UNH Scientists Address Climate
Change on PBS "Quest" Series
Contact: David Sims
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
January 22, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. - Rising sea levels? Dying sugar maples? A climate
more like that of Richmond, Va.? Is this to be New England's future
as global warming and climate change take hold in the region?
This year's season premiere of Maine PBS's “QUEST”
nature and science series will help shed light on these issues with
the help of scientists from the University of New Hampshire's Institute
for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS).
The show, “Climate Change: In our Backyard,” uses close-to-home
examples to make the views of these leading scientists come alive
as they show how climate change can affect almost every aspect of
our lives and, in turn, how we affect the climate.
The program describes many of the important concepts about the
global issue of climate change from a regional perspective. In language
understandable to a layperson, state climatologists, scientific
researchers, health professionals and nonprofit leaders from the
region explain the complex problem and provide insight into what
can be done about it.
“New England's climate is important to the health of people
who live or visit here, to the functioning of our ecosystems, and
to the economic future of the region,” says George Hurtt,
an ecologist with EOS and the UNH Department of Natural Resources.
In addition to Hurtt, UNH scientists John Aber, Scott Ollinger,
Barry Rock and Cameron Wake are featured in the show.
“Climate Change: In Our Backyard,” will be broadcast
on Maine PBS stations at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24; 2 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26; and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4.
For more information, visit: http://www.mainepbs.org/quest/index.shtml.