Third annual JPL Climate Change Forum offers well-rounded look at the pressing crisis
By Carl Kozlowski 11/10/2011
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists are constantly studying the causes and effects of global climate change. From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, six of the space lab’s climate experts will join forces with experts from UCLA and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) to explain the latest trends and answer questions as part of the 3rd Annual JPL Climate Change Forum, held on the JPL campus’ Von Karman Auditorium at 4800 Oak Grove Drive in Pasadena.
Joining JPL’s Laura Tenenbaum, Annmarie Eldering, Ron Kwok, Josh Fisher, Jorge Vasquez and Kevin Hussy on the panels will be Cara Horowitz of UCLA and Adrienne Alvord of UCS.
Rounding out the afternoon will be a talk by 17-year-old Pasadena resident Alec Loorz, who started a company called Kids Versus Global Warming and is one of the top young activists on the issue in the Pasadena region.
The free event will feature a total of eight presentations, each followed by a question and answer session, as well a short “Climate Jeopardy” contest and an hour-long tour of JPL’s new Earth Science Center
For more information, call (818) 354-2567 or visit jpl.nasa.gov.