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New York Times Reporter Andrew Revkin To Speak on Global Warming at Purchase College February 3

Date Released: 1/8/2009

Andrew Revkin, New York Times Environmental Reporter, will speak on global warming as part of the "Science in the Modern World" lecture series at Purchase College. The award-winning reporter will present "The Hot Seat: Making Sense of Global Warming From The North Pole to the White House" in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 3.  Admission is free.

Purchase College is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

Andrew Revkin has been an environmental reporter for The New York Times since 1995, covering everything from environmental disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunamis to the difficulties resolving scientific and political agendas. He has also worked for Discover, The Los Angeles Times, and Science Digest. To his credit, in 2003, Andrew Revkin was the first Times reporter to print stories and photos of the ice around the North Pole, bringing discussion of the melting polar ice caps to the mainstream. He is also responsible for an expose on the White House’s attempts to keep NASA scientists from speaking on global warming that led to the resignation of two White House officials.

Andrew Revkin has been studying climate change since 1985, with a focus on human influence on climate.  He has written three books, The Burning Season, Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, and The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World.

He will be speaking about global warming and how to best reconcile the human adventure and experience with conserving the planet’s natural resources. For more information, call 914.251.6750.