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Saturday, 18 May 2019

'Trees for climate change' > former Chief Scientist of Met Office Julia Slingo > Thursday 23rd May

It's Tree Week next week:
Sidmouth Arboretum

And on Thursday evening, Julia Slingo, a patron of the Arboretum, will be giving an illustrated talk to the general public:

‘Trees for climate change’

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Room, Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields, 
Sidmouth, EX10 8UJ

Trees for climate change - Illustrated talk by Julia Slingo - Vision Group for Sidmouth

Dame Julia Slingo served as Chief Scientist of the UK Met Office from 2009 to 2016:
Julia Slingo | Royal Society

And has given all manner of speeches:

Including at NASA back in January:

Published 09.05.2019

Dame Julia Slingo served as Chief Scientist of the U.K. Met Office from 2009 to 2016 when she retired. Throughout her research career she has developed and used complex weather and climate models to understand the climate system and to predict its evolution. Her special interests are in tropical weather and climate variability, understanding their influence on the global climate system and their role in monthly to decadal climate prediction. 

Climate change will be one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century; how we respond will determine our future prosperity, health and well-being and the sustainability of Earth’s natural environment. However, these responses must be underpinned by the best possible climate science to ensure that we make wise decisions on how to build resilience to weather and climate extremes, and adapt to and mitigate climate change. 

In this talk, Dame Julia Slingo will discuss the history of our understanding of how the climate system works, how this understanding has been embedded in the development of climate models, and how we use these models now to guide our actions to deliver a safe and sustainable future. 

Originally presented January 11, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

Climate Science and its Fundamental Role in 21st Century Challenges - YouTube

It was ten years ago in the run-up to Copenhagen that she released a statement, together with the UK's leading scientific organisations involving most of the UK scientists working on climate change:
Full text: Climate science statement | Environment | The Guardian
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