Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Michael Mann/The Climate Wars

“The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battle Continues”

SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, March 20, 2015 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | The Lyric Theatre | Blacksburg, Virginia

The Interfaces of Global Change Program at Virginia Tech is proud to host Dr. Michael Mann for a science communication workshop and public lecture on Friday, March 20, 2015. Dr. Mann is an award-winning climate scientist and central figure in the political debate over climate change. His lecture at the Lyric Theatre will ...

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SDAL Seminar: Global Change Initiatives at Virginia Tech

Emerging Collaborative Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research and Training

Tue, Feb 24, 10:00am – 11:00am

William A. Hopkins, Ph.D. Director, The Global Change Center at Virginia Tech Director, Interfaces of Global Change Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Dr. Hopkins will will visit the Social & Decision Analytics Laboratory to discuss the goals of the new Global Change Center at Virginia Tech and its associated Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program. These new programs are funded by the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Virginia Tech Graduate School, ...

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Verbal Warming: Labels in the Climate Debate

From the New York Times:

by Justin Gillis

“The words are hurled around like epithets.

People who reject the findings of climate science are dismissed as “deniers” and “disinformers.” Those who accept the science are attacked as “alarmists” or “warmistas. “ The second term, evoking the Sandinista revolutionaries of Nicaragua, is perhaps meant to suggest that the science is part of some socialist plot.

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Response to climate skeptics

By Bruce Hull

Organizations around the world are adapting to climate change, lending credibility to climate science. These organizations buy, study, and use the best available science to inform their multi-billion dollar decisions and strategies. They not only have access to all the science in the public domain, but have commissioned and kept confidential additional science that gives them competitive advantages. These organizations find climate science convincing enough to change business as usual. ...

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IGC students meet with AAAS Fellows

The fellows in the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP met today with Dr. Jimmy O’Dea, a 2014-15 AAAS Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow for U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, and Dr. Julia Mundy, an AAAS fellow in the U.S. Department of Education.

The group met at Fralin Life Science Institute to discuss how to effectively communicate science in order to impact policy, and how to increase awareness of global change research.

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Dr. Deborah Brosnan named to the Irish Education 100

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Brosnan, who was selected by a distinguished set of Irish peers to join an elite group of individuals recognized for their efforts in support of higher education and learning in the USA.

Deborah Brosnan“We celebrate and honor the latest generation of Irish educators and supporters of education who today provide such incredible teaching and advice to generations of students. ...

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