The Science of 1.5 degrees

Nathan Gillett
November 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Is it possible to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees?

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Futures Initiative and SFU’s Faculty of Environment have co-hosted the first talk of the Climate Futures Series: The SCIENCE, IMPACTS and SOLUTIONS to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

This talk highlighted the physical climate science findings of the recently published IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees, focusing on whether it is feasible from a geophysical perspective to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

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Speaker Bio: Nathan Gillett holds a PhD in atmospheric physics from the University of Oxford. After his doctorate, Nathan worked as a postdoc at the University of Victoria on the detection and attribution of climate change, before being appointed as a lecturer then reader at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in the UK. In 2008, Nathan returned to Canada to work as a research scientist at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma), where he subsequently served as manager from 2014 to 2018. His primary research interests are in detection and attribution of climate change, and the influence of stratospheric ozone depletion on climate. He served as a Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports and of the 2014 WMO/UNEP Ozone Assessment, and is a Convening Lead Author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. He is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and a member of the executive committee of PICS.

Please read more about the Climate Futures Series.