Understanding climate change: Public forum in Philadelphia next week

Boulder, Colorado -- Philadelphia area residents and media will have a rare opportunity to hear and ask questions of top scientists working on global climate change. A public forum titled "Understanding Climate Change: What Is It? What Does It Mean? What Can We Do?" takes place next week at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

The forum will be held Saturday afternoon, 21 October, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Auditorium Lecture Hall, 12th and Arch Streets. The event is sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc., and is free of charge.

Two leading scientists in global climate change will give a non-technical explanation of current scientific research and its implications. Science and environmental enthusiasts of all ages, as well as citizens interested in making sense of conflicting statements about climate change, are encouraged to attend and ask questions.

Participating scientists and their topics are:

  • Dr. Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

    Alley will explain the different types of research that are contributing to our understanding of global climate change, what the latest results say, what scientists agree and disagree on, and possible responses.

  • Dr. Robert B. Jackson, Nicholas Institute Professor, Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Jackson will talk about the impact of global climate change on ecosystems and the search for solutions to global warming.

Both speakers are experienced in communicating geoscience to the general public. Detailed bios are available on the GSA Web site, http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2006/ePublicForum.htm.

The Forum will be moderated by Dr. Robert S. Y

Contact: Ann Cairns
Geological Society of America

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