Noted Climate Scientist Ben Santer Speaks at Manhattan College

Santer will share research discoveries in the field of atmospheric science.

On Monday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m., distinguished climate scientist Ben Santer, Ph.D., will deliver a talk titled The Evidence for a Discernible Human Influence on Global Climate. The purpose of the talk is to provide education about humanity’s impact on a number of different climate variables.Ben Santer

Santer is an atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). His research centers on climate model evaluation, the use of statistical methods in climate science, and the identification of natural and anthropogenic “fingerprints” in observed climate records.

Santer holds a Ph.D. in climatology from the University of East Anglia, England. He has served as convening lead author of the climate-change detection and attribution chapter of the 1995 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Some of Santer’s awards include the Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International award (1998), the U.S. Department of Energy’s E.O. Lawrence award (2002), a Fellowship of the American Geophysical Union (2011), and membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (2011).

The department of Sociology, the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, the Green Club, and the office of the Provost will co-sponsor the event.

This event is free and open to all faculty, students and the general public. It will be held in the Rodriguez Room (room 311) of Miguel Hall.

For more information about this event, contact Dennis Kalob, Ph.D., at or Yelda Hangun-Balkir, Ph.D., at