How big a problem is climate change? How could further changes to the climate, such as a global warming, affect the future of California and the nation? What was President Bush told about climate change, and how could it influence his policy decisions? These are some of the issues that will be addressed by leading experts in the field, including UCI atmospheric scientists Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone and Nobel Prize-winner F. Sherwood Rowland. Other presenters include New York Times science reporter Andrew Revkin; and UCI professors Richard Matthew, international and environmental politics; Elaine Vaughan, psychology and social behavior; and Joseph DiMento, planning, law and society, and director of the UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society. The event is sponsored by the Newkirk Center.
The Newkirk Center is dedicated to making research in the natural and social sciences an effective resource for improving the quality of everyday life. The center introduces researchers, as well as their work, to public officials and community leaders as a way to help them make scientifically sound decisions on vital policy issues, including law, education, environment, healthcare, crime and public infrastructure. The center was established in May 2001 with an endowment from James and Martha Newkirk.
LIST OF SPEAKERS:
“What We Told the President About Climate Change Science”
UCI Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone, professor of Earth system science and chemistry
“The California Case: Climate Changes We Can Expect Now and in the Future”
“A Brief Overview of Climate Change Science and Policy”
F. Sherwood Rowland, UCI Bren Research Professor and Nobel laureate in chemistry
“Recognizing the Problem and Identifying Solutions”
Richard Matthew, UCI associate professor of international and environmental politics
Joseph DiMento, UCI professor of planning, law and society, and director of the UCI Newkirk Center
“Bringing Science to the Public: the Communications Quandary”
Andrew Revkin, New York Times science reporter
Elaine Vaughan, UCI associate professor of psychology and social behavior
Other panelists will include representatives of California environmental planning agencies, the business community, the California Climate Action Registry and faculty members of the UCI Departments of Earth System Science, and Planning, Policy and Design.
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