Adventures of a Climate Scientist in the Age of Politics and Punditry is the topic of of the next OMSI Science Pub on Monday, November 7, 2011:
Despite reports to the contrary, overwhelming evidence shows that our weird weather averages out to a warming climate, and pundits and politicians cannot change the fundamental physics that the human-caused rise of CO2 and other greenhouse gases has a warming effect. But arguing about physics turns attention away from constructive responses to a changing climate . . .
At this Science Pub, well-known geoscientist Richard Alley will talk about the science of climate change and his work with entities such as the US government and the UN/IPCC, and just how one navigates this hotbed of scientific research in a politically charged environment.
This science pub takes place at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne) from 7pm until 9pm, but arrive early (5pm doors open) to secure your beer, grub, and a seat! There’s a $5.00 suggested donation/cover charge. Minors with adults are welcome, otherwise this event is 21 and over.