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Impacts Workshop Program

Workshop on Economic and Ecological Impacts of Abrupt Climate Change

March 22-23, 2001

Foundry Building, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, March 22nd

9:00 AM

Briefing of participants on background on abrupt climate change (Peteet, Nordhaus)

10:00 AM

First session on ecosystem impacts (with break)

 

A.

Vegetational change

Allen on forest/woodland shifts; Cook on forest response; Koenig on seed production; Swetnam on fire & ecosystems

 

B.

Animals & Climate Change

Leopold on mid-US phenology; Daszak on disease;

12:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM

First session on economic impacts (with break)

 

A.

Methods

Nordhaus on alternative approaches; Smith on IPCC report

 

B.

Unmanaged or unmanageable systems

Reilly on agriculture; Yohe on oceans; Mendelsohn on forests; Ausubel on fisheries



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Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises E Impacts Workshop Program Workshop on Economic and Ecological Impacts of Abrupt Climate Change March 22-23, 2001 Foundry Building, Washington, D.C. Thursday, March 22nd 9:00 AM Briefing of participants on background on abrupt climate change (Peteet, Nordhaus) 10:00 AM First session on ecosystem impacts (with break)   A. Vegetational change Allen on forest/woodland shifts; Cook on forest response; Koenig on seed production; Swetnam on fire & ecosystems   B. Animals & Climate Change Leopold on mid-US phenology; Daszak on disease; 12:30 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM First session on economic impacts (with break)   A. Methods Nordhaus on alternative approaches; Smith on IPCC report   B. Unmanaged or unmanageable systems Reilly on agriculture; Yohe on oceans; Mendelsohn on forests; Ausubel on fisheries

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Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises 4:00 PM General Discussion 5:00 PM ADJOURN FOR THE DAY 6:00 PM (Optional) The National Academies, Polar Research Board Public Lecture: Climate Change: From the Poles to the World, presented by Dr. Richard Alley. The Cecil and Ida Green Building, Room 104, 2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Friday, March 23rd 9:00 AM Second session on ecosystem impacts Hydrological cycle Inouye on snowfall and altitudinal migrants; Kling on freshwater ecosystems; Lowell on Arctic and glacial response; Dyurgerov on alpine glaciers 11:00 AM Second session on economic impacts Thermohaline circulation studies Toth, Tol, and Keller on thermohaline circulation reversal 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Third session on societal impacts and responses   A. Human and societal responses Weiss on ancient civilizations   B. Responses in today’s world Weyant on technology; Pielke on adaptation 2:20 PM General conclusions from the different areas 3:15 PM Tentative recommendations for the report 4:00 PM ADJOURN