Provost Liz Magill will interview Environmental Sciences Professor Scott Doney on the current state of climate science. The emissions reductions targets for the Paris Climate accord were set based on science developed before 2015, and the last IPCC report came out in 2016. Provost Magill and leading UVA climate scientist Scott Doney will discuss what we have learned in the past five years about human carbon emissions, our changing climate, and impacts on people and the planet. Opening remarks by ERI Director Karen McGlathery.
M. Elizabeth “Liz” Magill is the executive vice president and provost of the University of Virginia. As the chief academic officer, she oversees the University’s teaching and research activities and directs the academic administration of the schools, the library, art museums, public service activities, numerous University centers, and foreign study programs.
Scott Doney is the Joe D. And Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Change in the Department of Environmental Sciences at UVA. His research spans oceanography, climate and biogeochemistry, with an emphasis on numerical models, remote sensing, and data analysis. He is interested in how the global carbon cycle and ocean ecology respond to natural and human-driven climate change signals such as ocean warming, sea-ice loss, and ocean acidification due to the invasion of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning.