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April 13, 2011

Seminar focuses on communicating the science of climate change

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Communicating the Science of Climate Change is the topic of a seminar by Michael McPhaden, affiliate professor in the UW School of Oceanography and president of the American Geophysical Union, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in A114 Physics-Astronomy.

Michael McPhaden

Michael McPhaden

McPhaden also is a senior scientist at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and a Fellow at the UW Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean.

McPhaden will highlight his experiences using science to inform public policy and discuss reactions to climate change from both the public and policy perspectives. He will also address some of the barriers to effective climate change communication.

The event is hosted by the Forum on Science Ethics and Policy, a group made up of graduate students and post docs. The seminar is open to everyone, but a discussion beginning at 4:30 p.m. is limited to graduate students and post-docs.

Visit the forums website for more information.