Former White House Analyst to Lecture on the Science and Politics of Climate Change

To conclude the celebration of Earth Week 2010 (April 19-23), Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Environmentally Conscious Organization of Students (ECOS Club) presents Dr. Andrew Dessler, noted professor and author, to speak on “The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate,” based on his book of the same name. The presentation will be on Friday, April 23, from 12-1 p.m., in Building B, Room 102. A meet-and-greet with light refreshments will begin in the same location at 11:30 a.m.
 
Dessler is a climate scientist who studies both the science and politics of climate change. Throughout his career, he has aimed to educate on and improve the understanding of the atmosphere.
 
In 2000, he served as a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Based on his experience there, Dessler wrote a book that uses examples from the climate change arena to explain how science is used and misused in the policy arena. The book, mentioned above, is being released as a second edition sometime this year.
 
Dessler is currently a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A & M University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Rice University and a doctorate degree in chemistry from Harvard University. He also completed post-doctoral work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
 
The ECOS Club of LSC-Montgomery is a group of students, alumni, faculty, and staff that aim to raise awareness of environmental issues on campus and within the community; promote reduction, reuse, and recycling of campus resources; and encourage recreation and beautification within the campus and the community.
 
For more information about the presentation or the ECOS Club, visit http://ecosclub.wordpress.com/, or contact Mike Devoley, psychology professor and ECOS Club faculty advisor, at (936) 271-6116 or Michael.s.devoley@lonestar.edu.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, Lone Star College System is the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas and the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.