Climate Change & the Body – May 21

Humans are homeotherms, maintaining constant body temperature in both cold and hot environments by virtue of shivering or sweating. In the future, however, if our atmosphere absorbs enough carbon dioxide, the temperature and humidity will exceed survivable values for many Earthlings. Wonderfest Science Envoy Yi-Chuan Lu will use climate models to identify — and explain — the terrestrial zones destined to become lethally uninhabitable by the end of this century.

Our speaker, Yi-Chuan Lu, is a physicist in the Department of Earth & Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. He is also a Wonderfest Science Envoy.


Yi-Chuan Lu

WHAT: Climate Change and the Human Body
WHO: Yi-Chuan Lu, Physicist, Earth & Planetary Science Department, UC Berkeley
WHERE: Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
WHEN: 2019-05-21 — 1:00pm, Tuesday, May 21 (1.5 hours)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-05-21 13:00 2019-05-21 14:30 Wonderfest, Climate Change and the Human Body Speaker: Yi-Chuan Lu, Physicist, Earth & Planetary Science Department, UC Berkeley
Description:

Humans are homeotherms, maintaining constant body temperature in both cold and hot environments by virtue of shivering or sweating. In the future, however, if our atmosphere absorbs enough carbon dioxide, the temperature and humidity will exceed survivable values for many Earthlings. Wonderfest Science Envoy Yi-Chuan Lu will use climate models to identify — and explain — the terrestrial zones destined to become lethally uninhabitable by the end of this century.

Our speaker, Yi-Chuan Lu, is a physicist in the Department of Earth & Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. He is also a Wonderfest Science Envoy.

Location: Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
HOW:

To register in advance ($10), please call the Marin JCC at 415-444-8000. Day-of registration costs $12.