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Meteorologists to discuss global warming at Portland State
Author: Portland Tribune
Posted: April 10, 2012

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Local meteorologists continue their discussion of global climate change Tuesday evening with a talk on whether humans caused the problem.

It’s the second half of the discussion that struck a few nerves late last year when the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry asked the group to take its talk elsewhere.

The Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society will co-host a two-hour meeting at Portland State University with Oregon climatologist Phil Mote, who will discuss humans’ role in global climate change.

The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. in PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union Grand Ballroom. Mote will talk about “The Scientific Case for Human Influence on Global Climate: What We Learn From Analyzing ALL The Evidence.”

Joining Mote will be Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State University professor of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and Christina Hulbe, PSU professor of Geology.

“The panel may also raise counterpoints to data presented at a similar Oregon AMS meeting last January,” said Steve Pierce, president of the chapter.

About 500 people attended the chapter’s meeting in January that discussed whether global warming was “the greatest scientific myth of our generation?”

January’s meeting was rescheduled from late November after OMSI asked the group to move fearing the local institution would be linked to a one-sided presentation on the issue.