School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Bio – Judith A. Curry is an American climatologist, former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and founder and President of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. Her interests include climate dynamics, hurricanes, probabilistic prediction of extreme weather events, and the socioeconomic impacts of weather and climate variability. She is co-author of the books Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans and Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Microphysics of Clouds and has published 190 refereed journal articles. Dr. Curry is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Meteorological Society, and American Geophysical Union.
Abstract Title: Formulating Climate Change Solutions Under Deep Uncertainty
Abstract Body: World leaders have made a forceful statement that climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century. However, there is a wide gap between ambition and implementation of policies to address climate change. Oversimplification of the climate change problem and its solution have resulted in a political stalemate. Understanding the many dimensions of uncertainty surrounding the climate change problem helps us to better assess the risks. A framework is presented for a ‘Plan B’ to strategize on how we can formulate pragmatic solutions for responding to climate change while improving human well-being.