Dr. Ben Santer
Thu, March 29 @ 7:30 pm
Fingerprinting the Climate System
How and why did the scientific community identify a human-caused warming signal and why do scientists believe that human-caused fingerprints are ubiquitous in the climate system? How do rainfall, water vapor, river runoff, snowpack depth, atmospheric circulation, salinity and other climate variables factor into the climate change conclusions by scientists? Dr. Ben Santer holds a Ph.D. in climatology and is a recipient of numerous national and international awards related to biological and environmental research. He will discuss the identification of a number of different climate variables that lead to the conclusion that climate change is related to human influence.