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Internationally Renowned Climate Change Pioneer is Keynote at Free Public Presentation at Tahoe Weather Conference, Jan 8
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED CLIMATE CHANGE PIONEER IS KEYNOTE AT FREE PUBLIC PRESENTATION AT TAHOE WEATHER CONFERENCE, JAN. 8
James Hansen addresses fight for current/future progress, recent Lima Accord; Bernice Notenboom, journalist/adventurer on new film of North Pole, “The Arctic March”
Dec. 31, 2014 (STATELINE, Nev.) – Dr. James E. Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and adjunct professor at Columbia University's Earth Institute, will address television meteorologists, media and the public as the keynote speaker at Operation Sierra Storm, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 9 a.m. at Harveys Lake Tahoe.
Dr. Hansen’s presentation will include his take on assuring real progress on climate -- whether and how an international climate accord can achieve intergenerational and global justice. He’s recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions the public must take to protect future generations and other life. At Columbia, he directs a program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions.
His seminal testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue. He was designated by Time Magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth. He elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and has received numerous awards including the Carl-Gustaf Rossby and Roger Revelle Research Medals, the Sophie Prize and the Blue Planet Prize.
Bernice Notenboom, climate journalist, science writer will also share her latest excursions of the fragile North Pole and discuss her new film that is soon to be released, “The Arctic March.”
The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, event sponsors and partners are inviting the community, visitors and media to attend free of charge. RSVP encouraged, email [email protected]. Info: www.osstahoe.com.
Operation Sierra Storm, Television Meteorologists’ Conference, hosting Thursday presentations open to the public.
Dr. James Hansen, internationally recognized climate change pioneer, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and adjunct professor at Columbia University's Earth Institute
Bernice Notenboom, the first woman to reach the North, South, and Cold Pole (in Siberia). Also host and co-producer of “Tipping Points,” a 2013 series for The Weather Channel.
Harveys Lake Tahoe Cabaret Theater, Stateline, Nev. (2nd floor)
Notenboom will present from 7:45 – 9 a.m. and Hansen from 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. with Q&A to follow. Speakers’ biographies: www.osstahoe.com.
Event sponsors include the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, Nevada Commission on Tourism, Heavenly Mountain Resort, National Weather Service in Reno Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Harveys Lake Tahoe, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Cruises, and South Tahoe Express.
Media on assignment are welcome to attend all presentations. Media rates for lodging are also available. For interview arrangements, accommodations and logistics, please contact:
Jenn Boyd, [email protected], 702-278-1932 cell
Phil Weidinger, [email protected], 775-815-3993 cell
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
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