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Tim Flannery, world-renowned climatologist and New York Times best-selling author of the book, "The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth," will be the guest speaker for Old Dominion University's President's Lecture Series Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The lecture, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Kaufman Mall, is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening on the lawn. Limited seating will be available. In the event of rain, it will be held in the Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building auditorium.

Known for his advocacy for the environment and belief that human activity is drastically altering the earth's climate, Flannery will discuss global warming and its effect on the planet, and what people are doing to contribute to climate change.

Flannery, a native of Australia, is director of the South Australian Museum, chairman of the State Science Council and Sustainability Roundtable, and the National Geographic Society's Australasian representative. He spent a year as professor of Australian studies at Harvard, where he taught in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.

In 1994, Flannery published "The Future Eaters," a controversial book that covered the impact of humans on the natural environment in Australia and New Zealand.

A regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement, Flannery also contributes to National Public Radio, ABC Radio and the BBC. He has hosted the Documentary Channel specials "The Future" and "Islands in the Sky."

For more information about this event, call 683-3114.

This article was posted on: September 21, 2007

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