Fermilab Hosts Presentation on Global Warming on Feb. 28

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Program is free and open to the public

Dr. David Carlson, Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University, will give a public lecture at Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium on Feb. 28 at 7:00 p.m. titled Exploring the Polar Regions at a Critical Time. The program, aimed at high school students and citizens concerned about our planet’s climate, is free of charge.

Dr. Carlson is one of the world’s leading experts on global warming and the current state of the planet. A panel discussion, part of a Global Warming Submit, will follow his one-hour presentation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what scientists have learned about the rate of climate change; what global warming effects you will most likely see in your lifetime; what measures can slow down global warming; what you can do to contribute less to global warming. Dr. Carlson will present data from around the world.

The Summit, part of the 2007-2008 celebration of the International Polar Year, is sponsored by the Fermilab Education Office, the DuPage County Regional Office of Education, the West Suburban Science Supervisors and Fermilab Friends for Science Education. For additional information download the flyer at http://ed.fnal.gov/institute/gwsflyer.pdf or contact Nancy Lanning at edreg@fnal.gov or 630-840-5588.

Fermilab is a Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory operated under contract by the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC. The DOE Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the nation and helps ensure U.S. world leadership across a broad range of scientific disciplines.