Friday, September 7, 2012

From Math to Civil Rights to Sea Ice to Geoengineering to an Attempt at a Balanced Perspective on Climate Change

Dr. Claire Parkinson presented a Maniac Talk on August 22, 2012 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Abstract: In recent years, climate change has become a topic of heated discussion, and sea ice has been one of the components of climate receiving considerable attention. This was not at all the situation in the 1970s, when Claire Parkinson got into sea ice studies. Claire will share some of the sea-ice science she has been involved in at Goddard over the past 34 years, as well as key moments on her route to becoming a NASA scientist and key factors influencing her perspective on climate change and the discussion of climate change. These factors include an early passion for mathematics, a keen interest in the history of science, a career in sea ice studies, and concerns about geoengineering.

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