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Pope Francis' Climate Scientist V.R. Ramanathan coming to Creighton

V. Ramanathan, a climate scientist for Pope Francis, will visit Creighton University to present a lecture titled, “Climate Change: Morphing into an Existential Threat,” at 7 p.m., Feb. 21 in the Harper Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. To register for the event click here.

Ramanathan has led and co-chaired Pontifical Academy of Sciences groups and been a member of the Pope’s delegations to climate negotiations. His work has formed the basis for Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato si’. Ramanathan has also produced groundbreaking work on how the climate is affected by atmospheric gases, clouds and pollution.

He has won numerous awards including the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the top environmental prize awarded in the U.S. as well as the top environmental prize from the United Nations, the Champions of Earth for Science and Innovation.

Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. His visit to Creighton is part of the Planetary Emergency Lectures Series funded by the 2016 Creighton Global Initiative.



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