Saturday, March 17, 2012

Climate Scientist Dr. Michael Mann Addresses Bishop O'Connell High School

On Friday, March 16, 2012, the famous paleoclimatologist Dr. Michael Mann spoke to all the students and faculty at Bishop O’Connell High School, a very large Catholic high school in Arlington,VA. Dr. Mann explained the science of climate change and the possible consequences of not addressing the problem. He showed pictures from his book Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming.

The students, who are studying climate change in science, asked a lot of questions that impressed Dr. Mann. The science teachers were really proud of the thoughtful questions the kids asked.

The Ecology Club all had their pictures taken with Dr. Mann. They were smiling like they were standing next to a rock star!

Just so everyone knows, Catholic educational institutions teach the peer-reviewed science about climate change and follow the lead of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which includes scientists who have helped write the IPCC Assessments.

UPDATE: See the full story and a photo of the aspiring scientists at Climate Science Watch (3-17-12).

P.S. Thanks  to the courage of Dr. Mann and the University of Virginia, Bishop O’Connell students will have the freedom to continue studying peer-reviewed climate science should they choose to continue their education at one of Virginia's state universities. 


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