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2013 Seattle Science Festival Closing Night - Kevin Trenberth

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Published on Aug 9, 2013

The 2013 Seattle Science Festival closed with a special event entitled Our 11th Hour: Straight Talk on Climate Change from People Who Know, June 15, 2013 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. This thought-provoking event featured three TED-style presentations with world-leading experts on climate change, including Dr. Kevin Trenberth, Dr. Richard Alley and New York Times journalist Andrew Revkin, followed by an uplifting 30-minute opera focused on environmental stewardship set in the Pacific Northwest, Heron and the Salmon Girl, performed by Seattle Opera and Seattle Opera's Youth Chorus. Emceed by Pulitzer- and Polk-prize winning environmental journalist, Usha McFarling.

In this video we see Dr. Kevin Trenberth, a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Originally from New Zealand, he was a lead author of the 2001 and 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, and along with Al Gore, shared the Nobel Peace Prize that went to the IPCC in 2007. Trenberth is recipient of numerous other awards including the 2003 Distinguished Achievement Award from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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