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Tonight: Free St. Patrick's Day cupcakes and climate change author Michael Mann

March 15, 2012 - 11:32 AM
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Sprinkles Cupcakes in Georgetown is celebrating its extended hours with free cupcakes today and Friday! One per person from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. For St. Patty's Day, the bakery is debuting two specialty cupcakes — Irish Chocolate and Green Velvet. New hours are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Physicist and climatologist Michael Mann, lead author of a 2001 report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change that won a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, discusses his recent book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines. In the late 90's, he co-published a paper that showed a spike in rising temperatures in the last half of the 20th century — the graph was dubbed the "hockey stick." "Natural factors could explain the temperature changes of the past millennium through the dawn of the industrial revolution, but only human influences could explain the unusual recent warming," reads an excerpt from the book. Politics and Prose. 7 p.m.

Jenny Owen Youngs peforms with Beach Week and Marian McLaughlin at Red Palace. 7 p.m. $10/$12.



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