Public invited to talk by Duke scientist, popular environmental blogger

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kevin Hamilton, (808) 956-8016
Director, International Pacific Research Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Posted: Mar 8, 2013

William Chameides
William Chameides
Global surface warming data graph
Global surface warming data graph

William Chameides, Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, is coming to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus to share his views on the causes and potential remedies for environmental change.

His free, public lecture, “Dealing with Climate Change: Are We Flying Blind?” will be held at UH Mānoa’s Art Building Auditorium on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. The Art Building Auditorium is located at 2535 McCarthy Mall.

"We are very pleased to host Dr. Chameides' lecture. He brings a wealth of expertise as a world-class researcher in atmospheric chemistry and related climate science, along with a strong interest in the science/policy interface," said Professor Kevin Hamilton, Director of the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC).

A distinguished atmospheric chemist, Chameides has combined more than 30 years in academia as a professor, researcher, teacher, and mentor with a 3-year stint in the nonprofit world as the chief scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund. He was the vice chair of the America's Climate Choices project, which is the National Research Council's most comprehensive study of climate change to date. Chameides is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s MacElwane Award.

Chameides blogs on The Green Grok, The Huffington Post, and the website for Scientific American, and is a guest blogger on the Popular Science Magazine’s website PopSci.Com.

The lecture will be from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus parking is available for $6.

For more information, contact IPRC Director Kevin Hamilton at 956-8327.