This March 29 and 30th, the EASM Megadrought team is hosting a conference bringing researchers and stakeholder from across the Southwestern United states to discuss cutting edge research and managment strategies regarding global transition into, through, and out of peak temperature and drought.
The theme of the conference is ‘Surviving peak drought and warming in the Southwest’.
There is a growing recognition that the future may not be a simple warming and plateauing to a 1.5°C-2.0°C warmer world nor a 4.0°C warmer world, but rather will be a world of changing climate that peaks at a temperature that is warmer than the international target, and then (e.g., as short-lived GHG are removed from the atmosphere) cools to the intended target temperature. There needs to be greater focus on these climate change and climate adaptation pathways that might define the evolution of climate over the next 100 years. Although the Paris agreement and other trends suggest the possibility that we may eventually slow warming it is likely that temperatures will rise well above 2°C, especially at the regional level, before any chance of return below 2°C. The IPCC 1.5°C report will be concluding that overshoot is almost sure. however aggressively we implement mitigation.
The conference will be held in the ENR2 building at the University of Arizona March 28 & 29, 2018
University of Arizona researchers and graduate students working on relevant projects are welcome to attend.
Please contact Jessie Pearl at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
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