It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Thursday, August 5, 2010

mt Webinar

You are cordially invited to participate in a free online interactive webinar entitled:

Climate Change and the Challenge of Science Communication

Featuring: Michael Tobis, Ph.D.
Research Scientist Associate,
University of Texas
Institute for Geophysics,
Austin Texas, USA

Author of the Blog: Only in It for the Gold
Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 12-1:00 pm New Zealand Time (NZ)
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 7-8:00pm Central Time (US)

Three steps to prepare and join at your computer:

2) Optional pre-test audio by joining a temporary practice room prior to the webcast (not necessary if you have used Elluminate software recently but recommended if you have not). (See "HOOPS" for more info)
3) On the day of the Webinar, click HERE five or ten minutes before starting time (

Then on the “Join Session” page, login as“Guest” with your email and a display name, click "Log
In" (expect a little delay while the software loads).

After the Webinar, you can fill-out the evaluation survey

“Science is what we do to keep us from lying to ourselves”

- Richard Feynman

“There is only one climategate story of any significance, and it is the story of how the press were
manipulated to take a middle of the road position.”

- Michael Tobis


New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Centre for the Study of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Otago Energy Research Centre
OraTaiao - New Zealand Climate & Health


You should have a PC or Mac with speakers or a headset. People may log on through individual computers or share a common computer connection. You may interact by either microphone or text messaging. No telephone conferencing will be available for this broadcast. A webcam is optional.

If you have not previously used Elluminate Live™ please test your installation a day or two ahead of time by going to the Elluminate Product Support Page .You can pre-test audio and set your connection speed by joining a temporary practice room prior to the webcast. Please note that the practice room is different from the actual webinar room link. The latest version of Elluminate is loaded automatically. If you have trouble loading the software, please contact Elluminate technical support in the U.S. at (866) 388-8674. Sometimes firewalls block access.

If you are a Mac user and having problems, try to access the room URL using the Firefox browser instead of Safari.

NOTE: I will also be presenting this talk at

Science in the Pub
Cactus Cafe
in the Texas Union on the main campus of the
University of Texas - Austin
Austin, TX

Friday, August 27, 5 PM.


Brian D said...

mt, I would absolutely love to attend, but am going to be away from the internet while it's on. Will recordings be available afterwards?

Michael Tobis said...

Yes, that is the intention.