FASF 2014: Climate change: the 21st century challenge

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- When: May 13, 2014, 2013

- Where: Alliance Française de Chicago

The Office for Science and Technology (Chicago section) organizes the annual French-American Science Festival (FASF), as part of the French Innovation Week organized by the Consulate General of France and French-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. The FASF features free conferences and hands-on activities for students and their teachers, to the benefit of French-American scientific exchanges.

On the 13th and the 15th of May, 2014, the FASF organizes high-level conferences involving leadings scientists from France and the US. The aim of these conferences is to offer the opportunity to the audience to attend two lectures presenting different points of view from France and the U.S. about scientific topics which will affect our future.

About the conference of the 13th of May, 2014:

On our way to the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change 2015, to be held in Paris, the vast majority of climate scientists now agree that human-induced climate change exists. Its consequences are becoming real for many of us. And we all know that our society is confronted with the urgent need for a wise response to potential climate change.

But there is much ongoing research and debate. Because, who knows what is really ongoing, and what next? Can we speak about global “warming”, after such a cold winter? Obviously. Attending this conference will help you to understand how the climate is changing, how we can see it and what will be the consequences to our everyday life.

Lectures by David ARCHER (University of Chicago) and Hervé LE TREUT (French Academy of Sciences).

Keynote Speakers: http://sciencefest.france-science.org/keynote-speakers/

More information and registration: http://sciencefest.france-science.org/conferences/

This event is presented with the participation of: