Stop Calling it Global Warming! WWU Connections brown bag lecture

Posted on: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 2:36pm

Village Books and the WWU libraries are pleased to present WWU Connections, a brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty & staff. Join us at Village Books for engaging presentations and discussion at noon on the second Tuesday in January.


Tuesday, December 13th, noon - 1 pm 

Professor of Physics; Dept. Chair Physics & Astronomy

“Stop Calling it Global Warming! The Principles of a Complex Problem”

The study of Earth’s climate is the latest in a time-honored sequence of important and highly controversial scientific endeavors. This talk will focus on the basic physical principles (once controversial!) governing the dynamics of Earth’s atmosphere. Connections to the root issues of climate change will be drawn, with a few surprises.

Brad Johnson is a professor of physics and Chair of the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy at WWU. He has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Colorado, and is a member on Western’s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center SOLAR team, participating in the development of new solar energy technologies.