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September 17, 2007
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Climate Change Expert to Give Lecture
at Johns Hopkins

National Academy of Sciences President Ralph J. Cicerone will give the George S. Benton Endowed Lecture in Meteorology and Fluid Dynamics at The Johns Hopkins University at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in Hodson Hall on the university's Homewood campus. Cicerone's lecture is titled "Global Climate Change: Human Causes and Responses" and is free and open to the public.

Cicerone is a distinguished atmospheric scientist whose contributions to the understanding of greenhouse gases and ozone depletion have allowed him to help shape science and environmental policy at the highest national and international levels. In 2001, he led a National Academy of Sciences study — requested by President Bush — of the current state of climate change and its impact on the environment and human health.

"When you consider that this lecture will take place the same week President Bush's international summit on global warming in Washington, it becomes clear just how relevant Dr. Cicerone's lecture really is," said Darryn Waugh, a professor in the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins.

The George S. Benton Endowed Lectureship in Meteorology and Fluid Dynamics is named after a former dean of the faculty at Johns Hopkins' Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Benton also was a member of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department.

Call 410-516-7135 for details.