by Judith Curry
It’s your turn to introduce topics for discussion
Please keep the comments on the recent technical threads relevant, I will continue to moderate those threads heavily.
I am busy at the moment preparing for a debate next week at the winter meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). [link]. Their Draft Resolutions is interesting reading. The agenda for the meeting is here [link].
10:30 AM You’re Still Not Sure Global Warming is Real?
Many news reports state that nearly 97% of climate scientists agree that manmade greenhouse gases are changing the world’s climate. Despite this, it isn’t difficult to find stakeholder organizations providing seemingly contradictory information about climate change and whether it is happening at all. Although NARUC members are economic regulators, recent federal initiatives to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants are placing this issue on our desks. With these rulemakings bringing new kinds of influence into State utility decision making, this seems like a good time to hear from the experts. We’ve invited two scientists to explain the latest scientific thinking about climate change and to answer the hardest questions we could put to them.
Moderator Dr. Rajnish Barua – Executive Director, NRRI
Panelists Dr. Joe Casola – Staff Scientist and Program Dir. Sciences &Impacts, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Dr. Judith Curry – Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, GIT, and President, Climate Forecast Appl. Networks
Just prior to the debate:
The General Session will feature:
Secretary of Energy, The Hon. Ernest Moniz
FCC Chairman, The Hon. Tom Wheeler
EPA Administrator, The Hon. Gina McCarthy
I’m not sure how much of the proceedings will be available online, but apparently the ppt for the debate will be online. I will do a post on this next week.