Atmosphere Ocean Science Colloquium

Cooling after net-zero

Speaker: Nathaniel Tarshish, Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 3:30 p.m.


How does the global temperature evolve after emissions cease? Climate models provide a wide range of answers to this question, sowing uncertainty. Here we aim to bring the post-emissions response into sharper focus using a hierarchy of models. By combining idealized theory, simple climate emulators, and comprehensive simulations, we make a robust case for multi-century cooling after net-zero, allowing for more confident reasoning about temperature stabilization beyond the 21st century.