Navigation Links
American Chemical Society to hold forum on climate change on Aug. 23

BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2010 The American Chemical Society (ACS) will hold a special forum on climate here on Aug. 23 during its 240th National Meeting & Exposition, featuring international authorities speaking on the current status of climate change science. Entitled "Forum on Climate Change Science and Consequences," it is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ballroom B/C, and will include time for audience participation.

The presentations are among 8,000 reports scheduled for presentation during the ACS National Meeting, which runs from Aug. 22-26. The central theme is "Chemistry for Preventing & Combating Disease." In addition to the climate change forum and theme symposia, the conference will offer print, broadcast, and online journalists a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities with that span science's horizons from astronomy to zoology.

The ACS Office of Public Affairs will operate a Press Center in Room 152 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It will host daily press conferences and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The Press Center will have wireless Internet access, telephones, computers, photocopy and fax services, and refreshments. Complimentary news media registration for the meeting is still open.


Scheduled presenters in the Forum on Climate Change Science and Consequences and their topics:

Michael McElroy, Ph.D., of Harvard University, who will discuss the science of climate change. His research covers natural and human-induced changes in the chemical composition of the atmosphere and how these changes impact climate. McElroy's research also addresses the environmental consequences of rapid industrialization in developing countries such as China and India and explores alternative strategies for more sustainable development in the United States and others developed countries.

James McCarthy, Ph.D., of Harvard University, who will discuss the observed global impact of climate changes, the context in which these changes are occurring, and projections for the future. He'll also discuss the socioeconomic impact of these changes including regional impacts on agriculture, fisheries, human health, etc. and will describe how current research might help decisions aimed at preventing and/or adapting to climate change. McCarthy, one of the leading experts on global climate change, has focused his oceanographic studies on regions that are strongly affected by seasonal and inter-annual variation in climate.

John Christy, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, who will describe evidence from the climate record indicating that the "greenhouse effect" the warming due to gases emitted by human activity is overestimated. He will also discuss evidence that regulations designed to impact human climate change are ineffective. Christy currently builds climate data sets, using information from satellites and other monitoring sources, to study how climate has changed and why.

Robert Socolow, Ph.D., Princeton University, who will provide a summary of a new study underway that examines major issues related to global climate change, with a focus on how climate change affects the United States and actions the nation can take to respond to this problem. The new study, America's Climate Choices, is being conducted by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Socolow's current research focuses on global carbon management, including the capture of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and its storage.


Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Related biology news :

1. American Physical Society journals now free to public libraries in US
2. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology honors 11 outstanding scientists
3. American Chemical Society symposium on Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Aug. 24
4. Online release of North American industrial pollution data reveals significant reporting gaps
5. American team of scientists help protect Guatemalas Lake Atitlan
6. Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
7. Consumer responses to Gulf oil spill reflect Americans changing corporate expectations
8. Large majority of Americans still believe in global warming, Stanford poll finds
9. Community interventions and in-home visits may slow excess weight gain in American Indian children
10. Tips from the American Journal of Pathology
11. American Sociological Association launches first-of-its-kind teaching tool
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/20/2015)... , November 20, 2015 NXTD ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market and creator ... Gino Pereira , was recently interviewed on The ... air on this weekend on Bloomberg Europe , ... . --> NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the ...
(Date:11/17/2015)... PARIS , November 17, 2015 ... November 2015.   --> Paris from ... --> DERMALOG, the biometrics innovation leader, has invented the ... and fingerprints on the same scanning surface. Until now two ... fingerprints. Now one scanner can capture both on the same ...
(Date:11/12/2015)... golden retriever that stayed healthy despite having the gene ... new lead for treating this muscle-wasting disorder, report scientists ... and Harvard and the University of São Paolo in ... pinpoints a protective gene that boosts muscle regeneration, ... Children,s lab of Lou Kunkel , PhD, is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015 Frost & Sullivan is ... program addresses ways companies can innovate and transform ... --> ... --> ... well as the disrupting factors altering the industry, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... (AFM) announces Park NX10 SICM Module, an add-on scanning ion conductance microscopy module ... power of SICM to an AFM. , Park SICM benefits virtually all materials ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , December 1, 2015 Dr. Harry Lander , President ... serving as Chief Science Officer and recruits five ... Harry Lander , President of Regen, expands his role to ... recruits five distinguished scientists to join advisory team ... expands his role to include serving as ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Global Stem Cells Group ... a new closed system for isolating adipose-derived stem cells. The announcement starts a new ... adipose tissue. SVF is a component of the lipoaspirate obtained from liposuction of excess ...
Breaking Biology Technology: