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Museum Lecture "Earth Under Fire: How and Why Our Climate is Changing" presented by Robert J. Allen Ph.D.
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences University of California, Riverside
August 15, 2019 12 p.m.
Since the industrial revolution, global average surface temperature has significantly increased, likely making our planet the warmest it has been in the last millennium. This, has led the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change to conclude that warming of the climate system is undeniable, and that most of the warming is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Human caused climate change is now likely to continue for many centuries, including not only additional warming of our planet, but also changes in temperature extremes and precipitation, decreases in snow and ice extent, and sea level rise. We are venturing into the unknown with climate, and its associated impacts are likely to be quite disruptive.
Bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Lecture Series once a month. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 or free for Museum Members/Sponsors. Beverages will be served.