EVENT: UC Irvine Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone, the lead author of a recent National Academy of Sciences report on climate change prepared for the White House, will speak on "Global Climate Change and U.S. Policy."
DATE: 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2001
COST: Free to the public; Parking is $4.
LOCATION: Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
INFORMATION: (949) 824-6455
At the request of the White House, a panel of leading atmospheric chemists prepared a National Academy of Sciences report on climate change science. Their findings, released on June 6, indicate that current global warming trends are accelerated by increases in greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, and that human activity is largely responsible. Widely reported in the U.S. media, the panel's findings may be the basis of future U.S. policy.
The scientific panel's chairman, Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone, will talk about the impact of these findings at a public lecture during the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division meeting. Cicerone is recognized as one of the world's top experts on the greenhouse effect and global warming, and his research helped lead to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, an international treaty establishing a timetable for replacing production of ozone-destroying chemicals with safer substitutes.
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