Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture, featuring Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon. Photo credit: Marc Piscotty/WpN

Date: November 18, 2010
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Ullyot Meeting Hall

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
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Susan Solomon, research scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will deliver the 2010 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture, “A Tale for Our Times: Something For Everyone About Climate Change and The Reasons for Climate Gridlock.”

About the Lecture

Solomon’s talk aims to explain the science of climate change and to illustrate why international agreement on climate-change policy has proven particularly difficult. 

Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are the primary cause of current and future climate changes. Some of today's emissions will still be in the atmosphere 1,000 years from now.

Many factors influence discussions of climate-change policy, as global increases of greenhouse gases arise from numerous countries—both developed and developing, with different current emissions, infrastructure capabilities, and past commitments. In addressing this challenge, Solomon will draw comparisons between the success of policy on ozone depletion and the apparent gridlock on climate change.

About Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon is widely recognized as a leader in the field of atmospheric science. As a research scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, she pioneered the theory explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica. She also obtained some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish chlorofluorocarbons as its cause. 

Read more in the Chemistry in History section of our site.

About the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture

The Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture was established in 1990 to emphasize to the general public the positive role that the chemical and molecular sciences play in our lives. Ullyot Lectures are held annually and are open to the public. Ullyot lecturers are distinguished in their fields, nationally recognized, and able to communicate to a nonscientific audience.

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