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Climate researchers Stephen Schneider & Ken Caldeira, panel discussion "The Challenges of Climate Change," Exploratorium, San Francisco, Mar 2, 7 p.m.

Scientists address climate change

by Louis Bergeron,

Stanford climate researchers Stephen Schneider and Ken Caldeira will be part of a panel discussion, "The Challenges of Climate Change," at the Exploratorium in San Francisco at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2.

In a paper published this week in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Schneider and his co-authors present evidence that even modest increases in global mean temperature will likely have far more serious consequences than were projected in the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Schneider, a professor of biology and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford, was the coordinating lead author of a chapter of the IPCC report. Caldeira is an associate professor, by courtesy, of environmental Earth system science at Stanford and a staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology.

Corey S. Powell, editor-in-chief of Discover magazine, will moderate the panel. Discover is co-sponsoring the event with the National Science Foundation and the Exploratorium.

Anyone wanting to attend should RSVP at, where more details are available. The event is free and open to the public.

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