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Climate Change: What's Really Happening, and What Can I Do About It?

For Immediate Release:
October 01, 2007

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Climate Change: What's Really Happening, and What Can I Do About It?

Live Talk at the Exploratorium
Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 1pm



Human activity is the major contributing factor to global warming -- that's the conclusion drawn from decades of research by the majority of climate scientists worldwide. How does our dependence on fossil fuels affect the problem? What can we do to reverse the tide? On Saturday, October 20, at 1pm, join the Exploratorium's Dr. Joylette Portlock for Climate Change: What's Really Happening, and What Can I Do About It, a lively talk on climate science. She'll go over findings demonstrating the extent and consequences of global climate change and discuss ideas about what we can do today to make tomorrow better. This talk is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.

Dr. Joylette Portlock
Dr. Portlock has long been interested in conservation, promoting family recycling in middle school and co-founding her high school's Earth Club. She studied biology at MIT and completed her Ph.D. in genetics at Stanford University in 2006. Last fall, Dr. Portlock was selected by The Climate Project to give a live, updated version of the presentation featured in the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth.

The Climate Project
In June 2006, The Climate Project (TCP) began operations based in Nashville, Tennessee, as non-profit organization with the mission of increasing public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level throughout the United States and abroad. By April 2007, a diverse group of 1000 volunteers from every corner of the USA had been trained to present a version of the slide show on which the Academy Award-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, is based. More Nashville trainings are planned for later in 2007, focusing on specific sector groups.




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About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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