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REF NO.: 234

SUBJECT: Elizabeth R. Laird lecturer to discuss global warming

DATE: Feb. 8,2010

Dr. Andrew Weaver, a professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, will deliver the Elizabeth R. Laird Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
In a public lecture titled Global Warming: The Scale of the Problem and the Path to the Solution, Dr. Andrew J. Weaver, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Climate Modeling and Analysis, will present the foundations of the science of global warming and lead a discussion of our present climate framed within a historical perspective of the Earth’s climate over the last 800,000 years.
While summarizing the range of projections of climate change over the next century and the public confusion arising from the media portrayal of the science and its entry into the political arena, Dr. Weaver will also consider international policy options and how they fit within the framework of necessary actions required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
His public lecture will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. on the St. John’s campus in the Inco Innovation Centre, room IIC-2001. Admission is free with parking available in Lot 15.
 

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