Climate Change: What on Earth is Going On?

February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room
77 McLaughlin Rd
North York, ON M3J
Vicky Carnevale
416 736-2100 ext. 33824
Climate Change: What on Earth is Going On? @ 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

The 2014 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns about record melting of the Arctic ice cap, rising sea levels, ocean acidification and more severe storms caused by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by fossil fuels. Some scientists express concern about some climate change claims. This talk discusses how climate is affected by the sun, volcanoes and the atmosphere. Temperature and rainfall observations of the past few hundred years are compared to climate model predictions. Observed changes in sea level, ocean acidity and storm frequency are also presented.

Poster: William van Wijingaarden_ poster 14 February_18

Speaker: William van Wijngaarden
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale at: x: 33824 or

Hosted by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College and York Collegium for Practical Ethics.