Friends of Oceanography Free Public Lecture
Explores the Impacts of Climate Change
Narragansett, R.I. -- March 21, 2000 -- Friends of Oceanography at the
URI Graduate School of Oceanography invite the public learn about "Living
in a Changing Climate" in a free lecture given by global change
scientist, Dr. Lynne Carter.
The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 30, at noon in the
Coastal Institute Auditorium on the URI Narragansett Bay Campus. The presentation
will focus on the potential impacts of climate variability and change and
how humans are adapting to climate change.
A resident of Slocum, Rhode Island, Carter is the former Director of
the Office of Global Change at the University of Rhode Island. She now serves
as the Regional Liaison for the National Assessment Coordination Office
of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. This program was created as
a Presidential Initiative in 1989 and formalized in 1990 by the Global Change
Research Act of 1990. Since that time, global change research has remained
a key science initiative.
This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or
directions, call Friends of Oceanography at 874-6602.
Friends of Oceanography is a community-based membership organization
established in 1986 to support the educational and public programs of the
URI Graduate School Oceanography. Friends provides financial support of
fellowships for GSO students, and other research, education, and outreach
activities. The organization also helps sponsor a variety of special events
such as The JASON Project, oceanography lectures, Bounty on the Bay Day,
the Annual Friends of Oceanography Auction, open houses, and the Narragansett
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