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Teleconnections in Complex Human-Earth System Models (Invited)

Presentation Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:50am
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 260-262



Human systems and physical Earth systems are closely coupled and interact in complex ways that are sometimes surprising. This presentation discusses a few examples of system interactions. We consider the coupled energy-water-land-economy systems. We show how reductions in fossil fuel emissions are inversely coupled to land rents, food prices and deforestation. We discuss how water shortages in one part of the world is propagated to other distant parts of the world. We discuss the sensitivity of international trade patterns to energy and land systems technology and markets, and the potentially unanticipated results that can emerge.

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