Happy Hour and lecture: A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change

What can the earth’s climate 100 or 1,000 years ago teach us about what is happening today? What can geological studies tell us about how much of today’s climate change may be natural, and how much due to human activity?

Come hear from one of the country’s leading scientists in the field, Brown’s Professor of Geological Sciences, Tim Herbert, on a topic called, “A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change.”

This event is being underwritten by the Brown Club of Oregon and the Brown Alumni Association to keep the cost at $10 per person, including hearty seafood appetizers and drinks. Space is limited to 25 participants on a first-come basis. Please see details below.

“A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change”
Featuring Brown University’s Chair and Professor of Geological Sciences Tim Herbert

Wednesday, January 12
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Newport Seafood Grill at Riverplace, Portland (map)
Lecture, appetizers, beer or wine
$10 per person

>> Register Here* by December 20, 2010

Professor Herbert is an oceanographer and paleoclimatologist, someone who deciphers the climate of the earth’s past. Geological studies offer us a unique perspective to sort out how much of the climate change we’ve recently experienced may be natural and how much due to human activity. It also allows us to look at natural “climate experiments” that the earth has already run for insights into what we may experience in the coming century of climate change. Past, Present, and Future — it’s all Geology.

Tim Herbert received his B.S. in Geological Sciences from Yale College in 1980 (Magna Cum Laude), and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Geological Sciences, in 1997. He has been recognized for his research in the area of Earth Systems History and paleoceanography, earning him a leadership role in the paleoclimate community. His research has led to a better understanding of the history of global change. Within the University community, he has worked hard to develop strong links between the Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies, the Environmental Change Initiative and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology groups. He teaches broad-reaching courses such as “Ecology and Climate”, “Ocean Biogeochemistry”, and “The Enigma of Warm Climates in the Geological Record.”

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