Warren Meyer, Phoenix resident and author of the popular website Climate-Skeptic.com, will lecture on the science of global warming and climate change, with an emphasis on the science of the skeptic’s position, on November 10, 2009. The presentation is free to the public, and will be held from 7-9 PM in the auditorium of the Phoenix Country Day School, on 40th Street just north of Camelback. This event is not sponsored by any group and is not promoting any commercial activity.
This presentation, titled “Don’t Panic! Why Catastrophic Forecasts of Man-made Global Warming are Exaggerated,” will focus on the science of climate change, including:
— Why greenhouse gasses like CO2 warm the Earth.
— How most forecasts of warming from manmade causes are grossly
exaggerated, which helps to explain why actual temperatures have been flat
and are undershooting warming forecasts.
— How natural processes lead to climate variations that are being
falsely interpreted as man-made.
— A discussion of public policy initiatives, of why the current cap-and-
trade bill will be tremendously expensive for whatever small benefits it
might have, and of a much lower-cost alternative to current cap-and-trade
bills that has been proposed by Congressman Jeff Flake.
— The historic role of amateurs in climate science and examples of how
local students have contributed.
Mr. Meyer has a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree from Harvard. Most of his training is in control theory and the forecasting of complex dynamic systems, which turn out to be the key failure points in most catastrophic climate forecasts. His mission over the last few years, both at his web site and his many public debates, has been to teach the science of global warming in ways that are accessible to the general public. His most recent debate was with Joe Nation, author of AB32, California’s CO2 emissions law.
Mr. Meyer can be reached by email at Coyote@CoyoteBlog.com or by phone at 480-389-6665.
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Mr. Meyer’s YouTube channel, with some of his past presentations, is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/coyoteblog