Abernethy Laurels Welcomes UNC Global Warming Speaker

June 29, 2016

Abernethy Laurels is excited to welcome Dr. Brian Magi, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte, for a presentation about global warming on Thursday, July 7 at 2pm in their Community Center.

Global warming refers to the increase in global surface temperature that scientists using evidence-based methods have shown is mainly attributable to human activities.  Global warming, however, is a narrow part of the broader concept of global environmental change.  Namely, scientists from around the world have shown that a warming planet disrupts nearly every aspect of the Earth system.  Human systems, such as cities, water and food supplies, and geopolitical stability, are not exempt from this disruption.  The Earth’s climate is inherently a system that is determined by physics and chemistry of our oceans, land, and atmosphere, so science serves as a useful framework in the discussion of climate change. During the presentation, Magi will discuss climate change science, the current and expected impacts of the changing climate on how we live, and solution strategies being explored by many different communities around the world, including those in North Carolina.

Magi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Applied Math from the University of Arizona. His graduate studies were completed in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. Magi has taken part in significant postdoctoral research.

To make a reservation to attend the global warming presentation, call Alora Burrell at 828-465-8552.