Global Warming:  What Do We Know  And What Should We Do?

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
and Environmental Sciences Program
College of Sciences, SDSU
are pleased to present a public lecture by

Richard Somerville, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Thursday, November 20, 2008 in Love Library, Room 430
Reception 3:30-4:00pm, Lecture 4:00-5:00pm, Book Signing 5:00-5:30pm

Richard C. J. Somerville is a theoretical meteorologist and an expert on computer simulations of the atmosphere. He received the Ph. D. in meteorology from New York University in 1966 and has been a professor at Scripps since 1979. Richard Somerville’s research is on the physics of clouds and their role in the climate system. His interests include all aspects of climate, including climate science outreach and the interface between science and public policy. He comments frequently on climate and environmental issues for the media. Somerville has received awards from the American Meteorological Society for both his research and his popular book “The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change”, a new edition of which was recently published in 2008. Among many honors, he is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society. He is a Coordinating Lead Author for the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize equally with Al Gore.

by Richard C. J. Somerville
© 2008, 224 pages paperback, ISBN 13: 978-1-878220-85-1
Available during book signing, $22.

Topics include: The greenhouse effect, acid rain, air pollution, and the ozone hole.