UNC Asheville to Host Talk on “Communicating Climate Change Science”
Tue, 02/09/2010 - 10:30am
The UNC Asheville Department of Atmospheric Sciences will host a talk on “Communicating Climate Change Science” by noted scholar David R. Easterling at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, room 38. Easterling will discuss his experiences and offer advice on communicating the science of climate change to a wide range of audiences, from scientists to the general public. This event is free and open to the public.
Easterling currently serves as Chief of the Scientific Services Division at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville. He received a doctorate from UNC Chapel Hill, and served as an assistant professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Program at Indiana University Bloomington. Easterling has authored and co-authored more than 80 articles on climate change issues in journals such as “Science,” “Nature” and “Journal of Climate.” He was a lead author for the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report. He is currently a lead author for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Extremes. Easterling is also a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
For more information, contact Chris Hennon, UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, at 828/232-5159.