Next 'Beer with a Scientist' features climate change

The severity of climate change as a global issue and whether humans are causing climate shifts have been hotly debated issues among individuals and politicians. At the next Beer with a Scientist event, a UofL scientist will discuss the science behind the issue.

by Betty Coffman, HSC communications and marketing last modified May 05, 2015 10:25 AM

Keith R. Mountain, PhD, chair and associate professor of the UofL Department of Geography and Geosciences, will address the question, "Climate change: What's the problem and is it even real?"

Mountain’s research interests and expertise center on climatology and climate change, radiative and surface energy balances, geomorphology – the study of the evolution and configuration of landforms – glaciology and Arctic and Alpine environments.

The program begins at 8 p.m. at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St. on Wednesday, May 13. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session.

The Beer with a Scientist program began in 2014 and is the brainchild of UofL cancer researcher Levi Beverly, PhD. Once a month, the public is invited to enjoy exactly what the title promises: beer and science.

Admission is free. Purchase of beer, other beverages or menu items is not required but is encouraged.

Organizers add that they also encourage Beer with a Scientist patrons to drink responsibly.

For more information and to suggest future Beer with a Scientist topics, follow Louisville Underground Science on Facebook.

Next 'Beer with a Scientist' features climate change (UofL Today, May 5, 2015)