Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Is climate change occurring? Are humans causing it? How should legislators respond to it? Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion with Professor Fred Singer, Professor Robert Socolow, and Professor Isaac Held.
Refreshments will be provided.
Professor Fred Singer is an atmospheric physicist who is a distinguished professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia, and one of the world's leaders in against global warming. He received his Master's and Ph.D. from Princeton University, and has held numerous academic and government positions such as Chief Scientist of the U.S. Department of Transportation. He has also authored and co-authored many influential books, such as Unstoppable Global Warming.
Professor Robert Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, and a prominent leader in research pertaining to global warming issues. He is the co-principal investigator of Princeton University's Carbon Mitigation Initiative, and is on two current committees of the National Academies. He is the co-author of the ground-breaking research article, “Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies” (Science, August 13, 2004).
Dr. Isaac Held is a prominent senior research scientist at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), and teaches in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University. He was elected to the prestigious United States National Academy of Sciences in 2003, and was also honored as fellow for the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union.