Global Warming-Scientific Controversies in Climate Variability

 

International seminar meeting at KTH 11-12 September 2006, Lecture hall Q1

Preliminary programme, as of June 21st  2006.

 

8-10                         Check-In & Coffee – note that pre-registration is mandatory for practical reasons (see web page)  

10.00-10.10             Introductory remarks                                                                                                                                           Anders Flodström, President, KTH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Peter Stilbs, Organizing Chairman

Session 1:              Climate history- what do we know about climate variations and how do we know them?

 

10.10-10.30             Popular lecture: Some selected climate events from historical records                                                     Fred Goldberg      

10.30-11.00             The Holocene - a period marked by frequent changes in the climate                                                          Wibjörn Karlén

11.00-11.30             Detection with or without hockey stick                                                                                                           Hans von Storch

11.30-12.00             Medieval warm period and millennium temperature reconstruction                                                            Stephen McIntyre

12.00-12.30             Deep Time to Our Time: The Scale Factor in Climate Change                                                                      Bob Carter

12.30-14.00             Lunch

Session 2:              Climate-related measurement data, their sources, accuracy and validity

 

14.00-14.05             Introductory remarks                                                                                                                                           Peter Stilbs

14.05-14.30             Popular lecture: What is CO2 - friend or foe ? ............................(new August 3rd)..................................Tom V. Segalstad                 

14.30-15.00             Arctic Climate Change                                                                                                                                        Erland Källén

15.00-15.30             Atmospheric CO2 ice records - truth or artifacts?                                                                                          Zbigniew Jaworowski

15.30-16.00             Coffee break                                                         

16.00-16.40             Limits to existing quantitative understanding of past, present and future changes

to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration (extended duration, due to the complex topic)               Richard S. Courtney

16.40-16.55             Catalyzed self-cleaning of air on the earth's surface. Methane aspects..........New Sept 5th..................Peter Szakálos

16.55-17.15.............Summing-up discussion of Sessions 1 and 2

 

17.15-                      Get-together buffet dinner in the Quantum Cafeteria/Restaurant, just next to Q1

               


 

Session 3:              What influences weather and climate? How feasible is climate modelling?

 

8.30-8.35                 Introductory remarks                                                                                                                                           Peter Stilbs             

8.35-9.00                 Popular lecture: Arrhenius' greenhouse effect with a prism of salt - A historical review                       Hans Erren 

9.00-9.30                 Solar variability and Arctic change                                                                                                                   Willy Soon

9.30-10.00               On the use of models to comprehend the climate system. What can be done?

                                Where are the limitations?                                                                                                                                  Lennart Bengtsson               

10.00-10.30             Coffee

10.30-11.00             Strong interdependance of climate phenomena as part of  meridional  exchanges                                   Marcel Leroux

11.00-11.30             Solar variability and ecosystem change                                                                                                           Sallie Baliunas

11.30-12.00             The Chilling Stars                                                                                                                                                Henrik Svensmark

12.00-12.30             Climate data disagree with climate models                                                                                                       S. Fred Singer

12.30-14.00             Lunch

 

 

 

Session 4:              What does scientific uncertainty about climate variations imply for climate policy?

 

14.00-14.30.............Some examples from the Swedish dialogue with stake-holders concerning

................................impacts of global warming........................................................................(New, August 28th).....................Sten Bergström             

14.30-17.00 ........... followed by a General Panel Discussion on all issues: ................ Moderator: Anders Flodström, President at KTH.

Further session details will be posted later.