Posted - January 24, 2011
Eureka College to host studies in climate change
two speakers - two events
Eureka College will host two separate events featuring different views of climate change in the 21st century. In a Feb. 1 lecture, Chicago author Mr. Steve Goreham will present evidence that the current changes in climate are not driven by human activities, but by natural cycles. The Feb. 10 lecture, by Dr.Donald Wuebbles, professor of atmospheric sciences and engineering at the University of Illinois, will focus on the science and implications of anthropogenic climate change.
Both events will be held in Becker Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.
Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America to Kick Off Climate Discussion
february 7 - 4:30 pm - becker auditorium
Steve Goreham, controversial author of Climatism! Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century’s Hottest Topic, presents the science on climate change. The world is currently in an uproar about the real causes of global warming. Goreham argues that global warming is driven by natural cycles of Earth, not man-made greenhouse gas emissions. All evidence presented is based on peer-reviewed studies from scientists across the world.
Steve is an author, speaker, and researcher on the topic of climate change, as well as an engineer, business executive, and whitewater kayaker. He is the Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America, a non-political association of scientists, engineers, and citizens dedicated to informing Americans about the realities of climate science. A frequently invited guest on radio and TV, his presentations are controversial, yet down-to-earth, interactive, and based on the latest scientific evidence. Steve can present on climate science alone or expand the presentation to discuss the economics of renewable energy and the implications of climate policy choices. Steve holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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Respected Scientist, Academic, Author, and Policy Maker to Speak at EC
February 10 - 5:00 pm - Becker Auditorium
Donald J. Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. He is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences as well as in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As a lead author on the first and second international assessments of climate change, sponsored by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Professor Wuebbles co-authored the Global Warming Potentials concept being used in policy considerations on greenhouse gases and their potential effects on climate. For this work, he shares, along with many others, the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Professor Wuebbles is the author of over 400 additional scientific articles, most of which relate to the interactions of atmospheric chemistry and physical processes affecting atmospheric composition (e.g., tropospheric and stratospheric ozone, urban air quality), resulting radiative forcing on climate, and the effects on the climate system resulting from both human activities and natural phenomena. His research emphasizes the development and use of mathematical models of the chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere that affect all of these processes.
Prof. Wuebbles is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Faculty Fellow in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, a member of the International Ozone, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research. Learn more >
Dr. Renee Mullen
Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology and Environmental Science