Public Event June 28 - New Climate Change Booklet and Videos
How do we know the Earth has warmed? How do scientists project future climate change? What choices face decision makers as the nation prepares for the impacts of climate change? A new booklet and series of short videos from the National Research Council that answer these and other common questions about climate change will be presented at a public event June 28 at the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C., where a newly designed climate change exhibit is on display.
Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts, and Choices is intended to help people understand what is known about climate change. Based on several Research Council consensus reports, the booklet lays out the evidence of climate change being observed around the world, summarizes projections of future climate changes and impacts expected in this century and beyond, and examines how science can help inform choices about managing and reducing the risks posed by climate change.
The event will feature University of Maryland climate scientist and chair of the Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Antonio J. Busalacchi Jr., who will guide the audience through the videos and answer questions about climate change science.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Marian Koshland Science Museum, 525 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C. A reception will follow. Space is limited; those interested in attending may register in advance at http://dels-registration.nas.edu/s3/Get-the-Scoop-on-Climate-Change.