Climate Change: It’s All in the Numbers

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The debate may rage on but the scientific basis of Climate Change is clear and the numbers are in to prove it, according to international climate change and climate variability expert and Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Summer School Public Lecturer, Professor David Karoly.

Evidence of 100 years of human influence on Australian average temperature variations. Bureau of Met/CSIRO State of the Climate 2018 report.

“Our understanding of climate change really is in the numbers. Mathematics and statistical analysis are critical tools used to model and understand changes to our climate system over time and the underlying driving causes,” says Professor Karoly.

As well as the science underpinning our understanding of recent observed climate change in Australia, Karoly will also explore Australia’s role in next generation global modelling.

“I will shed some light on the next generation of global climate modelling now underway and Australia’s role in Phase 6 of the global Climate Model Intercomparison Project,” says Professor Karoly.

Respected globally, Professor Karoly currently leads the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub in the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program at CSIRO.

Free to attend, this event is open to mathematical and non-mathematical audiences of all ages. Join Professor Karoly live in Melbourne or stream online nationally from 6.30pm, Wednesday, 29 January at La Trobe University. Register: ss.amsi.org.au/public-lecture/

AMSI Director, Professor Brown said the Institute was delighted to have Professor Karoly on board for the 2020 Summer School public lecture, an important opportunity to highlight the role of mathematics in one of the biggest challenges facing the global community.

“David is a leader in his field and an important voice in the ongoing global response to climate change.  We are excited to provide this opportunity for Australians to engage with maths in the context of climate change and the significant challenges this poses,” says Professor Brown.

This public lecture is one of the many exciting program extras on offer during the 2020 AMSI Summer School hosted by La Trobe University from 6 – 31 January 2020. Australia’s biggest residential Honours and Postgraduate maths event, participants study two subject areas over four weeks (one for credit).

As well as an outstanding specialist subject program designed to supercharge knowledge and expertise, students benefit from keynote speakers, social and networking opportunities and careers and diversity events.

Delivered as part of AMSI’s Australian Government Securing Australia’s Mathematical Workforce program, event sponsors include AMSI, the Australian Government Department of Education, La Trobe University, AustMS, ANZIAM and SSA.

More information: https://ss.amsi.org.au

About AMSI

AMSI is the collaborative enterprise of Australia’s mathematical sciences. Established as an independent platform and advocate for the discipline, the Institute has built a record of national and international achievement as the recognised leader in delivery of services, activities and strategic initiatives across the mathematical pipeline.

Working with key discipline, government and industry partners, AMSI delivers its mission through through the delivery of activities and engagement under its Schools, Research, Higher Education and APR.Intern Programs.

For Interview:
Professor David Karoly, CSIRO
Professor Tim Brown, AMSI Director

Media Contact: Laura Watson
E: media@amsi.org.au
P: 04215 18733

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