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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Marine Life Talk: 'Understanding the scientific basis of climate change'  Seminar

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5 May 2011
National Oceanography Centre Southampton

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone National Oceanography Centre on +44 (0)23 8059 6666 .

Event details

Is climate change real? Is it man made? Is it a problem?

The objective of this talk is to present the key issues about climate change in specific (but not too technical) terms, to help with the development of a better understanding of the true meaning and value of messages about climate change from the government, media, and other organisations. Professor Rohling will first discuss the nature of the greenhouse effect on Earth, which keeps the planet habitable, and how humans have affected it. From those foundations, several key feedback processes in the climate system and impacts for the future will be discussed.

Further information

This talk is open to the public and admission is free.

Visitors attending the talk should arrive at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton at 7.15pm to be met in Reception.

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.

Speaker information

Professor Eelco Rohling,Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton. Following his PhD in Geology at Utrecht University, Eelco Rohling worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA and the National Museum for Natural History in Paris. He came to Southampton in 1994 and was awarded his Professorship chair in 2002. Eelco's research interests include climate change over the last million years, natural climate variability, the integration of archaeological records into palaeoclimatology, and changes in deep-sea ventilation and nutrient distribution in relation to organic and inorganic carbon cycles. He has published over 100 scientific reports and has been an editor for various scientific journals over the last 12 years. One of his many achievements was the active involvement in the 26-nation International Global Changes Study Programme (IMAGES), which he chaired from 2005-2008. He has been actively involved in teaching the next generation of scientists at University, summer schools and workshops.

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