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Workshop 5

“Anthropogenic Climate Destabilization: A Worst-case Scenario”

September 12–14, 2008 | Bellevue, Washington


Foundation For the Future's workshop “Anthropogenic Climate Destabilization: A Worst-case Scenario” took into consideration the IPCC reports and other research conclusions leading to assessments of worst-case scenarios. Those assessments project the worst case to 2030; a few of the studies project the worst case to 2050. The purpose in this workshop was to look at the worst case beyond those “short-term” assessments – to the end of this century and to the next several centuries. Climate experts from all over the world were invited to participate in this important workshop. Attendees were:


Dr. David Archer
Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
Statement | Biography

Dr. William H. Calvin
Author and Neurobiologist
School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA
Statement | Biography

Dr. Kristie L. Ebi
ESS, LLC, Alexandria, VA USA
Statement | Biography

Dr. Andrey Ganopolski
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
Statement | Biography

Dr. Stephen Gardiner
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA
Statement | Biography

Dr. Jerome C. Glenn
Millennium Project, Washington DC, USA
Statement | Biography

Dr. Feng Hsu
Sr. Engineer and Head of Risk Management
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD USA
Statement | Biography

Congressman Jay Inslee
US House of Representativies
Washington, DC USA

Mr. William H. Mansfield III
Sr. Advisor
UNEP, Washington, DC USA
Statement | Biography

Dr. George E. Mueller
Chairman Emeritus
Kistler Aerospace Corporation, Kirkland, WA USA
Statement | Biography

Sir Crispin Tickell
Director, Policy Foresight Programme, James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization, Oxford University, Oxford, England, UK
Statement | Biography

Dr. J. Craig Venter
President & CEO
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD USA

Mr. David Wasdell
Meridian Programme, London, England, UK
Statement | Biography