Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth

Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth is one of the United States’ most prominent researchers and authorities on climate. He was a leader in the project that received a Nobel Prize in 2007. Born in New Zealand, Dr. Trenberth obtained his Sc. D. in meteorology from MIT. He has been prominent in most of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientific assessments of Climate Change and has also extensively served the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). He chaired the World Climate Research Program for Global Energy and Water Exchanges from 2010-13. He has published over 520 scientific articles or papers. He has received many international awards for his research.

Our speaker plans to provide a brief outline of the facts: how the global climate is changing with a focus of temperatures and more detail on the recent hiatus in the rise in global mean temperatures. He will explore the seasonality of the changes, and possible explanations of whether global warming has gone away or not. Changes in the oceans prove to be a key but are not as well-known as we would like because there is not yet enough good data. Dr. Trenberth contends that what we do about this is up to all of us and denial of climate change facts by some politicians ought to be called out. 

Dr. Kevin E. Trenberthis Distinguished Senior Scientist, Climate Analysis at the National Center for Atmospheric Research .