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May 2007

A Wirth-while talk

tim wirth

Tim Wirth.

Former senator addresses climate change

Tim Wirth delivered the 2007 Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture on April 13 to a packed audience in CU’s Macky Auditorium. His talk, titled “Global Climate Change: From Challenge to Opportunity,” captured the urgency with which society must respond to climate change and presented strategies for concerned citizens to foster change at all levels. He also described leadership opportunities unfolding in business and international diplomacy to provide solutions to climate change.

Wirth is president of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund. He represented Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987, after which he served one term as a U.S. senator in 1986. He was also the first U.S. State Department Undersecretary for Global Affairs from 1993 to 1997.

The Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture honors people who have made outstanding contributions to society through the atmospheric sciences and related policy work. Previous honorees include Warren Washington, John Firor, Tim Brown, Joach Kuettner, and Susan Solomon (NOAA).

This year’s lecture was integrated into CU’s Conference on World Affairs, an annual event during which about a hundred participants and thousands of attendees gather in Boulder for a week of lively discussion and debate.


In this issue...

Study predicts permanent drought in Southwest

NCAR scientists contribute to climate change assessments

Random profile: Karla Edwards

What is the color of space?

Center Green Idol

A Wirth-while talk

Remembering Jeanne Adams

PACDEX Update

Just One Look


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