Two Nobel Laureates Warn of Complacency About Global Warming

03/26/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Two of the world’s leading climate change scientists are in the Bay area this week for a series of public talks. They’ll be discussing climate change and what options we have to deal with rising sea levels. They are my guests today for the next hour. But first- one listener comment about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we heard from Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former aide to Secretary of State Colin Powell who said that the US policy toward Cuba is out-dated. Here’s what one listener had to say.


Our guests today for the hour are two Nobel Prize winning scientists. They are in the Bay area to discuss climate change and Dr. Pier Vellinga is Professor in Climate Change and Flood Risk at Wageningen University …He also serves as chairman of the Belmont Forum, an informal group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils. Dr. Henry Pollack, is a Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Michigan, where he taught for more than forty years. He travels regularly to Antarctica, and has conducted scientific research on all seven continents. Dr. Pollack is the author of "Uncertain Science ... Uncertain World" and "A World Without Ice," which provides an analysis of climate change science.

They’ll be making three presentations this week that are open to the public.

At New College tomorrow at 5:30pm their talk is entitled: “Sea Level Rise in Florida: Is It Time to Start Building the Ark?”

At Eckerd College at 7:00pm on Thursday their talk is called “"Sea Level Rise in Florida: Mitigation, Adaptation or Retreat?"

For more information about the Rising Seas project and other programs featuring Drs. Vellinga and Pollack, visit Rising Seas

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