What Do Geologists Know About Climate Change?

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday November 29, 2016
      6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30307
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  • URL: http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/
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Atlanta Geological Society 

http://www.atlantageologicalsociety.org/

 

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Summary Sentence: School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Kim Cobb discusses tools to study climate in past geologic periods.

Full Summary: School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Kim Cobb discusses tools to study climate in past geologic periods at the Atlanta Geological Society. 

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In the political debate over fossil fuel emissions, both sides cite Earth's climate history. What are the latest tools geoscientists use to study paleoclimate? What are their ambiguities and limitations? What lessons can citizens and policymakers take from specific episodes in the geologic past? What debates are going on about those lessons?

Hosted by the Atlanta Geological Society, Kim Cobb, professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech, will answer these questions. She uses corals and cave stalagmites to reconstruct tropical Pacific temperature and rainfall patterns over the past decades and millennia. 

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School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences, kim cobb
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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 18, 2016 - 9:33am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:13pm