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Subject: EES GEOS Colloquium Thursday March 8: Dr. Gavin Schmidt, Director
of NASA-GISS at 5:30 p.m., room 4102
Importance: High
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Program
Presents a Lecture by
Dr. Gavin Schmidt
Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Why is attribution of present day climate change and climate events so
Public discourse about climate changes, and their causes, is very
politicized. Whether it is the human role in global warming, or extreme
events, public discussions tend to generate far more heat than light. While
a robust understanding of climate change mechanisms and impacts has emerged
from 40 years of research on the topic, in public it appears to be far more
contentious with opinions split along identifiable lines. I will discuss how
these topics became so politicized what are the consequences for scientists,
what the science actually shows and what can be done about this toxic public
environment (spoiler: I don't have the answer, but we might have a good
Thursday, March 8th at 5:30 p.m. 
Science Center, Room 4102
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

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