Climate change – or as Doug Sisterson, research meteorologist at Argonne National Laboratory, prefers to call it, climate disruption – is probably the greatest challenge we face in modern society, yet many of us don’t fully understand the causes or the consequences.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee famously stated: “We’re the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.”

Sisterson, who is also senior manager at Argonne for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, will address the mixed messages we receive in media and elsewhere and will explore in detail the striking scientific data that points to trouble ahead. He will also talk about what we can do right now to help ensure a better outlook for our children, grandchildren, and beyond.

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest national laboratories for scientific and engineering research, addresses vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security. The lab, located just outside Chicago, in Lemont, Ill., is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The University of Chicago has served as prime contractor of Argonne since the lab’s founding in 1946.

Argonne OutLoud,” the lab’s free public lecture series, highlights the cutting-edge research taking place at Argonne as well as collaborative research with other institutions, including the University of Chicago.

Cost: Free

Areas of Focus: Climate Change
Climate Change
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