Cafe Scientifique tonight


Start traveling, everyone. The Morris Cafe Scientifique will be held at 6pm, Tuesday, 1 April (that’s tonight) at the Common Cup Coffeehouse on Atlantic Avenue. So come on out and learn about local climate change!

Climate Change in Lake Wobegon: predicting the impact of a warmer world on the forests of West Central Minnesota
Pete Wyckoff, Biology

What will West Central Minnesota look like at the end of the century?

This talk will explore what science tells us about the past response of vegetation in Minnesota to changing climates, and how knowledge of the past may (or may not) provide a useful guide to the future.


  1. seti says

    ohh jeesss,

    Rumor has it SETI found the little green men that Richard believes sent the first bacteria to earth long, long ago, from a galaxy far away.

    Problem is, the little green men believe in God!

  2. Michelle says

    I know a lot of folks that support global warming right now. I’m not one of them mind you, I just want the next ice age already.

  3. Greg Peterson says

    Speaking of nothing except Minnesota events, I learned that Frans B.M. deWaal, Research Professor, Yerkes Primate Research Center of Emory University is giving a lecture on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:00 pm. at the Great Clips IMAX Theater at the Minnesota Zoo on “Our Inner Ape: Human Nature as Seen by a Primatologist.” My inner fish, my inner ape–Jebus, no wonder my head is so noisy. Tickets are free and you can get them on the website. Just thought my fellow snow-loathing ‘Sotans might like to know.

  4. ary says

    I’m tired of people saying that creos don’t do any research.
    What about that banana study that Ray Comfort did?

  5. TomS says

    While vegetation is interesting, changes in insect populations can have more immediate health impacts. As our winters in Masachusetts warm, we are seeing some insect-borne diseases move northward, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus (both mosquito borne illnesses) and Lyme disease (deer ticks).

    Then again, you may also be able to get away with growing roses without having to “tip” them in the winter.

  6. bigjohn756 says

    Eleven hundred miles is too far to go for conversation and cold weather. Here I have nice weather devoid of conversational activity. Lots of praying though.