Report Release: Regional Impacts of Climate Change

Date: December 4, 2007

Location:
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
2101 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 550
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Description:

As world attention focuses on international climate talks in Bali, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change prepares to release a new report detailing significant impacts of climate change already occurring in the United States.

The report, "Regional Impacts of Climate Change: Four Case Studies in the United States,” provides information about impacts in specific regions of the U.S. The report focuses on the following four regions:

  • Midwestern Cities
  • Western U.S.
  • Gulf Coast
  • Chesapeake Bay

On Tuesday, December 4, the report's lead authors along with Eileen Claussen will host a teleconference to discuss the key findings from each of the regional case studies and to comment on the urgent need for adaptation planning in the U.S. 


WHEN:            

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

DIALING IN:   

This teleconference is for credentialed press only.
U.S. and Canadian Callers: Dial 800-926-9801 for toll free access to the teleconference.
International Callers: For toll free international access, contact the Pew Center.
Alternatively, toll calls can be made to +1 212 231 2902

WHO:            

Speakers will include:

Dr. Kristie Ebi, independent consultant and Lead Author for the Human Health chapter of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC

Dr. Dominique Bachelet, associate professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University and Director of Climate Change Science at The Nature Conservancy

Dr. Robert R. Twilley, Distinguished Professor in Louisiana Environmental Studies and Associate Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development at Louisiana State University

Dr. Donald F. Boesch, professor of marine science and President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

For more information on our speakers and to access the report and individual case studies, please visit www.pewclimate.org/regional_impacts on Tuesday, December 4. To access this information prior to the teleconference, please contact either Tom Steinfeldt or Colleen Kredell at 703-516-4146.

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