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Speaker Discusses Science Of Climate Change

SOCORRO, N.M. October 2, 2009 – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting a special event about climate change Tuesday, Oct. 6, at New Mexico Tech.

David Herring of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

David Herring of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will provide background information on past climate, current climate trends, evidence for man-made contributions to climate change, and scientist's progress toward modeling future climate scenarios on a global, regional, and local level.

After Herring’s presentation, the audience is welcome to engage in discussion about climate change.

This free event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Macey Center.

Herring is the director of communications for the agency’s Climate Program Office, based in Silver Spring, Md. Part of his job is to help people understand the science of climate change through programs and web resources and how they may use the agency’s data and information resources to make more informed decisions in their lives and livlihoods.

He previously worked as project manager for education and public outreach within the Earth Sciences Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he also worked on NASA's Terra Mission, Earth Observatory and Visible Earth projects.

For more information, contact Eileen Everett, the museum’s climate change educator, at (505) 841-2837 or EileenM.Everett@state.nm.us.

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