Running was the chapter lead author of the report prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change whose members won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
The talk will provide an overview of Running’s climate science research and the current status of the scientific consensus regarding climate change.
“We’re very pleased to bring someone of Professor Running’s caliber onto campus to speak knowledgeably about such an important worldwide issue,” Professor of Biology Jack Kirkley said.
Running will also speak to Kirkley’s honors class, The Role of Science Denial in Society, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
“My students will be particularly interested in hearing Professor Running’s perspective about the “push back” that he and his climate science colleagues are experiencing from climate change deniers,” Kirkley said.
Running earned a Ph.D. in forest ecophysiology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.
The Monday presentation is free and will occur at 7:30 p.m. in Block Hall 311.