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N.C. State scientist to discuss climate change Feb. 21

BOONE—Award-winning N.C. State University scientist Dr. Robert Bruck will discuss “Climate Change – the Critical Thinking Factor” Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4-5 p.m. in Grandfather Mountain Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The public is invited.

In his free seminar, Bruck will address what is known and not known in the climate change debate and the role that science plays in shaping policy to tackle this colossal issue.

The event is sponsored by Appalachian’s Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program, environmental science program, Department of Biology, Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics, Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Group, Office of Sustainability, and the local organization 350 Boone.

Bruck is a professor in N.C. State University’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. He teaches courses in multiple programs, including environmental technology and management, environmental science, plant pathology, and marine, earth and atmospheric science. As a research scientist, Bruck has made tremendous contributions to the understanding of the effects of pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems.

Bruck has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, and his new book, “Global Climate Change – The Future of a Warming Planet,” is currently in press with Freeman Publishers. He also has been actively involved in communicating environmental science to decision-makers by serving as science adviser to the Governor of North Carolina from 1990-92 and testifying before the U.S. Congress on 13 occasions.

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Laura England, Lecturer
ASU Sustainable Development Program, 828-773-4820 (cell)