Michael Evans, Associate Professor for ESSIC and UMD’s Department of Geology, recently gave a lecture titled “How good are global climate change projections …out to 2050?” at Science on Tap, a casual monthly lecture series that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology.
At the event, Evans discussed his efforts alongside an international team to develop reconstructions of global mean surface temperatures for the last 2,000 years. The results were surprisingly consistent with retrospective simulations from the same models used to project climate change for 2050 and beyond, indicating that these simulations of forced and natural climate variability out several decades is not unrealistic.
To learn more about Evans’ research, click here to see his faculty webpage.
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