On March 5th Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts referred extensively to our work in remarks at a forum sponsored by Hitachi and featuring panels organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Brookings Institution.
As the level of interest in the conclusions Senator Kerry referred to grows we offer here information on several upcoming opportunities for the science and policy communities to hear and assess them for yourselves.
1. The underlying model the Senator refers to — C-ROADS — is currently being reviewed by a panel of climate and modeling experts. We expect to be able to share their conclsusions and assesment of the model in the coming weeks.
2. Dr. Elizabeth Sawin on our team is presenting our results at the The IARU International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark. (In Session 50, 50 – Enabling Long Term Climate Policy Part II,3/11/2009, 13:45 – 15:15 ) This Scientific Congress provides the opportunity for the findings Kerry refers to be evaluated by climate scientists and modelers and to contribute to the body of scientific analysis informing the UNFCCC climate negotiations. The paper we have drafted for the conference will be available at the conclusion of the scientific review described above.
3. In the US, Dr. John Sterman from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and Dr. Robert Corell of the Heinz Center will be participating in a briefing about our results and conclusions on Capitol Hill. The briefing will be organized by the American Meterological Society and held we hope in late March.