Emerging approaches to climate change issues focus of April 19 lecture at UMaine

Climate Change: Scientific Evidence or Alternative ‘Facts’?” will be the focus of a an illustrated public lecture April 19 at the University of Maine by Paul Mayewski, director of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute.

Mayewski will discuss the emerging approaches to the climate change issue and provide suggestions for public engagement to raise awareness.

The free PowerPoint slide presentation at 7:30 p.m., April 19 in the Collins Center for the Arts is sponsored by the Climate Change Institute and UMaine’s Sustainability Office. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 581.3406.

Mayewski is an internationally renowned explorer and climate scientist who has led more than 55 expeditions into the most remote reaches of the planet to research how the climate system operates and how humans have been involved. He and his CCI colleagues also are applying their scientific findings and newly developed software tools to allow transparent access to climate data and to build a new, innovative framework for climate prediction.