DBAMS Book Club: The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change

Join us for the next event in our DBAMS Book Club series on Thursday, March 29.

We will discuss meteorologist and journalist Bob Henson's book, "The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change" (if you don't already have it, this book can be purchased from AMS here). Note that this event will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person. Details are below. Please register in advance if you plan to attend via webcast.

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Where: NCAR Mesa Lab Main Seminar Room

6:00 PM – Arrive and socialize, light refreshments served

6:30 PM – Presentation and Book Discussion

8:00 PM – Meeting Adjourns

Webcast link (please register in advance): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3776046575549808643

Bob will provide an overview of updates he's currently working on for the book, and we'll find out how the landscape has evolved over the last four years, including:

  • The blazing global temperatures of the mid-2010s: just a blip, or a sign of more sustained heating to come?
  • The growth of "hot droughts" and how they're transforming the climate of California
  • The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 and the weather and climate factors that played into it
  • The creation of the Paris Agreement to limit greenhouse emissions—and why the U.S. wants to leave it.

Bob is co-author of the Category 6 website at Weather Underground and a former science writer at UCAR/NCAR.

We hope to have you join us, either in person or via the webcast!


Room Number: 
Main Seminar Room

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Announcement Timing: 
March 27, 2018 to March 29, 2018
Calendar Timing: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm