Climate change to be discussed Friday at the Humphrey Institute

Two experts will talk about climate change Friday at the University of Minnesota in a program hosted by the Humphrey Institute Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy.

The free event starts at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. Featured will be Dr. Qin Dahe, former administrator of the China Meteorological Administration, and Dr. Elizabeth J. Wilson is an associate professor of energy and environmental policy and law at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Qin Dahe was on Will Steger’s Trans-Antarctica Expedition in 1989 and will discuss his climate research in cryospheric sciences (the study of frozen water on a planet surface). Wilson will provide an update on the energy and climate research she conducted in China this past year, examining development of carbon-managed energy systems.

The event is sponsored by Will Steger Foundation; Fresh Energy; University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum, China Center, Institute of Environment, Office of International Programs and CSTPP.

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 12/09/2010 - 01:14 pm.

    According to Amy Goodman’s guests on this morning’s Democracy Now program, the world’s richest nations are pulling the same kind of “We Are In Charge Here” secret development of plans to be sure the world’s forests and fresh water and other resources will be under the control of transnational corporations.

    Some of those objecting to the obvious sell-out (AGAIN) had to move their demonstration far away from the main meeting hall. The leader of an organization representing indigenous peoples, who had entered the hall each day with the badge issued him as an attendee, was not allowed entry today.

    Several days ago, UN leader Ban-Ki Moon spoke at the beginning, or very early, of this conference. He told attendees not to expect too much from it, which in hindsight no doubt means the UN is unable to overcome the corporatist power our world is now stuck with, at least for now.

    The program will be repeated at four today on St. Paul’s SPNN Channel 15.

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