Earth climate changes transcend time, generations, and political agendas. World Future Society US National Capital Region Chapter will hold its holiday event at the new Marian Koshland Science Museum. Dr. Peter Schultz, creator of the Global Warming museum section will present on the interconnection between environmental, economic and political trends and agendas.
(PRWEB) November 28, 2004 -- There has been little discussion in the popular
media about what might happen to Earth's climate beyond the year 2100. Dr. Peter
Schultz will discuss what is known about very long-term climate change. These
shifts transcend political and even generational timescales. He will discuss why
it is important and why it is particularly challenging to keep a long view on
this issue. Drawing on his own research and that of others in the fields of
carbon cycle dynamics, climate modeling, and macroeconomics, Dr. Schultz will
discuss a striking set of questions that contrast with the picture of a
gradually evolving climate that is traditionally reported. Could the Earth's
climate "snap" suddenly, unlike anything we've seen previously? Could a much
warmer climate remain for hundreds of years even if no more greenhouse gases
were emitted? And, does it make economic sense to do anything about very long
term climate change?
The speaker is Dr. Peter Schultz, Ph.D. who was the Exhibits and Public Programs Director, Koshland Science Museum, overseeing the creation of the Global Climate Change display in the museum. Before joining the National Academies, Peter conducted research on the relationships between vegetation patterns, temperature, and precipitation at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He is now the Associate Director for Science Integration at the Climate Change Science Program Office (Incorporating the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Climate Change Research Initiative).
Location: MARIAN KOSHLAND SCIENCE MUSEUM National Academy Building -- Enter NE corner of 6th and E streets.
Registration: At www.natcapwfs.org $45 non-members; $35 members.
Advance paid reservations are required by COB November 29, 2004. Reservations may not be cancelled after that date, and no shows will be charged.
About National Capital Region World Future Society (NatCapWFS): Our organization is serving future interested and thinking citizens across the Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia region. NatCapWFS is the center for ideas, within the Region, that studies, explores and shapes the future. NatCapWFS hosts monthly events open to the public. For event information, visit: www.natcapwfs.org.
About Marian Koshland Science Museum: The Marian Koshland Science Museum is named for Marian Koshland, an immunologist and molecular biologist who conducted groundbreaking research in the behavior of antibodies. The museum has been developed through a gift from her husband, Daniel Koshland, a molecular biologist specializing in the study of enzymes and bacteria. It currenlty shows three exhibits Global Warming: Facts & Our Future; Wonders of Science; Putting DNA to work. (www.koshland-science-museum.org)
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