Hear from geophysicist Herbert Huppert as he explores how the earth’s atmospheric temperature is increasing and why it’s a disaster for humans.
In this event, he will explain how carbon dioxide and the methane content of the atmosphere are linked to the average global surface temperature. He will present various predictions into the future and useful ways of restoring balance, such as carbon storage and chemical reaction, as well as how governments around the world have reacted to these ideas and possible solutions.
With climate change being a very real and looming threat, this talk offers insights into the science behind what’s happening and how we can deal with such challenges through individual, collective and political action.
This event was held on Wednesday 17 April, 2019 at the University of Sydney.
Herbert Huppert is Director of the Institute for Theoretical Geophysics at University of Cambridge. He was born and received his early education in Sydney. He graduated in Applied Mathematics from University of Sydney with first class Honours, a University medal and the Baker Travelling Fellowship in 1964. He then completed a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego, and came as an ICI Post-doctoral Fellow to the University of Cambridge in 1968 for what was meant to be a one-year sojourn. He has not yet left! He has published widely using fluid-mechanical principles in applications to the Earth sciences: in meteorology, oceanography and geology.
Thursday 2 May
Join Rachel Kushner, Man Booker finalist and author of The Mars Room, in conversation with novelist and queer feminist scholar Professor Annamarie Jagose on writing today and a body of work that spans eras, borders and inner lives.
Tuesday 7 May
Student activism in China dates back 100 years, but since their emergence as a political force in 1919, students have influenced and inspired landmark protests across the 20th century and beyond. Our speakers will re-assess the legacy of China's original activists and its implication for today's generation.
Wednesday 22 May
Archaeology can help us understand how climate and environmental change in our recent and distant past shapes our future. Join us as we delve into the little-known world of environmental archaeology, during National Archaeology Week.
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