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1 The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and Columbia- Willamette Sigma Xi Chapter Present: “The Scientific Case for Human Influence on Global Climate: What We Learn From Analyzing ALL The Evidence.” Tuesday, April 10 th 2012 Portland State University Grand Ballroom Portland, Oregon

2 The 2011/12 Oregon AMS Executive Council has seven (7) talented and diverse members this year. If you are here today, please stand when called: Steve Pierce - President Bobby Corser - Vice President Mark Nelsen - Secretary John Rinier - Treasurer & Web Master Councilors -Tyree Wilde, Charlie Feris & George Miller

3 Columbia-Willamette Sigma Xi Chapter President: Linda Mantel

4 Oregon AMS Updates Oregon AMS yearly membership dues are only $7 per year. Please see John Rinier (AMS Treasurer) to renew or sign up today. The AMS is continually seeking new members who want to join. Yes, you can pay for multiple years if desired! The Oregon AMS is now the single largest non-college based local AMS chapter in the country. We host 8 monthly meetings per year along with the annual “Winter Weather Forecast Conference” now in it’s 20 th year. We are on and we are also on Facebook at: facebook.com/oregonams

5 A Quick Oregon AMS Election 2012 Update! Secretary: Mark Nelsen

6 Oregon AMS Updates Pass The Hat In The Name of Science Due to the heightened level of publicity surrounding both the January and April Climate Change meetings, the Oregon AMS kindly asks for your assistance tonight. If you find that the information presented here tonight was valuable, please consider making a small / one-time cash donation to the Oregon AMS general treasury with our treasurer at any point tonight. We are also looking for new members to join the Oregon Chapter of the AMS! You can join the AMS right here tonight! Thank you kindly! Steve Pierce Oregon AMS President

7 Oregon AMS Updates We appreciate the efforts of our media partners – KATU, KOIN, KGW, KPTV, KEX, KXL, KPAM, The Oregonian, The Columbian, and many more! Also, many thanks to all of you who help spread the Oregon AMS word via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms!

8 Oregon AMS Updates More Great Oregon AMS Meetings Are Coming Soon Saturday, May 12 th AM – 12 Noon Dr. Cliff Mass – Professor of Atmospheric Science and Author (U of W) - “The Future of Northwest Weather Prediction” Location: OMSI, Main Auditorium. Tuesday June 12 th pm (Social Hour 6-7pm) Annual AMS Dinner Meeting Kathie Dello – Deputy Director of Oregon Climate Service “What’s new with the Oregon Climate Service” Note – Dinner meeting at Old Spaghetti Factory in Clackamas. RSVP’s will be required. More details to come!

9 Tonight’s Meeting Guidelines * No Oregon AMS Conspiracy Theories * Stick To The Science of the Topic Tonight * No Heckling, Insults, Finger Pointing * No Personal Verbal Attacks * No Political Attacks * Please Be Respectful To All * Meeting Will be Self-Policed * Yes, We Really Did Fly To The Moon

10 Oregon AMS Disclaimer Oregon AMS Mission Statement --- “The purpose of this society shall be to advance professional ideals in the science of meteorology and to promote the development, exchange and application of meteorological knowledge.” Please note - The Oregon AMS does not endorse any speaker here tonight, nor any claims or assertions they may make. The Oregon AMS Chapter and its Executive Council have no formal position or opinion on the subject of global warming, aka; climate change. Our membership is welcome and entitled to their own opinion on this subject.

11 Tonight’s Rundown Guest Speakers = 7:15pm – 8:30pm-ish Q&A = 8:30pm-ish to 9:00pm-ish One Question = One Answer Meeting Ends = 9:00pm-ish We must end absolutely no later than 9:30pm or we will face additional charges from PSU. Tonight’s presentations will be posted to the Oregon AMS website ASAP as well as a video of the meeting on You tube!

12 Let’s Take A Quick Audience Poll On Human Caused Global Warming! Do you feel humans have a significant influence on climate change? Post meeting update (4/11/10) --- last nights poll showed at least 90% of the audience feel that humans have a significant influence on climate change. That was nearly the exact reverse percentage of the January meeting.

13 Tonight’s Panel Introductions Dr. Phil Mote Dr. Christina Hulbe Dr. Andreas Schmittner

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