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Public lecture on climate science at UH Manoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kevin Hamilton,
International Pacific Research Center
Posted: Feb 13, 2009

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) is sponsoring the first lecture in a series on climate science on Monday, March 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the UHM Architecture Auditorium. Dr. Susan Solomon, senior scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, will present "A Tale of Two Environmental Issues: How the World Solved the Ozone Problem and Got Stuck in Gridlock on the Climate Problem."

Solomon is a leader in the field of atmospheric science, and was identified by Time magazine in 2008 as among the "100 most influential people in the world." She led the National Ozone Expedition to McMurdo Sound in Antarctica to investigate the hole in the ozone layer in 1986 and 1987. Solomon is best known for pioneering the theory explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica, and making some of the first chemical measurements establishing manmade chlorofluoro-carbons as its cause. She also co-chaired the Climate Assessment Report Working Group of the United Nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2002 to 2008, which formed the data basis for international political actions and solutions to climate change.

Solomon‘s current research interests include climate change and ozone depletion, and the links between them. She has numerous honorary doctoral degrees from U.S. and foreign universities, and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and recognition, including having an Antarctic glacier named in her honor in 1994.

On-campus parking is available for $3.