Monday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Bonnell Auditorium, Community College of Philadelphia, 17th & Spring Garden
A central figure in the controversy over human-caused climate change has been "The Hockey Stick," a simple, easy-to-understand graph Prof Mann and his colleagues constructed to depict changes in Earth's temperature back to 1000 AD. The graph was featured in the high-profile "Summary for Policy Makers" of the 2001 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and it quickly became an icon in the debate over human-caused ("anthropogenic") climate change. On Nov 9, Prof Mann will tell the ongoing story behind the Hockey Stick, using it as a vehicle for exploring broader issues regarding the role of skepticism in science, the uneasy relationship between science and politics, and the dangers that arise when special economic interests and those who do their bidding attempt to skew the discourse over policy-relevant areas of science.
This event is free and open to the public. Organized by the Sierra Club and the Community College of Philadelphia's Coalition for a Sustainable Future.
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Sierra Club Southeastern PA Group
Community College of Philadelphia Coalition for a Sustainable Futur
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Clean Air Council
Clean Water Action
Drexel Univeristy, Sierra Club
Green Cycle Alliance at Community College
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Temple Univ, Dept of Geography and Urban Studies
Univ of Penn, Student Sustainability Association