Three Tenors of Climate Change: 7pm-9pm at the Salt Palace

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10/04/2018

Science is about facts, and scientific fact is at the center of climatologist Dr. Ben Santer’s work on global warming. The esteemed scientist from Lawrence Livermore Labs will join Milwaukee-based filmmaker Chip Duncan and global health expert Dr. Hernando Garzon from California’s Kaiser Permanente for an evening of discussion about receding glaciers, global climate modeling and the long term health consequences facing a warming world.

Using personal stories, long term study and decades of documentation and participation, Santer, Duncan and Garzon have teamed up to bring their climate story to audiences across the U.S. Duncan begins the evening with a discussion of his documentation of North America’s iciest landscapes going back to 1991. Santer tells the story of a warming climate through computer modeling and satellite imagery accented by personal stories that begin with his participation in the 1995 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This report reached the historic conclusion that “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate.” Considered one of the world’s leading experts on global disaster response during the past generation, Garzon weaves a personal story that begins with his work navigating crises like 9/11, the Haitian earthquake and West Africa’s Ebola crisis while addressing a noticeable shift to climate-related disasters such as Puerto Rico, New Orleans, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Ayerwaddy Delta region of Burma.

Garzon, Santer and Duncan are also board members for the Juneau Icefield Research Program, a.k.a. JIRP (www.JuneauIcefield.com). Among its many scientific achievements, JIRP’s work includes the 2nd longest field study of ice and glaciers on earth.

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