“Snowmobiles or Jet Skis?”: Climate Change Presentation

Are you curious about climate change and the science behind it? If so, please join Dr. Susan Hoban from the University of Maryland on Thursday, January 14 at 6pm in IRC 120 for her presentation entitled “Snowmobiles or Jet Skis?: A Discussion of Climate Science from the NASA-UMBC Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology.” Some questions Dr. Hoban will cover include ‘Is the planet warming?,’ ‘Is the sea level rising?,’ ‘Is Antarctica falling into the sea?,’ and ‘Should we trade in our snowmobiles for jet skis?’

Recent studies of the Earth’s climate and the implications for our environment have sparked heated debate over the last few years. The presentation will provide perspective on the fundamental ideas inherent in the controversial phrase “climate change” and summarize some recent results from studies relating to Earth’s atmosphere and climate. Ongoing efforts of the NASA-UMBC Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology will be highlighted.

Dr. Hoban is a Senior Research Scientist and Affiliate Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She currently serves as Associate Director for Academics at the NASA-UMBC Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology. A more complete bio for Dr. Hoban can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/16xCvgOxl8wlHIPe3l-yI8r4oEr_NvEzD7-UvSNFpKcE/edit.

The entire campus and Big Rapids community are invited to attend this timely presentation. Snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information please contact 231-591-2588.