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A seminar: Inventing Atmospheric Science: The Quest for Prevision and the Gordian Knots of Meteorology
Jim Fleming, Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Colby College is presenting a seminar in the Earth System Science Center this week, entitled "Inventing Atmospheric Science: The Quest for Prevision and the Gordian Knots of Meteorology."
Jim Fleming (B.S. astronomy Penn State, M.S. atmospheric science Colorado State, Ph.D. history Princeton) is professor of science, technology, and society at Colby College, a research scholar at Columbia University, and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. His books include Meteorology in America (1990), Historical Perspectives on Climate Change (1998), The Callendar Effect (2007), Fixing the Sky (2010), and Inventing Atmospheric Science (2016). He is series editor of Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology. In 2015 he participated in the NRC study of Climate Intervention, received a distinguished alumnus award from Colorado State, and was awarded the Eduard Brückner Prize for interdisciplinary climate research.
Jim is a resident of China, Maine (not Mainland China!) He enjoys fishing, good jazz, good BBQ, seeing students flourish, and building the community of historians of the geosciences. "Everything is unprecedented if you don't study history."