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Cafe Scientifique Arlington: Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming

About this event

WHO:         Chris Mooney, Author of "Storm World" and Washington, DC correspondent for Seed Magazine

WHAT:       Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming

WHEN:       Tuesday, August 7, 2007

WHERE:     The Front Page - 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22230

HOW:         6:00-6:30   Buy your drink/meal if you so desire
                    6:30-8:00   Short presentation, followed by Q&A

  • No science background required!
  • Free and open to the public

ABOUT THE TOPIC:    Are hurricanes getting stronger, or more frequent? And what role does climate change play in the weather patterns that shape them? Join us as science journalist Chris Mooney, author of a new book on the subject, explores those questions and the scientific and political issues that surround them.

ABOUT THE CONCEPT:  Cafe Scientifque flourished first in the U.K. (see http://www.cafescientifique.org) as a way for the public and scientists to mingle and discuss science issues in an informal setting.  At least 35 cafés now exist in the U.S.

ABOUT THIS CAFE:  The National Science Foundation initiated Café Scientifique (Arlington) and its occasional cousin in Washington D.C. in April 2006 to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English.  Generally held on first Tuesdays at the Front Page in Arlington. To suggest topics or speakers, complete a survey on-site.

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Cafe Scientifique