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Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing on What Abrupt Climate Change Would Mean in Our Lifetime
Released: 9/24/2007 12:53:01 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Karen Wood 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4447



Scientific evidence has shown that the Earth has warmed abruptly many times in the past, sometimes more than 10° F in just a few decades. Is today's gradual global warming a precursor to abrupt climate change? What are the key indicators that could help predict an abrupt rise in temperature? And what impact would that have on our Nation's infrastructure, resources, ecosystems, and communities? Come hear how the USGS and its partners are working to provide the science needed by resource managers and policy makers as they develop mitigation and adaptation strategies for dealing with the threat of abrupt climate change.

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What:

The USGS will host a congressional briefing to provide the science needed by policymakers and resource managers to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies for dealing with the threat of abrupt climate change.

Who:

Konrad Steffan, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado
Tom Armstrong, USGS
Dan Kimball, National Park Service

Where:

2261 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

When:

Friday, September 28, 2007
10:00 a.m.

Sponsors:

Representative James Moran
Representative Earl Blumenauer
Representative Wayne Gilchrest
Senator Jeff Bingaman
Senator Lisa Murkowski

Host:

The Comer Foundation for Science and Education

Visit the USGS Congressional Briefing Series Web site to acces additional information.


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