Global Warming Talks to be Presented at Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 8, 2005 — Two talks dealing with climate change and global warming will be presented at Southeast Missouri State University at 7 p.m. April 11 and 12.

Both talks will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in Rhodes Hall, Room 121, on the Southeast campus.

The April 11 presentation will be given by Southeast alumnus Joe Brewer on the topic “Climate Change:  Human Causes and Controversy.”  Brewer will speak April 12 on “Climate Change Policy:  Decisions in a Complex World.”

Brewer recently received a master of science degree in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  He received three bachelor of science degrees from Southeast Missouri State University, one in interdisciplinary studies in 1999, one in physics in 2001, and another in applied mathematics, also in 2001.  He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union.

The presentations are co-sponsored by the Department of Physics & Engineering Physics and the Environmental Science Program in the College of Science and Mathematics at Southeast.

For more information on environmental science programs at Southeast Missouri State University, visit http://www4.semo.edu/envirosci/.  For more information on physics or engineering programs at the University, visit http://www.physics.semo.edu