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AGU 2019

Filed under: — gavin @ 8 December 2019

Another year, another AGU. Back in San Francisco for the first time in 3 years, and with a massive assortment of talks, events and workshops. For those not able to go, there is an increasing, though not yet exhaustive, availability of streaming and online content.

Notably, the AGU GO service is streaming 15 sessions live on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the ability to ask questions and interact with other registrants, both in San Francisco and online.

Additionally, there are many posters available electronically at the ‘eLightning’ sessions covering the full range of AGU topics.

The hashtag to follow on Twitter is #AGU19.

8 Responses to “AGU 2019”

  1. 1
    Jorge says:

    Gracias!

  2. 2

    This year it seems very difficult for the public to see content from AGU. I notice Michael Mann gave a talk that warns of new level of risk:

    *”This final slide from @MichaelEMann is devastating. The time for incremental climate policy is over*. – He estimates annual emissions may have to drop by 15% a year (rather than 7.5%). – In other words we have zero years to tackle climate change.”
    https://twitter.com/DrNoelHealy/status/1204204976953626624

    How might we see the entire talk?

  3. 3
    Al Bundy says:

    Richard P: In other words we have zero years to tackle climate change.”

    AB: ya think? It’s hard to imagine a 6 year old who’s too stupid to conclude that. Only those whose income depends on remaining stupid (and their drones) remain stupid. Damn. That’s many or most of us.

  4. 4
    Mal Adapted says:

    Richard Pauli, quoting Noel Healy on Twitter:

    “This final slide from @MichaelEMann is devastating. The time for incremental climate policy is over*. – He estimates annual emissions may have to drop by 15% a year (rather than 7.5%). – In other words we have zero years to tackle climate change.”

    That does appear inescapable now for meeting the 1.5 °C target, which is arbitrary after all. OTOH, it’s never too late to cap the warming and its net cumulative cost in money and tragedy, until collective action at national and international scales is no longer possible. In the USA, full decarbonization will unavoidably take multiple two-year election cycles. I’m still planning to live through 2050, and I’ve discussed my recent faint flicker of political optimism elsewhere on RC; I’ll only remind y’all, the influential political consultant Frank Luntz just warned GOP leaders that “69% of GOP voters are concerned their party is ‘hurting itself with younger voters’ by its climate stance”! Although “the future’s uncertain and the end is always near” (Morrison et al. 1970), I remain hopeful my toddler great-nephew will live at least his allotted threescore years and ten, if not well beyond by the grace of anti-senescence research. If I didn’t, I’d hang it all up now.

  5. 5
    John Mashey says:

    AGUs are always fun, a real firehouse of information, but I especially treasure random interactions, as by walking the posters each day.
    I always learn something new I wasn’t looking for & the grad students/postdocs especially love being able to explain their work.
    For example, here was a fun poster where the U WV researchers were looking at effects of the 1500s 5-10ppm CO2 drawdown (as per Bill Ruddiman), abstract is here:
    PP43D-1625 – Did Indigenous Depopulation of the Americas Lead to Reforestation, CO2 Drawdown, and the LIA? Empirical Evidence from Log Buildings

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    Alan Lowey says:

    Stefan Rahmstorf: there is a solution to D-O events based on the Hungarian team’s discovery of a fifth force attributable to the Strong Gravitational force between dark matter inner core hypothesis. See The Conversation with Mark Maslin.

  7. 7
    Killian says:

    Re #2 Richard Pauli said

    This year it seems very difficult for the public to see content from AGU. I notice Michael Mann gave a talk that warns of new level of risk:

    *”This final slide from @MichaelEMann is devastating. The time for incremental climate policy is over*. – He estimates annual emissions may have to drop by 15% a year (rather than 7.5%). – In other words we have zero years to tackle climate change.”
    https://twitter.com/DrNoelHealy/status/1204204976953626624

    How might we see the entire talk?

    I’m going to say this again because it bears saying *because* I feel I have something to add to the conversation that is unique and important.

    I said ten years ago sensitivity *had* to be greater than thought. It was obvious. Look at the data, look at the models, look at the projections, then look at side (real world observations): One of these was not like the other. Ergo, something was wrong, and it could not be Nature.

    The 1.5 report and Mann’s presentation validate what I have been saying for a decade.

    Now, please start listening on the solution side.

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    Don Condliffe says:

    Re #2 Richard Pauli I had the same thought and wrote to the AGU asking where to find them. Got a reply back, it was a couple of weeks ago and I missed seeing it til now, but here is the link to their videos of talks, https://www.youtube.com/user/AGUvideos/videos. Just looked and have not found Mann’s talk yet, there is a lot of content, but I expect it is there.

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