Arctic Meltdown?

Yarrow Axford,
Assistant Professor,

Earth and Planetary Sciences; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

PAST AND PRESENT-DAY CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ARCTIC
What do we really know about climate change in Arctic regions, and how do we know it? What data allow scientists to draw conclusions about current climate trends – and their causes? How were those data collected? Professor Axford has conducted field-based climate research in the Arctic for more than 15 years.

She will provide a geologist's perspective on these questions, offering a broad overview of the science of climate change and a personal perspective on conducting research in remote parts of Greenland, Iceland, Arctic Canada, and Alaska.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

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WHAT IS SCIENCE CAFE?

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible - much more so than a public lecture. It's an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific 'stuff'! No cover charge, EVER!

WHO WILL BE THERE?

Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone "in the know". No scientific knowledge is assumed by the speakers, so anyone can participate.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A SCIENCE CAFE?

Cafes start with an engaging talk from the research scientist who introduces the topic. It is not a lecture, so anyone can ask a question, and positively welcomed will be those which begin "This might be a stupid question, but ..." These questions are invariably not stupid and often rather insightful.


WHERE AND WHEN?

Our Science Café Evanston is scheduled to be held typically on the third or fourth Wednesday each month, September through May, and takes place between 6:30 and 8:00 pm at the Firehouse Grill in Evanston.

LOCATION

6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

CONTACT US

Email us with your questions.
sigma-xi@northwestern.edu.
If you have any ideas for programs, please let us know.