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13 August 2008

CU Announces Climate Change Symposium

On August 22 and 23, the University of Colorado at Boulder will present, “Meeting the Global Energy and Climate Challenge.” The symposium will bring together scientists, energy researchers, education specialists, and journalists to discuss the science behind climate change and its impact on public policy.

The Saturday afternoon sessions include a panel discussion featuring Konrad Steffen, the director of  NSIDC’s parent institution, the Cooperative Institute in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). The panel will discuss the science behind climate change. The two-day symposium, which is open to the public, features panel discussions and presentations concerning climate change, renewable energy, and carbon emission reduction. For information, visit

NSIDC scientists are also available during the symposium timeframe to discuss issues related to these topics. To arrange an interview or visit to NSIDC, please call the press office at +1 303.492.1497 or e-mail Stephanie Renfrow at


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