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Don Hansen Memorial Lecture‰ÛÓStorm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming

June 13, 2007
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org


As another hurricane season arrives, the question from New Orleans-raised author Chris Mooney is where does the truth lie in the science of storms and climate change and what effect does politics and other forces play in our national understanding. Mooney’s presentation, titled after his upcoming book, will explore the issues surrounding global warming and the science of storms. Publishers Weekly commends Mooney for being able to turn a “complicated stew into a page-turner, making the science accessible to the general reader, vividly portraying the scientists and relating new discoveries while scientists and politicians change sides‰ÛÓor stubbornly ignore new evidence.” Ultimately, Mooney calls into question a prevailing assumption — are we responsible for making hurricanes even bigger and more savage than they already are?

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After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Chris Mooney

Washington correspondent for Seed Magazine

Chris Mooney is Washington correspondent for Seed magazine and a senior correspondent for the American Prospect. He focuses on issues at the intersection of science and politics, and is author of the bestselling book The Republican War on Science, dubbed “a landmark in contemporary political reporting” by Salon.com and a “well-researched, closely argued and amply referenced indictment of the right wing’s assault on science and scientists” by Scientific American. His next book, entitled Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming, will be published in July of 2007 by Harcourt Books. Among other accolades, Chris was recently named one of Wired magazine’s ten “sexiest geeks.” In addition, The Republican War on Science was named a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times book prize in the category of “Science and Technology,” and Chris’s 2005 Mother Jones feature story about ExxonMobil, conservative think tanks, and climate change was nominated for a National Magazine Award in the “public interest” category (as part of a cover package on global warming).