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Climate Change, The Evidence, People and Our Options

Dr. Lonnie Thompson, a climate scientist of the Byrd Polar Center at The Ohio State University. 

Title of Presentation:   "Climate Change: The Evidence, People and Our Options"

Location:   Walter Hall Rotunda, Ohio University
Date and time:   Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7PM
Contact person:   mccosker@ohio.edu

Lonnie is a recipient of the National Medal of Science - the highest possible recognition from the U.S. government - presented in 2007 by President Bush. It has been said that he has spent more time above 20,000 feet elevation than any other scientist. His career is portrayed in profiles by the national PBS "Nova" science series  as well as the Columbus public TV station.  His achievements have also been featured in the New York Times and National Geographic.

"Dr. Thompson, 64, is one of the most prominent of the generation of scientists who, in the latter decades of  the 20th century, essentially discovered the problem of global warming..... (He) became one of the first scientists to witness and record a broad global melting of land ice...... He pulled off a string of achievements with few parallels in modern science. He led teams to some of the highest, most remote reaches of the earth to retrieve samples of endangered ice."  - New York Times, July 2, 2012

Sponsors, Department of Geography, Environmental Studies, Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, OU Sierra Student Coalition, College Green Magazine

Published: Nov 4, 2013