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Climate Change: Science, Impacts, Risks and Response

On Tuesday, December 17th, the last Managing Our Planet for the year will focus on the IPCC report on climate change.

Date & Time

Dec. 17, 2013
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Climate Change: Science, Impacts, Risks and Response

According to the recently released 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), human influence on the climate system is clear and the warming of our climate system is unequivocal. The growing scientific evidence that humans are the leading factor in climate change brings a new understanding of the scope and fragility of our climate.

In the final installment of the Managing Our Planet series, a panel will draw a thread from the increasing scientific evidence of human causes of global climate change, through an assessment of the consequences of climate change on our economy and society, to the status of international negotiations that are required to deal with this global problem.  

The “Managing Our Planet” seminar series is developed jointly by George Mason University, the Brazil Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program. It is based on the premise that the impacts of humanity on the environment (including natural resources) are at a planetary scale. The seminar addresses planetary scale problems and solutions.


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Brazil Institute

Since its founding in 2006, the Brazil Institute has served as a highly respected and credible source of research and debate on key issues of bilateral concern between Brazil and the United States. The primary role of the Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—is to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in the public and private sectors, as well as in academia and between citizens.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

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