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Puke Ariki Talks - Climatology talk with Professors Tim Naish and James Renwick

Date: Wed 23 May 2018
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Puke Ariki Museum Foyer
Event Type: Workshops, Talks, Conferences
Town: New Plymouth

How do we know that our climate can change? What is anthropogenic global warming and can we  prevent the climate from changing too much? Tim and James will explore the what, why, and how of climate change – from the distant past to the present and to what the future holds. We will cover how the Antarctic has responded to climate change through the ice age cycles and distant past warmer worlds, and we’ll look at how the climate is changing now. We’ll touch on how we know today’s changes are because of human activity and how climate models give us a window into what we can expect in the future.
Professor Timothy Naish specialises in Paleoclimate, Quaternary Research, and Antartica. He is director of the Antartic Research Centre and Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Faculties of Science Engineering, Architecture and Design at Victoria University Wellington.
Professor James Renwick specialises in climate variability, climate change, weather and climate prediction. Currently Deputy Head of the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University Wellington.