Anthropogenic Global Warming: – Yea or Nay?

Wednesday, April 9th 3:30 PM refreshments, 4:00 PM Debate.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 244 Wood St. Lexington, MA

Paul H. Carr, Ph.D. AF Research Laboratory Emeritus:

 - Yea – “Humans Influence Our Climate” -- Fossil fuel burning, mining, and the agriculture of our exponentially growing population are generating carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, (CH4), and aerosols. Increasing CO2 and CH4 are blanketing our earth and warming the climate by the greenhouse effect. Aerosols reflect sunlight and are cooling. Sea levels are continuing to rise faster from the melting of Greenland, Antarctica, and mountain glaciers.


Thaddeus Paul Kochanski, Ph.D., (Ted) Sensors Signals Systems        

 Nay –“Natural Processes Dominate Climate Dynamics -- How reliable are the data sources and the General Circulation Models? How do we measure the temperature of something as big and complex as the earth? Why are clouds so critical to determining planetary temperatures? What do we know about the Sun and similar stars?

After opening statements, the remainder of the meeting will be devoted to members of the audience asking their own questions to further elucidate the topic.

Paul H. Carr, SB MIT, Ph.D. Brandeis U, IEEE Life Fellow, published “Weather extremes from anthropogenic global warming” (Natural Science Jan 2013) From 1967 to 1995, he led the Component Technology Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Bedford, MA, where he is emeritus. His branch’s research and development of surface acoustic waves (SAW) resulted in signal processing filters used in radar, cell phones, and TV. He taught philosophy courses at U Mass Lowell that inspired his book, Beauty in Science & Spirit (2006). His web page includes his nature photography.

Ted Kochanski, SB MIT, Ph.D. U Texas at Austin. Dr. Kochanski is a consultant, educator, and entrepreneur with a background in experimental physics, and extensive expertise in developing, and utilizing multiple sensor technologies to characterize, monitor and control diverse physical systems. His professional career spans: Sensors Signals Systems – wide range of domestic and international clients in technology, applications, intellectual property; Entrepreneurship (co-founder of several high-tech companies); Engineering Education: university (UNH, WIT, International); informal education (Museum of Science Exhibit Hall Interpretation Volunteer for 20 years).