Presenter: Zhang Zhihua
Global climate change is widely regarded as an important problem faced by human society, whose impact is extensive with a tremendous cost. Due to such facts as temperature rising, glacier melting, sea ice area decreasing and sea level rising, the global warming is becoming increasingly severe undoubtedly. The main cause of climate change and global warming is the increase of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide emitted by human beings. If the global average temperature rises higher than the critical value by two degrees, it will bring catastrophic consequences to the global environment, especially the sharply rising sea level, which will destroy the homeland for about 150 million people living below 1 meter of the sea level. This report will introduce how to use mathematical methods to simulate the interaction mechanism between human activities and climate change, diagnose the characteristics of the abrupt changes in climate, and predict the trend, impact, response, etc. of climate change and global environmental change.
Brief Introduction to the Presenter:
Zhang Zhihua, UC (University of California) Ph.D and a current distinguished professor of "Taishan Scholars" at Shandong University. He has carried out the researches in such spheres as climate change, big data analysis and carbon emission, published 5 monographs as the first author in some world-renown publishers (Elsevier/Springer/DeGruyter) and nearly 50 papers as the first author in SCI/SSCI, whose research achievements and views have been reported byNew Scientist,China Science DailyandSocial Sciences in China; he was invited to be editor in chief and editorial board member of several international SCI journals.
Jiang Xiaoyun, Professor of the School of Mathematics, Shandong University
11:00-12:00, December 8 (Sunday)
Lecture Hall 1238, Block B, Zhixin Building, Central Campus
Sponsored by: School of Mathematics, Shandong University