Raleigh To Host Global Warming Talks
From Staff And Wire Reports
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
RALEIGH - Next week, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will host a panel discussion on the topic of global warming with NASA scientists and other experts in the field in attendance.
Topics will include the greenhouse effect, and is it all bad? What is the evidence for warming, and are humans responsible? The panel discussion on Climate Change in North Carolina will take place on Wednesday, March 14th at 4:30 p.m.
The discussion features local and international authorities on climate change, including:
Head of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Abdalati, an expert in the study of global climate change, and oversees NASA-funded research efforts on glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice and polar climate.
David Easterling, Chief of the Scientific Services Division at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville. Easterling was a Lead Author for the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Fred Semazzi, Professor of Meteorology in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at NC State University. Semazzi has collaborated on a wide spectrum of climate studies, including the ongoing development of seasonal climate prediction capability for tropical regions.
Stephen Culver, Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Geological Sciences at East Carolina University. His research focuses on the use of foraminiferal data to reconstruct past environments and biotic response to global change.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Betsy Bennett, director of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
According to the museum Abdalati also will be presenting the Millennium Seminar on Global Warming at 2pm in the Stewart Theatre at NC State University.
Mary P. Easley, first lady of North Carolina and a senior lecturer at NC State, coordinates the Millennium Seminars series.
Both events are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more information, please visit www.ncsu.edu/millenniumseminars or www.naturalsciences.org. ::