When: Tuesday, January 19, 2009, 6:30 PM
Where: UCLA Faculty Center
Contact
: RSVP to bennettramberg@aol.com by January 18, 11am. $30 dinner/$35 dinner with dessert. Please bring your check payable to “Michael Intriligator,” your UCLA host. Parking is available at Structure 2, near the Faculty Center, at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme. Parking fee is $10.

Topic

The presentation will address the issue of what is scientifically known and what is predicted regarding increases in greenhouse gasses and associated climatic change in light of the recent ‘Climategate’ episode. The nature of some of the paleoclimatic evidence discussed in Climategate will be outlined. The potential impacts of climate change on Southern California – particularly in terms of increased drought – will be discussed. A Los Angeles Times Op/Ed piece concerning Climategate was published by the speaker and is available at – http://environment.ucla.edu/news/article.asp?parentid=5165.

Speaker

Glen MacDonald is UC Presidential Chair and Director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment. He holds a B.A. in Geography from UC Berkeley, a M.Sc. in Geography from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Toronto. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge and at Saint Catherine’s College at Oxford. Glen MacDonald conducts research on climate change and its impacts and has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles and an award winning book.  He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the University of Helsinki Medal, the Cowles Award for Excellence in Publication from the AAG (twice), Distinguished Teaching Awards at McMaster University, Canada and UCLA , and was  elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Glen MacDonald is also active in public scholarship and has published Op/Ed pieces in the Los Angeles Times, appeared on network news in Canada and the United States and a number of television programs including recently a Discovery Channel program on water and the BBC series Hot Cities. He has testified for the US Senate Appropriations Committee and has met recently to discuss climate change and Los Angeles with the British Parliament’s Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The Global Security Seminar: Monthly Dinner Seminars for Professionals at the UCLA Faculty Center on International Politics and National Public Policy. See a list of previous topics and speakersOrganized and sponsored by PSR-LA and the much appreciated financial support of Richard Bernard, Jack Kaufman, Armin Satoff, Don and Judy Broder, Jack and Valerie Melmed, William E. Perkins, and an anonymous donor.

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