Party Meeting

Meet Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Donald Wuebbles

We have a special program this evening that we are sure will be of special interest to our members.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Donald Wuebbles will be giving a presentation on climate change in the MCC conference center. Prior to the lecture, The Democratic Party and members of the public will meet Dr. Wuebbles in room B168-169, near the cafeteria and the Commons area of the College. This is next door to our normal meeting room.

Park near the flagpole entrance and enter the B Building.

Agenda

6:15 — Meet and greet with Dr. Wuebbles
7:00 — Dr. Wuebbels presents: “Our Changing Climate: the 2014 US National Climate Assessment”

The Democratic Party will meet briefly after the lecture in our regular meeting room B166-167 if time permits.

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About Dr. Wuebbles

Donald J. Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois. He is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences as well as an affiliate professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was the first Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment at Illinois, the first Director of the Environmental Council at the University, and Head of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences for many years (1994-2007).

Dr. Donald WuebblesDr. Wuebbles is an expert in numerical modeling of atmospheric physics and chemistry. He has authored over 400 scientific articles, relating mostly to atmospheric chemistry and climate issues. He has been a lead author on a number of national and international assessments related to concerns about climate change, and on atmospheric chemistry, including the effects of human activities on stratospheric and tropospheric ozone.

Dr. Wuebbles and colleagues received the 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He shares in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the international Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was a member of a federal advisory committee that assessed and in 2009 published a report on the potential impacts of climate change on the United States.

Professor Wuebbles was a Coordinating Lead Author for the major international IPCC assessment of climate change published in late 2013 and was a leader in the U.S. National Climate Assessment published in May 2014. He was one of six U.S. scientists selected by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences to work with counterparts representing the UK Royal Society on a special report on climate change that was published in February 2014. Dr. Wuebbles received the Cleveland Abbe Award from the American Meteorological Society in February 2014 for outstanding accomplishments and service given to society.

WHEN
February 18, 2015 at 7pm - 8:45pm
WHERE
McHenry County College
8890 US 14
B168-169
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2738
United States
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CONTACT
Michael Bissett · · 224-622-4911
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