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Jorgensen to give lecture on climate change

Dr. Andy Jorgensen, associate professor of chemistry and environmental sciences at the University of Toledo, will give a talk entitled “Climate Change Disruption: How Can We Know? What Can We Do?” at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, in Hiner Hall of the Dowden Science Hall at Huntington University.

The presentation will give background information about the phenomenon of climate change and methods which have been used to characterize these changes. The human dimension of the problem will be emphasized, and solutions will be considered. Participants will be able to share their views using personal response devices and to compare their replies to those of more than 3,000 members of previous audiences.

“In the next century, climate change will continue to be a key issue of discussion, and we look forward to the opportunity to consider and discuss the issues,” said Dr. Ruth Nalliah, professor of chemistry.

Dr. Jorgensen spent a sabbatical leave as Senior Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), in which he developed climate change curricular materials in collaboration with NCSE’s Council of Environmental Deans and Directors. The result is a web-based repository with over 1,400 resources for students and educators. His work on climate change education has been supported by NASA and NSF.

The lecture is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Huntington University, and is free and open to the public.