WESTERN CONNECTIONS: BRAD JOHNSON, STOP CALLING IT GLOBAL WARMING! THE PRINCIPLES OF A COMPLEX PROBLEM

12/13/2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event address: 

1200 11th St
98225-7015 Bellingham
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Village Books and the WWU Libraries are pleased to present WWU Connections, a brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty and staff.  Join us for this engaging presentation and discussion. Western Connections is co-sponsored by Western Washington University Libraries.

Presenter Name: Brad Johnson, Professor of Physics; Chair of the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Topic: Stop Calling it Global Warming! The Principles of a Complex Problem

The study of Earth’s climate is the latest in a time-honored sequence of important and highly controversial scientific endeavors. This talk will focus on the basic physical principles (once controversial!) governing the dynamics of Earth’s atmosphere. Connections to the root issues of climate change will be drawn, with a few surprises.

Brad Johnson is a Professor of Physics and Chair of the department of Physics and Astronomy at WWU. He has Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Colorado, and is a member Western’s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center SOLAR team, participating in the development of new solar energy technologies.

 

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