The Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, Concordia University’s Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, and the CSCA present a lecture by Dr. Leslie Wickman, Executive Director of the American Scientific Affiliation.
“Christians and Climate Change”
Location: SB Atrium, Samuel Bronfman Building, Concordia University
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)