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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Cafe Scientifique Takes on Global Warming

I went to one of these last year on electric cars and I have to say it was very cool. Cafe Scientifique is simply a discussion about something interesting in the science world. I'm not a science person at all, but I thought it was interesting and fun.

Here are the details about the upcoming event:

Cafe Scientifique Arlington
WHAT: "Where Energy and Global Warming Meet"

WHEN: November 6, 6:30-8:00 PM

WHERE: The Front Page Restaurant, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

WHO: Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic Magazine

HOW: 6:30-8:00 Short presentation, followed by Q&A (Come early to purchase
a drink or a meal if you so desire)

No science background required!
Free and open to the public

ABOUT THE TOPIC: A slide show and discussion on the reasons why we are
seeing warming (our use of coal, oil, and gas), an extensive range of
on-ground examples of change we are seeing as temperatures rise and a
range of potential solutions we need to begin implementing to reduce our
carbon pollution, and hence the damage from human-induced climate warming.
ABOUT THE CONCEPT: Cafe Scientifque flourished first in the U.K. (see as a way for the public and scientists to
mingle and discuss science issues in an informal setting. At least 35 café
now exist in the U.S.

ABOUT THIS CAFE: The National Science Foundation initiated Café
Scientifique (Arlington) and its occasional cousin in Washington D.C. in
April 2006 to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring
speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain
English. Generally held on first Tuesdays at the Front Page in Arlington.
This month's event is co-sponsored with the Smithsonian Institution.

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