Symposium participants to focus on global warming research

University Park, Pa. – Penn State alumni and faculty will discuss their contributions to global warming research on Thursday, Sept. 17, during a symposium on climate change.

The event, “Geographies of Climate Change: Causes, Consequences and Policy,” will be hosted by the Department of Geography and the Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS), the alumni society of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. It will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the HUB Auditorium.

Brent Yarnal, the coordinator of the GEMS event and a professor of geography at Penn State, said the symposium’s participants mostly include Penn State geography faculty and alumni who are experts in the field.

“We want people to appreciate many of the dimensions of climate change, and almost as important, that Penn State Geography contributes to most dimensions of climate change research,” Yarnal said.

The symposium will consist of two panels. The first panel, “Causes and Mitigation of Climate Change,” will be from 1 to 2:45 p.m. The second panel, “Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change,” will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend and watch online. The first panel can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/gemsseminar1. The second panel can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/gemsseminar2.

For information on the panelists, please go to http://www.geog.psu.edu/gems/panelists.html. For the full schedule, please go to http://www.geog.psu.edu/gems.

Last Updated September 10, 2009