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May Meeting - Climate Change-What is it and what can we do about it? with Dr. Dave Demaster, Professor, Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, NCSU

  • NC State University Club 4200 Hillsborough Street NC United States (map)
Drs. Craig Smith and Dave DeMaster, Professor, Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, NCSU. Used with permission from NCSU.

Drs. Craig Smith and Dave DeMaster, Professor, Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, NCSU. Used with permission from NCSU.

This talk will focus on the evidence of climate change (especially in high latitudes), consequences of climate change, the ethics and politics of climate change, and ways that citizens of the world can limit the effects of climate change. 

Dr. Dave Demaster has been conducting research in the Antarctic for 40 years (20 research cruises).  His current research concerns how sediments and bottom dwelling fauna beneath an ice shelf respond when an ice shelf collapses (primarily induced by climate change conditions). His studies focus on the Larsen A and Larsen B ice shelf collapses that occurred in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, respectively. These shelves are adjacent to the Larsen C shelf, the site at which a huge calving event in 2017 generated an enormous iceberg (the size of Delaware).

Regular Lunch: Country fried pork chop, mixed greens salad, baked sweet potato, chef's vegetable medley, rolls, desserts provided by members, iced tea, coffee, and water

Vegetarian Lunch: Black bean enchiladas, mixed greens salad, baked sweet potato, chef's vegetable medley, rolls, desserts provided by members (probably NOT vegan), iced tea, coffee, and water