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What's the real story with global climate change?

Nov. 8, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Dr. David Karowe, an expert in biospheric and atmospheric sciences, will address "Global Climate Change: What's The Real Story?" in a two-part lecture series for non-scientists and scientists on consecutive Thursday evenings at Western Michigan University.

Karowe will discuss "Why is Climate Changing, and What Will It Do to the Physical World?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, and "What Will Climate Change Mean for Ecosystems and Human Health?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Both presentations are free and open to the public and will be held in the Lee Honors College Lounge.

A WMU associate professor of biological sciences, Karowe has conducted extensive research on increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and has been quoted in numerous media stories on global warming and climate change. He and Dr. Steve Bertman, WMU associate professor of chemistry, have received multiple grants to support research by WMU doctoral students in biospheric and atmospheric sciences.

Karowe holds degrees from both Harvard University and the University of Michigan and has been a member of the WMU faculty since 1996.

The two-part lecture series is sponsored by the Lee Honors College and by the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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