Time: April 17, 2011 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
Street: 9325 Presbyterian Circle
City/Town: Columbia, MD
Website or Map: http://www.earthforumhc.org
Event Type: forum
Organized By: Nancy Fayer
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2011
Are There Links Between
Weather Extremes and Climate Change?
Dr. Wayne Higgins
Director, Climate Prediction Center
National Weather Service, NOAA
Tornados in Maryland, drought in the West, and hurricanes on the Gulf Coast !!! What is happening? In his highly informative, illustrated presentation, Dr. Higgins will explain why we are seeing so many weather extremes and how scientists can accurately predict climate change decades ahead. He will also explain important differences and connections between weather and climate, as well as the differences between natural climate variability and human-induced climate change.
The afternoon will include nutritious, freshly prepared refreshments, information tables to view and interesting people to meet.
At 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Emphasis/Action group discussions will be held. Dr. Higgins will lead “Weather Q & A’s”. Other groups from which to choose include: “Congregations Caring for the Earth” with George Fisher, and “Organic Vegetable Gardening” with Master Gardener Jerry Kissel.
The Earth Forum is free and open to all. E-mail the Forum at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office at 410-730-3545. For information or directions, use www.earthforumhc.org