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Meterologist Alan Robock To Discuss the Climate Consequences of Nuclear Conflict November 11th at Purchase College

Date Released: 10/28/2008

Meteorologist and Professor of Climatology Alan Robock of Rutgers University will discuss the "Climatic Consequences of Nuclear Conflict" at  the Sigma XI Lecture presented by the Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Purchase College on Nov. 11.  The talk will be given in Room 1001 of the Natural Sciences Building at 4:30 PM.  Admission is free.  For information call 914-251-6631.

Mr. Robock's talk will discuss why nuclear war, even after disarmament, is a greater potential threat to the planet’s environment than global warming or ozone depletion and needs immediate policy attention.

Alan Robock is professor of climatology in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University and Associate Director of its Center for Environmental Prediction. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and  served in the Peace Corps prior to graduate school.  He has been a researcher in climate change for over 30 years.  He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and President of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union.