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Add to Calendar 02/04/2019 6:00 PM 02/04/2019 7:00 PM Australia/Sydney Selby Fellowship Lecture: Will the Earth become too hot for your grandchildren to handle?

The science and politics of carbon emissions and storage

About the talk

The talk will describe the background of atmospheric temperatures in both the distant and recent past.

It will explain the definite connection between the carbon dioxide and methane content of the atmosphere and the average global surface temperature. Various predictions into the future will be presented as well as useful ways of restoring a balance, including storage and chemical reaction.

The reactions of politicians to these ideas will be discussed.

About the speaker

Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge.

Herbert Huppert is the Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics at the University of Cambridge, where he has been since 1968, having completed his undergraduate studies at Sydney University. He has used fundamental fluid mechanics to contribute to areas in meteorology, oceanography and the “solid” Earth Sciences.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society and the Royal Society of New South Wales. His most cited paper, with co-author Steve Sparks, published in 1988, on the melting of granitic crust by the input of hot basaltic magma has been cited more than 1,110 times.

About the Selby Travelling Lectures

This lecture forms part of a series of Selby Travelling Fellowship Lectures by the 2019 recipient Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert which will also be detailed on the events pages of this website as dates and times are confirmed.

Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centres in Australia.

The Fellowship is financed through the generosity of the trustees of the .

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Contact Information

(+61) 8 6488 6000

general-enquiries@uwa.edu.au

6:00 PM April 02 - 7:00 PM April 02, 2019

Selby Fellowship Lecture: Will the Earth become too hot for your grandchildren to handle?

The science and politics of carbon emissions and storage

About the talk

The talk will describe the background of atmospheric temperatures in both the distant and recent past.

It will explain the definite connection between the carbon dioxide and methane content of the atmosphere and the average global surface temperature. Various predictions into the future will be presented as well as useful ways of restoring a balance, including storage and chemical reaction.

The reactions of politicians to these ideas will be discussed.

About the speaker

Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge.

Herbert Huppert is the Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics at the University of Cambridge, where he has been since 1968, having completed his undergraduate studies at Sydney University. He has used fundamental fluid mechanics to contribute to areas in meteorology, oceanography and the “solid” Earth Sciences.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society and the Royal Society of New South Wales. His most cited paper, with co-author Steve Sparks, published in 1988, on the melting of granitic crust by the input of hot basaltic magma has been cited more than 1,110 times.

About the Selby Travelling Lectures

This lecture forms part of a series of Selby Travelling Fellowship Lectures by the 2019 recipient Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert which will also be detailed on the events pages of this website as dates and times are confirmed.

Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centres in Australia.

The Fellowship is financed through the generosity of the trustees of the Selby Scientific Foundation.

The University of Western Australia (Woolnough Lecture Theatre),35 Stirling Hwy Western Australia

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