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					      SOME NEW PERSEPCTIVES ON CLIMATE CHANGE
           A joint meeting with the Royal Meteorological Society
 The Blackett Lecture Theatre 1, Imperial College, South Kensington Campus
                             London. SW7 2AZ

                                    Saturday 13th February 2010

10:30-11:00      Convene: registration and coffee

11:00-11:15      Introduction: setting the scene: Frank Farquharson, CEH Fellow

1st Session      Chair: Colin Clark, Charldon Hill Research Station

11:15-11:40      Terry Marsh, CEH, Wallingford: Confusing extreme events as symptomatic of
                 climate change

11:40-12:05      Ian Strangeways, Terradata Ltd: Are instrument networks capable of
                 identifying climate change?

12:05-12:30      David MacDonald, Black & Veatch: Climate Variability or climate change?
                 Implications for design floods.

12:30-13:00      Questions and discussion

13:00-14:00      Lunch
Sandwich lunch is available at a cost of £5. Please register for lunch in advance online at:
http://www.shop.rmets.org/product_info.php?products_id=110 or by emailing sue.snellgrove@rmets.org

2nd Session      Chair: James Dent, Independent Consultant

14:00-14:15      Colin Clark, Charldon Hill Research Station: The physics of climate change
                 (radiation balance, climate forcing and CO2) and changes in weather

14:15-14:40      Geoff Jenkins, Met Office, Hadley Centre: UKCP09: new projections of climate
                 change for the UK

14:40-15:05      Roger Martin, Optimum Population Trust: Does emphasis on climate change
                 divert attention from the more pressing issues of over-population?

15:05-15:25      Questions and discussion

15:25-15:45      Tea

15:45-16:45      Open forum with panel of speakers. Chair: Andrew Black, President, British
                 Hydrological Society

16:45-17:00      Concluding remarks: Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive Royal Meteorological
                 Society

				
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