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Workshop 5

Anthropogenic Climate Destabilization: A Worst-case Scenario

September 12–14, 2008 | Bellevue, Washington8



September 11, 2020 (Bell Harbor International Conference Center)

5:30–7:00 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Reception

7:00–9:30 p.m. Kistler Prize Award Banquet


Day 1 | September 12, 2020 (Foundation Building)

9:00–9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
—Welcome: Walter Kistler
—Introduction to FFF: Bob Citron
—Workshop Objectives: Sesh Velamoor

9:15–9:20 a.m. BBC Video Clip: Climate Change Worst-case Scenario

9:20–9:35 a.m. Self-introductions
—Each participant

9:35–10:05 a.m. Inaugural address
“Climate Change and Extinctions: Past, Present, and Future”

—Dr. Peter D. Ward

10:05–10:35 a.m. Discussion

10:50–11:30 a.m. Presentations: The climate sysem and the long-term future
20-minute presentations
—Dr. Andrey Ganopolski
—Mr. David Wasdell

11:30 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Discussion on presentations

12:50–1:30 p.m. Presentations: The science of climate change
20-minute presentations
—Dr. William H. Calvin
—Mr. Sesh Velamoor

1:30–2:10 p.m. Discussion on presentations

2:25–3:05 p.m. Presentations: Worst-case Scenarios Long Term
20-minute presentations
—Dr. David Archer
—Dr. Kristie L. Ebi

3:05–3:45 p.m. Discussion on presentations

3:45–4:15 p.m. Small Groups: Session 1

4:15–4:45 p.m. Presentations by each group to the plenary


Day 2 | September 13, 2020 (Foundation Building)

9:00–9:15 a.m. Summary of Day 1
—Sesh Velamoor

9:15–10:00 a.m. Panel: Government, Policy, and Ethics
—Congressman Jay Inslee
—Sir Clispin Tickell
—Dr. Stephen Gardiner

10:00–10:45 a.m. Discussion

11:00–11:30 a.m. Participant Panel: Mitigation vs. Adaptation?
Strategies, Risks, Costs, and Benefits

—Sesh Velamoor, Moderator

11:30–Noon Discussion

12:40–1:20 p.m. Presentations: Science and Technology for Mitigation and Adaptation
20-minute presentation
—Dr. J. Craig Venter

1:20–1:50 p.m. Small Groups: Session 2

1:50–2:20 p.m. Presentations by each group to the plenary

2:20–3:00 p.m. Discussion

3:15–3:45 p.m. Small Groups: Session 3

3:45–4:15 p.m. Presentations by each group to the plenary

4:15–4:55 p.m. Consensus on three critical directives


Day 3 | September 14, 2020 (Foundation Building)

9:00–9:15 a.m. Summary of Day 2
—Sesh Velamoor

9:15–10:00 a.m. Fishbowl 1
First Group Dialogue, Others listen

10:00–10:30 a.m. Discussion and observer participation

10:45–11:30 a.m. Fishbowl 2
Second Group Dialogue, Others listen

11:30–Noon Discussion and observer participation

12:40–1:25 p.m. Fishbowl 3
Third Group Dialogue, Others listen

1:25–2:00 p.m. Discussion and observer participation

2:00–2:30 p.m. Closing Statements