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Retired NASA Engineer looks at Global Warming Controversy at CSU-Pueblo

Release Date: August 15, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Retired NASA Engineer looks at Global Warming Controversy at CSU-Pueblo

PUEBLO – A retired engineer from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will provide an objective look at the climate change controversy during a presentation at Colorado State University-Pueblo later this month.

Hal Doiron, Ph.D., is a retired NASA engineer and chairman of the Right Climate Stuff Research Team. This team is primarily composed of NASA retirees who have been joined by several retired industry and university researchers to perform an objective assessment of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) controversy. In the 2010-2011-time period, Dr. James Hansen, also of NASA, was being widely quoted about an impending climate disaster, and NASA retirees from the manned space program were concerned that this prediction was without physical evidence to support the conclusion. It was feared that such unsupervised public declarations might damage the reputation of NASA as an objective science agency.

Doiron will discuss how our current climate variations compare with historical variations at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29 in Life Sciences 103 on the CSU-Pueblo campus. He also will discuss how his team modeled the effect of Greenhouse Gases on earth surface temperature and validated the model with 167 years of climate data. While adding carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere as we do when we burn coal, oil, and natural gas, causes some warming, the scientific question is how much?  A further question is how much will the earth warm up if we burn all known fossil fuel reserves?

Doiron earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston.

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