The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory

Catholic University to Present Earth Day Lecture on Global Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kevin F. Forbes, director of Catholic University's Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship, will present "Global Climate Change: Some Additional Inconvenient Truths," the 2007 Thomas and Marie Rojas Earth Day Lecture on Energy and Environmental Stewardship on Thursday, April 19.

WHEN:

3 p.m., Thursday, April 19

WHERE:




The Catholic University of America
Caldwell Hall Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

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As part of the international celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Forbes will present "Global Climate Change: Some Additional Inconvenient Truths," a lecture about the difficult energy, economic and political challenges that are part of the course of action required to mitigate climate change. Forbes, also associate professor and chair of CUA's Department of Business and Economics, notes, for example, that alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar, are still costly. He adds that, in order to play a role in the mitigation of climate change, developing nations need incentives that run counter to the economic interests of the developed world.

Forbes has researched energy markets for more than 15 years, with much of his focus on oil and natural gas supplies. Forbes also is an active participant in Stanford University's Energy Modeling Forum, which brings together energy experts from government, industry, universities and other research organizations to discuss critical energy and environmental issues.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

SPONSORS:


Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship
University Honors Program

MEDIA:
To cover the lecture, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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