Jul 23: Talk on climate model predictions

The Science & Engineering Ambassadors Program presents

          Climate Warming Hiatus?  
A Discussion About What the Climate Models Tell Us

Recent news articles have reported on a "warming hiatus," claiming that there has been little or no warming of the planet for the past 15 years, contradicting predictions of the climate models. Researcher Neil Donahue examines the details of climate models, how they construct predictions about global warming, and whether the warming hiatus is real or imagined. The link between climate and our energy choices becomes clear as each piece of the climate model is examined for its effects on global temperature trends. 
This event's featured speaker is Science & Engineering Ambassador Neil Donahue from the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy, and Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. Neil is also the director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. 

This is the first in a three-part series called “Climate Change Here and Now.”  Upcoming events will feature Daniel Tkacik and Ellis Robinson, both of whom worked in Neil's lab. They will share their research findings on the drivers of global climate change. 

6 p.m. at Bar Marco's Union Hall (2216 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222).  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided.  The event is free, but you need to RSVP here.  For more information, contact program director Sam Taylor

The Science & Engineering Ambassadors program—an activity of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). They connect opinion leaders and the public with local experts, building relationships at the community level on the topic of energy.

The NAS and NAE are private, non-profit societies of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the public good.

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