and these decisions must take into account the risks of
climate change, which include potential surprises with severe
consequences for society. For more information, see a related book chapter that is available at:
http://www.pewclimate.org/docUploads/Gulledge-Risks-Uncertainty-Aspen08.pdf

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Presentation Slides (PDF) (PDF, 4,679 kb, About PDF)

Video of Presentation

This presentation has neither been reviewed nor approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The views expressed by the presenter are entirely their own. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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