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Greenhouse warming topic for annual Quey Hebrew Lecture at BYU Feb. 13

David Battisti of the University of Washingtonwill speak at Brigham Young University on “Greenhouse Warming: Science, Projections and Uncertainties” for the 2008 Quey Hebrew Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building.

Prior to Battisti’s lecture, a reception with the speaker will be held at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend both events. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences.

With the burning of coal, oil and biomass, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is expected to double in the next 40 years and triple by the end of the century. Battisti will address the state of the science of global warming, what we know will happen to the climate locally and globally and why there exist some uncertainties. He will also show his projection on future climate based on current research.

Battisti served for five years as co-chair of the Science Steering Committee for the U.S. Program on Climate and on numerous international science panels on Committees of the National Research Council. He is co-author of several international science plans and has more than 70 publications in peer-review journals in atmospheric sciences and oceanography.

Battisti holds the Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences and has a doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington.

For more information, contact Kristine Mortenson at (801) 422-3919.

Writer: David Luker

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