[act-ma] 4/25 (Wed.) Fred Pearce Discusses Climate Change at Cambridge Forum

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With Speed and Violence: Tipping Points and Climate Change
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Cambridge Forum
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free and Open to the Public

Press Release

	British science journalist Fred Pearce brings the concept of the "tipping point" to studies of climate change in his new book With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change.  Based on his interviews with experts on ocean currents, polar ice, the carbon cycle, methane and soot, he demonstrates how changes in the earth’s systems are interconnected and finely calibrated.  Small alterations, he shows, can have abrupt and enormous consequences.  What is the scientific evidence that points to an imminent and irreversible warming of the global climate?   How do multiple factors work together or against each other to create a "tipping point" for the earth’s climate? 

	Fred Pearce discusses these questions at Cambridge Forum on Wednesday, May 2.  The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, in Cambridge. 

	Fred Pearce is the environment and development consultant at New Scientist magazine.  The veteran science journalist has covered the environment for more than 18 years, publishing in the Boston Globe, Audubon, Time and Natural History.  His previous books include When Rivers Run Dry, Keepers of the Spring, Turning Up the Heat, and Deep Jungle.

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