Climate Change Lectures & Workshops

Muir Glacier retreating.

Fig. 2.1. Muir Glacier in Alaska. Picture on the left was taken in August 1941 and the one on the right in August 2004. The above glacier has retreated by more than 7 miles in 63 years. At the same time the thickness has decreased by 875 yards. The planet ice is melting and breaking up at an accelerated rate with a corresponding rise in sea level. This is due to global warming. (Pictures NSIDC of NOAA)

Presentations to Groups

A slide show is available on climate change for presentations to groups. A group can be an organization or a group of friends and relatives. A title and abstract of the lecture/workshop are presented below as well as a brief biography. For information please contact J. Ernest "Sunny" Breeding, Jr., 115 Blackbeard Drive, Slidell, LA 70461, phone: 985-649-0824 and Email: Please put climate change lecture in the Subject line of your email.


Climate Change Demystified: Past, Present, and Future

by J Ernest "Sunny" Breeding, Jr

Ph.D., Geophysics, Columbia University

In this lecture I will:

The impact of global warming will require changes by world governments, states, counties (parishes), cities, and citizens alike. Learn why. The focus of the talk is on the science and not politics.


Brief Biography

  1. Studied physics and mathematics at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa.
  2. Earned a BA at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa with a major in physics.
  3. Studied graduate nuclear physics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  4. Earned a Ph.D. at Columbia University, New York City with a major in geophysics. Studied at the Universities' Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, which is one of the world's leading centers for studies of the Earth.
  5. Worked as a research physicist for Navy Laboratories for 25 years, 10 years of which were at the Naval Research Laboratory at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
  6. Was a visiting associate professor in oceanography at Florida State University in Tallahassee for 2 years.
  7. Was an associate professor in oceanography and ocean engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne for 8 years.



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