Professor Umran S. Inan

Winter 1997-98

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 1998

Time: 4:15 PM Refreshments at 4:00

Location: BLDG 260/Rm 113

Golbal Warming: Unfinished Business

Dr. S. Fred Singer

Science and Environmental Policy Project


Brief Biography: The speaker has held a number of academic and governmental positions. He is currently president of the Washington D.C.-based Science & Environmental Policy Project; Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia; distinguished research professor, George Mason University; former director of the US Weather Satellite Service. He is co-author and editor of "Global Climate Change"(1989), and the author of the upcoming book "Global Warming: Unfinished Business".

The speaker will review current controversies surrounding the global warming issue. Among them:

1. Can one account for the discrepancy between satellite and surface temperature data?

2. Can one detect a climate impact of commercial air traffic?

3. Would global warming cause sea-levels to rise or fall?

4. Is ocean fertilization more cost-effective than the control of CO2 emissions?