Schnoor to Speak at April 16 Climate Change Talk

Thursday, April 16, 2009

University of Iowa News Release

"Climate Change Threat and Opportunity: Will Iowa Respond?" is the title of a free, public talk from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at T-Spoons, corner of Linn and Market streets. Jerry Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research in the UI College of Engineering, will speak.

Schnoor, who chairs Gov. Chet Culver's Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council, said that the council's recent report can be summarized by asking whether or not Iowans are going to respond to climate change and take advantage of the obvious opportunities presented in transforming the state's economy towards energy efficiency and renewable energy resources, or are they going to be left behind by other states and other countries?

The talk is presented by Café Scientifique of Iowa City, whose discussion sessions are held on the third Thursday of the month from September to May. Café Scientifique of Iowa City is a meeting forum where the public is invited to explore and debate the latest ideas in science, mathematics, medicine and technology.

For more information on Café Scientifique visit http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/cafe/.