Science on Tap lecture to focus on global warming
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's next Science on Tap seminar scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 4, will focus on global warming with an emphasis on how individuals' can check on the issue themselves.
The informal presentation by Associate Professor of Physics David Norwood – titled "Global Warming for Scientists ... and Others" -- will be held at 7 p.m. at Tope lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St., in Hammond. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to all ages.
"I plan to present the basic science behind human-caused global warming from the point of view of a scientist," said Norwood. "So, there won't be videos of isolated polar bears on ice caps or talk of saving or destroying the planet. Science is agnostic on the good or bad of global warming.
"There will, however, be examples of my own calculations," he added. "The talk will focus on how the audience can check on these issues on their own and how they can apply true skepticism rather than cynical denials."
The Science on Tap lecture series is sponsored by the Southeastern Department of Biological Sciences. For more information on future presentations, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 985-549-3740.