Video of Global Warming Meeting Now Posted
The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) hosted an all-time record of 500 attendees at last week’s AMS meeting in Portland. The much-talked-about and often very polarized topic of anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming was the focus of the meeting on January 25th at the Portland Airport Shilo Inn. As billed, all three guest speakers at the meeting (Meteorologist Chuck Wiese, Physics Dr. Gordon Fulks and former Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor) spoke from the standpoint that humans are not the main drivers behind global warming. The meeting lasted nearly three hours and featured a lively Q&A session that was undertaken in a professional manner at the end of the evening.
From a logistical standpoint, the meeting was a success. Nearly all of the cost associated with the cancellation of the meeting last November at OMSI was recovered by a combination of door donations, new memberships and renewals. Simply put, those who attended the meeting, paid for the meeting. Since the meeting, the Oregon AMS chapter executive council has been contacted by those interested in perhaps setting up a debate style meeting in the months to come. The executive council will take this into consideration as we plan the remaining meetings of our 2011/2012 season which ends in June. There is no doubt that the subject of global warming continues to be a very energized topic in which people continue to seek out more information. The Oregon AMS is committed to upholding its mission statement, as well as bringing its members the highest quality meetings possible. This is part of what makes the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) the single largest and most active chapter in the country. Sometimes we host meetings where our members will simply “agree to disagree” on the topic at hand. This is all part of the democratic process in which our chapter is proud of since its inception back in the 1940’s.
We now have full length video and PowerPoint presentations posted on the Oregon AMS web site. Please feel free to share the following link with colleagues. It is recommended that you open the PowerPoint presentations and following along with the video playing in the background, for ease of viewing. There is also a link to a free PowerPoint viewer for those who do not have PowerPoint installed. The video is approximately 2 hours and 45 min in length, so grab some popcorn, sit back and relax. Special thanks to AMS members Erik Holm for the video and Tyler Mode for the still pictures.
For a complete wrap-up of the evening, including guest speaker presentations and a full length video, please see —
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