GLOBAL WARMING: A SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE
The Office of the Dean of Science is sponsoring a seminar series on Global Warming to
be held in Spring 2011. It is planned that all seminars will be streamed live on the web
and available later through the Faculty of Science web page.
The seminars will be pitched at a general audience of undergraduate and graduate
students and faculty from across the Faculty of Science and the University.
1. Wednesday, February 23rd, IRMACS Theatre, 12:30 p.m.
The Instrumental Temperature Record and what it tells us about Climate Change.
Francis Zwiers, Director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of
Victoria, B.C.
Follow up discussion in the IRMACS Board Room 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Host Department: Statistics (Richard Lockhart)
2. Wednesday, March 2nd, IRMACS Theatre, 12:30pm
Climate Change and the Melting Polar Ice-Caps. Kenneth Golden, Professor of
Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Utah.
Follow up discussion in the IRMACS Board Room 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Host Department: Mathematics (Nilima Nigam)
3. Wednesday, March 9th, IRMACS Theatre, 12:30 p.m.
The Role of the Oceans in Climate. Kevin Trenberth, Senior Scientist and Head of
the Climate Analysis Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder,
Colorado.
Follow up discussion in the IRMACS Board Room 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Host Department: Biosciences (Wendy Palen).
4. Tuesday, March 15th, IRMACS Theatre, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
The Role of Clouds and Water Vapor in Climate Change. David Randall, Professor,
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins,
Colorado.
Follow up discussion in the IRMACS Board Room 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Host Department: Physics (Mike Plischke).
5. Wednesday March 23rd, IRMACS Theatre, 12:30 p.m.
The CLOUD Experiment at CERN. Jasper Kirkby, Head of the CLOUD Experiment,
CERN, Geneva.
Follow up discussion in the IRMACS Board Room 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Host Department: Physics (Igor Herbut ).
6. Wednesday March 30th, IRMACS Theatre, 12:30 p.m.
Responding to the Climate Change Challenge. Thomas Pedersen, Professor and
Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, University of Victoria, B.C.
Follow up discussion in the IRMACS Board Room 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Host Department: Chemistry and Earth Sciences (Tim Storr and Gwen Flowers).
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GLOBAL WARMING: A SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE