NASA to Host Free Public Science Symposium on Climate Change


WHAT: On Saturday, Oct. 16, scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and other organizations will discuss the scientific evidence for global warming at a free public science symposium. The symposium is sponsored by the JPL Green Club. Experts will give brief talks on how climate change is affecting Earth's atmosphere, ocean and ice, presenting evidence from satellites and other data sources. The symposium will also outline specific steps individuals can take to help address this issue. The presentations, which are geared toward adults, will be followed by question-and-answer periods. The event will be webcast live on JPL's Ustream channel at: http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 .

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Michael Gunson, JPL project scientist for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2 mission)--symposium moderator
  • Annmarie Eldering, JPL deputy project scientist, OCO-2
  • Eric Fetzer, JPL deputy project scientist for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft
  • Ben Holt, research scientist, JPL Oceans and Ice Group
  • Jorge Vazquez, project scientist for JPL's Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
  • Erik Conway, JPL historian
  • Gretchen Keppel-Aleks, research scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Jobea Holt, research scientist, The Climate Project
  • Bruce Woodside, core team member, Transition Los Angeles and Transition San Fernando Valley


WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Von Karman Auditorium, JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, Calif. 91109. Parking and admission are free. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Media wishing to attend should contact Alan Buis in advance at 818-354-0474, or alan.d.buis@jpl.nasa.gov.

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