Subject: Today - Changing climate - actions necessary to confront this global
Global climate change, which is almost universally accepted in the scientific
community, may have profound effects on this planet's civilizations. Dr.
Charles F. Kennel, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, directed
NASA's "Mission to Planet Earth," a study of natural and human-induced
changes to the planet. The experience led him to dedicate his research to
environmental science, and he subsequently served as the Director of the
Scripps Institution of Oceanography and as the Vice Chancellor of Marine
Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. He is the founding
director of the UCSD Environment and Sustainability Initiative and leads the
University of Cambridge/UCSD Global Water Initiative. He will discuss the
most current timelines and predictions for a changing climate, and explain
actions and adaptations necessary to confront this truly global crisis on
Wednesday, September 18 at the University of Maryland. All are welcome, and
students are particularly encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served
at 4 pm in the Physics Lecture Hall (1412). The talk will begin at 4:30 pm.
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Event Date: September 18, 2013
Event Start Time: 4:00 pm
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Event Location: 1412 Physics Lecture Hall
Contact Person: Physics Department
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Contact Phone Number: 301.405.5946