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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Teleconference on Recent Developments in Climate Science with Robert Corell, Heidi Cullen and Matthew Nisbet

Media Advisory – For April 1, 2010
For Release on March 30, 2010                                                                       

Teleconference on Recent Developments in Climate Science:
Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 11 a.m. EDT

Experts provide latest insights and context on climate science, including research updates, and trends in extreme weather and public opinion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A panel of experts will participate in a national teleconference on Thursday, April 1, at 11 a.m. EDT to provide environment and science reporters, editorial board members, and other journalists the latest insights and perspectives on the climate change debate.

As the U.S. Senate shifts its attention to climate and energy legislation, this session is intended to provide a balanced perspective on the climate science, including the latest reports on temperature trends, public opinion, and related issues.

The discussion will be moderated by the Honorable Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), retired chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee, and a special advisor to the Project on Climate Science, a new initiative committed to collecting and disseminating high-quality scientific research and information on climate change.

Other speakers will include:

  • Robert Corell, Ph.D., Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment and Senior Fellow, American Meteorological Society, who will discuss the state of climate science and review the latest data on record warming trends;
  • Heidi Cullen, Ph.D., climatologist and correspondent at Climate Central, former Weather Channel climate expert and former research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, who will address recent extreme weather events in the United States and the relationship of natural climate patterns with long-term global warming trends.
  • Matthew Nisbet, Ph.D., an American University social scientist with expertise in public opinion research and the intersection between media, politics and science, will assess polling data on the public’s understanding of climate science and global warming as well as whether there is a consensus about global warming among climate scientists.
To participate in this press call, U.S.-based callers should dial 800-895-1549 (the international number is 785-424-1057). Please tell the operator that you are seeking the “science” conference call.

Note: This call is for media only, and will include a question and answer session for journalists.

RSVP to Abbey Franke at

For further information, please contact Richard Ades at or 202-207-3665, or Laura Gross at or 202-207-3645

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