Science Cafe is heating up the FHSU campus

The verdict is in about global warming and for people wanting to find out more, tonight at 7 p.m. at Gella’s Diner in downtown Hays, the Fort Hays State University’s Science and Mathematics Education Institute will present the next Science Cafe, “Has Global Warming Paused? Issues from the latest IPCC Report.” The event will be hosted by Dr. John Heinrichs, chair of the geosciences. The event will explore the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change and allows participants to discuss the implications of the panels findings.

In the summary of the report the panel found “It is virtually certain that globally the troposphere has warmed since the mid-20th century.” The report also found that ocean temperatures have increased globally. Over 60 percent of the climate energy is stored in the worlds oceans, along with decreases in global ice sheets. This warming, the report found, coincides with the highest carbon dioxide levels in the 800,000 years.

These changes are highly likely due to human activities the report shows.

The full report can be found here.

The event is sponsored by the FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute. It is free and open to the public. More information about the Science Cafe series can be found on the FHSU website.

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