Utah professors lecture on climate change and Utah Snow, Thursday in Salt Lake City

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on October 6, 2009 4:11 pm

Utah professors Jim Steenburg and Tom Painter will lay down the science of global warming as it relates to Utah’s snow.  It’s happening Thursday night, October 8th at 6:30pm at the Swaner Ecocenter.  The lecture, “Dirty Little Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth” is the first of four public seminars during the Green Month Sustainability Lecture Series.

Steenburgh told the Park Record, “We’re going to reveal the real reasons why Utah snow is the greatest on Earth and why you should be worried about more than just carbon dioxide.”

An avid backcountry skier, Steenburgh is the recipient of an award from The National Weather Service for his computer forecast models for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.  Currently he is the professor and chair of the Universtiy of Utah’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences and sits on Utah Governor John Huntsman, Jr.’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change.

Please RSVP for lectures to Cheri Daily at cheri.daily@utah.edu or (801) 581-5926.

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