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Apr 17: Climate change lecture
The University of Pittsburgh Honors College Climate Change Series presents Joseph Romm, PhD with "To Hell and High Water: What You Need To Know About Climate Change" This public lecture will be delivered by the celebrated author, blogger, physicist, and climate expert, Dr. Joseph Romm, who will speak broadly about how global warming will, in the coming years and decades, become the main focus of the public and private sectors including the implications for jobs, from science and engineering to business, government, and policy.
Romm, editor of Climate Progress, which New York Times columnist Tom Friedman called "the indispensable blog."TIME Magazine named Romms blog one of the 25 "Best Blogs of 2010." In 2009, Rolling Stone put Romm on its list of 100 "people who are reinventing America." TIME also named him a "Hero of the Environment" and "The Webs most influential climate-change blogger." Romm was acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy in the 1990s where he oversaw $1 billion in funding for research and development, demonstration, and deployment of low-carbon technology. In 2008 he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a senior fellow at American Progress and holds a PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
3pm at Alumni Hall Connolly Ballroom, 4227 5th Ave. (parking in Soldiers & Sailors and O'Hara garages). Free & open to the public; RSVP online here. This is a free event open to the public but seating is limited.