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Former NASA administrator to speak at BSU

BEMIDJI -- On Tuesday, Oct. 9, BSU's Sustainability Office will host a lecture on climate, energy and health given by James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Hansen will deliver a talk that details the effect our energy use has on climate and health; and both the burdens and opportunities that are created for young people, according to a news release.

Hansen is a professor at Columbia University's Earth Institute and directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. He has also appeared on numerous television shows, written several books and has given a Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) talk on climate change.

“We are so, so fortunate that Dr. Hansen will be in our community to share his knowledge and experience,” said Erika Bailey-Johnson, sustainability director at BSU, in the release. “He first raised awareness of climate change in the 1980s and has become one of the leading climate change scientists and voices for change in the world.”

The presentation will be held in the American Indian Resource Center gathering room at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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