Humans in the Northern Hemisphere - What Have We Wrought?

Dr. David Carlson, a renowned climate and Arctic scientist, will be at MSU next week and is giving a seminar Wednesday April 17th at 4pm in Animal Biosciences Building Rm. 138.  We would love for the broader environmental community to attend this event! His talk is entitled:
Humans in the Northern Hemisphere - What Have We Wrought?

From ice cores and ocean sediments we extract highly useful information about ancient  climates, but the strongest signals of human impact on climate come from the most recent six decades - the decades of my lifetime - and most clearly from changes in ice and snow of the Northern Hemisphere. Starting from a simple graphic, I build a consistent record of  those recent changes and their hemispheric impacts. I ask ‘what have we wrought’ and, returning to the opening graphic, urge that we ‘don’t get fooled again’.


Brief Biography for Dr. Carlson •With H Pfieffenberger, founder and chief editor of the open access Earth System Science Data journal, 2009-present.•Director, International Polar Year[masked] International Programme Office, 2005-2010. •Director, Atmospheric Technology Division, USA National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1994-2004.•Director, Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment  International Project Office, 1990-1994.•Professor of Oceanography, Oregon State University, 1983-1990.•National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC,  1981-1983.•PhD, Oceanography, Univ. of Maine, 1981.

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