Perspectives on Global Climate Change

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm

The full conference can be viewed here.



for a free community event exploring the effects of climate change on Earth's lands, seas and atmosphere

Perspectives on Global Climate Change


May 24, 2018, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Maltz Performing Arts Center  |  Case Western Reserve University

Featuring talks and a panel discussion with renowned climate scientists:

portrait of Michael MannMichael Mann

Michael Mann, Director of the Earth System Science Center and Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University

Mann is an outspoken opponent of "climate denialism" whose latest book, The Madhouse Effect, was published in 2016 with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tom Toles.

Mann will be opening the conference with a discussion on "Understanding Global Warming."

portrait of Stephen Palumbi underwaterStephen Palumbi

Stephen Palumbi, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and principal investigator of the Palumbi Lab at Stanford University

Palumbi will follow with a talk on the "Effect of Climate Change on Ocean Life."

Palumbi's 2011 book, The Life and Death of Monterey Bay, is often cited for "injecting hope into an otherwise dire ecological future in the planet's oceans." 

portrait of V. "Ram" RamaswamyV. "Ram" Ramaswamy

V. "Ram" Ramaswamy, Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University

Ramaswamy will discuss "The Climate Change/Atmospheric Turbulence Linkage: What is the state of our understanding?"

Ramaswamy is considered an expert at climate modeling.



Reserve your free ticket to this engaging event now! 

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This event, sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering and hosted by the Great Lakes Energy Institute, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Reserve your free ticket now.

The afternoon will include opening remarks by Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder, National Academy of Engineering Executive Officer Al Romig and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Arthur Heuer.

The event will also feature:

Alexis Abramson

Alexis Abramson, Co-Director of Case Western Reserve University's Great Lakes Energy Institute 

Abramson, a nationally recognized leader in the field of advanced energy research, will introduce the conference and lead the question and answer sessions with each speaker after their talk.

Abramson says the event will be a timely opportunity to explore all aspects of the impact of climate change on everything from pollution to the availability and pricing of the foods we eat.

portrait of Philip TaylorPhilip Taylor

Philip Taylor, Distinguished University Professor and Perkins Professor of Physics

Taylor will close the conference by leading a question and answer session with a panel of all three speakers.

"The whole future of humanity depends on us having a livable globe on which we can survive," says Taylor. The event is a chance for members of the public to learn the basics of climate science, its consequences and the need for global and local action, says Taylor. 


Reserve your free ticket now! 


Perspectives on Global Climate Change

May 24, 2018, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Maltz Performing Arts Center  |  Case Western Reserve University

Parking for the event will be available adjacent to the Maltz Center at 1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland. 

aerial view of globe