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University of Alicante reflects on Climate Change coinciding with the World Climate Summit

On Monday 2 December, UA researchers Jorge Olcina and Fernando Maestre will take part in a panel discussion on climate change from an ecological and geographical point of view

On Saturday 7 December, the UA will be involved in the science evening series organised by the Alicante Popular Science Association at Clan Cabaret

 

 

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Alicante, Friday 29 November 2019

On the occasion of the celebration of the World Climate Summit from 2 to 13 December 2019, the University of Alicante leads a panel discussion on climate change from an ecological and geographical point of view, by UA Professor in Regional Geographical Analysis Jorge Olcina and Fernando Maestre, University Rey Juan Carlos Professor and UA distinguished researcher. This free-to-attend event, limited to the hall capacity, will take place on Monday 2 December 2019 at 12 noon, at the Graduation Hall Alfredo Orts (Optics building).

The two experts will address how the current process of global warming is causing consequences such as exposure to natural hazards, especially those caused by atmospheric causes (floods, droughts, storms), as well as changes in terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that can affect health, among other aspects.

 

 

 

Demonstration

Prior to the panel discussion, the University of Alicante has called the entire university community to a rally to express their commitment to the fight against climate change. The event will take place on Monday 2 December at 10.30 am in front of the sculpture "Drawing  Space" (The Hand) on the San Vicente campus.

 

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Also, the UA takes part in the next session of the Science Evening series organised by the Alicante Popular Science Association. On Saturday 7 December, at 8 pm in the Clan Cabaret hall (at Calle del Capitán Segarra, 16, 03004 Alicante), Jorge Olcina will give a talk on the cold front called DANA (the Spanish acronym for “isolated depression at high levels”). As the UA professor points out, the Spanish Mediterranean coast already shows changes in some climatic elements (temperatures and rainfall) that give rise to an increase in vulnerability and uncertainty with phenomena such as the cold front affecting the area last September.

These activities are part of a project included in UA Divulga, University of Alicante Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i), organised in collaboration with the UA Faculty of Science.

 

COP25

Over 25,000 representatives from 200 countries will gather in Madrid, at IFEMA, to attend the World Climate Summit (COP25) from 2 to 13 December to reach agreements and commitments to fight the effects of climate change. Dozens of heads of state and government, environmental organizations, businesspeople and scientists gathered to follow the necessary steps in the process of negotiations on climate change of the United Nations. 

 

 

 

 

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