Environmental Studies News & Events
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School Year 2014-15
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm Free screening of a new climate change film, THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE (www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/wts.html>),
in one of the large movie theaters in the R/C Theatres complex at 30
North 2nd Street in downtown Reading. The screening on Monday, October 13 at 7:00 pm is being sponsored by the Berks Peace Community. After the
one-hour film there will be a panel discussion with John Ankele, one of
the filmmakers; Eron Lloyd, who is Special Assistant for Policy and
Sustainability to the Mayor of Reading; Richard Whiteford, who is a
well-qualified climate activist and speaker; and others still to be
> There is free parking across the street in the city garage at Washington and 2nd Streets.
> This exceptionally well-reviewed film raises the question of how to inspire your students, or fellow human beings, to work for change once they have absorbed the gravity of the climate crisis. Negative energy can become a positive force if it can be directed into actions that people wholeheartedly support. The screening comes on the heels of the People's Climate March in NYC on September 21 and the UN Climate Summit on September 23, so awareness will already be heightened. Our intention is to kick start a region-wide community conversation.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm, Park 25
Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming Book Signing to follow event
Dr. Michael Mann - Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).
Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system.
Dr. Mann was a Lead Author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. He has received a number of honors and awards including NOAA's outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. He contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012 and was awarded the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation in 2013. He made Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013. In 2014, he was named Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and received the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education. He is a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.
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