Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lecture - "Understanding the Science of Climate Change"

Thursday, October 18
JFK Building at Fort Worden State Park
$5 members, $7 non-members  

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is sponsoring a lecture on the science behind the complex nature of climate change on Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m. at the JFK building at Fort Worden State Park. Admission is $7, $5 for PTMSC members and free for ages 18 and younger.
"We're honored to have Laura Tucker speak about the Earth's climate and how it's changed throughout history," said Anne Murphy, PTMSC Executive Director. "She's worked for 35 years in science education, with the last 20 at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and was recently certified as a Leader for Al Gore's Climate Reality Project."
In the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago, marking the beginning of the modern climate era - and of human civilization. This lecture will take a critical look at the evidence supporting the current understanding of global warming and climate change.
A group of local students from Port Townsend High School will be participating in the presentation. They will be sharing ways they are actively involved with the Port Townsend Climate Action Committee, and plans they are implementing at the high school to reduce their carbon footprint.
Tucker will share slides and information gained at the training with Al Gore and she'll tie in some of our local issues such as sea level rise and ocean acidification.

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