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Posted by Ugo Bardi on February 12, 2009 - 11:55pm in The Oil Drum: Europe
Tags: climate change, global warming, hubbert peak, resource depletion, world models [list all tags]
The seminar "Mission Earth - Modeling and Simulation for a Sustainable Future" (http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/fcellier/AGS/AGSME_2009.html) was held in Zurich on Jan 26 2009, organized by Francois Cellier and Andreas Fischlin. It was a rare occasion of a truly interdisciplinary meeting where people from different fields of modeling were given a chance to present their work and exchange views. Climate modelers and resource modelers haven't interacted very much, so far; however, resource depletion will surely have a strong effect on the future of earth's climate. While we are still far from integrated world models that take into account all factors, economic as well as environmental, this seminar was a first attempt at understanding what issues are involved.
The “Mission Earth” meeting was about three kinds of models: climate models, world models, and resource exploitation models.