Friday  May 10, 2019,
10:00 AM
Providence United
Methodist Church

Our Friday Speaker:

Jack Scheff, PhD

Assistant Professor of Geography &

Earth Sciences, UNC Charlotte

" Climate Change: The Fascinating
Scientific Story

Much of the public discussion of climate change these days is highly charged.    In this presentation, I will step back from the politics and give a grand overview of why our planet’s climate goes through changes at all, where the current warming trend and changes in the weather pattern fit in to that broader story, and how this might affect our own personal interests and livelihoods in North Carolina and around the world.

Jack Scheff is an Assistant Professor of Geography & Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte, where he teaches a wide range of classes on climate, the atmosphere, and climate change, and conducts research into how and why past, present and future climate changes affect the Earth's water cycle.  


Dr. Scheff grew up in the Chicago area and got his B.S. in mathematics at the University of Illinois downstate, where he first fell in love with atmospheric science by taking an elective class as a freshman.  Jack then decided to get his M.S. and eventually PhD in atmospheric science, at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he gained a deeper perspective on climate change.  

 After his PhD, he moved to New York City where he worked at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for two and a half years as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, studying drought and climate change in geologic time.  After a brief fellowship at the National Academies in DC, he joined the UNC Charlotte faculty in mid-2017.  

 In his spare time Jack is an avid reader, traveler, piano player, cyclist, and cook.


Coming May 31, 2019

12:15 pm @ PUMC

$16 per Person


1st Course - Garden Salad, Rolls

Main Course - Chicken Marsala,  Rice Pilaf,
Roasted Asparagus

Dessert - Ice Cream Sundaes, Coffee & Tea

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