The Upton Forum is a week-long annual event at Beloit College wherein visiting scholars come and speak about important issues impacting the world today. This year, there will be many events dedicated to the economics and the challenges of climate change, and Beloit College has selected Robert N. Stavins to be the 2014 Upton Keynote Scholar. The week’s events are slated for Nov. 4-7.
In preparation for this year’s Upton Forum, professor Warren Palmer has organized a brownbag series on the science of climate change. The series will be held each Monday at 12:35 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium. The series will begin this Monday, Sept. 1 with a lecture by physics professor, Paul Stanley titled, "Setting the planet's thermostat: energy balance, solar radiation and earth's temperature.” This talk will help people understand how small changes in greenhouse gases can have a major impact on the temperature of the planet.
Click here to learn more about Stavins, this year’s Upton scholar.