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Climate Change: Adaptation and MitigationMaster ClassIn-Person

Pierre Gentine

Thursday, May 02, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Data Science Institute
Columbia University
550 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027

The Data Science Institute at Columbia University advances the state-of-the-art in data science; impacts all fields, professions, and sectors through the application of data science; and works for the responsible use of data.

In this class, we will review the fundamentals of the carbon cycle and the function, and differences, of carbon dioxide and methane on climate. Then, we will discuss the consequences of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations and their impact at the regional and global levels, as well as climate models’ key role in providing future projections. Finally, we will discuss the effects on our local climate.


Pierre Gentine

Pierre Gentine is Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the departments of Earth and environmental engineering and Earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University. He studies the terrestrial water and carbon cycles and their changes with climate change. Pierre Gentine is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and Department of Energy Early Career awards, as well as the American Geophysical Union Global Environmental Changes Early Career Award, the Macelwane Medal, and the American Meteorological Society Meisinger Award. He is the director of the new NSF Science and Technology Center for Learning the Earth with Artificial intelligence and Physics, the largest funding mechanism of the NSF.