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Launch of new climate science book to take place at Columbia tomorrow

climate_change_book_300Be sure to check out the launch of Climate Change: Picturing the Science, to be hosted by the Columbia Climate Center tomorrow. The book, which the Earth Institute’s Kevin Krajick blogged about recently, features essays addressing the different aspects of climate change alongside stunning climate-related photographs. Here are the event details:

Columbia Climate Center: Book Launch – Climate Change: Picturing the Science
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Schapiro CEPSR Building, Davis Auditorium
Event Description: The Earth Institute’s Columbia Climate Center presents a book launch for Climate Change: Picturing the Science, by Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe.
Moderated by Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker and author of Field Notes from A Catastrophe.

Speakers include
Peter deMenocal, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Stephanie Pfirman, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Barnard College
Gavin Schmidt, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Joshua Wolfe, Editorial and Documentary Photographer, GHG Photos

Reception and Book Signing to follow.

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

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15 years ago

Climate change is important topic to talk about. Different countries are facing different climate change, which means we really need to take this matter seriously. I hope to read this book to know what i can do for the better purpose.

H.P. Jones
13 years ago

Climate change affects everybody. Everyone must do there part in order to help mother nature. Thank you I hope this book helps educate a lot of people and what they can do to help out.