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
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
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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
15:45-16:45 Open forum with panel of speakers. Chair: Andrew Black, President, British
16:45-17:00 Concluding remarks: Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive Royal Meteorological