Published: 2017-04-18 11:19:30
Updated: 2017-04-18 11:19:30
Posted April 18
How critical is critical thinking when it comes to the weather forecast?
Greg Fishel, chief meteorologist for WRAL, and Gary Lackmann, professor of atmospheric science at North Carolina State University, take a spirited dive into the arena of critical thinking within the context of meteorology.
The two will define and discuss critical thinking, and give examples of how it is important in the interpretation of weather and climate data and weather forecasting. They will explain why it is not just for scientists, and speculate as to how broader use of critical thinking could be beneficial to society. There might even be some humor thrown in at “critical” times to keep the atmosphere light!
This is the latest in a series of Science Cafe events in the Daily Planet Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
The event begins at 7 p.m. April 20. It is free and open to the public.