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Climate Change Discussion at Southwestern College February 18

Green Team Southwestern will host a discussion on climate change on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Beech Science Center, room 104.  The public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge.  

Two speakers will offer differing views on climate change and global warming.  

The first presenter will be Rick Cowlishaw, professor of biology at Southwestern College.  He earned his bachelor of science degree in 2002 from Oregon State University; Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.  Cowlishaw’s research and teaching interests include plankton ecology, marine biology, and ecology.

The second presenter will be Neil Frank.  Frank was the director of the National Hurricane Center for 13 years before he retired from the Federal Government in 1987 to accept the position of chief meteorologist at the CBS Television station in Houston, Texas (KHOU-TV). In June 2008, Frank retired for the second time and is currently living in the Houston area.  He is a Southwestern College graduate and has published over 40 papers and written numerous articles for popular publications such as “National Geographic,” “The Wall Street Journal,” “The New York Times,” “Newsweek,” “People Magazine,” and the “Southern Living” magazine.

A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

For more information, contact Green Team Southwestern director Jason Speegle at (620) 229-6311.

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