Professor addresses frequently asked questions on climate change

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gisela E Speidel, (808) 956-9252
Outreach Specialist, International Pacific Research Center
Posted: Apr 24, 2013

Professor Axel Timmermann
Professor Axel Timmermann

In conjunction with Earth Week celebrations, UH Mānoa climate scientist Axel Timmermann, professor in the Department of Oceanography and the International Pacific Research Center, will speak on “Fifteen Frequently Asked Questions on Climate Change,” including:

  • How much of the recent warming can be attributed to human activities? 
  • What are the biggest uncertainties in scientists’ predictions of Global Warming?
  • How will the Hawaiian Islands be impacted by future climate change, sea level rise and ocean acidification?

The event takes place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Hawai'i State Capitol Auditorium. The talk will be followed by the film: “The Island President,” the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, who  confronts a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.

Timmermann will also speak on Thursday, April 25 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Kuykendall room #201 on the UH Mānoa campus, and on Friday, April 26 at UH West Oʻahu in room D146.