The Meltdown: Abrupt Climate Change since the Last Ice Age.

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017

Time: 14:00 - 18:00


University College London
Lecture Theatre G22
Pearson Building
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT


This meeting will delve into climates of the recent geological past, from before instrumental records began and when global environmental conditions were different from today. We will address some of the mechanisms that have caused Earth's climate to vary substantially since the cold last glacial maximum (21 thousand years ago, when vast ice sheets covered much of the globe), culminating in the warm climate of the present. The meeting will focus on periods of rapid (decadal-centennial) environmental change, and will offer insights into the modelling and data tools that enable researchers to investigate these past climate states. We will also discuss how researching past climate states and addressing the drivers of past climate transitions could help us to better understand how climate may evolve in the future.

This meeting was supported by UCL's Environmental Change Research Centre and is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. 

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