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New York Times Environment Reporter to Speak

November 15, 2006

Untitled Document New York Times Environment Reporter to Speak Nov. 20 at UW-Madison

MADISON — New York Times environment reporter *Andrew Revkin* will give a free public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, 816 State Street.

Revkin’s illustrated talk, *”The Daily Planet: A Journalist’s Search for Sustainability, from the Amazon to the Arctic,”* will be an Earth-spanning tour, from reefs and rain forests to sea ice and tundra, that reveals how scientists are gauging the human impact on ecosystems and climate and how some communities are working to redefine progress.

For 25 years, Revkin has been on a global hunt for ways to mesh the human adventure with the planet’s limits. A prize-winning author, he recently published “The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World,” the first book on global warming and the Arctic for the whole family. The book chronicles his trip to the North Pole, where he shadowed a research team studying the relationship between the dwindling ice cap and global warming. His other books include “The Burning Season,” on the fate of the Amazon rain forest, and “Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast.”

Revkin’s talk is part of the Roy F. Weston Global Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series at UW-Madison. Weston, an alumnus of the university, founded Weston Solutions, Inc., an international environmental and redevelopment firm. The Weston lectures are sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (part of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison.

For more information, please contact: Alex Grace, (608) 265-8720, zanderg4@yahoo.com

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