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NOVA-Annandale to host science seminar on global warming


The Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is set to hold its popular Science Seminar event on Friday, March 21 in the Ernst Community Cultural Theater from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The keynote lecture, “Why the Earth is (Still) Getting Warmer,” will be given by Dr. Robert C. Means. Dr. Means is an internationally recognized expert in energy policy and regulation, with more than 30 years of experience in dealing with energy issues as an academic, consultant and regulator. He teaches courses in energy and climate policy in the Johns Hopkins Energy and Climate Policy Program and in the University of Maryland Environmental Legal Studies Program. He also has developed and taught courses in energy policy and regulation at the University of Texas.  

He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and mathematics from Iowa State University and a doctorate in law from the Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he served as Supreme Court Note and Developments Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

This event is presented by the Lyceum and the Science Seminar Committee, Math, Science and Engineering Division of the Annandale Campus.

Friday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater (CE Theater), 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

Average global temperature is higher than at any time in the past 1,000 years. The explanation rests on 19th century science and post-1950 measurements:  carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas, and its current atmospheric concentration is the highest in millions of years.  The dominant cause of the recent pause in surface temperature measurements notwithstanding the continued increase in CO2 concentration appears to be the increased upwelling of deep ocean water.
For more information, contact Bob Hull, Annandale Campus Community Outreach Specialist at rhull@nvcc.edu or 703-764-5078.

Media Contact: Jessica Baxter | 703.323.3288 | jbaxter@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.