Join us on today at 11 a.m. Pacific for a live online chat about climate change. EarthFix editor David Steves will host the chat with special guest Dr. Richard Alley, host of the PBS special series, “Earth: The Operators’ Manual” (ETOM) and author of the series’ companion book of the same name. Alley is in Oregon speaking to a variety of groups.
According to the producers, the multi-platform ETOM initiative, funded in large part by the National Science Foundation, “dispenses with politics, polemics or punditry; instead, it presents an objective, accessible assessment of the Earth’s problems and possibilities.” The initiative includes the three-part PBS program, a companion book, online resources and live educational outreach events.
Part one of the TV program premiered PBS in April, 2011. In the program, Alley describes himself: “I’m a registered Republican, play soccer on Saturdays, and go to church on Sundays. I’m a parent and a professor. I worry about jobs for my students and my daughters’ future.” The climate change expert is currently Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
The first program in the ETOM series is now available online. The concluding episodes will be broadcast on PBS in 2012.
Here’s the trailer for ETOM part one:
Adventures of a Climate Scientist in the Age of Politics and Punditry
OMSI’s Science Pub
Monday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. (Doors open 5 p.m.)
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, Portland
Tiptoeing Past Tipping Points: Ice Cores and Abrupt Climate Change
Portland State University
Tuesday, Nov. 8, noon.
PSU Science Research & Teaching Center Atrium, Room 274, 1719 SW 10th Ave, Portland
Get Rich and Save the World, or Else: Challenges and Opportunities in a Warming World
Oregon State University’s Condon Lecture 2011
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. (7 - 7:30 p.m. refreshments)
LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis
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