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The Rise of Climate Science: A Discussion with the Author, Dr. Gerald North
Summers are getting hotter. Flooding events are becoming more extreme. And, more recently, Winter Storm Uri brought snow and record-breaking freezing temperatures to Texas. It’s no secret that climate change is affecting every aspect of our planet, but how much do we really know and what does the science say?

Join the Meadows Center’s Founder and Book Series Editor, Dr. Andy Sansom in welcoming the series’ latest author, Dr. Gerald North for a Virtual Discussion and Q&A Session on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University and Texas A&M University Press will host the event, which will begin with a moderated discussion between Meadows Center Executive Director, Dr. Robert E. Mace, and Dr. North followed by a live Q&A session with participants. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

In a career spanning four decades, Gerald R. North contributed groundbreaking research that continues to shape the modern field of climate science. However, the route he has taken was full of surprising twists and turns. In The Rise of Climate Science, North recounts in detail his life in the vanguard of modern climate science. He offers an insider look at the academic research and government initiatives around global warming and what that means for the planet.

The Rise of Climate Science is the latest addition to the Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership Series, published by Texas A&M University Press and sponsored by the Meadows Center.

*For those who would like to read the book before the Virtual Discussion, purchase a copy from Texas A&M University Press online at: www.tamupress.com/book/9781623498672/the-rise-of-climate-science/.

Apr 20, 2021 01:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Gerald R. North
Author & Distinguished Professor Emeritus @Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
Dr. Gerald R. North is distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University. He has published more than 150 articles and authored or coauthored several books, including An Introduction to Atmosphere Thermodynamics; Paleoclimatology; Impact of Global Warming on Texas; and Energy Balance Climate Models. He resides in College Station, Texas.
Dr. Robert E. Mace
Executive Director @The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University
Robert Mace is the Executive Director and the Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center. He is also Professor of Practice in the Department of Geography at Texas State University. Robert has over 30 years of experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, stakeholder processes and water policy, mostly in Texas.
Dr. Andrew Sansom
Founder @The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University
Dr. Andrew Sansom is one of Texas’ leading conservationists. He is a former Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Executive Director of the Texas Nature Conservancy. He has received numerous awards for his commitment to the management and protection of the state’s natural resources. Dr. Sansom now serves as Professor of Practice in Geography and is founder of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University.