In case you were wondering, our local chapter of the AMS (American Meteorological Society) rescheduled the OMSI Global Warming Meeting for this week. It’ll be coming up this Wednesday at the Airport Shilo Inn.
The point of this meeting was to offer the other side (those that are unconvinced humans are the cause of global warming) a chance to be heard. I am on the executive board of our local chapter and while I don’t necessarily agree with their views, I did want to hear what they have to say and thought they should be heard. As with any other topic we cover at AMS meetings, we are expecting the speakers to stick to science; this isn’t a political meeting.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Come take a look at the science, both the logic and the evidence. Is human caused global warming the greatest scientific myth of our generation?
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25th 2012 from 7-9 PM. Please plan to arrive early. A large turnout is expected. There will be a no-host social hour in the Shilo restaurant from 5-7pm. Come eat dinner and/or have a beverage. Catch up with friends and colleagues!
WHERE: Portland Airport Shilo Inn Convention Center Ballroom 11707 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220. Hotel directions: http://www.shiloinns.com/hotel_details.asp?PI=PASOR
COST: Free and open to the general public.
GUEST SPEAKERS: Former Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor, Meteorologist Chuck Wiese and Physicist Gordon Fulks, PhD.
AGENDA: Come hear Mr. Taylor, Mr. Wiese and Dr. Fulks explore what they consider to be the many problems with the theory of catastrophic human-caused climate change. They will also present their own forecasts for the next decade, century, millennium and beyond. There will also be a public Q & A session at the conclusion of the meeting.
The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society has no formal position on the subject matter of climate change. Our society is committed to our mission statement which reads: The purpose of this society shall be to advance professional ideals in the science of meteorology and to promote the development, exchange, and application of meteorological knowledge. To that end, we are planning to host a future meeting with the opposing side of this subject matter. Please stay tuned for additional details.
I will not be able to attend this meeting because of my schedule, I’ll be on the 6, 8, 10, & 11pm newscasts that night.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen