An introduction to the science of Climate Change
Ian Galbally graduated in physics and chemistry from Monash University and meteorology from Melbourne University. He has worked in atmospheric science for CSIRO for over 50 years. He has had the good fortune to be involved in projects such as the setting up and running of the Baseline Air Pollution Monitoring Station at Cape Grim Tasmania, setting up and supporting for 20 years Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and leading part of a group within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) developing international guidelines for countries to report their national greenhouse gas emissions. He likes spending time with family, friends and in his garden.
The course will consist of five sessions of one hour each.
1. What is science? People’s opinion about climate change, and the history of discovery of climate change.
2. How is weather and climate measured, what drives the atmosphere?
3. The Earth’s climate system.
4. Climate change: what has occurred and what is being predicted?5. Options for responses to climate change.
The course will run on Wed 11am to noon from 7th Oct 2020 for 5 weeks and a duplicate on Mondays 2-3pm from 12th Oct 2020 for 5 weeks.