LSC Event Descriptions

May 2, 2006

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A FREE Lecture by Ted McIntyre:
Humanity in the Age of Global Warming
May 2, 2006 at 7:00pm in 6-120.

Ted McIntyre, PhD, will be lecturing on the origins as well as impact of global warming. He will be addressing the relevance of recent weather extremes such as Hurricane Katrina as well as chronic effects of global warming such as melting glaciers. He will also be discussing projections for the future, and how it will be a direct consequence of things that happened in the past and things that are happening right now. Global warming is part of the legacy of the industrial revolution and continues to be a nasty side-effect of development. Because of the effects of global warming on weather, economic and political stability will become increasingly difficult to achieve in much of the world. Ted will talk about what we can do about this very large-scale long-term problem, including the need for equally large-scale changes in public policy.

Ted has had a long term interest in the physics of climate change and the technology of renewable energy. Ted is a Thompson Island veteran, having completed the Speaking track of the 2003 Boston Climate Education Project. Since last year he has fulfilled his commitment as a Speaker by presenting at the Franklin Public Library, Suffolk Business School, Franklin Universalist Society and Wheaton College. A videotape of his presentation has been aired repeatedly on his local cable access station. He has also attended the Harvard Extension Schools evening class on global warming, and is currently developing a presentation on technologies available today to help reduce global warming. []

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