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On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, the UC Riverside College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)—Science Lecture Series—returns with its first presentation from UC Riverside Professor Climatology, Robert J. Allen.  Professor Allen's talk is entitled "The Escalating Climate Catastrophe."


This Science Lecture Series event will take place at the UCR Palm Desert Center. This event is free and open to the public. 


UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211


Tuesday, March 5, 2024
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Reception
6 p.m. - 7p.m.: Lecture


For more information or to register for the CNAS Science Lecture Series, visit https://sciencelectureseries.ucr.edu




Need a Ride to the UCR Palm Desert Center?
For students, faculty and staff interested in attending the March 5th Science Lecture Series talk at the UCR Palm Desert Center... CNAS is offering a free shuttle bus to and from the main UCR campus to the UCR Palm Desert Campus. To sign up for the free shuttle bus, please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/u6pJiJB9HQFZ2mac6.


The shuttle bus will pick everyone up at 4 p.m. at Lot 1 (by the flag pole) and will return back at Lot 1 at about 8 p.m.


Please note:  The shuttle bus can accommodate 47 passengers, so please sign up soon and only if you are able to attend.  




About Professor Robert J. Allen's presentation on The Escalating Climate Catastrophe
Since the dawn of the industrial age, our planet has warmed. Recent warming is widespread, rapid and intensifying. The ten hottest years on record have all occurred in the last decade. This past year (2023) was the hottest year by far at 1.34°C to 1.48°C warmer than the preindustrial average and among the warmest years in at least 100,000 years. At present rates of greenhouse gas emissions, it will only be a few years before the 2015 Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal is surpassed. In this talk, Dr. Allen will discuss how and why our climate is changing and what we need to do to avert the climate catastrophe.


About Professor Robert J. Allen

Full Professor of Climatology

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

University of California, Riverside
Website: Allen Climate Dynamics Center AC/DC

Dr. Allen’s educational background includes BS and MS degrees from Cornell University and a PhD in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics from Yale University. Dr. Allen is a climate scientist who uses state-of-the-art Earth system models, as well as a wide range of observations, to improve our understanding of the climate system. This includes natural climate variability and the processes involved, as well as how climate is changing, what is driving that change, and how to adapt to and mitigate such changes. Dr. Allen has published over 60 peer-reviewed climate research papers and he has received funding from national and international science funding agencies and private industry. He has participated in several international climate modeling efforts including the Aerosols and Chemistry Model Intercomparison Project, the Regional Aerosol Model Intercomparison Project and the Composition Air Quality Climate Interactions Initiative.  He is also a contributing author to the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including chapters on Short-lived Climate Forcers and Water Cycle Changes. Dr. Allen currently serves as a research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.


For more information or to register for the CNAS Science Lecture Series, visit https://sciencelectureseries.ucr.edu

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