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Exhibition: "Which climate for the future?"

What is climate? What is greenhouse effet? Do human activities change the climate? Are we sure? Has climate already changed in the past? Ca we predict what will be the climate by the end of the century? What will happen if climate changes? Shall we find out how to adapt? Who produces greenhouse gases, how much, and doing what?

Here are the topics covered in this exhibition. Researchers who are the authors wanted to provide answers to these questions as precise as possible, relying on the state of knowledge that we have today of the Earth climate machine.

The exhibition was born in 2006 on the occasion of the International Year of Physics, from a need expressed by a library to have an exhibition on climate dedicated to young people. A team of researchers working on climate in IPSL laboratories, assisted by teachers and artists, have put some of their passion to create this exhibition showing the state of our knowledge.

The exhibition was designed for college students, which does not mean that it cannot be used in other contexts. Each panel is accompanied by teaching notes for teachers. We ask the teachers who will use the exhibition to be kind enough to fill a short online questionnaire, in order for us to evaluate our work and to be able to improve it.

The authors and designers : Valérie Masson Delmotte (LSCE), I. Beconne (Médiathèque d'Antony), François-Marie Bréon (LSCE), Juliette Lathière (LSCE), Didier Paillard (LSCE), Jean Poitou (LSCE), Hervé Le Treut (LMD), Jean-Pierre Geneviève (Académie de Versailles) and Gilles Bogaert (LLR), together with Laurie Prévot et Yannick Waechter (.cubbik).

The exhibition has received broad support: from LSCE, LMD, IPSL, CNRS, CEA, le MRT, Université de Versailles-St Quentin, Ecole polytetchnique, Académie de Versailles, CNES.