Dr. Lonnie Thompson’s talk “Understanding Climate Change,” is free to the community–sponsored by the Methane Energy Corporation. Dr. Thompson is a Distinguished University Professor at the Ohio State
University Byrd Polar Research Center. The Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the Earth’s overall climate system, and encompasses geological sciences, geochemistry, glaciology, paleoclimatology, meteorology, remote sensing, ocean dynamics, and the history of polar exploration. See him Saturday night, December 1st, at 7pm at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts, Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Dr. Thompson is an ice core paleoclimatologist and has spent more time than anyone else above 20,000’ elevation, collecting the highest ice core samples from the Andes, Himalayas, and Kilimanjaro. His work has
earned him the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Dr. AH Heineken prize for Environmental Science, and numerous other awards.

His work has been featured by CNN, 60 Minutes, the BBC, NPR, Time, National Geographic Smithsonian, and Rolling Stone.