Great opportunity tonight to hear Â GO2030 speakers NDSUâ€™s and Fargoâ€™s own Dr. Kevin McCaul Dean of Science and Math andÂ Dr. Allan Ashworth reknownedÂ ArcticÂ explorer will show some of the results from the research that been done and how we deal with what that scientific research tells us.
Here are two articles just this week about the more frequent and severe weather events:
In todays Forum:
Published May 26, 2011, 12:00 AM
Tornadoes! Floods! Droughts!
Scientists: Many severe weather events tied to global warming
WASHINGTON â€“ The deadliest tornadoes in decades. Severe flooding on the Mississippi River. Drought in Texas, and heavy rains in Tennessee. Whatâ€™s up with the weather? Â Full article online.
Here’s another article in todays Forum:
Weather Talk: United States experiencing one of worst tornado years
April set the record for the most tornadoes, with 875 reported across the nation.By:Â John Wheeler, WDAY, INFORUM Â (Here’s a portion of the article below followed by link to full article)
“But before jumping to the conclusion that we now live in a new and terrible tornado regime, consider that tornado activity had been below average for several years in a row. Consider also that, historically, there have been years with high tornado statistics from time to time. Much like the wild hurricane season back in 2005, the U.S. is having a really bad time with tornadoes this year. But it is likely just a bad year and not a foreboding change.”
Dr. Kevin McCaul
â€œWho Believes in Global Warming â€¦ and Why?â€
In this presentation, Allan Ashworth, University Distinguished Professor of geology, will discuss research findings that persuade him global warming is here and that humans have contributed to the problem. Then Kevin McCaul, dean of the College of Science and Math and professor of psychology, will share research that indicates enormous group differences in whether people â€œbelieveâ€ in the problem of global warming.
The Science CafÃ© will conclude with both presenters discussing with the audience why the group differences exist and how to close the gap in beliefs about global warming.
Allan Ashworth is one of the stars of the award winningÂ documentary â€œIce Peopleâ€and also has a glacier in Antarctica named after him.
26 May 2011 â€“ 7:00pm
Fargo City Hall, Commission Room
209 N. 3rd Street
Dr. Allan Ashworth
University Distinguished Professor,Â Â NDSU
Dr. Kevin McCaul
Dean of Science andÂ Mathematics, NDSU
Social Psychology and Climate
Dr. McCaul and Dr. Ashworth will discuss energy efficiency, water issues, and climate change from a local and regional perspective.
Hope to see you at this event and onÂ Mind Mixer to share your ideas