Science Pub - Glaciers National Security and the Roots of Climate Science

Glaciers, National Security, and the Roots of Cutting Edge Climate Science

Let's meet for pizza, drinks and SCIENCE!!  I've been to several of the Eugene Science Pub events, and they're always fun and educational.  Science Pub is organized by OMSI, and they request a $5 donation.  I suggest arriving early -- Science Pub draws a big crowd.

Glaciers are all over the news these days, not only because their melting contributes to global sea level rise, alters hydrology, and changes landscapes, but also because ice cores from glaciers provide some of the planet's best data about climate change.  How did glaciers come to play such a fundamental role in climate science and global warming discussions?  The answer, explains environmental historian Mark Carey, has a lot to do with national security concerns dating back many decades.


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  • Betty U.

    The presentation was good. The questions went on too long and wandered too far afield. It would have been fine to stop after four or five when people started to leave.

    June 13

  • Berri H.

    Nice meeting everyone who was there last night!

    June 13

  • Ariana

    Sorry I cannot be there and unable to un-rsvp.

    June 12

  • Berri H.

    Just curious, since I haven't met anyone here, do we just find our own seats or do we try to sit as a group?
    I'll be there and I guess if anyone recognize me please say hello! :-)

    June 12

    • Richard

      Hi Berri. I'm going to get there early, and will place a Sierra Club sign on the table..

      June 12

  • Ann R

    Would this event be good for a 12 year old?

    June 7

    • Richard

      I looked at the OMSI web site description:­, and they say "Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event open to all ages." My experience is that, at most, it's a "PG-13" event; it probably depends on the kid whether it would be enjoyable.

      June 7

  • Julie B.

    Great forum. I'm sorry I can't attend.

    June 6

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