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ETSU’s Dr. Audrey Depelteau to speak on climate change

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JOHNSON CITY (November 4, 2013) – On Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in room 206 of Brown Hall, Dr. Audrey Depelteau, director of East Tennessee State University’s Innovation Laboratory, will present “Climate Change: Truth and Consequences, a Global Perspective.”

As a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corp., Depelteau has been trained by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the chairman and founder of the Climate Reality Project, to educate others about climate change.

The intent of this presentation is to initiate an ongoing dialogue about climate change. She says, “Climate change is occurring as a global phenomenon; it threatens the environment and ecosystems of the world.”

In her address, Depelteau will discuss climate change’s definition; factors contributing to the acceleration of changes; its key environmental and societal impacts; and steps to reduce the problem.

The program is sponsored by the student Environmental Conservation Organization and the ETSU Environmental Studies minor.

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin O’Donnell, director of the minor studies program, at .  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.