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SUBJECT: Public lecture on community responses to climate change to be held at Memorial
DATE: Nov. 8, 2007

The risks associated with increasing climate changes and the costs of future damages are expected to far outweigh the costs needed to prevent dangerous change. As part of the inaugural Memorial University Dialogue on Advancing Global Sustainability, Dr. Diana Liverman, director of the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at Oxford University, will give a public lecture titled Communities and Climate Change: Sustainable Responses to a Warming World on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in room IIC-2001, located in the Inco Innovation Centre, on the St. John’s campus.
Dr. Liverman’s leadership roles include chairing the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and the science committee for the ICSU Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) program and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change (IAI).
She has been a member of committees that include the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee on the U.S. Climate Change Science Plan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Social Science Advisory Board, NASA, NOAA Global Change Program, the U.S. National Centre for Atmospheric Research and the Global Change, Publication and Honors Committees of the Association of American Geographers.
Admission is free and parking is available in Lot 18. Reception to follow.

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