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Brown Bag Lecture Series - Surveying Climate Change Science

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February 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Brown Bag Lecture: February 28, 2017, noon - 1 pm  
 
Speaker : Harvey Quaame

Topic : Surveying Climate Change Science 

Global warming caused by the emission of greenhouse gases is changing the earth's environment and will have major impact on world society in the future. This presentation will outline the historical development and the present state of the science. The acceptance of the scientific evidence for climate change by the scientific community is overwhelming, yet polls done on general public acceptance remains constant in the low sixty-percentage range for Canada. Reasons for this difference and its effect on the capacity to take action on climate change will be discussed.

Harvey Quamme is a retired agricultural scientist. He has published a number of awarded winning scientific papers and received the Wilder Medal from the American Society of Horticultural Science for lifetime achievement in the fields of fruit production and breeding. His research included the impact weather and climate change on fruit production in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. He has written three novels, the Whitehorse Chronicles trilogy, adventure stories set in the not too distant future when climate change has come into full effect.

The Penticton Museum will be hosting another popular series of Brown Bag Lectures every Tuesday from noon - 1pm in the Fall and Spring. Anyone wanting to spice up their lunch hour with interesting presentations and discussions on a variety of heritage and culture topics are encouraged to come to the museum auditorium and enjoy some great brain food.

Presentations are in the Museum Auditorium (785 Main St) and include coffee, tea and confections.
Admission is by donation.
Suggested donation is $2 for adults, $1 for children

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