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Moore to Speak at UT, ORNL on Climate Change

Internationally recognized earth scientist,Berrien Moore III, is visiting the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to speak on climate change and the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.

More holds the Chesapeake Energy Corporation Chair in Climate Studies, is dean of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, director of the National Weather Center, and vice president for weather and climate programs at the University of Oklahoma.

Moore will deliver a presentation on fossil fuels and climate at the Baker Center Thursday as part of the Baker Energy and Environmental Forum. The event will be held in the Toyota Auditorium from 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Friday, Moore will speak at ORNL on the carbon-climate system and ultimate need to change to a carbon neutral energy system for the planet. The presentation will be at the Joint Institutes for Computational Sciences Auditorium from 10:00–11:00 a.m.

“I am honored to lecture at the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory,” said Moore. “Each are preeminent institutions, and one has a worrisomely good football team. I am particularly looking forward to the discussions for I have much to learn.”

Moore was invited to both institutions this week by Taylor Eighmy, vice chancellor for research and engagement at UT.

“We are delighted to host Dr. Moore at UT and ORNL,” said Eighmy. “Dr. Moore is an internationally-recognized expert in climate change and we look forward to our time with him.”

Each presentation includes time for a question-and-answer session.

The Baker Energy and Environmental Forum, with support from TNSCORE and TVA, has provided a forum for the academic community to share their research findings from a broad set of national and international academic departments, researchers, and students with a common interest in environmental and energy issues.