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2019 Dr. Bernard Cobetto Lecture - Climate Change and Its Effect on Wetern Pennsylvania
Organization: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Description: Climate Change is a controversial topic and everyone seems to have an opinion about whether it is happening…or not. This year's Cobetto Lecture brings together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the facts and how this issue is affecting our region.The panelists include:

• V. Kerry Smith, moderator, emeritus regents professor and emeritus university professor of economics and distinguished sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

Smith is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and his research considers environmental policy issues, the release states.

• Richard Alley, Evan Pugh university professor of geosciences at Penn State, studies the great ice sheets to help predict future climate and sea level changes.

• Inés M.L. Azevedo, Carnegie Mellon University department of engineering and public policy professor, and co-director for the Climate and Energy Decision Making Center.

Her research interests focus on transitioning to a sustainable, low-carbon, affordable and equitable energy system.

• Grant Ervin, chief resilience officer and assistant director, Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning. His work involves integration of sustainability and resilience into city services, programs and policy.

• Barry Kukovich, Peoples Gas Co. community relations director. His professional background includes marketing and public relations, and he has served on boards including Conservation Consultants Inc., Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities and with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Cobetto, a University of Pittsburgh graduate and Greensburg resident, and his wife, Ellen, established the lecture series in 2005.

Call 724-836-7980 by April 12 to reserve a seat.

Location: Ferguson Theater at UPG, Greensburg

Date & Time:

Registration is required

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 836-7980


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