Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.
Since civilization began some 6000 years ago, the mean temperature of Earth has not varied more than 1°C from the average. The change in temperature of between 1.5 and 4°C (2.7 to 7°F), forecasted for the next hundred years, has no equal in the recent history of the planet. Several natural phenomena do contribute to climate change and most of the past changes in climate can be explained by a combination of them. However, none of these natural phenomena, individually or collectively, explain today’s rapid climate changes. In the short (in terms of geologic time) period that people have inhabited Earth, we have brought about massive changes in the environment, which have had a significant impact on Earth’s climate. Dr. Richard Snow and Dr. Mary Snow examine the evidence and effects of climate change as well as the well-orchestrated attempt to create controversy and disseminate misinformation regarding global warming.
Drs. Richard and Mary Snow are both Associate Professors of Meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, and doctors of physical geography with specialties in life sciences. They present research to numerous professional organizations (such as American Meteorological Society, National Weather Association, National Council for Geographic Education, and Association of American Geographers) and published many peer-reviewed papers and refereed-journal articles.
Our next scheduled topic is…
Through film and a slide presentation, Lynn Unruh, PhD, RN will discuss the extent of genetically modified food in the American diet, and its risk to human health and future food production. She will discuss policies to curb the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in our food, such as legislating mandatory labeling of GMO in the state of Florida.
Lynn Unruh is Professor of Health Services Administration in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida. A nurse and health economist, Dr. Unruh’s research focuses on healthcare workforce and quality issues and the impact of corporatization and globalization on health.
|Global Elemental Cycles||4 December, 2013 - 19:00||Downtown Credo|
|Weather||12 November, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Medical Geography||6 November, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|3D Printing||8 October, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Brain on a Chip||2 October, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Search for Extraterrestrial Life||10 September, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Math in Modern Medicine||4 September, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Underwater Caves||13 August, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|More on Nanotechnology||7 August, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|The Light on Other Planets||9 July, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|
|Organ Transplantation||3 July, 2013 - 19:00||Taste|
|Science Experiments in Microgravity||11 June, 2013 - 18:00||downtown library|