Schedule and abstracts here. Note:
10:00 A.M. Kevin Birdwell. “Understanding Climate Change Factors”
What variables affect climate change? Are they natural? Manmade? Both? Do greenhouse gases provide the sole basis for modern climate concerns? Or are their other important factors to consider? How does the need for large sources of energy to power society affect the climate debate? Finally, how do we approach these issues ethically?
Bio: Kevin Birdwell received a PhD in physical geography, with emphasis in meteorology and environmental change, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2011. He also holds a BS and an MS in geography, with an emphasis in remote sensing and math, from Murray State University, as well as an AA in the Bible from Evangel University. Kevin is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the Nuclear Utilities Meteorological User’s Group (American Nuclear Society). He has 30 years of experience in meteorological operations and research, focusing on areas of complex terrain meteorology, dispersion modeling, air quality, and Quaternary paleoclimate. His dissertation research described the interaction of winds in complex terrain and how to categorize and predict such flows in terms of the underlying atmospheric physics. Kevin currently manages an operational meteorology program in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and also teaches earth and space science part-time for the Department of Adult and Online Learning at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He has also been a Christian apologist in areas of earth science and meteorology since the mid-90s.More.
But, if that guy expresses any skepticism about the earnest bumf blathered in traditional media, doesn’t Bill Nye, the science guy, think he should be in jail because it might be a trigger warning episode for Bill Nye?
Actually, a lot of the other talks could be controversial too, which means—these days—it might be worth going to hear them – but only if thinking doesn’t act as a “trigger” for you.
Consider this your trigger warning.
See also: Bill Nye would criminalize dissent from human-caused global warming claims.
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