Dr Schmittner is a professor and researcher at the OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. He gave a presentation on climate change to a joint meeting six years ago that was very well attended and we are looking forward to having him with us again. Presentation: Latest findings on Climate Change
Dr Schmittner’s presentation consisted of two parts. He opened with an overview of the latest findings in climate science, including why the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently proclaimed that rapid, far-reaching changes to almost every facet of society are required to avoid potentially dangerous climate change. The second part was for questions from the audience. This will allow members to gain insight into questions they may have that would not be addressed in a more formal presentation with limited Q&A time.
His slides are available at: https://www.slideshare.net/AndreasSchmittner/impacts-123036649
One of many reference links on his slides is the one to the 1.5 Deg C IPCC SR15 Report: http://ipcc.ch/report/sr15/
Dr. Schmittner has provided the link of his textbook on climate change available online at:
http://library.open.oregonstate.edu/climatechange/ He makes his book available freely, which is a generous and supportive way of letting people learn about climate change!
He also recommends William Nordhaus' book “The Climate Casino” as available on amazon: