• Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen

    Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, KU

    Title of presentation: IPCC and the current state of climate. AI in Climate Change Research

    Abstract of presentation: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established in 1990 providing a framework for governments, scientists and IPCC staff to work together to deliver the world's most authoritative scientific assessments on climate change. The overall message from the IPCC in 6 successive reports has been clear: The Earth is warming due to increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and these are increasing due to an increasing human combustion of fossil fuels. As climate science has advanced over those three decades, so has the ability state with confidence how much of this warming can be attributed to human activities. Comprehensive climate models are part of this endeavor and various degree of AI is nowadays implemented into these models to cater for more reliable predictions of the near future climate developments. But AI may also better cater for these model’s ability to depict past climate change as depicted in paleo records, which offer a conceptual picture of what might have happened in the past, mostly without much globally distributed details that is essential to describe the fuller picture. The role of models in the IPCC assessments is crucial and will be a central element of this contribution

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    • Main Stage
      30-11-2 -
      Organized by University of Copenhagen in partnership with Energy Cluster Denmark and DIREC
      Cross-disciplinary collaborations bring machine learning and artificial intelligence to new arenas. The potential impact of AI in the domains of energy and climate is huge, from effects on energy supply and demand management, over improving the understanding how human actions are affecting the climate, to helping to reduce negative effects of greenhouse gas emissions.
      In this session you can learn how state-of-the art AI methods can help companies, organisations and researchers analyze, model and interpret data related to climate and energy that have previously been too challenging to tackle.  We show and discuss how AI can affect the future of energy and climate and how it could support missions for a greener future.
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      Session coordinator: Anders Pall Skött, DIKU
      Facilitator: Christian Igel, professor, director University of Copenhagen SCIENCE AI Center
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