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Hogan Sherrow

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Professor to provide evidence of climate change on Wednesday

Hogan Sherrow, Ohio University assistant professor of anthropology, will lead the discussion on climate change in the Friends of the Library Room of Alden Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Sherrow, who has been studying aspects of climate change in Africa for more than four years, will dispel the myth that climate change is not happening in his presentation and says that there is data proving that it's real.  

He says climate change is largely due to human activity, such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation. Greenhouse gases are added into the earth's atmosphere, trapping heat and raising global temperatures. 

The discussion will focus mainly on how climate change will affect life on earth in the future and how humans will respond to this. 

Sherrow states that it is important that climate change is dealt with as humans and animals will face consequences. 

"Climate change is impacting growing seasons, migratory and breeding patterns of animals and weather patterns that impact humans, animals and plants," Sherrow said. "I hope students will gain a clear understanding of the impacts of climate change, the dangers of climate change and ideas of what to do about it." 

Sherrow took part in Al Gore's Climate Reality Project in August where he was trained as a climate leader. 

The Ohio University Sierra Student Coalition is sponsoring the talk and can be contacted at sierra@ohio.edu.