Location

Michels Ballroom

Event Website

http://www.snc.edu/facultydevelopment/programs/catholictradition.html

Start Date

20-10-2016 12:00 AM

Description

In the 2015 Papal Encyclical. Laudata Si', Pope Francis encourage "people of good will" to engage in an "intense dialogue" between science and religion as a way to address environmental issues such as global warming. In that spirit, this presentation will explain the basical physical and chemical processes driving current changes to the earth's climate system. This scientific understanding will form the basis of next semester's CIT workshop centering on the religious and spiritual dimensions of climate change.

This talk is facilitated by David Poister, Ph.D. who is a Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science at SNC where he has taught since 1995. He is an environmental chemist with research interests in biogeochemistry and the chemical ecology of aquatic systems. His current scientific work focuses on chemical interactions between algae growing in the Fox River. In addition to his work as a scientist, David is interested in exploring how the dialogue between science and religion can be used to understand and advance the human condition.

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Oct 20th, 12:00 AM

The Science of Climate Change

Michels Ballroom

In the 2015 Papal Encyclical. Laudata Si', Pope Francis encourage "people of good will" to engage in an "intense dialogue" between science and religion as a way to address environmental issues such as global warming. In that spirit, this presentation will explain the basical physical and chemical processes driving current changes to the earth's climate system. This scientific understanding will form the basis of next semester's CIT workshop centering on the religious and spiritual dimensions of climate change.

This talk is facilitated by David Poister, Ph.D. who is a Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science at SNC where he has taught since 1995. He is an environmental chemist with research interests in biogeochemistry and the chemical ecology of aquatic systems. His current scientific work focuses on chemical interactions between algae growing in the Fox River. In addition to his work as a scientist, David is interested in exploring how the dialogue between science and religion can be used to understand and advance the human condition.

http://digitalcommons.snc.edu/cit/2016-2017/science/1