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Arboretum hosts discussion about global warming

02/26/2009

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Registration is open for a two-part book discussion of "Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet" by Mark Lynas in the Haines Room of the Charles E. Shain Library at Connecticut College on March 17 and 24 from noon to 1 p.m.

In this book, the author raises the question of whether or not we should really worry about a temperature variation of six degrees and identifies the changes that occur due to what may appear to be insignificant changes in our global temperature. He describes what the rise of one degree could do to the planet, what two degrees could do and up to six degrees.

The book is designed for the lay person, but the author uses credible scientific studies to formulate his thesis. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in global warming.

The discussion will be led by Kathy Dame, assistant director of the arboretum, and is free and open to the public. Registration is suggested. The book is available at the Connecticut College Bookshop.

For further information, call (860) 439-5060, e-mail ktdam@conncoll.edu or visit http://arboretum.conncoll.edu.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college´s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

For more information, visit www.conncoll.edu.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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