The Earth’s climate system has been undergoing unusual rapid transformation for decades. This transformation is primarily due to uncontrolled anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases, and on the first place emissions of carbon dioxide, that is product of fossil fuel combustion. Since the end of the nineteenth century, the mean global temperature has increased by 1 °C, causing a number of changes in other elements of the climate system. Severe heat-waves, extreme precipitation and flood events, prolonged droughts, melting glaciers ice caps, sea level rise, strong hurricanes, forest fires, and many other extreme events becoming more and more part of our lives, and all of them can be connected to the warming of 1°C.
All these changes already put pressure on the functioning of modern society, but also on natural systems on Earth. If in the future, anthropogenic emissions continue to follow trends from the past, we can also expect the continuation of these changes, and negative consequences will increase significantly, opening many questions about how the society will look like in the future, but also to what extent the living world will be able to adapt to these changes.
Over the past decades, climate models have become a core element of the climate science. Climate models allow us to better understand the changes in the system, but also to anticipate possible future changes. During the lectures, in addition to presenting the review of the climate change in the past, the results of possible future changes will be presented. Special focus of the second lecture will be on how to understand and interpret future climate projections obtained by climate models, and how these data can be used to assess the appropriate impact of possible changes on different infrastructure, socio-economic sectors and the living world. Understanding current and future impacts can help us during decision-making process that should provide increased resilience to these changes.
Dr Vladimir Đurđević is an associate professor of meteorology at the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia. During his career, he was a visiting scientist at the “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)” in the United States; “Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatic (CMCC)” in Italy; “Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa” in Portugal; and “Mediterranean Center on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICOD) of the University of Malta” in Malta. He has participated in many international research projects funded by the EU H2020, EU-FP, IPA, JRC, IOC-UNESCO and GEF. Dr Vladimir Djurdjevic participates in the international initiative “Mediterranean Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (Med-CORDEX)” and he is a member of the International Planing Committee for the “Iniative for Regional Hydroclimate Project for Pannonian reagion (PannEX)”.
Engaged as an expert and consultant, he was a coauthor of the National communications on climate change under the UNFCCC for Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Brazil. As a representative from the University of Belgrade, he is a member of the National Committee on Climate Change of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. He is also a member of the working group for the implementation of the activities of the Action Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change in Belgrade. His expertise is in the field of climate modeling, climate data analysis, climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Beside his career in education and science he regularly participating in different public events dedicated to the problem of climate change.
Dr Vladimir Đurđević talking about climate change @ Kids TV Programme RTS
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