Event Information

My Favorite Lecture: Climate Change: Simple. Serious. Solvable.

Presenter(s):
Dr. Scott Denning
Description:
The basic science of climate change is very simple and has been well understood for 150 years. It's not based on recent temperature trends but on the obvious fact that adding heat to things warms them up. The problem will get much worse until it is solved, and the consequences could become completely unacceptable. From an engineering and an economic perspective, the problem can definitely be solved.

Scott Denning is Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, where he leads a large research group using many kinds of observations and models to understand the metabolism of the Earth’s biosphere. He has written over 80 publications in the peer-reviewed climate literature, is a former editor of the Journal of Climate, and served for five years as founding Science Chair of the North American Carbon Program. He takes special delight in engaging hostile audiences on the subject of climate change and has twice been a featured speaker at the Heartland Institute’s annual conference.

The My Favorite Lecture series is designed to give students the oppotunity to learn from and interact with some of CSU's most distinguished faculty.

URL: http://tilt.colostate.edu/learning/faculty/myFave.cfm

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Dates and Times:
February 12, 2013 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
TILT 221
Learn More:
Heather Landers, 491-1324, heather.landers@colostate.edu