Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History: Atmosphere

Photo of clouds and the very peaks of a mountain range

Date and Time:

Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History - Free Event

Wednesday, August 11th @ 5:00 p.m EDT


Watch the film at your convenience and join us on August 11th at 5:00 pm EDT for the final panel in our summer series: a live discussion with Jennifer Francis (Senior Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center; featured in the film); Nichola Minott (Visiting Scholar in the International Studies Program, Boston College) and Deepti Singh (Climate Scientist) moderated by Laura Donnelly-Smith (Exhibit Writer, and Editor, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History).

About the Film: Global warming is altering Earth’s weather patterns dramatically. A warmer atmosphere absorbs more water vapor, which in turn traps more heat and warms the planet further in an accelerating feedback loop. Climate change is also disrupting the jet stream, triggering a feedback loop that brings warm air northward, and causes weather patterns to stall in place for longer.

This program is offered as part of the 4-part virtual series Natural History on the Big Screen: Feedback Loops, taking place monthly May-August, 2021. Register to receive the screening and Zoom Webinar links.

Information & Registration here