Last modified: Friday, January 15, 2010
Noted geophysicist and member of Nobel Prize-winning panel to speak on the science of global warming
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Jan. 15, 2010
WHAT: "The Reality of Global Warming: Cold Facts on a Hot Topic"
WHO: Professor Brian J. Soden, lead author of the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: The IU Maurer School of Law (Room 122), 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, Ind.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Professor Soden's talk is free and open to the public and media.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Hoosier Environmental Council announced today that Brian J. Soden, a noted geophysicist and climate change expert, will present "The Reality of Global Warming: Cold Facts on a Hot Topic," on Wednesday, January 20, at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. As part of his presentation, Soden will discuss the science of global warming and the struggle to educate the general public on an often confusing and polarizing topic.
Soden served as the lead author of the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is a professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science. Over the last 15 years, Soden has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers on a variety of topics, most related to the response of the climate system to global warming. He specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer model simulations of climate change.
Along with the Hoosier Environmental Council, sponsoring Soden's presentation are: WFYI Indianapolis, Duke Energy, and the Indiana University Department of Geography, Department of Geological Sciences, Maurer School of Law, Office of Sustainability, and School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Soden's presentation is free and open to the public.