CLIMATE CHANGE: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE: How it will affect building design & resiliency

Author: Kapil Upadhyaya

On March 23rd, Jud Partin, Phd, gave an exhilarating talk on Climate Change. He presented an overview of his research backed by data from various sources, at the City of Houston's Green Building Resource Center. This was be a joint event between the USGBC Houston Chapter, the Green Building Resource Center & the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA - Houston). 

Jud Partin, PhD is a Paleoclimatologist and Research Associate of the Institute for Geophysics at UT Austin. Jud seeks to understand how externally-forced and internally-driven changes affect the earth’s climate. He uses paleoclimate archives to help evaluate both current climate trends and climate models, which are used to project future changes. Jud focuses on producing long records of hydroclimate using speleothems, corals, and forams from the tropics as well as quantifying the uncertainty of climate reconstructions and then comparing the paleoclimate data to climate model output.