Climate Expert to Address Global Warming Science and Policy

Climate expert Stephen Schneider will deliver the 2008 Dempsey Lecture on Environmental Issues Monday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in Smith Auditorium at Willamette University.

Schneider's topic is "Global Warming: Is the Science Settled Enough for Policy?" The lecture is free and open to the public.

Schneider, a professor of environmental biology and global change at Stanford University, has authored or co-authored more than 500 scientific papers, media articles, legislative testimonies and book chapters on climate change issues. A co-director at the Center for Environment Science and Policy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a senior fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Schneider has served as a consultant to federal agencies and to the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

During the 1980s he emerged as a leading advocate of sharp reductions of greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming. He was part of the team that provided climate change data in 2007 that resulted in the United Nations-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore.

This lecture is sponsored by the Dempsey Foundation, the Willamette University Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences and the Center for Sustainable Communities. For more information, contact Andrea Carlson at (503) 370-6654.