Mar. 25th – Climate Change Discussion: what we know, what we don’t, and why we disagree

Saturday, March 25th from 11am – 12pm

Climate change raises lots of questions – what’s happening with the climate, what do we know about it and what don’t we, where does the future lead, and why is there so much disagreement on all of this? Join Professor Jeremy Shakun, a climate scientist at Boston College, for a candid conversation on these topics… and bring your own questions that you’d like to discuss. Please register on our online calendar.

* Sponsored by the Friends of the Newbury Town Library


Jeremy Shakun is a paleoclimatologist who researches the patterns and causes of climate change over recent millennia to the Ice Ages of the past few millions of years using glacier deposits, ocean sediments, and cave stalagmites. He says understanding how and why climate has changed in the past provides insight into what to expect from it in the future. Among his research articles on the topic: “A Reconstruction of Global and Regional Temperature for the Last 11,300 Years” and “Global Warming Preceded by Increasing Carbon Dioxide Concentrations During the Last Deglaciation.” Dr. Shakun’s various studies have been published in the leading journals Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; he has spoken about climate change with numerous media outlets, including BBC, NPR, U.S. News & World Report, Associated Press, New York Times, MSNBC, Christian Science Monitor and Scientific American, and WBZ News Radio.

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