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Humans in the Northern Hemisphere - What Have We Wrought?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Z_Ag-Bioscience (Plant Bioscience Building), Room 138

Dr. David Carlson is a renowned climate and Arctic scientist who will be giving a talk entitled:

Humans in the Northern Hemisphere - What Have We Wrought?


From ice cores and ocean sediments we extract highly useful information about ancient
climates, but the strongest signals of human impact on climate come from the most recent six decades - the decades of my lifetime - and most clearly from changes in ice and snow of the Northern Hemisphere. Starting from a simple graphic, I build a consistent record of  those recent changes and their hemispheric impacts. I ask 'what have we wrought' and,  returning to the opening graphic, urge that we 'don't get fooled again'.

Brief Biography for D Carlson
With H P├»┬Č┬üeffenberger, founder and chief editor of the open access Earth System Science Data
journal, 2009-present.
Director, International Polar Year 2007-2008 International Programme Of├»┬Č┬üce, 2005-2010.
Director, Atmospheric Technology Division, USA National Center for Atmospheric Research,
1994-2004.
Director, Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment
International Project Of├»┬Č┬üce, 1990-1994.
Professor of Oceanography, Oregon State University, 1983-1990.
National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC,
1981-1983.
PhD, Oceanography, Univ. of Maine, 1981.

The cost of this event is: Free

For questions regarding this event, please contact:

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
406-994-7060
lresinfo@montana.edu

Sponsored by:
Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

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