Selby Travelling Lecture by Professor Herbert Huppert - Will the Earth become too hot for your grandchildren to handle? The science and politics of carbon emissions and storage.


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Presenter:  Professor Herbert Huppert

Date: May 02, 2019

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Contact person:  Mrs Irta Oakley
T: 08 8946 6554
E: cduevents@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Charles Darwin University, Mal Nairn Auditorium, Building Red 7, Casuarina Campus Ellengowan Drive

Target audience:  This event is open to the public. RSVP is required.

In this public lecture Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert will describe the background of atmospheric temperatures in both the distant and recent past. Professor Huppert will explain the definite connection between the carbon dioxide and methane content of the atmosphere and the average global surface temperature. Various predictions into the future will be presented as well as useful ways of restoring a balance, including storage and chemical reaction. The reactions of politicians to these ideas will be discussed.

This lecture forms part of a series of Selby Travelling Fellowship Lectures by the 2019 recipient Emeritus Professor Herbert Huppert. Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centres in Australia.

Charles Darwin University is proud to host Australian Academy of Science Selby Fellow Professor Herbert Huppert's visit to the NT. His lecture is also being presented as an Inspiring Australia NT Event.

Selby Fellow Professor Herbert Huppert
Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge

Herbert Huppert is the Professor of Theoretical Geophysics at the University of Cambridge, where he has been since 1968, having completed his undergraduate studies at Sydney University. He has used fundamental fluid mechanics to contribute to areas in meteorology, oceanography and the “solid” Earth Sciences.

Please RSVP by Tuesday 30 April 2019 - phone 8946 6554.

Dress code: Territory Informal
Gentlemen: Neat casual trousers, open neck shirt
Ladies: Neat casual