Climate Change: Serious. Simple. Solvable.
An evening with Colorado State University atmospheric scientist Scott Denning in conversation with writer and CSU English professor John Calderazzo.
The focus of their discussion will be "Climate Change: Serious. Simple. Solvable."
Scott Denning is Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, where he leads a large research group that studies the metabolism of the Earth’s biosphere. In addition to using global satellite imagery, his research has included extensive field work in the great north woods of Wisconsin, the farms of Iowa, and the Amazon rainforest. He also serves as Director of Education and Diversity for CMMAP, the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, working to enhance understanding of global climate through K-12, undergraduate, and graduate study as well as informal education and public presentations. He is the author of over 90 publications in the peer-reviewed climate literature, is a former editor of the Journal of Climate, and served for five years as founding Science Chair of the North American Carbon Program. He takes special delight in engaging hostile audiences on the subject of climate change and has twice been a featured speaker at the Heartland Institute’s annual conference. Scott lives in Fort Collins Colorado with his wife, two teenage sons, a Chocolate Lab, two cats, and a lizard. He is an avid amateur astronomer and spends clear weekend nights photographing the galaxy from a mountain cabin.
John Calderazzo teaches creative nonfiction writing at Colorado State University and was a popular visiting writer at last summer's Steamboat Writers Conference. A former freelance writer and winner of a Best CSU Teacher award, he has published hundreds of essays, short stories and poems in venues that include Audubon, Georgia Review, High Country News, Orion, Witness, Best American Science and Nature Writing, Thoreau’s Legacy: Stories of Global Warming, and more. His own most recent book is Rising Fire: Volcanoes & Our Inner Lives. John co-directs a cross-campus and public outreach and educational program, Changing Climates @ CSU, which has featured talks on climate change from 28 university departments and offers up-to-date information from scientists, artists, sociologists, ethicists, and more. John also uses his writing background to help scientists use tradional storytelling techniques to speak with the public, the media, and policy makers.
Check out Changing Climates @ CSU for current, clear, high-quality information about climate change embracing a wide range of perspectives. After all, global climate change is everybody's business.
THANK YOU to Bear Claw Condominiums/BREO Inc. for their generous support of this program!