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Argonne OutLoud Lecture Series Comes to NIU Friday, April 10

April 7, 2015
Doug Sisterson

Doug Sisterson

Mixed messages about climate disruption in the media and elsewhere cause confusion for the public and could prevent action to ensure a better future, says Doug Sisterson, a research meteorologist at Argonne National Laboratory.

Sisterson will visit NIU Friday, April 10, to speak on “What We Know and Don’t Know About Climate Disruption,” exploring striking scientific data that points to trouble ahead.

The event will take place in NIU’s Holmes Student Center. Visitors are invited to a casual reception outside the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation and Q-and-A session from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public; parking is available in the Visitor Pay Lot.

Argonne researches and develops energy innovations that can protect the environment and ensure national security. Sisterson’s presentation is part of the Argonne OutLoud program, a lecture series that highlights cutting-edge research topics of interest to the community.

Sisterson is a research meteorologist at Argonne and senior manager at Argonne for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. He is also the co-author of “How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate” with fellow Argonne researcher Seth Darling. His book will be available for purchase before and after the event. A portion of the proceeds will support future community programs at NIU.

NIU’s P-20 Center is collaborating with Argonne National Lab to provide this program.

“We’re very excited to continue our partnership with Argonne National Lab and to share this important topic with the community during Earth Month,” says Gillian King-Cargile, director of the P-20 Center’s STEM Read program. “Doug Sisterson is a talented researcher as well as an entertaining and engaging speaker. His insights into climate disruption will help people of all ages understand the challenges we face and the ways we can make a difference.”

Those who cannot attend the event in person can live-stream it on YouTube or view the recorded presentation on STEM Outreach’s YouTube channel. For more information, email [email protected].