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Gavin Schmidt:
The emergent patterns of climate change

TED2014 · 12:10 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change
12:10 · Filmed March 2014 at TED2014 · Subtitles available in 16 languages

You can't understand climate change in pieces, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt. It's the whole, or it's nothing. In this illuminating talk, he explains how he studies the big picture of climate change with mesmerizing models that illustrate the endlessly complex interactions of small-scale environmental events.

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What goes into a climate model? Gavin Schmidt looks at how we use past and present data to model potential futures. Full bio
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