Luncheon with Professor Noëlle Selin

22 May. 2014

Professor Selin was visiting Geneva while accompanying her husband, a BU prof giving a summer course at BU’s Geneva campus (what, I hear you cry, BU has a Geneva campus?? Yes!) on Global Governance and related other stuff. Eight local MITers met her for lunch and discussed her specialty, atmospheric and oceanic chemistry and climate change. Virtually everyone at the lunch had an opinion beyond the normal knee-jerk statements, and the discussion was quite lively. One major nay-sayer was present, who brought printed documentation to show the world is wrong in saying that the earth is warming up. Other comments were about energy delivery systems and the needs for controls of oceanic pH lowerings. All in all, a very interesting luncheon, and certainly the Prof. was properly impressed!

Howard Hornfeld

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