CSU, Chico News

Renowned Climate Change Researcher to Give Lecture Sept. 30

Date: 09-26-2014

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs

Conservation biologist and climate change researcher Guy McPherson will present his lecture, “Climate Crisis, Are We There Yet?” at California State University, Chico, on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in Colusa Hall, Room 100B, and includes a discussion.

McPherson is professor emeritus of natural resources and the environment at the University of Arizona, where he taught for 20 years. His scholarly work has focused on the conservation of biological diversity. The author of 10 books and more than 100 articles, he also hosts a radio show and blog called “Nature Bats Last.” He lives in an off­-grid, straw-­bale house, where he puts into practice his interest in sustainable living.

His presentation will explore ways that modern life is creating rapid changes to climate and habitat and the effects those changes will have on both humans and other species.

McPherson will also participate in a climate change debate with Chico meteorologist Anthony Watts on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 100th Monkey Café and Books in Chico.

The campus event is hosted by CSU, Chico’s Institute for Sustainable Development, which annually coordinates the nation’s largest student-run sustainability conference. Learn more about CSU, Chico’s sustainability practices at http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainablefuture/.