Scientific View of Climate Change

David Easterling, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

On Tuesday, March 28, David Easterling, Chief of the Scientific Services Division at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina, will give a talk on the scientific view of climate change.

Dr. Easterling received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 and served as an Assistant Professor in the Climate and Meteorology Program, Department of Geography, Indiana University-Bloomington from 1987 to 1990. In 1990 he moved to the National Climatic Data Center as a research scientist, was appointed Principal Scientist in 1999, and Chief of Scientific Services in 2002. He has authored or co-authored more than sixty research articles in journals such as Science, Nature and the Journal of Climate. Dr. Easterling was also a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Second and Third Assessment Reports, and is currently a Lead Author for the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. His research interests include the detection of climate change in the observed record, particularly changes in extreme climate events.

Registration is not required for this event.  However, registrants will receive emailed directions and parking instructions the day of the event and updates on the event, if necessary. 

This forum is cosponsored by Washington University's Assembly Series and I-CARES.