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Building a Climate System Laboratory: Modelling the climate system.

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Climate change is arguably one of the greatest challenges that human civilisation will face in the 21st century. With the rise in carbon emissions continuing unabated and the evidence for human-induced climate change stacking up, the need to take action to mitigate and adapt to future climate change grows. We may be taking the planet into uncharted territory, so how can climate science help us to navigate the challenges ahead?

Dame Julia’s lecture will examine the key atmospheric processes which control the climate system, and how over the course of her career as a climate scientist these have been encapsulated in climate models. She will discuss how climate models act as the laboratory for climate science, enabling us to understand how the climate system works; and explain how climate models allow us to look into the future and examine the potential impacts of climate change on lives and livelihoods around the world.

Finally Dame Julia will discuss how information from climate models can be used to help society make informed decisions and prepare for weather and climate risks across timescales.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) series.

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