Press Release: UCTV Explores Climate Change, Global Warming Tuesday Nights in November (10/26/2005)

UCTV Explores Climate Change, Global Warming Tuesday Nights in November

La Jolla, October 26, 2005--With devastating hurricanes dominating the news, one can't help but ask the question "Is Global Warming Strengthening the Power of Hurricanes?" This question and many others dealing global warming and our environment are presented and discussed every Tuesday night at 9:00PM in November. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear in-depth information about this important topic from some of the world's leading experts.

Tuesday, November 1
Perspectives on Ocean Science: Ice, Ocean and Eddies: An Arctic Perspective on Climate Change
Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Robert Pinkel provides a window into the cold world of Arctic oceanography and illustrates how the interplay between sea ice and ocean circulation impacts Earth's climate.

Tuesday, November 8
Energy and Climate: Challenges and Solutions
UCSD Division of Physical Sciences presents a discussion on global warming and the prospects of a hydrogen economy. The featured speakers are: Joseph J. Romm, executive director of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions and author of The Hype About Hydrogen - Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate; and Franklin M. (Lynn) Orr, Jr. professor of petroleum engineering and project director of the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University.

Tuesday, November 15
Is Global Warming Strengthening The Power Of Hurricanes?
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have fueled debate over whether global warming is making tropical cyclones more powerful and whether human activity is to blame. Join a distinguished panel of experts from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UCSD to learn more about the relationship between hurricanes and global warming and the potential economic impact.

Tuesday, November 15 (10:30PM)
Scripps Explorations 2005: Oceans and Air
For billions of years, our climate system has run on autopilot, making adjustments in one area in response to changing conditions elsewhere in the world. Today, the system is altered - industrial, transportation, and agricultural activities have affected the global climate in ways that are still not yet understood. At Scripps Institution of Oceanography, scientists are developing new instruments and networks for observing and analyzing the interactions between the oceans and atmosphere.

Tuesday, November 22
Perspectives on Ocean Science: Rapid Climate Change
Is climate variability affected by the ongoing addition of greenhouse gasses to Earth's atmosphere? Dr. Chris Charles explains how geological archives are shedding new light on the human impact on climate.

Tuesday, November 29
The Elements of Global Environmental Issues
Atmospheric Aerosols: Health, Environmental and Policy of Particulates in the US-Mexico Border Region. Featuring Mario Molina, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD, Nobel Laureate, Chemistry (1995); Mark Thiemens, Dean, Division of Physical Sciences, UCSD; Enrique Hambleton, President of Board, Pronatura Noroeste; and Kimberley Prather, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD.

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