[HCCN] Fwd: Climate Change Lecture at UM 31 March at 7 PM
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Mon Mar 28 08:18:15 EDT 2011
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Climate Change Speech at UM Orono on 31 March at 7 PM in Collins Center.
Free and open to all.
The leading scientist in Maine on climate change is Professor Paul
Mayewski, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine,
Orono. He is giving a public lecture on Thursday 31 March in Collins Center.
On this occasion he is going to give an update of where climate change
science stands today. Democrats are the great supporters of scientists in
this area and defending their right, and duty, to tell us what they think
is going on with our climate as a result of our life style. On the other
side is the Republican Party who based on their links with the big polluters
in the US want to discredit the science and the scientists. They are
claiming that it is too early to say that the climate change everyone can see
is connected to human activities. In order to discredit climate scientists
the Republican majority in the House of Representatives arranges hearings
to make their point. It is therefore important that we are clear and loud
in our support for the scientists that keep investigating these issues and
tell us what is going on and what we should do about it.
Professor Mayewski’s specialty is the study of ice cores from glaciers
such as Antarctica, the Himalayas and Greenland. These cores are retrieved
under harsh conditions by drilling on top of the glaciers and brought home
to the scientific institutes where their contents are studied. This way we
can know what was happening with the climate hundreds of thousands years
back. More information at _climatechange.umaine.edu/people/_
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