About the series
Cafe Scientifique Arlington
WHAT: "Where Energy and Global Warming Meet"
WHEN: November 6, 6:30-8:00 PM
WHERE: The Front Page Restaurant, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
WHO: Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic Magazine
HOW: 6:30-8:00 Short presentation, followed by Q&A (Come early to purchase a drink or a meal if you so desire)
No science background required!
Free and open to the public
ABOUT THE TOPIC: A slide show and discussion on the reasons why we are seeing warming (our use of coal, oil, and gas), an extensive range of on-ground examples of change we are seeing as temperatures rise and a range of potential solutions we need to begin implementing to reduce our carbon pollution, and hence the damage from human-induced climate warming.
ABOUT THE CONCEPT: Cafe Scientifque flourished first in the U.K. (see http://www.cafescientifique.org) as a way for the public and scientists to mingle and discuss science issues in an informal setting. At least 35 café now exist in the U.S.
ABOUT THIS CAFE: The National Science Foundation initiated Café Scientifique (Arlington) and its occasional cousin in Washington D.C. in April 2006 to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Generally held on first Tuesdays at the Front Page in Arlington. This month's event is co-sponsored with the Smithsonian Institution. To suggest topics or speakers, complete a survey on-site. To be notified of future events, see "Find Out More" at bottom.
COMING NEXT MONTH: Michael J. Braun, Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian Institution. "The Tree of Life"
FIND OUT MORE: To hear about upcoming cafes sponsored by NSF, subscribe to the NSF e-mail list. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the text, write "subscribe cafesci." Don't add a signature. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)
OTHER CAFE's IN DC METRO AREA: Occasional cafe's are also hosted by the American Chemical Society (see http://science.meetup.com/62/) and Koshland Science Museum ( http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/events/index.jsp).
RELATED WEB SITES: http://cafescientifique.org, http://cafescientifique.org/arlington.htm
Also posted: http://nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=109943&org=NSF
We try to keep a lighthearted approach though we address very serious issues. For ex., see the graphic here: http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=106939&org=NSF)