Humanists to discuss climate change – Sun, Nov 2

Don’t miss this month’s Sunday Science program this Sunday, Nov. 2nd from 10 am 12 noon at the Salida Community Center. The CCH annual meeting will be held right after the program. We will be voting on several by-law changes and electing new board members and officers. Proposed by-law changes and a slate of nominees for board positions will be sent for your review in a separate email.

Sunday Science!
When: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00am – 12:00 noon
Where: Salida Community Center, 305 F St (corner of 3rd and F), Salida
Topic: Climate Change Update
Speakers: Dr. Si Gonzales, Dr. Frank Waxman and Dr. Dan Bishop

Sunday Science program committee members will present an update on global climate change at the Central Colorado Humanists’ Sunday Science meeting on November 2 at the Salida Community Center. Following their three short presentations covering different aspects of the global warming phenomenon and climate change science, the three will have a panel discussion of the issues and answer questions.

Please join the Humanists for this free, public, monthly Sunday Science meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Numerous questions will be addressed by the speakers, including:

- Does the increase in sea ice around Antarctica contradict the science community’s claims of global warming?

- Does the current 16-year plateau in global temperatures indicate that global warming is really a hoax?

- How can carbon dioxide, a very minor component in our mix of atmospheric gases, be responsible for global warming?

Si Gonzales’s presentation on the cryosphere will emphasize the measurable changes taking place at Earth’s north and south poles.

Dan Bishop will concentrate on the influence greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are having on global warming.

Frank Waxman’s discussion will focus on the difficulties associated with using computer models of complex phenomena in making long-term climate predictions.

Frank Waxman Bio

Dr. Frank Waxman is a Professor Emeritus (2010) of Microbiology & Immunology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Waxman completed his undergraduate education at UCLA and received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from The University of Illinois Medical Center. He held faculty positions at Washington State University, and Ohio State University and served as a Senior Staff Fellow at the NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Dr. Waxman served as the Vice President for Research at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and as the Director of Oklahoma’s EPSCoR Program under the auspices of the State Regents for Higher Education. He currently resides, along with his wife Nelda, near the town of Salida, Colorado.

Dan Bishop Bio

Dr. Dan Bishop received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Kansas University in Lawrence Kansas, doing research in the reaction kinetics of free-radical oxidation reactions. Electing to share his love of chemistry and pursue his enjoyment of teaching, he taught organic chemistry at several Universities, including Colorado State University. Dan also taught computer programming and worked in the computer software field. Now retired, Dr. Bishop has elected to give his left brain a rest and is learning to play the cello and studying the visual arts with portrait sketching and painting (water color and pastels). He lives with his wife of 50 years in Salida, Colorado.

Si Gonzales Bio

Si Gonzales is a retired mathematician specializing in engineering software and mathematical modeling.

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One Response to “Humanists to discuss climate change – Sun, Nov 2”

  1. Allison McCormick

    What a learned panel of speakers sharing their thoughts and time!

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