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Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science: "Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming," with Dr. Michael Mann

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
chemistry, environment, research, science
Sponsor
Beckman Institute
Location
Beckman Auditorium
Date
Oct 15, 2018   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Michael Mann, Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center
Contact
Stacy Olson
E-Mail
srolson@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-8373
Views
278
Originating Calendar
Beckman Select Events
Dr. Michael Mann, the director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, will discuss "Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming."
 
Abstract: This lecture will begin with a review of the now-solid evidence for a human influence on the climate of recent decades.  Such evidence includes instrumental measurements available for the past two centuries, paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium, and comparisons of the predictions from computer models with observed patterns of climate change.  The lecture will then address future likely impacts of human-induced climate change including possible influences on sea level rise, severe weather, and water supply.  The lecture will conclude with a discussion of possible solutions to the climate change problem.
 
Biography: Michael Mann is an award-winning climate scientist and Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, and author of "Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming" and more recently, a book describing his experiences at the center of the debate over climate change, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars".
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