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Last Update: 05.07.14

Previous Alerts and Event Notices

Panel Discussion on Our Changing Climate
Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd, 7 PM
Atascadero Community Church

Dr. Weymann will be joined on the panel by well known PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey and Heidi Harmon, local representative of Citizens Climate Lobby.

Dealing With Climate Change
Series of Public Presentations
Hosted by Dr. Ray Weymann and Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast
March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 2014
PG&E Energy Education Center
6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo

Several different speakers will discuss the basic science but also expected impacts as well as strategies for dealing with climate change.  The course is taught under the auspices of the Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast

Climate Change: Separating the Science from Policies (and Politics)
Public Presentation by Dr. Weymann
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7 PM
San Luis Obispo Amateur Radio Emergency Service
SLO County Sheriff's Office Auditorium
1585 Kansas Avenue, off Hwy 1 between the Men's Colony and Cuesta College
Climate Science Panel Discussion
Public Event
Saturday, August 10th, 2013, 1 PM - 3 PM
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

Dr. Ray Weymann: The Basic Science
John Lindsey: How Climate Change Affects Weather on the Central Coast
Dr.  Lou Pitelka: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change in California
Fee: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, plus $3 for parking.
Followed at 2 PM by a free docent-led tour of the Garden.
For more info contact SLO Botanical Garden Education Coordinator
at 805-541-1400, extension 304
For details see SLO Botanical Garden

"Chasing Ice" on National Geographic Channel
1.5 Hours, Friday, April 19th, 8 PM - 9:30 PM
1.5 hours, Friday, April 19th, 9:30 PM - 11 PM
1.5 hours, Friday, April 19th, 11 PM - 12:30 AM
1.5 Hours, Saturday, April 20th, 12:30 AM - 2 AM
1.5 Hours, Friday, April 26th, 4 PM - 5:30 PM
1.5 Hours, Friday, April 26th, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Witness the rapid decline of Earth's glaciers in incredible time-lapse film.
Spectacular video by world-famous nature photographer James Balog.
NG "Chasing Ice" Program Info  /  "Chasing Ice" Website

Previous Balog "Extreme Ice" PBS Video: Watch Here  /  Website

Ray Weymann Presentation on Climate Science
15-minute presentation, Saturday, April 20th, 11:30 AM
Earth Day Celebration
Santa Maria's Natural History Museum
412 South McClelland Street
Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science
A new movie to be released during Earth Day, April 22, 2013
Available for FREE On-Line Viewing on April 22nd HERE

Movie Launch Info  /  Project Description  /  Project Poster  /  Movie Trailer
Climate Change Education Classes, February 2013
Dr. Ray Weymann will be conducting a series of four classes on climate change in association with Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast
Class:  Climate Change: Science, Impacts, Challenges & Solutions
Dates:  February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
Presentation Period:  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Informal Discussion Period: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:  PG&E's Energy Education Center, 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo (the frontage road between the two Hwy 101 Avila Beach freeway exits).
Registration is Required:  Go HERE to register
Course Fee: Non-Members $40, LLCC Members $20

Human-Induced Climate Change: Scientific Fact or Political Myth?
Public Cal Poly Forum Presentation
By Dr. Ray Weymann
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 6:30 PM
Spanos Theatre behind the SLO PAC at Cal Poly
Folks who are skeptical and curious, as well as true believers of climate science, are cordially invited to attend. This program is excellent for educators and students and anyone who wishes to obtain basic, factual information about "global warming" and the meticulous science behind current scientific understanding.

The Science Behind Climate Change
Dave Congalton KVEC 920 AM Radio Talk Show
By Dr. Ray Weymann
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Ray returns to Dave's program to continue addressing climate change and the science behind it.  This program is a lead-in into Ray's public presentation on April 11th at Cal Poly's Spanos Theater as noted immediately below.

