The Hamilton Area Science and Faith Forum and the CSCA present a lecture by Dr. Leslie Wickman, Executive Director of the American Scientific Affiliation. Dinner and the Annual General Meeting of the CSCA will follow.
“Christians and Climate Change”
Location: Room 136 (Hulburt Hall), McMaster Divinity College
Lecture by Leslie: 4:15 – 6:00 PM
(guests are free to leave after the lecture if desired)
Dinner: 6:15 – 7:15 PM (RSVP if you are staying for the complimentary Members & friends dinner here: https://goo.gl/Y8fcso )
CSCA Annual General Meeting: 7:15 – 8:30 PM
Abstract: “Climate change” is trending the wrong direction to simply be dismissed as a natural variation in earth’s weather patterns. Historical evidence shows that Earth has enjoyed a relatively stable, temperate climate for the last twelve thousand years or so. Trends in ice-core samples & geological evidence, as well as in Milankovitch cycles, show that Earth should be close to the brink of another ice age. Yet the rate & duration of warming of the 20th century was much greater than in any of the previous nine centuries, & the current rate of warming is unprecedented in at least 20,000 years.
Leslie Wickman, Ph.D, is an internationally respected research scientist, engineering consultant, author and inspirational speaker. For more than a decade Wickman was an engineer for Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space, where she worked on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station Programs, receiving commendations from NASA for her contributions and being designated as Lockheed’s Corporate Astronaut (hence the nickname “Rocket Girl”!). After spending the past 15 years in academia, Dr. Wickman now serves as Executive Director of the American Scientific Affiliation, a non-profit organization promoting the dialog between science and faith. (Source)
(No need to RSVP if you are not staying for dinner.)