A Wirth-while talk
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.
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