The Year in Climate Change – 2010 1

Posted by Brad Johnson Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:30:00 GMT

A panel of scientific experts will participate in a national teleconference on Thursday, November 17 to discuss the dramatic developments in climate change during 2010. Reports from leading scientists, record global temperatures, extreme weather events and exonerations of scientists, depicted in a timeline linked here, were largely overshadowed by the BP oil spill and the political debate over climate and energy legislation.

The discussion will feature leading climate scientists including:

  • Michael Mann, Ph.D.just returning from the Arctic. Dr. Mann was falsely accused of professional misconduct by climate change deniers and has been completely exonerated by independent panels. He received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. He was a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report, and has served as chair for the National Academy of Sciences ‘Frontiers of Science’. He has received the outstanding publication award from NOAA, and in 2002 was selected as one of the 50 leading visionaries in science and technology by Scientific American. He is author of more than 120 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and recently co-authored the book “Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming” with colleague Lee Kump.
  • Greg Holland, Ph.D. will be calling in from La Reunion in the South Indian OceanDr. Holland is the Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He has several areas of research interests including hurricanes and tropical meteorology, and unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs). His publications have included major contributions to six textbooks and forecast manuals, together with over 100 research papers in atmospheric sciences and UAVs.
  • Mark C. Serreze, Ph.D., Director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Serreze,is also a research associate professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). He studies Arctic climate, and the causes and global implications of climate change in the Arctic. Serreze is well known for his research on the declining sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean. He has has authored more than 90 scientific publications, including an award-winning textbook, The Arctic Climate System, which he co-wrote with former NSIDC director Roger Barry.

To participate in this teleconference call, callers should dial 1.800.434.1335. The conference code is: 529973# Please tell the operator that you are seeking the “2010 Year in Review” conference call.

Note: This call is for media only, and will include a question and answer session for journalists.