Author Ross Gelbspan to speak at UMD about global warming

Ross Gelbspan, author of The Heat is On, a critically acclaimed book about global warming, will speak on that topic on Monday, October 1 at 4 p.m. in the Library Browsing Area at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 13.

Ross Gelbspan, author of The Heat is On, a critically acclaimed book about global warming, will speak on that topic on Monday, October 1 at 4 p.m. in the Library Browsing Area at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 13. 

A question and answer session and book signing will follow the talk, which is free and open to the public. Gelbspan's appearance is sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Library Associates. For more information, call 508-999-8335. 

Gelbspan retired several years ago following a 31-year career as a reporter and editor at the Philadelphia Bulletin, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. Since the 1997 publication of his book on the global climate crisis, Gelbspan has continued to write articles and participate in programs to seek solutions to the problem. 

Along with Dr. Paul Epstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment of Harvard Medical School, economists, energy company presidents and policy specialists, he has designed strategies to require industrialized countries to cut emissions of gases linked to global warming. Gelbspan has presented those strategies at international conferences sponsored by the United Nations, the G-8 Task Force on Renewable Energy and other environmental and energy task forces. 

A website updating information from his book, www.heatisonline.org, was recently rated the best climate-related site by the Pacific Institute.

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