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Climate Change & National Security:People not Polar Bears

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium

On Tuesday, July 8th at 7:00 pm at the Museum of the Rockies please join us in welcoming Rear Admiral (ret) and Professor of Meteorology David Titley. Ttiley is an expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and national security. He served as a naval officer for 32 years with posts as commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Navy oceanographer and navigator and deputy assistant cheif of naval operations for informaiton dominance. While serving in the Pentagon, Titley initiated and led the Navy's Task Force on Climate Change. After retiring in 2012, Titley served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for operations and the chief operating officer position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Titley will provide an insider's view of how the  US Dept of Defense and US Navy's climate policy and budget have evolved over the years to address climate change. The talk will conclude with his assessment of future challenges regarding climate change, from science, policy, and political perspectives and why he believes enough is known to take significant action now, even if not every detail about the future is known. 

Co-sponsors fo this free public lecture include: MSU's Dept of Political Science, Dept of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Dept of Earth Sciences, Montana Institute on Ecosystems, MSU Leadership Institute, College of Letters and Science, College of Education, Health and Human Development, College of Agriculture, and the MSU Sustainability Advisory Council.

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