STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 unless specified otherwise - 12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)
February 8th, 2010 "Breaking the Impasse Between the United States and China on Climate Change "
Kelly Sims Gallagher
February 15th, 2010, " Bridging the Science-Society Divide: Developing Integrated Scenarios for Climate Change Decision Support"
The implications of climate change for the environment and society will depend not only on the response of the Earth system to changes in radiative forcings, but also on how humankind responds through changes in technology, economies, lifestyle, and policy. Extensive uncertainties exist in future forcings of and responses to climate change, necessitating the use of “scenarios” of the future to explore the potential consequences of different response options. This talk and the subsequent discussion will review a new process for creating plausible scenarios to investigate key questions and policy issues related to climate change. It will focus on the requirements for descriptions of socio-economic and environmental futures to complement climate scenarios needed especially for considering the evolution of future vulnerability and the potential for adaptation
March 15th, 2010 - Break week - no STEP seminar
March 29th, 2010, - " Is Nuclear Energy the Enabling Technology for Large-Scale Renewables"
April 5th, 2010 " In Hiroshima's Shadow: Prospects for Global Nuclear Disarmament Then and Now
April 19th, 2010 " International Cooperation to Strenghten S&T Innovation in Developing Countries"