Farmlab Public Salon
Friday, May 8, 2009 @ Noon
About the Salon
Temperature and precipitation are virtually certain to substantially change over the next century in response to anthropogenically enhanced greenhouse forcing. Such changes will impact a wide variety of natural and human systems resulting in dramatic ecological, economic, and sociological consequences. This presentation focuses on the impacts of climate change on water resources, agriculture, and extreme events based on high-resolution climate model projections over North America.
About the Salon Participant
Jeremy Pal, assistant professor of civil engineering and environmental science at Loyola Marymount University, is among the contributing authors on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes (IPCC), an international collaboration of scientists that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Prior to joining the LMU faculty, Pal worked for the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, an agency that operates under two United Nations Agencies in Trieste, Italy with the mission to foster the growth of research in developing nations. Pal has authored numerous internationally recognized articles on the impacts of climate change.
Photo illustration for Farmlab by Kate Balug. Graph courtesy Jeremy Pal, copyright IPCC 2007. Photos for Farmlab by Kate Balug.