Undergraduate Environmental Programs & Research Expo

April 12, 2018
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Stewart Center Room 206

Registration Deadline: April 5, 2018

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Spring 2018 Event Series


Toward a Sustainable Environment in a Changing Climate

Daniel Kelly featured in Eater Article, " ‘Black Panther’ Challenges a Bogus Food Stereotype"

February 21, 2018

There’s some beautiful world building in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in how director Ryan Coogler and his team...

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Discovery Park Distinguished Lecturer: Ben Santer, How a Sentence Changed Climate Science: Lessons Learned from the 1995 Climate Report

March 5, 2018

In November 1995, after three days of deliberations in Madrid’s Palacio de Congresas, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reached the historic finding that “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate”. This sentence changed the world. While other individuals and national scientific organizations had reached similar conclusions before Madrid, the “discernible human influence” statement marked the first time that the international climate science community had spoken so clearly and forcefully. The reaction was swift. The “discernible human influence” conclusion led to Congressional investigations, charges of “scientific cleansing”, allegations of corruption of the peer-review process and professional misconduct, and claims of political tampering. Santerspent several years addressing such criticism. This lecture is a reflection on some of the scientific and personal lessons he learned after publication of the IPCC’s 1995 Report. Many of these lessons still have relevance in today’s world.

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