Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held each Saturday at 10:00am, from November 7 until December 19 (excluding holidays). Fall presentations will include a special focus on climate change, Black Oystercatchers, lichens, Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration and gray whale migration . All events are free and held virtually on Zoom this season.
During this interactive presentation, Andreas Schmittner will outline the scientific evidence for recently observed climate change, human and natural causes, impacts on ecosystems and people, and possible solutions. Andreas Schmittner is a climate scientist and professor at Oregon State University with a PhD in physics from Bern University, Switzerland. He has recently written an open textbook, Introduction to Climate Science.
About the Presenter
As a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Schmittner teaches coursework in climate change to students from a variety of disciplines. He recently published an open source textbook, Introduction to Climate Science, in an effort to make the content free to students and widely available to members of the public. He continues to analyze ocean circulation and global climate, considering at a variety of factors from heat transfer to biogeochemical processes to greenhouse gas emissions. Schmittner also maintains an active public voice in his efforts to educate the general public on climate change.
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