Frozen Planet
New Discovery Channel Series
Starting March 18, 2012

The new 7-part series "Frozen Planet" airing on the Discovery Channel by the makers of "Planet Earth" and "Life".
  YouTube Preview Video  /  Discovery Channel "Frozen Planet" site  /  BBC Release
Note 1:  The Discovery Channel had planned not to show final episode 7 due to concerns
   about it being too controversial for Americans as it presents information about global
   warming.  That decision was rescinded.  Episode 7 will be aired.  More information.
Note 2:  This series will be available on DVD and Blu-ray disc on April 17, 2012.

New NSF Video "EARTH: The Operators' Manual"
04.18.11
An excellent new National Science Foundation three-part video series on Earth's changing climate and energy challenges is now underway on PBS, starting with the first segment "EARTH: The Operators' Manual".

"Host Richard Alley – a geologist, contributor to the United Nations panel on climate change and former oil company employee whom Andy Revkin of the New York Times once called “a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan” – leads the audience on this engaging one-hour special about climate change and sustainable energy, premiering during Earth Month 2011. “EARTH: The Operators’ Manual” (“ETOM” for short) is a rigorously researched, beautifully filmed and ultimately uplifting antidote to the widespread “doom and gloom” approach to climate change. The program opens with a thorough grounding in Earth’s climate history and an overview of the current dilemmas, but its main thrust is an upbeat assessment of our many viable sustainable energy options."

Dr. Alley is the author of the fascinating book on Ice Cores and what they tell us about the Earth's past climate: "The Two Mile Time Machine"

It is being aired by PBS affiliate KQED (channel 8 for Charter subscribers) though hardly at prime times:

April 20, 11 PM / April 21 at 5 AM (!) and April 22 at 8 AM and again at 11 AM.

If you can't watch it at any of these times you can watch it online at:
http://earththeoperatorsmanual.com/broadcast_info

The Heat Is On: Global Warming - Causes and Consequences
NASA Webcast for Science Educators
by Dr. Joel Levine, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
Thursday, April 21st, 10 - 11 AM Pacific Time

Join Dr. Joel Levine to learn more about global warming and how it is affecting our planet. The temperature of the surface of Earth and the other planets is controlled by incoming solar radiation and the outgoing thermal or infrared radiation generated at the surface by the absorption of the incoming solar radiation. This webcast will discuss the causes and consequences of global warming.

NASA's Digital Learning Network allows the next generation of explorers to connect with scientists, engineers and researchers without leaving the classroom. The network provides distance-learning events designed to educate through demonstrations and real time interactions with NASA experts.

For more information about this series of webcast events, visit NASA Digital Learning Network

For questions about this webcast series, contact Caryn Long  Caryn.Long@nasa.gov

The Most Common Myths About Climate Change
Free Public Presentation
by Dr. Ray Weymann
March 17th, 7:30 PM
AARP Building, Atascadero

Dr. Weymann will describe several of the most common misconceptions concerning the science underlying human-induced climate change and in the process describe the basics of climate change science, current observations from both the ground and from satellites, and the benefits and adverse aspects of continuing on the present course of CO2 emissions. He will distinguish between those aspects of climate science which are well understand from those which are not.

Climate Refugees
Documentary Showing in SLO
January 30th

Cal Poly's Emerging Green Professionals (EGP) club and C4 are excited to announce that a screening of the new documentary "Climate Refugees" will be taking place in San Luis Obispo!  The film will be playing around the nation in the last two weeks of January through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in coordination with local chapters.

The event takes place Sunday, January 30th, 1-3 PM, at the San Luis Obispo Library Cost is $5 per person.  Please join in an afternoon of discussions and learning about the devastating effects of climate change on many of the inhabitants of our planet. This is a great chance to become more educated and involved in one of our generation's most important obstacles. Partner with us in the movement to raise awareness of this vitally important issue!

For additional information, see
Climate Refugees  http://web.mac.com/lathinktank/climaterefugees/Home.html
Event Flyer http://usgbcc4.clubwizard.com/IMUpload/Refugee_poster1.pdf

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