While many climate change reports show a really gloomy point of view, climatologist Richard Somerville lets us know what he thinks about it with a smile on his face.

Sommerville, who is a professor and a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. stated that the human race can address the worst effects global warming has on the world.

Richard Somerville. Credit: Sylvia Bal Somerville

Climatic Nostradamus?

Richard is set to talk about his issue this Thursday at U.C. San Diego, where the talk is entitled as “Climate Change: Strong Science, Forceful Actions, Positive Outcomes”. This talk might be giving the audience an overview of the facts that influence on the climate changes and what Sommerville believes of what people should do.

“This is not a gloom and doom issue,” Somerville said. “It’s a serious issue but the world is taking the right steps to deal with it in a rational way”.

Also, he said that he wants to do several things that might include covering the status of climate science, and then talking about the task ahead and what the world needs to find a way to do. All of these will be in order to limit the climate changes to moderate levels, and not let it spiral out of control.

From Paris with love

Last fall Sommerville was at the groundbreaking Paris climate summit, where he thinks that the Paris talks accomplished more than all the previous talks he had given put together.

Those talks produced an action plan, in which the governments might be committed to what they would do to reduce carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gasses into the atmosphere. Also, the international agreement lacks a strong mean for implementation of this plan.

Who is Richard Sommerville?

Somerville has been a lead author of the fourth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He also has studied physical evidence and processes in this changing climate.

Sommerville has written and edited over 200 scientific publications, where his goal is to communicate science in simple terms for the public and lawmakers to understand. In 2015, he was awarded for his work at the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize.

Source: San Diego Union Tribune