Review of the IPCC’s Evidence of Human-Caused Global Warming
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Review of the IPCC’s Evidence of Human-Caused Global Warming Brown Bag Lunch/Teleconference
February 12, 2014, 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
ENERGY BAR ASSOCIATION International Energy and Transactions Committee Presents this seminar. Climate change has been much in the news lately, as President Obama has announced a number of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The recent 5th Assessment Report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) indicates that humans have been the dominant cause of the global warming that has occurred since the mid-20th Century. The IPCC scientists’ assessment of anthropogenic influence on climate can be found at http://www.climatechange2013.org/images/uploads/WGIAR5_WGI-12Doc2b_FinalDraft_Chapter10.pdf, with references to other materials on the IPCC Working Group 1 website: http://ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/#.Ut_CqJ0o4cA
A diverse panel of eminent scientists will describe and assess the strength of the scientific evidence that the IPCC relied on so that non-scientists can understand the basis for, and significance of, the IPCC’s conclusion. All of the panelists have written extensively on the science underpinning the IPCC's conclusions and have come to surprisingly different conclusions. We can expect a lively debate on global warming by supporters of the IPCC Report and its critics. After a short presentation by each panelist and an opportunity for the panelists to respond to each other, the session will be open for questions from the audience.
Moderator: Stephen Gaske, Sr. Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors
Panelists: Dr. Michael MacCracken, Chief Scientist, Climate Institute – Dr. McCracken was senior global change scientist to the interagency Office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program from 1993 – 2002 in Washington, D.C. before becoming Chief Scientist at the Climate Institute
Dr. Patrick Michaels, Cato Institute – Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, a former professor of Climatology and Past President of the American Association of State Climatologists
Dr. Harold Doiron, Right Climate Stuff – a retired NASA scientist who has used his experience in complex systems dynamic simulation models to coordinate an objective review of the global warming issue by a group of retired NASA scientists and astronauts
Hosted at: Hunton & Williams LLP, 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037 Penn Quarter Conference Room
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Pre-registration is required by no later than February 10, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Marlo Brown-Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations must be received in writing by February 10, 2014.
On-Site or Teleconference (per person) EBA Members: $25
Full-Time EBA Student Members: FREE