Minutes of the July 25, 2005 Meeting
Smoky Mountain AMS Chapter

Everyone met around 6:15 p.m. for dinner at Barley's Taproom in the Old City. After dinner, the meeting commenced in Room 166 at the U.T. Agricultural Engineering Building. The speakers were T.J. Blasing (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Kim Hand (Georgia Institute of Technology) who spoke about "The Latest on Global Warming: Hot Air and Cold Facts". T.J. and his summer student, Kim, gave an update of what was happening with their research on global warming and the global carbon cycle. They talked about how greenhouse gases can cool the atmosphere, how opening bottles of vintage wine can be useful in carbon-cycle research, and other amazing things that we did not know.

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