Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Location: BrickStone Brewery
“The influence of clouds on the climate: past, present, and future”
On Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30pm, Green Drinks Kankakee will be hosting presenter Dylan Gaeta, a University of Chicago PhD student in the Department of Geophysical Sciences. He will be speaking about how clouds play a role in climate change and how they are best used in climate predicting models.
Clouds are, in fact, the largest source of uncertainty in our attempts to quantify Earth’s climate sensitivity. They possess a unique quality in that they can either warm or cool Earth’s surface, depending on their composition and spatial location in the atmosphere. Dylan is taking part in StratoClim 2017, an aircraft research mission that is taking measurements of clouds without satellites, by flying into the stratosphere to take measurements of water vapor and cirrus cloud composition. At the heart of it all will be the scientific questions we’re concerned about and seek answers to CO2 induced climate change.
Green Drinks is an international organization consisting of local monthly meet ups to network and discuss sustainable and environmental topics. Green Drinks Kankakee meets the third Tuesday of the month at Brickstone Brewery in Bourbonnais. Networking starts at 6pm and the presentation begins at 6:30pm. This is a free program and open to the public. For more information contact Julie Larsen at 708-828-4325.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is marked “of interest” as something our members might be interested in, but there is no formal, organized Meetup arranged yet. Interested in making it a “real” event? Let us know and you can be the point of contact for your fellow skeptics!