Global Warming Guaranteed: What the Ocean Tells Us About Climate Change
Date: 01/26/11 6:15 pm - 01/26/11 8:30 pm
Location: NASA JPL

COSEE West and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth Science EPO present this FREE lecture in the 2010-2011 series, co-sponsored by Boeing1. The lecture will take place in the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA, in the von Karman Auditorium (the auditorium will open to the public after 5:30 pm). The Educator's Session will follow the lecture at 7:30 pm.

Dr. Joshua Willis, Oceanographer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Absorbing more than 80 percent of the increased atmospheric heat resulting from human activities, the World Ocean sets the pace for global warming. Our rising and warming seas provide a poignant reminder of our influence on our climate. Dr. Willis will discuss some of the major ways in which the ocean influences the global climate.

Dr. Willis studies global warming, sea level rise and the role of the ocean in our global climate. Josh was also a contributing author to the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace prize with Vice President Al Gore. In 2009, he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Map & Driving Directions

To be permitted to enter JPL, you must show your government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license or business/school issued). NO exceptions. Your vehicle trunk may be inspected when you enter the premises.

Educators please register for the educators' session by contacting the UCLA COSEE West office at or call (310) 206-8247. Please provide your name, school/organization, and an email or phone number to reach you. Register by Friday, January 21 to receive FREE materials and a light supper. Space is limited! K-12 teachers may get documentation for Professional Development hours upon request.

1Educator stipends and light supper are being generously provided by a grant from Boeing to USC for COSEE West. Light supper is available to all educators who register in advance (see above).

Stipends are available to the first 25 educators who:

  1. Register for this event on or before Fri, Jan 21 (make sure you receive confirmation from us)
  2. Attend the entire event (time listed above)
  3. Provide your information so we can pay your stipend from USC. We will provide you with specific details when you register
  4. Complete a feedback survey at the end of the event

Contact Name: Gwen Noda
Contact Phone: (310) 206-8247
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