February 15, 2012

Climate Science 101: Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

About the Presenter

James Rodger Fleming is a science historian and professor of science, technology and society at Colby College. He is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society. He is currently the Gordon Cain Conference Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, where he is organizing an international conference on the history of atmospheric chemistry. Fleming is also the founder and first president of the International Commission on History of Meteorology and series editor of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology. He has a B.S. in astronomy from Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in atmospheric science from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. His books include Meteorology in America, 1800-1870 (Johns Hopkins, 1990), Historical Perspectives on Climate Change (Oxford, 1998), Intimate Universality (Science History, 2006), The Callendar Effect (AMS, 2007), and Fixing the Sky (Columbia, 2010). For more information plese click here.

Editor's note: This is one of eight videos captured during a Climate Science 101 short course sponsored jointly by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), at George Mason University, and NOAA. The presenters in this series were selected for their subject matter expertise. Their views and opinions are their own and do not necessarily represent those of OLLI and NOAA.



Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

State of the Climate

What is the Difference Between Weather and Climate

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Is the Breathing of the World's Ocean Choking Marine Life?

Limiting the Magnitude of & Adapting to Future Climate Change

Climate Change Communication: Focusing on Public Engagement

Ethics and Issues Surrounding Geo-Engineering to Mitigate Climate Change