Distinguished economist and NASA expert examine climate change

12/06/04

Environmental Sciences Section Meeting set for Wednesday, December 8 at 6 p.m.

Distinguished natural resource economist Rajendra K. Pachauri and global science diplomat James E. Hansen, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will examine the science of climate change at the New York Academy of Sciences on Wednesday, December 8 at 6 p.m.

During this discussion, the scientific assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be interpreted in the context of larger human development strategies and behavioral implications. In particular, the implications for equity across the world, sustainable development, and the reduction of poverty will be explored as they relate to projected influences of climate change.

WHAT: The Science of Climate Change

WHEN: Wednesday, December 8 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd Street

WHO: Rajendra K. Pachauri was elected chief of the IPCC in 2002 and also serves as the head of the Energy Research Institute, which is devoted to sustainable development. In July 2001, Pachauri was appointed Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.

James E. Hansen is director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

A question and answer panel discussion will follow the presentations.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jennifer Tang at 212-838-0230 x257 or email jtang@nyas.org.

For more information, please visit the meetings/conferences section of the nyas.org web site. To find out about other exciting scientific lectures, exhibits and meetings, check out Science & The City at www.nyas.org/snc/index.asp.

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