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Climate Change: the 21st Century’s Challenge

May 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Is global warming real, after such a cold winter? Of course it is. Attending this conference will help you understand how the climate is changing, how we can see it and what will be the consequence to our everyday life.

Followed by a Q & A and a reception.

Please register for the event here.

David Archer is professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago where he has taught since 1993. He has worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate. Elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2010 for exceptional scientific contributions to the field, he is also the author of The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate (2009 Walter P. Kistler Book Award)

Hervé Le Treut is professor in climatology and  environement sciences at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and director of the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute member of the French Academy of Sciences and has been actively involved in the debates concerning Climate Change in France. He is author or co-author of about 80 refereed publications in international journals and has written a few books on the subject.

This program, which is part of French Innovation Week, is made possible thanks to the Office for Science and Technology at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.



May 13, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Alliance Francaise
54 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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