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Distinguished Lecturer Series (2010-2011)

  Lecture Locations:

Bahen Centre, 40 St. George St., Toronto, Rm 1170;
Scarborough College, Nov. 11, 2010, 5:00 P.M. Rm AA112;
Scarborough College, February 15, 2011, 5:00 P.M. Rm SY110

CGCS Lecture Schedule


Place & Time



Wed, Sep. 15, 2010

MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Bldg (North), 80 Queen’s Park, 5:30 p.m.

James Hansen, NASA/GISS
followed by a discussion with Naomi Klein and Clayton Thomas Muller

Climate Reality

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

John Smol
Queen’s University

From controversy to consensus: Making the case for recent climatic change in the Arctic using lake sediments

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

Bahen Centre, BA1130 , 3:30 p.m.

Johan WeijersUtrecht University

Tetraether membrane lipids from soils: new organic geochemical tools to reconstruct past climates and environments

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

Martin Trauth
Potsdam University

The cradle of humankind: tectonics, climate and evolution in East Africa

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

University of Toronto,
Scarborough, AA112, 5:00 p.m.

Marie-Louise Timmermans, Yale Univ.

Arctic Climate variability: the role of the ocean

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

George Philander
Princeton University

The Role of the tropics in Glacial Cycles: Is Ice Incidental to Ice Ages?

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

Claire Parkinson

Why is There So Much Confusion About Climate Change and Why Does It Matter?

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

Page Chamberlain
Stanford University

The Hydrologic Cycle of the American West During Times of High CO2 – A view from the Past

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

Shawn Marshall

Glacier-climate processes and glacier sensitivity to climate change

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

Maureen Raymo
Boston University

Carbon Dioxide, Sea Level, and Milankovitch: Making Sense of the Ice Ages

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

University of Toronto,
Scarborough, SY110, 5:00 p.m.

Lucy Carpenter
Univ. of York, U.K.

Marine trace gases:  New thoughts on their
role in climate

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

Jim Kasting
Penn State University

The Faint Young Sun Problem and Geochemical Constraints on Atmospheric CO2 Levels

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

Johannes Lehmann
Cornell University

Biochar Systems for Climate Change Mitigation

Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1170, 3:30 p.m.

Andreas Stohl
Norwegian Inst For Air Res

Identifying the sources of Arctic air pollution

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