James Hansen, the scientist who has been among the most influential advocates in the campaign against global warming, will be the keynote speaker at the Ecology Center’s fall dinner on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor. Click here for information on tickets.
Hansen, who led the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and is now director of the climate science program at Columbia University, was one of the inspirations for last weekend's 'Draw the Line' demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline.
"Given that Hansen has been right about global warming for more than three decades, his climate warnings need to be taken seriously," according to Michael Garfield, director of the Ecology Center.
The Ecology Center’s fall speaker series has, over the years, drawn some of the major figures in environment activism, scholarship and policy.
“We see this as one of the key roles we play in the community, to bring together those of us who are working on these issues at the local, regional and state levels, with some of the leaders in the same fields across the country,” Garfield said. "Hansen is a distinguished addition to that list."
In addition to Hansen's remarks, the event will feature the presentation of the Ecology Center's Herbert L. Munzel Award for Environmental Activism to Peter Sinclair, a long-time advocate of environmental awareness and energy alternatives based in Midland, Mich.
EcoLink — September 2013
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