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Is Climate Change a Hoax? What Do the Climate Models Tell Us?

Dr. Warren Washington
Director ,  Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Computer models are currently relied upon to provide estimates of possible future changes in the Earth's climate. Results from these models were at the center of the global warming debate at the recent Earth Summit in Brazil. There was a great deal of controversy about whether modeling can yield insights into the planet's future. In this talk, Dr. Warren Washington, researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, comments on the climate research community's views and the skeptical response.

About the speaker

Warren M. Washington is a senior scientist and head of the Climate Change Research Section in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Born in Portland, Oregon, Washington earned a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in meteorology from Oregon State University. After completing his doctorate in meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, he join... more about this speaker arrow