Climate History Conversations at Georgetown University

Michael Mann, "The Past as Prologue: Learning from Climate Changes in Past Centuries."

November 15, 2016. Fisher Colloquium, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Georgetown University. Doors open at 11:30 AM. 

In our inaugural Climate History Conversation at Georgetown University, world-renowned climatologist Michael E. Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University and author of more than 200 publications, will review what we know about past climate changes, and what they could tell us about the future. He will review cutting-edge work over the past decade that aims to establish the nature of, and causes for, large-scale climate variability in past centuries. He will explain how scientists have used “proxy” evidence from tree rings, ice cores, lakebed sediments, and other sources alongside computer model simulations to trace this variability. Such research has helped us understand the cause of present-day climate change, and revealed whether it has any precedent in the history of human civilization.

Two years ago, Dr. Mann launched our "Interviews" section at Click here to read our conversation with him. 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Georgetown University Global Futures Initiative
Georgetown University Office of the Provost
McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University
Georgetown Environment Initiative
Georgetown Institute for Global History
Climate History Network