Dr. Susan Solomon (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/University of Colorado-Boulder) will present the keynote address at the Second Wisconsin Climate Change Forum at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her topic will be “Climate Change: A Review for Everyone.” Following the talk, a panel will field questions from the audience until 9:00 p.m. The panelists will be professors Dan Anderson (Business School), Michael Corradini (Engineering Physics), Eric DeWeaver and Galen McKinley (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences), Sharon Dunwoody (Journalism and Mass Communication), Jonathan Patz (Nelson Institute), Jack Williams (Geography) and Jack Sullivan of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The forum will take place in Room AB20 Weeks Hall, at corner of Dayton and Charter streets, beginning with an informal reception at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Solomon is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the field of atmospheric science. She is best known for having pioneered the theory explaining how and why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica and for obtaining some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish chlorofluorocarbons as its cause. She serves as co-chair of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which provides comprehensive scientific assessments of climate change for the public and for policymakers. She provided key leadership to the 2007 IPCC Scientific Assessment of Climate Change, released in February.