The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


October 30, 2013

Francis Koster to Speak on Climate Change Debate

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 —

Dr. Francis Koster, author of Discovering the New America: Where Communities are Solving National Problems, will speak November 12 at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., is titled, “A Review of the Climate Change Debate.”

Media discussion about the issue of climate change continues to bring heat, not light, to this issue,” Koster says.

“In my presentation, I will update the audience on the latest scientific findings, review current polls on the subject, and examine the gap in perspective between parts of our society.”

Koster received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts in the Program for the Study of the Future. He has served as vice president of the Nemours Foundation and as a university administrator as well as a research associate with the Center for the Environment, advising the Center on various initiatives such as the Campaign for Clean Air and Energy Corps.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact the Center at 704.673.4727 or visit


The Center for the Environment at Catawba College was founded in 1996 to provide education and outreach centered on prevalent environmental challenges and to foster community-oriented sustainable solutions that can serve as a model for programs throughout the country. For more information, visit or

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