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November 22, 2005

Source: McGill University:

Media Alert: Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium

Source: University Relations Office (URO) [newswire]
November 22, 2005
Top climate change scientists to speak

The inaugural Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium features a panel of internationally known scientists in the field of climate change and energy needs.

What: The Inaugural Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium: Climate Change and Energy
When: 5:00 to 7:00 pm, November 24
Where: McGill New Residence Hall, Ballroom A-B, 3625 avenue du Parc (access through the terrace entrance at the corner of Parc and Prince Arthur)
Live webcast:

(There will be simultaneous translation to French.)

The panelists are available for advance interviews on November 23 and 24.

Dr. Amory Lovins, Founder and CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute
Dr. Lovins argues that focusing on energy efficiency will not only protect the Earth's climate, it will make businesses and consumers richer.

Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Professor of Energy Economics, University of Vienna/IIASA
Dr. Nakicenovic contends that technological options currently operational or in pilot stage today are sufficient to stabilize CO2 levels over the next 100 years, at values which are still higher than current levels.

Dr. Martin Hoffert, Professor of Physics, New York University
Dr. Hoffert questions whether currently operational technological options can supply the anticipated global energy needs and at the same time stabilize CO2 levels in the face of climate change in the coming decades.

Dr. Rom Duffey, Chief Scientist, Atomic Energy Canada Ltd.
Dr. Duffey will address fission/fusion as a potential energy source for the future.

A screening of the NFB documentary Arctic Mission: Climate on the Edge has been arranged as follow-up to the symposium. The documentary focuses on the impact of climate change on the Arctic. Elizabeth May, Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada, will introduce the film.

What: Documentary screening - Arctic Mission: Climate on the Edge
When: November 28, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: McGill University, Moyse Hall, Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke St. W.

RSVP: or 514-398-7684

For further information:

The screening is co-sponsored by the National Film Board of Canada, the McGill Alumni Association and the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium.
Kristine Greenaway
University Relations Office



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