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Friday, November 01, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Climate scientist Berrien Moore at Museum of Natural History
"Climate Change: What We Know, What We Think We Know and What We Do Not Know," a presentation by Dr. Berrien Moore III, Director of the National Weather Center and Vice president for Weather & Climate programs, University of Oklahoma. Part of the Explorer Lecture Series at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
The old phrase, "You can't do anything about the weather," may be true about weather but it is not true about the planet's environment and its climate. Dr. Moore will discuss how human activity has significantly altered the environment on a global scale. The concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased by 40 percent since the industrial revolution and has moved into a range unprecedented since humans have been in existence. This increase, as well as the increase in other greenhouse gases, due to human activity has raised concern about the planet's heat balance. He will explain how global patterns of temperature and precipitation will change, although the magnitude and timing are far from certain.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval
More information: http://www.cmnh.org/site/ClassesandPrograms/Lectures/ExplorerSeries.aspx
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